BUCS Nationals 2023

Four Sports. Three days. Non-stop sport. BUCS Nationals is an annual multisport event that currently takes place in Sheffield.

2023 is the 10th Anniversary year of BUCS Nationals! Returning to the city of Sheffield from the 24-26 February 2023 we will see the best showcase of student sport across of Athletics, Badminton, Climbing, and Swimming.


BUCS Nationals 2023

The Annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships will be held over the weekend of the 24th-26th February 2023. The University of Nottingham secured 16 medals at the 2020 championships, including 7 gold medals.

Each year the University of Nottingham takes over 100 student athletes to Sheffield for 3-days of top-class sport. The athletes compete across 3 venues: English Institute of Sport, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, and the Climbing Works

Over 5,000 students compete for individual medals in different sports which over recent years has included  athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, swimming, judo and karate.

Previous results


  • 60M T46 Sprint: Silver (Simran Kaur)
  • Men's High Jump: Bronze (Sean Oceng-Engena)


  • Women's Singles: Gold (Kirby Ngan)
  • Women's Doubles: Silver (Kirby Ngan/Sian Kelly)
  • Mixed Doubles: Bronze (Sam Smith/Sian Kelly)
  • Men's Doubles: Bronze (Sam Smith/Perry Ng)
  • Women's Doubles: Bronze (Aimie Whiteman/Susanna Ogden)


  • Para 100m Freestyle: Gold (Owen Say) 
  • Para 50m Freestyle (S8): Silver (Owen Say)
  • Para 400m Freestyle: Silver (Owen Say)
  • Para 100m Butterfly: Silver (Aliya Bacakoglu)
  • Para 200m IM: Silver (Aliya Bacakoglu)
  • 50m Freestyle: Bronze (Amy Davies) 


  • Women's Championship: Bronze (Emma Futcher)


• 60M T46 Sprint: Gold (Simran Kaur)


• 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)

The BUCS National Championships for 2021 were cancelled due to global Covid-19 pandemic which saw the widespread postponement of sports fixtures across the world.


• 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)


• 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)


• 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)


• 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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