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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 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 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. 

BUCS League & Cup Fixture Dates 2016/17

Please note that all league deadline information is now in Appendix 3 of the Rules and Regulations

BUCS Premier Playoff Fixture Document 2016/17

The playoff fixtures document for the 2016/17 season can now be found here.

BUCS Championship Draws

The BUCS Championship structures and draws for the 2016/17 season can be found here

BUCS Playoff Information

Sports requiring playoffs and withdrawal deadline can be found here

BUCS Rules and Regulations 2017-18
The BUCS rules and regulations for the 2017-18 season can be accessed through, which includes match official requirements.

BUCS Overall Championship Points
Across the 47 domestic BUCS sports, students are not only competing for their university/college team but for an overall position for their institution in the BUCS league table.

View the Overall Championship Points

For a breakdown of the BUCS Points available for our competitions please see Appendix 10.

League Withdrawals
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 REG 16 and REG 17.

BUCS Sport Criteria
For more information on the BUCS Sport Criteria (implemented in 2013), the removal of BUCS sports and introduction of new sports, please click here.

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