what is bucs?

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education sport in the UK and delivers more than 50 sports to almost 170 member institutions each year.

BUCS is made up of a huge number of leagues, cups and national championships, and at Essex with offer students the chance to compete as a team or individually on behalf of the Blades.

The University of Essex finished 32nd out of approximately 170 institutions in 2021-22, with 1157.5 BUCS Points.

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WEEKLY BUCS LEAGUES & cUPS

We have 58 teams competing regularly against other institutions in BUCS. Fixtures take place on Wednesday's, with the excepetion of American Football, Baseball, Futsal and Water Polo which happen at weekends.

Depending on the BUCS Tier, each team will also compete in a Cup. This year, 5 of our BUCS teams made it to their Cup final, and 14 won their League.

If you would like to play competitive sport on a regular basis please contact one of our sports clubs for more information. Trials will take place during the first 2 weeks of Term 1. All dates and times will be dispalyed on the Students' Union Website when we have this information from our clubs.

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BUCS INDIVIDUAL & Team CHAMPIONSHIPS

Played a sport at a high level in the past? Fancy representing the Essex Blades in a BUCS National Championship? Get in touch by emailing blades@essex.ac.uk

Depending on your experience, support with entry fees and transport costs may be provided by the Students' Union.

Details of upcoming championships can be found at BUCS Events

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2021-22 bucs honours

TEAMS

 

BADMINTON MEN'S 1ST

                                    BUCS South East 3B League Champions

BAseball Mixed

                                  BUCS South East Tier 1 League Champions

                                BASKETBALL woMEN'S 1st

BUCS Premier South League Champions

BUCS Women's National Championship Winners

BASKETBALL Women's 2nd

BUCS South East 2B League Champions

South East Conference Cup Winners

BASKETBALL men's 3

                                    BUCS South East 4B League Champions

Football women's 1st

BUCS South East 1A League Champions

Football Men's 2nd

                                    BUCS South East 4C League Champions

                                     Futsal Men's 1st

                                  BUCS South East Conference Cup Winners

                                 HOCKEY Women's 1st

                                  BUCS South East 3B League Champions

                               LACROSSE WOMEN'S 1ST

                                 BUCS South East 2B League Champions

                                netball women's 2nd

                                 BUCS South East 6B League Champions

                                      RUGBY MEN'S 2nd

                                 BUCS South East 4B League Champions

Tennis men's 1st

BUCS South East 2B League Champions

VOLLEYBALL WOMEN'S 1ST

BUCS Premier South League Winners

vOLLEYBALL MEN'S 2ND

BUCS South East 2B League Winners
 

INDIVIDUALS

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Football trials slot 1
3rd October noon - 2pm
Football pitch 3
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Football trials slot 2
3rd October 4pm - 6pm
Pitch 5
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Basketball Women's 2 trials
3rd October 5pm - 7pm
Sports Hall
Our women's 2 basketball team are hosting trials over 3 dates in October. This is the first of 3.
Football trials slot 3
4th October noon - 2pm
Pitch 3
Football trials slot 4
4th October 3pm - 5pm
Pitch 5
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Men's Basketball Trials
5th October 5pm - 7pm
Sports Hall - University of Essex Sports Centre
Our Men's basketball team are hosting trials for their 2nd and 3rd teams over 2 dates in October. This is the first of two. All welcome to attend.
BASKETBALL WOMEN'S 2 TRIALS
6th October noon - 2pm
Sports Hall
Our women's 2 basketball team are hosting trials over 3 dates in October. This is the second of 3.
Football trials slot 5
6th October noon - 2pm
Pitch 3
Register now
Football trials slot 6
6th October 3pm - 5pm
Pitch 5
Register now
Men's Basketball Trials
7th October 10am - noon
Sports Hall - University of Essex Sports Centre
Our Men's basketball team are hosting trials for their 2nd and 3rd teams over 2 dates in October. This is the second of two trials. All welcome to attend.
Squash BUCS Men's and Women's Team trials
7th October 7pm - 8:15pm
Squash courts 1 and 2 - University of Essex Sports Centre
Our wonderful Essex Blades Squash Club are hosting trials for our men's and women's squash BUCS teams. If you're keen to represent the university at squash, please attend.
SQUASH BUCS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAM TRIALS
7th October 8:30pm - 10pm
Squash courts 1 and 2 - University of Essex Sports Centre
Our wonderful Essex Blades Squash Club are hosting trials for our men's and women's squash BUCS teams. If you're keen to represent the university at squash, please attend.
Tennis trials
8th October 2pm - 5pm
Tennis courts University of Essex
Do you want to play competitively for the university? if so, why not attend the Essex Blades Tennis Club trials.
Cheerleading Come and Try Session!
9th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 1 & 2, Essex Sport
Come and Try Cheerleading with the Essex Flames!
SQUASH BUCS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAM TRIALS
10th October 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Squash courts 1 and 2 - University of Essex Sports Centre
Squash courts 1 and 2 - University of Essex Sports Centre Our wonderful Essex Blades Squash Club are hosting trials for our men's and women's squash BUCS teams. If you're keen to represent the university at squash, please attend.
Cheerleading: Stunt Learn the Routine!
10th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and learn the tryouts routine for Ignite, Blaze and Inferno!
Basketball Women's 2 trials
10th October 8:30pm - 10pm
Sports Arena
Our women's 2 basketball team are hosting trials over 3 dates in October. This is the third of 3.
Squash BUCS Men's and Women's Team trials
10th October 8:30pm - 10pm
Squash courts 1 and 2 - University of Essex Sports Centre
Squash courts 1 and 2 - University of Essex Sports Centre Our wonderful Essex Blades Squash Club are hosting trials for our men's and women's squash BUCS teams. If you're keen to represent the university at squash, please attend.
Cheerleading: Dance Learn the Routine!
11th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and learn the tryouts routine for Pom and Lyrical!
Cheerleading Come and Try Gymnastics!
13th October 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Iceni Gymnastics, Stanway
Come and join us for our external Gymnastics session at Iceni Gymnastics in Colchester!
Cheerleading: Stunt Tryouts!
17th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and Tryout for the Essex Flames Stunt Teams!
Cheerleading: Dance Tryouts!
18th October 7pm - 10pm
Activity Studio 2, Essex Sport
Come and Tryout for our cheer dance teams!