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The BUCS domestic programme continues to grow with more teams and individuals competing in university sport than ever before.

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. BUCS Nationals in its sixth year in 2018, is the largest annual multi-sport event in the UK attracting over 6000 athletes to compete for national honours. BUCS Big Wednesday is the culmination of the leagues and knockouts season with Championship and Trophy finals in 14 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.

Below you will find lots of useful general information relating to our domestic sporting programme...

BUCS Championship Draws 2017-18
The BUCS Championship structures and draws for the 2017-18 season can be found here.

BUCS League and Cup Fixture Dates 2017-18
Please note that all league deadline information is now in Appendix 3.

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.

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

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 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 1.

BUCS Playoff Information 2016-17
Sports requiring playoffs and the deadline for withdrawing from these can be found here.

BUCS Premier Playoff Fixture Document 2016-17
The playoff fixtures document for the 2016-17 season can now be found here.

BUCS Sport Criteria 2013
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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