What is BUCS
BUCS stands for British Universities and Colleges Sport – it is the national governing body for higher education sport.
The BUCS vision is “to enhance the student experience through sport”. It delivers leagues, competitions and events for inter university sports to over 150 institutions. Over 4500 teams compete across 50 different sports.
In 2016/2017 UoN Squash entered 5 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams. Our men’s 1st team won BUCS silver in the end of season knock-out competition. Our women’s 1st team were winners of the premier league and won BUCS gold in the end of season knock-out competition. Team players also performed very well at the BUCS Individual Championships. Most notably, our ladies number 1 Hana Ramadan won gold for Nottingham without dropping a single game. Libby Corke won the B grade and Ayesha Bhatti won the C grade. In the mens, Owain Taylor finished a strong 4th in the A Grade and Matt Roberts won the B Grade.
Overall last year UoN finished 4th in the BUCS rankings and Squash contributed 403.5 points, making it the second highest sports club contributor.
See the BUCS website for breakdown of points earned by sports at UoN and points earned by Universities in 2016/2017.
Here is a few words from Hana after the 1st women’s team won gold in the BUCS Cup Final:
This year we will again be entering 5 men’s teams and 5women’s team. Both our men’s 1st team and women’s 1st team will be in the premier division.
To follow our teams, go to the Teams & Results tab, and choose a team for more info.