DATE Saturday 9th March 2024
LOCATION Riverside Sports Complex, Nottingham
ADDRESS Nottingham, NG7 2TG
MAP HYPERLINK https://goo.gl/maps/sfRwKLeojas7UpT68
- The Top 32 Teams are split into 8 Pools of 4 Teams
- Teams will play all teams in their Pool during the morning games
- Teams are seed into quarterfinals
- Teams advance to a semifinal or play-off
- Teams then play a final or a positional play-off game - Teams Ranked 1-16 Play for the Cup & Plate
- Teams Ranked 17-32 Play for the Bowl & Shield
- All teams will play 6 Games
- The remaining 6 Teams (ranked 33-38) play in 1 Pool of 6 Teams
- All teams play one another throughout the day
- Teams then play a play-off game depending on their final Pool position
- All teams will play 6 Games
REGISTRATION & ARRIVAL TIME 08:00 - Teams are required to arrive and Register. The team sheet must be completed with player shirt numbers.
CAPTAIN’S BRIEFING TIME 08:30 Team Captains are required to attend Event Control for a briefing at this time.
FIRST GAME KICK OFF TIME 09:00
LAST GAME KICK OFF TIME 15:25
PRESENTATION CEREMONY 16:15 - 16:30 - Presentations will take place in the Club Room off of the bar where the following trophies will be awarded:
● Cup - 1st Place
● Plate - 9th Place
● Bowl - 17th Place
● Shield - 25th Place
● Salver - 33rd Place
● Most Valuable Players (Female & Male) (as voted for by opposition teams)
● Most Valuable Referee
The ETA would be very grateful if as many teams as possible stayed for the presentations as this adds to the atmosphere and allows teams to celebrate together. Nominating MVPs After each game, team captains will be asked to nominate a female and male player from the opposition. These will be tallied up through the course of the event with the most nominated players receiving an award. This is part of the community we create in Touch Rugby and we think it is very important that this is celebrated.
EVENT CLOSING TIME The event will be closing at 17:30 and the venue will be closed at 18:00.
VENUE & PITCH MAP Exact Pitch location is yet to be determined.
PARKING Parking at the venue, Riverside, is free for all users. Coaches can remain onsite All vehicles must park in the purple highlighted carpark. Only event control and emergency vehicles will be allowed beyond the barrier located at the red line.
FURTHER TRAVEL LINKS For additional information on travel to or from the venue, please visit the University of Nottingham website.
CHANGING FACILITIES Full changing facilities, toilets and showers are available at the grounds. Note that all items are left at the owner's risk. Allocation of Changing Rooms will be released at a later date.
WATER REFILL Water refill is available in all changing rooms and externally on the pavilion building.
FOOD & DRINK Full food and beverage options may be available at the event, this has not yet been confirmed. We would recommend bringing lunch and after event meals. But further light snacks, tea/coffee may also be available. This will be confirmed shortly.
EVENT CONTROL Event Control will be located in the main pavilion as shown on the site map. The event briefing will happen her
Please attend the event with the appropriate items of kit that you will need to stay warm and dry throughout the day. All players are permitted to wear any clothing item underneath their playing shirt, that keeps them warm, provided there are no rigid elements to it and it does not cover the shirt number.
Kit & Playing Attires
Please see Rule 4 of the FIT 5th Edition Playing Rules here for a full breakdown of permitted attire. No jewellery must be worn and it is strongly advised that watches are not worn either. If a participant desperately wishes to wear a watch, this must be covered by a soft wristband, sweatband or medical tape. Boots with screw-in studs are not permitted.
edical support will be located in the main pavilion physio room as shown on the site map. As part of our commitment to quality and making the day a competitive but safe event, we have secured expert physio, sports therapy and first aid cover for the duration of the event and the season. Please note that there will be a £5.00 charge for taping (free if you supply your own). In the case of needing medical assistance during a game, please notify your nearest events assistant or attend event control.
EVENT SPONSORS - The event is being held in partnership with Sheffield Hallam Sport, they are kindly providing their high performance facilities for the day, please treat the site with respect and make use of the food and drink on offer.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Ensure your players are following @universitytouchuk on Instagram for all the latest updates, inside stories and behind the scenes competition. Please tag: @bucssport @englandtouch @universitytouchuk In your instagram stories, also use the hashtags: #touchrugby #bucssport #universitytouchchampionships
In the first instance, all questions and enquiries should go through your IA.
If you have any issues, or need further questions answering, please contact: BUCS - issues regarding BUCS Play, team sheets or deadlines ETA - Jack Harris on [email protected] for event details or clarifications.