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BUCS statement: BUCS Nationals Indoor Athletics date clash 10/11/2017

BUCS is aware of the date clash of the upcoming 2018 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield with the recently announced British Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham. Both events are now scheduled to be held on the weekend of 16 - 18 February 2018.

Dates for BUCS Nationals are built around the athletics calendar and in consultation with UKA, and are set over a year in advance. 

BUCS Nationals, which includes the BUCS Indoor Athletics Competition and another seven national competitions for BUCS sports, now attracts over 6,000 students to Sheffield each February. With venues, officials and accommodation bookings already set in stone for 2018 BUCS Nationals, it is not possible to move the BUCS Indoor Athletics Competition.

We appreciate this will be inconvenient for athletes and their coaches, who would have competed in both events. Furthermore, we understand the impact on member institutions in regards to BUCS points and scholarship requirements. However, BUCS is not in a position to move the event at this late stage.

BUCS will continue to work with UKA, as we have done previously, to do our upmost to avoid clashes like this in the future.
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