29 October, 2021

History to be made as first ever BUCS Wheelchair Basketball season begins

The first ever BUCS Sport Wheelchair Basketball season will get underway this weekend, following the sport’s addition as the first fully inclusive team sport to the BUCS Sport programme. 

Building on the well-established University programme, including the annual University Championships, Wheelchair Basketball joins over 50 sports in the BUCS programme with prestigious BUCS points on offer to university wheelchair basketball teams for the first time.

What is the format of the BUCS Wheelchair Basketball competition?  

Staged in a similar format to BWB’s previous University competition, the annual University Championships, the 10 entered Universities have been split into three pools based on their geographical location – Northern, Midlands and Southern. 

All three teams in each pool will host a round of fixtures during the pool stage with two points awarded for a win and one point for a defeat.

After the pool stage, the competition will then progress to the quarter-finals and semi-finals with each knockout tie played in a home and away format. The two finalists will then go head-to-head in the Final which will be hosted during BUCS Big Wednesday 2021 at University of Nottingham on 22-23 March 2022. 

Which Universities are competing in the inaugural BUCS Sport competition?  

Northern Tier 

Durham University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Hull 

Midlands Tier 

Loughborough University, University of Worcester, University of Nottingham 

Southern Tier 

Brunel University London, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of East London, University of Oxford 

Which teams are hosting Round 1?  

Northern Tier 

Saturday 30 October, hosted by University of Hull 

Allam Sport Centre, Hull, HU6 7TS 

Midlands Tier 

Saturday 30 October, hosted by University of Nottingham 

David Ross Sports Centre, Beeston Lane, Lenton Abbey, Nottingham NG7 2RD 

Southern Tier 

Sunday 20 November, hosted by University of East London 

How to follow the action? 

Fixtures, results and league tables can be found on the BUCS Score Centre: 

Northern Tier: https://bucs.playwaze.com/wheelchair-basketball-21-22/s1rtdg8ifk5mph/league-display/kv69x73efb6dqy  

Midlands Tier: https://bucs.playwaze.com/wheelchair-basketball-21-22/s1rtdg8ifk5mph/league-display/rqlrfk7jbtj8qd 

Southern Tier: https://bucs.playwaze.com/wheelchair-basketball-21-22/s1rtdg8ifk5mph/league-display/gqgiolmsc1l5 

Follow British Wheelchair Basketball on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to keep across all of the results. 

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