The 4th annual BUCS Championships, the pinnacle of the domestic university sporting season, will return to Sheffield in March 2011. This season 19 BUCS sports will be in action over seven days of competition. The City of Sheffield will witness some of the best athletes in the country competing in world class sporting venues.
The BUCS Championships brings together thousands of students who will be competing in individual championships or their team sport finals after a season long campaign. Some great BUCS finals are expected in sports such as hockey and netball while sports such as judo and climbing will see hundreds of students fighting for individual glory.
Last year, Royal Holloway did exceptionally well at the Championships with students winning a number of medals across various disciplines. Notable performances include the Judo Club which walked away with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, in particular Fiona Jones (STARS) who took Gold. Further special mentions go to Emily Moss and Darren March (both STARS students). Emily competed in a highly contested 800m final and after going out strong and attacking the lead she was beaten in the final 30m pushing her to third. Darren March looked comfortable all weekend after qualifying for the final after one jump. He continued his form into the second day by standing out as one of the more competitive triple-jumpers taking a well deserved Silver.
With the support of Sheffield International Venues (SIV), who will also be hosting the majority of sports at their world class elite sporting venues, BUCS is thrilled to be returning to the City of Sheffield to make use of its world class venues. BUCS Chief Executive Karen Rothery said:
‘It is great to bring the BUCS Championships back to Sheffield for the fourth consecutive year. Sheffield offers some of the best facilities for sport in the country and I know students appreciate competing in these world class venues. The BUCS Championships bring together some of the finest student athletes in the country who will have fought hard to make it to their respective finals. SIV is a great partner to help us to make their experience as memorable as possible and a reward for all their hard work during the season”
Royal Holloway will be aiming to support even more students to represent the College at the Championships, this is possible as RHULSPORT is being support by the Annual Fund with a donation of £2,000 to subsidies cost of accommodation, travel, and student support services at the event.
Mark Hyndman, Sports Development Executive comments:
It will be great to travel back to Sheffield for what is a spectacular student sports event and I can’t wait to see more Royal Holloway student compete. The support from Alumni Fund allows us to support more students to attend the event, which is enriching their student experience at the College through sport.