The provision of inter-university competition sits at the very core of everything BUCS does, therefore an overarching framework for reviewing competition delivery has been developed as a part of the BUCS Strategy 2017-2021. This framework is now known as the BUCS Sport Review.
Cycle One of the innovative process concluded in March 2019, with a variety of new programmes being approved for implementation for the 2019-20 season. Cycle Two now focuses on potential changes or additions to the BUCS Competitions Programme for the 2020-21 season.
The briefing event on Wednesday 24 April 2019 provided all sports bodies, interested in engaging with the Sport Review framework, an opportunity to learn more about what the process within Cycle Two will entail – including the definitive timeline that will guide the submission of proposals.
The first deadline associated to the Cycle Two timeline was Monday 1 July 2019; which required sports to submit an initial draft proposal to BUCS.
These draft proposals will be reviewed by the members of the BUCS Sport Review Implementation Group (SRI Group) on Monday 29 July 2019.
Prior to that, BUCS would like to invite staff and students from its member institutions to review the draft proposals and provide feedback; either directly to sports or to the SRI Group.
Cycle Two Draft Proposals
We received draft proposals from the following sports:
- Baseball and Softball
- Gaelic Football
- Men's Rugby League
- Women's Rugby League
- Wheelchair Basketball
Six of these proposals went through to the next stage. The latest update on the Sport Review can be found here.