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BUCS Nationals
Lincoln sports teams compete in national competition.

posted 22nd February 2017 at 8:00am

Last weekend saw the annual BUCS Nationals with over 6000 students from across the country arriving at Sheffield to test their mettle in one of the country’s largest university sporting competitions.

On the weekend of 17th-19th February, a selection of your University sports teams hopped onto a coach, sang some uplifting songs (I Believe I Can Fly, Eye of the Tiger – that sort of thing), and headed over to Sheffield to compete in the annual British Universities & Colleges Sport competition.

Attending were: Badminton, Fencing, Judo, Swimming, Athletics, and Karate. The days were long but ran smoothly with your teams giving it all they got. There were some victories, some losses, and a few tears, but we couldn’t have been prouder of every single person competing.

To note a few achievements: Swimming did particularly well, with Katie Maloney reaching the final rounds of her competition; Hollie Black and Victoria Green came 4th in the Kumite Karate competition; and, each team was complimented on how well they represented the University, the Union, and themselves around others.

To quote a member of the Karate team:

"Our smallest people went up against other Uni's biggest people. Our less experienced people, went up against more technically proficient people. Our common sense approach went up against petty rules and inconsistencies. And we kept going forward and never backed down. Great fighting spirit from the squad in kata and kumite. No medals this time; instead, we brought home 2 badges stripped from gis, 1 broken nose, 2 concussions, 1 burst nose, 1 split lip, 1 ripped gi, 13 smiles and 1 proud Sensei. Oss to the squad!"

Once again, a huge congratulations to all competitors, you did us proud! Make sure you tag us in any pictures and updates, and we’ll be sure to follow any future competitions.


To keep up to date with all the latest BUCS scores and sports and societies news, visit the We Are Lincoln Facebook Page

Remember, it's the last week to get your varsity packs! www.lincolnsu.com/varsity 




Keep an eye out for some amazing events this term:


16th - 24th Elections Voting

20th Facebook LIVE with your Student Leaders, 12 noon

24th Elections Results Night

26th Varsity


6th - 10th #NeverOK week

8th Reclaim the Night

9th Self-defence with Defence Lab 

17th St Patrick's Day

24th Red Nose Day


28th SU Awards


4th We Are Lincoln Awards