TeamBU sport’s are an opportunity for you to excel, develop and access a large comprehensive programme, representing BU in competitive sport. All our teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) competition which organises inter-university sport, which includes 165 universities throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We are currently ranked in 30th place and aim to be in the top 20 by 2018.
We provide 19 TeamBU sports, made up of 60 teams. This is coupled with numerous individual disciplines, supported by a wide variety of partnerships with local professional and semi-professional clubs. This enables our athletes to compete at high-quality facilities as well as provide opportunities for local and national league competitions.
Each team has a Level 2 (or higher) qualified coach for weekly or twice weekly sport-specific training, with additional free access to fitness and physical development training. All varsity teams, associate teams and individual athletes are supported and led by the Sport Development Unit in sportBU.
TeamBU selection is run on a paper and performance trial basis, with trials being held by each team at the start of each academic year. If you are interested in competing for any of our Varsity Teams please come along to the Relevant Trial or Contact SportBU.
TeamBU matches take place on Wednesday afternoons with individual sports running at various times throughout the year. Our main sports venue is Bournemouth Sports Club, along with our facilities on Talbot Campus.
To help us achieve our goal to rank in the BUCS top 20 institutions , we have identified four focus sports: Golf, Tennis and Volleyball. Our aim is to focus staff time and energy into these sports, to enable our athletes at BU to compete with the very best institutions in the UK. Each of these focus sports receives extensive investment, coaching, training and competitive opportunities to enable athletes to achieve their full sporting potential. The focus sports receive additional benefits, including proactive recruitment, specific workshops aimed at holistic athlete development and quality coaching opportunities.
As part of our ongoing training for TeamBU captains and committee members we have put together the following important information that will help with fixture and competition administration found here.
TeamBU sports at BU
We currently have TeamBU teams in the following sports; please click on the links for more information: