Department of Sport

BUCS Nationals


The Annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships was  held over the weekend of 18th-20th February 2022. The University of Nottingham secured 8 medals at the 2020 championships, including 4 gold medals. 

Each year the University of Nottingham takes over 140 student athletes to Sheffield for 3-days of top-class sport. The athletes compete across 2 venues: English Institute of Sport and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Over 5,000 students compete for individual medals in 5 different sports: badminton, swimming, fencing, athletics, and climbing. 

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Many of our student athletes attending BUCS National Championships are given world-class coaching by some of the country’s top experts; supported both in the High-Performance Zone at David Ross Sports Village and in the top-class Sports Injury Clinic.

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A history of competition  - BUCS Nationals 


2022 - BUCS Nationals



•        60M T46 Sprint: Gold (Simran Khan)



•        Men’s Singles: Gold (John Torjussen)

•        Women's Singles: Silver (Kirby Ngan)

•        Women’s Doubles: Silver (Sian Kelly/Kirby Ngan)

•        Men's Doubles: Gold (John Torjussen/Sam Smith)

•        Men's Doubles: Bronze (David Hong/Perry Ng)

•        Mixed Doubles: Bronze (Sam Smith/Sian Kelly)




•        Men’s Sabre: Bronze (Stefano Lucchetti)


2020 - BUCS Nationals


•        Mixed Team Kata: Gold

•        Women’s Senior Kata: Gold (Lauren Fretwell)

•        Men’s Senior Kata: Gold (Dylan Traves)

•        Women’s Team Kumite: Gold 

•        -60kg Men's Senior Individual Kumite: Silver (Jas Mehat) 

•        -68kg Women's Senior Individual Kumite: Bronze (Julia Kern)

•        -61kg Women's Senior Individual Kumite: Bronze (Charlotte Hope)


•       U48kg Individual Judo:  Gold (Amy Platten)

•       U63kg Individual Judo: Bronze: (Ebonnie Bridges)


•       Men's Sabre: Gold (Stefano Lucchetti)

•       Women's Sabre: Silver (DeAna Oliver)

•       Men's Foil: Last 8 (Alex Jones)

•       Men's Foil: Last 16 (Daniel Kiss)

•       Women's Foil: Last 8 (Serena Patel)

•       Men's Epee: Last 16 (Henri Kopra)


•        Men’s Singles: Gold (Johnnie Torjussen)

•        Men’s Singles: Bronze (Shane Wilson)

•        MIxed Doubles: Silver (Emily Westwood/Johnnie Torjussen)

•        Women’s Doubles: Bronze (Emily Westwood/Sian Kelly)

 •       Women’s Singles: Bronze (Khin Gon Yi Lin)

2019 - BUCS Nationals 


•        Women’s Singles: Gold medal (Li Lian Yang)

•        Men’s Singles: Bronze (John Torjussen)

•        Badminton Women’s Doubles: Bronze (Emily Westwood/Li Lian Yang)

•        Badminton Mixed Doubles: Bronze (Emily Westwood/Phone Naing)

•        Badminton Mixed Doubles: Bronze (Sam Smith/Serena Midha)


•        100m Backstroke: Gold (Oludaisi Adefisan)

•        50m Freestyle swimming: Bronze (Oludaisi Adefisan)


•        Mixed Team Kata: Gold

•        Women’s Senior Kata: Gold (Lauren Fretwell)

•        Men’s Senior Kata: Gold (Dylan Traves)

•        U67kg Men’s Senior Kumite: Bronze (Aron O’Neil Smith)

•        U60kg Men’s Senior Kumite: Bronze (Jas Mehat)

•        +84kg Men’s Senior Kumite: Bronze (Jaydon Knight)


•        -U100kg Individual Judo: Bronze (Dan Richardson)

•        90Kg Individual Judo: Silver (Adam Watson)

•        Individual Judo 81kg: Gold (Adam England)

•        Men’s Judo Team: Silver

•        U63kg Individual Judo Bronze: (Ebonnie Bridges)


2018 - BUCS Nationals 


•        Women’s Singles: Gold medal (Li Lian Yang)

•        Men’s Singles: Bronze medal (Phone Pyae Naing)

•        Mixed Doubles: Gold medal (Li Lian Yang and Phone Pyae Naing)

•        Men’s Doubles: Bronze medal (Sam Smith and Harry Arksey)


•        800m Breaststroke: Silver medal (Polly Holden)

•        400m Freestyle: Bronze medal (Polly Holden)

•        100m Breaststroke: 6thplace (Cira Fletcher)

•        50m Breaststroke: 5thPlace (Cira Fletcher)


•        Short Range Rifle: Bronze medal (Tim Jeffery)


•        Men’s Epée Last 16: (Henry Kopra)

•        Men’s Foil Last 32: (Alexander Jones)


•        Men’s Team Kumite: Bronze medal

•        Men’s -63kgs Senior Kumite :  Bronze medal (Jack Goody)

•        Men’s Senior Kumite:-84kg: 5thplace (James Conlan)

•        Women’s Senior Kumite: 5thplace (Caroline Shaw)


•        Men’s -81kg: Quarter Final (Adam England)


•        Women’s 60m: Bronze medal (Hayley Mills)

•        Women’s 200m: Bronze medal (Hayley Mills)


2017 - BUCS Nationals


•        Women’s Singles: Gold medal (Li Lian Yang)

•        Women’s Doubles: Silver medal (Charlotte Ho and Vanessa Chien)

•        Mixed Doubles: Bronze medal (Li Lian Yang and Rohan Midha)


•        Courtney Price: 6th in 50m backstroke (A final)

•        Courtney Price: 5th 200m backstroke (A final)

•        Courtney Price: 6th 100m Backstroke (A final)

•        James Newton: 8th 200m backstroke (A final)


•        Epée Last 16: Laura Albini


•        Women’s Team Kata: Bronze medal

•        Men’s Team Kumite: Bronze medal

•        Women’s -57Kg Novice: Silver medal (Lorna Hack)


•        81kg DAN Grade: Bronze medal (Gytis Jucikas)

•        Men’s Team Event: Bronze medal

•        Women’s -63Kg Kyu grade: Bronze medal (Ali Pickwell)

•        Men’s Kyu grade: Bronze medal (Tom Kitchen)


•        Shotput: Bronze medal (Tatum Souza)

•        Men’s 3000m: 7th place (Jack Millar)


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