Loughborough University has officially been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 40th consecutive year

Loughborough University has officially been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 40th consecutive year

Loughborough University secures unprecedented 40th consecutive BUCS crown

Loughborough University has officially been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 40th consecutive year.

The extraordinary achievement was formally recognised at the BUCS Annual Awards Dinner, held at the University of the West of England (UWE) on Thursday 11th July. The accolade was collected by Oren Flynn, Sport Executive Officer, on behalf of the 4,500 students that make up Loughborough’s Athletic Union.

The 2018/2019 BUCS campaign culminated in Loughborough Students achieving a final points total of 6017.7  more than 1,000 points clear of second place University of Nottingham.

The achievement included titles in Athletics (Outdoor and Indoor) and Cross Country, Futsal, Snowsport, Swimming, Hockey, Tennis, Cycling, Cricket, and Basketball alongside Conference Cup wins in Badminton, Rugby, Lacrosse, and Netball. Teams from Badminton and Golf were also victorious in Trophy matches.

Richard Wheater, Director of Performance and Development, Loughborough University, said:

“To win forty consecutive BUCS championships is something we’re all extremely proud of. This achievement is not only testament to the teams and individuals who have performed so consistently over the past few months, but to those who have contributed to our success over the previous 39 years.

“We’re also thankful for our strong relationship with Loughborough Students’ Union which enables our talented athletes to flourish, year in, year out. Last but by no means least, we also offer our congratulations and gratitude to the huge number of support staff, coaches, practitioners, and volunteers who have all played their part in making history.”

BUCS is the national governing body for Higher Education sport in the UK and supports and promotes the lifestyle and educational benefits of participating in sport. Each year it delivers more than 50 sports across a varied programme of over 5,800 teams and individual competitors.

We need your #BUCS40 memories

To celebrate this historic landmark in the University's history we would love to hear your memories from the past 40 years. Please submit your memories to us so that we can celebrate all the success we have had in BUCS (formally known as BUSA).

Submit your memories here

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: 19/99

Notes to editors

Loughborough University is equipped with a live in-house broadcast unit via the Globelynx network. To arrange an interview with one of our experts please contact the press office on 01509 223491. Bookings can be made online via www.globelynx.com

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.

Loughborough staff, students and alumni make a real difference. They challenge convention, think creatively and find solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society today and in the future.

Meet the #LboroGameChangers at lboro.ac.uk/lborogamechangers