The 2021-22 BUCS Season. What a year. The first full season in three years and it did not disappoint. 

At the heart of everything we do is a mission to afford all university students an opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity. Over the last year, we have made that possible to over 100,000 students and shown the strength of university sport internationally on the Olympic and Paralympic stage.  

All across the country at over 26,000 fixtures featuring 5,000 teams, BUCS Wednesdays were filled with title races, local rivalries and new team chants. We saw students compete in 52 different sports including four new sports: wheelchair basketball, dodgeball, baseball and softball, which certainly made their mark in their debut year. 

From archery to beach volleyball, our events returned with a bang, featuring over 124 events, 10 para events and our flagship events BUCS Nationals and BUCS Big Wednesday. At the latter, the largest celebration of the year featured 57 fixtures, 16 sports and 114 teams, and well and truly showcased incredible performances, undeniable teamwork, and the electric power of sport. 

What we do at BUCS goes beyond just sport, this year we offered networks for black athletes and women, exclusive employment opportunities through our growing partnerships, race and equality research, as well as a global award-winning student leadership programme.  

And we didn’t just keep all this a secret, with so much success and talent on show from students and universities, our digital content gained over 28 million social media impressions and our livestream coverage was viewed by over 1 million people - allowing university sport in all its glory to reach new audiences.  

It really was a season to remember, and we are ready to carry this momentum into a bigger and better 2022-23 season. See you there. 

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