BUCS sport will not kick-off until 2021

It was announced last night that BUCS sport across the country will not start until 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) office had undertaken a lengthy consultation process with universities including Nottingham Trent, before they came to the decision. 

In a statement released by the university, they said: “We are fully supportive of the decision made by the BUCS executive due to the uncertainty of the current situation.”

The winter league programme, which was initially planned to start in October, but has now been pushed back to January.

The season will now run from January to April.

It has also been announced that there will be no promotion or relegation next season, therefore the final league standings from 2019-20 season will decide the formation of the league for the 2020-21 season.

In their statement NTU said: “The lack of promotion and relegation during the season gives our teams an increased ability and confidence to play with freedom and expression, and gives our 1st year students, an increased opportunity to experience BUCS competition.

“NTU Sport will continue to play a full role in consultation with BUCS in regard to the Return To Play programme, and we will provide updates as and when available.”

If students have any questions, then they are encouraged to get in contact with their relevant Head of Sport.

By Alex Brinton

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