October 7th, 2019
British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Big Wednesday – the pinnacle of the UK university sporting calendar – will be hosted by the University of Nottingham not just in 2020, but in 2021, too.
BUCS will play host to 14 sports, 52 fixtures, and over 100 teams, with thousands of spectators turning out to watch the best teams in the country compete for the Championship and Trophy titles. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday 25 March 2020.
In 2019, the University of Nottingham became the first ever university to host BUCS Big Wednesday two years in a row. It has now doubled that streak with BUCS returning for a record third and fourth year.
Amongst the University of Nottingham student teams competing will be six-times defending champions Men’s Table Tennis led by Gold Coast Commonwealth medalist David McBeath, and the Women’s Hockey squad with senior international players Esme Burge and Alex Malzer heading up their line-up.
Following the announcement, Vince Mayne, Chief Executive Officer of BUCS, commented: “Having delivered two incredible BUCS Big Wednesdays, we are delighted to be returning to the University of Nottingham for another two years.
The University of Nottingham offers the outstanding facilities, staff and environment necessary to make BUCS Big Wednesday a success. On behalf of the team at BUCS, we look forward to working with the University of Nottingham Sport team to deliver this fantastic event and welcome students from around the country to their campus.”
Dan Tilley, Director of Sport at University of Nottingham Sport, added: “University of Nottingham Sport are so proud that BUCS have chosen to return to Nottingham for their flagship BUCS Big Wednesday event. It’s testament not only to the state-of-the-art sporting facilities we have here, but also to the commitment of our staff and students to making this event such a huge success.
The announcement follows a list of accolades for University of Nottingham Sport in the last twelve months, including being named 2019 Sports University of the Year by the Times and finishing runners up in the overall BUCS league points table in 2018/19.
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