BUCS is back


New year, new term, more BUCS Wednesdays...

We're so glad to have BUCS Wednesdays back as our clubs come back from their Winter break and head in to a brand new term. 

Last Wednesday we saw the basketball team take to the courts this week against Portsmouth and it was a fantastic Wednesday win at 71-55. If you’ve followed our weekly round up’s you’ll know that basketball have struggled this season but they have never let this put them down and they have faced every game with pride. A huge congratulations to the team for their win this week.

Men’s football also had a triumph this week with the 1st team beating Brunel 5-1, this win leaves te 1st team unbeaten in the season so far. The 2nd team had a tough match against Sussex and unfortunately lost 1-0 and the 3rd team had a 4-1 loss in their game against West London. We have full hope next weeks games will bring better luck to all of our Bucks FC teams.

Men’s hockey travelled to Royal Veterinary College on Wednesday but unfortunately didn’t come back with a win. The women’s hockey team had a tough home match against Imperial, and the final score was 2-1 to Imperial. In the team's own words however, “It’s a minor loss. Watch us next week…” we have faith that next week will bring them a win.

Our Netball team had two wins this week, one was more of a personal win. Not only did the Netball 1st team win their game against Brighton 37-25, but they have continued their winning steak, making them unbeaten in a 10 for-10 winning streak. Although the Netball 2nd team didn’t beat their opponents they scored over 20 points which is their highest point score this season, certainly deserving of a celebration. 

Rugby entered the second round of the cup on Wednesday and it was a close game. Going back and forth with try’s and conversions against Queen Mary’s, our boys came out on top. A penalty kick taken by their president, Tim Cunningham, in the last 30 seconds of the game gave them a winning score of 29-27. This means they enter into the semi-finals on Wednesday 15 February with their opponent still to be decided.

Both of our volleyball teams went away this week and unfortunately, they both came back with 3-0 losses but are already gearing up for theit next match and we have full faith in both teams to bring home a win.

The futsal team have their first home game in a while on Sunday 5 February and, after struggling to find referees for the first half of the season, two of our students, James Saxby and Tom Benton, went to London to complete the FA’s Futsal refereeing course. We are extremely grateful to the two students for completing the course and can’t wait to see the futsal team play.

We’d also like to shout out all of the Players of the Matches that were recognised by their Captains for excelling during their game: Larissa Mauri, Jack Donoghue, Tim Cunningham, Trinity Baker, Kubi Ozdogan, Joe Cunningham and Imogen Sanders.

Each week your Student Activities team chose a Player of the Day from those Player of the Matches and Team of the Week – this week our Player of the Day is Joe Cunningham who is the goalkeeper for men’s hockey, RVC in 4 games scored 55 goals, however, Joe defended his goal so well that only 1 was let in. Our Team of the Week is Bucks FC 1st Team going unbeaten, and with an incredible 5-1 win they really do deserve some recognition.