Northumbria University is a major player in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) - the premier sporting competition for students across the UK.

We compete in a huge range of BUCS sports across a multitude of different levels and there are opportunities in our competitive teams for all students who have the commitment and dedication to represent Northumbria University.

Our BUCS competitors benefit from some of the best coaches and facilities in the UK. Sport Central, our £30m sport facility provides hundreds of student athletes with a state of the art base for competing and for training. Even if competing is not for you, come along to support your friends as they compete on Wednesdays throughout each semester!

You can represent Northumbria in BUCS in the following sports:

American Football, Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Equestrian, Football, Futsal, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Korfball, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball, Water polo.

Keep an eye on our website for updates on 'Welcome Week' where you will have the opportunity to attend our annual Sports Fair and chat directly to our clubs including current athletes and coaches. 

*Women's First Team Football National Champions 2018-19 after beating Loughborough in the final


Other Sports

BUCS also holds competitions in the following sports:

Canoe, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Climbing, Cycling, Modern Biathlon/Pentathlon, Orienteering, Pool, Rifle, Sailing, Snooker, Surfing, Trampolining, Windsurfing.

For further information on the events that BUCS host, please visit the BUCS website

If you compete in any of these sports and are interested in representing Northumbria, please get in touch with one of our Club Development Officers by emailing m.pyper@northumbria.ac.uk or thomas.robinson@northumbria.ac.uk