Swansea University recognised as a centre for sporting excellence

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Swansea University is delighted to announce that it has been chosen to host the British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) Conference, which attracts over 400 delegates from across the university sport sector, in July next year.

The exciting news means that 2014 is going to be a great sporting year at the University and confirms Swansea University as a centre for sporting excellence. The University Sports Village has also been selected to host the European Touch Rugby Championships (7 – 10 August) and the prestigious International Paralympic Association European Athletics Championships (18 – 23 August 2014).  

The University has a strong track record of producing high achieving sportsmen and women, but it is just as serious about promoting sport for all, whatever your level. The University is building a reputation as a natural centre for sporting excellence, and encourages all staff and students to make the most of its exceptional facilities, including the Wales National pool, Swansea, and the state-of-the art Sports Village. 

The University was chosen as the BUCS 2014 Conference hosts following submissions and a full tender process. The announcement was made at the closing session of this year’s BUCS Conference which was held at Heriot-Watt University.

BUCS CEO Karen Rothery said: “ I am delighted that Swansea University has been chosen to host BUCS Conference 2014. The Conference attracts over 400 delegates from the university sport sector, and I look forward to working with Swansea over the next year to make sure the 2014 Conference allows BUCS, and our hosts, to demonstrate the power of University Sport in the UK.”   

BUCS was established in 2008 from the merger of British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) and University College Sport (UCS). BUCS delivers 50 sports (everything from archery to ultimate frisbee) to almost 170 member institutions (now including some FE Colleges), comprising a busy league programme of over 4500 teams and over 100 championships events every year. For more information about BUCS visit: http://www.bucs.org.uk/news.asp?itemid=12686&itemTitle=Swansea+to+host+BUCS+Conference+2014&section=8&sectionTitle=News+from+BUCS