Kukri had a huge presence at BUCS Big Wednesday this year with 11 partner Universities competing for silverware, including Sheffield Hallam University, Bournemouth University, University of Birmingham, University of Leeds, University of Edinburgh, Loughborough University, University of Exeter, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of York and the University of Stirling.
BUCS Big Wednesday is the finale of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) team sport programme and was held at Loughborough University this year with over 40 fixtures taking place over Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March. This year’s finals were also blessed with the attendance of Princess Anne who greeted athletes and was also part of the medal ceremony in some sports finals.
It wasn’t long before the Kukri shirt was complemented with a winners medals with both Nottingham Trent and Loughborough University winning the women’s and men’s trophy finals respectively.
The major winners on the day, winning Championship matches, were Sheffield Hallam Men’s Volleyball who beat Bournemouth University, both Loughborough Men’s & Women’s table tennis teams, the University of Birmingham Women’s Hockey and the University of Nottingham Men’s Hockey
We also had lots of trophy finalist winners in the University of Leeds Men’s Rugby League, the University of Edinburgh Women’s Hockey, Nottingham Trent University Men’s Hockey and Sheffield Hallam Men’s Football.
Overall, we were really proud to see the quality of the performances put in by all of the athletes taking part in across all sports and proud that the Chang is an ever present in University sport.