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BUCS Competition Round Up Michaelmas 2021 - Lent 2022

10 League titles for Cambridge teams in the 2021-22 season!

During the 2021-22 year, Cambridge entered 45 teams into the regular BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) leagues, across 16 different sports. With all teams now having finished their seasons, we are delighted that 10 teams won their leagues:

Badminton W1, Fencing M1, Football M1, Lawn Tennis W1, Netball 1, Rugby League 1, Rugby Union W2, Ultimate M1, Volleyball M1, Volleyball W2

The league winning CURUFC Tigers – in their first ever BUCS season they went undefeated!

Celebrating cup success are Fencing M1, who face Durham in the Trophy Final at BUCS Big Wednesday in Nottingham on Wednesday 23rd March.

In Equestrian, CU Riding 1st and 2nd teams won their leagues to qualify for the Championship and Trophy regionals respectively.

The Sports Service were delighted to unveil the BUCS Matchday sponsor for Lent term, Aldi supermarkets. Sports Clubs have been receptive to the new sponsorship and eager to engage with the branding.

The Men’s Basketball Blues were delighted to don the Aldi shirts. They recently celebrated a 4 point victory over Oxford in the Varsity Game at a packed out Sports Centre

Throughout the term, Cambridge teams have worn joint Aldi/Red Lion branded t-shirts for their warm up, and on social media the Sports Service direct the audience towards the reputable Aldi Careers Graduate Scheme.

Netball Blues and Jays

In addition, the Sports Service targets one fixture per week to live stream to audiences on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in a professional-looking production including scoreline, Aldi branding and match graphics, with audience numbers growing weekly.

In individual events, Cambridge have celebrated a whole host of medal successes, in Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Judo, Karate, Orienteering and Taekwondo. Several Cambridge athletes have been selected to represent the University at the European University Games 2022 in Poland, and we look forward to supporting them on the continental stage.

In the Indoor Athletics, Louise Shanahan retained her 800m gold with a stunning performance, while there were many other notable performances in a CU Athletics team with excellent UCAPP (University of Cambridge Athlete Performance Programme) representation!

Shortly after her BUCS victory, Louise also took gold on the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Belgrade.

There are many more events yet to take place, including the BUCS Regatta, in which CUBC and College Boat Clubs compete for Cambridge in various race categories, as well as in pursuit of winning the overall Victor Ludorum. In 2021, Cambridge were just pipped to the overall title.

Also looking ahead are events including Short Range Rifle, Swimming Team Championships, various Cycling and Triathlon events and of course, the BUCS Cricket season. See you at Fenner’s to cheer on the Light Blues! Indeed, there is a lot of sport left to come this year.

At this time, Cambridge rank 26th out of 141 institutions in the BUCS Points ranking table, and will be on course to achieve a top 20 finish. View the table here.