This is the first year that baseball and softball will be a part of our competitions. Who will be in inaugural champions?

Many institutions have societies and teams already playing softball and baseball, and with the inclusion, in the 2020 Olympics, the popularity is expected to grow especially in Higher Education competition.


After successfully passing Sport Review Cycle 2, the baseball & softball programmes are currently in the implementation phase. BUCS are currently working with BSUK to refine the offer for 2021-22, and conversations are ongoing about the following aspects: 

  • Dates for the 2021-22 season 

  • The Sport Specific Rules and Regulations 

  • Geographical distribution of teams into new BUCS leagues structures 

  • The Knockout competitions  

  • And many more 

Leagues and Knockouts 2021-22 

Team entries for many of our programmes opened on the 05 May, with the timelines for these below: 

Wednesday 5 May: Team Entries open on BUCS Play

Wednesday 11 June: Team Entries close on BUCS Play

Friday 25 June: Provisional Leagues & Appendix 2a published for feedback

Friday 16 July: Provisional Leagues & Appendix 2a feedback window closes

Wednesday 28 July: Updated Provisional Leagues & Appendix 2a published 

Friday 13 August: Finalised leagues, knockouts and fixtures live on BUCS Play

Find all the latest on our Return to Play here, along with our FAQs.  

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