The BUCS domestic programme continues to grow with more teams and individuals competing in university sport than ever before. In 2014/15 team entries in the BUCS leagues increased by 4% to 4,843 and individual entries up to over 29,000.
Representing your university in BUCS competition is a proud moment for any student, and there are 47 sports in which students can do this and earn BUCS points for their university. Some will even be lucky enough to compete in world class venues such as Twickenham Stadium where our Rugby Championship finals are held every year.
For those who choose individual sports the BUCS Gatorade Nationals are the highlight of the season. The Nationals in their third year in 2015, are the largest annual multi-sport event in the UK attracting almost 6000 athletes to compete for national honours. BUCS Big Wednesday is the culmination of the teams seasons with championship finals in more than 20 sports all being played on one day and at one venue.
We are also working to provide more opportunities for students to play sport, and in 2013 launched LUSL (the London University Sports League) that enabled universities within the London Region to compete locally outside of our national domestic programme.
To find out what opportunities there are within your sport click on 'sport' in the header menu above and choose your sport from those listed.
Ashaway are the main sponsor of the BUCS badminton programme and primary partner of the BUCS Nationals badminton competition. In support of BUCS badminton Ashaway are able to offer superb discounts for University teams, squads and clubs. Click here to take advantage.
BUCS League & Cup Fixture Dates 2015/16
Please click here for a full list of the dates for cup and league fixtures for the 2015/16 BUCS season. For any updates throughout the season, please refer to BUCScore. Fixtures are now live on the website and can be found by clicking on the 'BUCScore' tab at the top of this page. BUCScore is constantly updated with fixture information, it is advised that BUCScore is used regularly throughout the season for the most up-to-date information. Team Captains and Administrators are reminded to input 'home' fixture information as soon as possible for opposition to access.
Sport Specific NGB Affiliation and BUCS Information Deadlines 2015/16
There have been a number of requests from members asking for information about which BUCS sports require teams and/or individuals to obtain National Governing Body (NGB) affiliation to compete. The below document attempts to highlight those sports that it is an absolute requirement to affiliate to or obtain a licence to take part in a BUCS competition this season. Additionally the document details the information BUCS requires on a sport specific basis.
NGB Affiliation & BUCS Competitions (will be found here when available)
BUCS Rules and Regulations 2015/16
The BUCS rules and regulations for the 2015/16 season can be accessed through www.bucs.org.uk/rules, which includes match official requirements. Please note that the 2015/16 regulations are currently under review and will be available after BUCS Conference.
BUCS Overall Championship Points
Across the 47 BUCS sports students are not only competing for their university team but for an overall position in the BUCS league table.
View the Overall Championship Points
For a breakdown of the BUCS Points available for our competitions please click here*:
BUCS Points for Individual Competitions 2015/16
BUCS Points summary for Leagues & Knockouts 2015/16
*Please note that both of these documents are currently under review and will be available after BUCS Conference.
If you wish to withdraw a team from one of the BUCS leagues please use your BUCScore account to request (to BUCS) this removal and then contact all other teams in the league to inform them of this withdrawal. Click here for more information.
Guide to Disciplinary Procedures and Appeals
BUCS advises to view the rules and regulations for competitions here. For specific appeals and disputes regulations see section 16-17.
BUCS Sport Criteria
For more information on the BUCS Sport Criteria, the removal of BUCS events and introduction of new events, please click here.