York provides a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved in sport. While the collegiate sport system is hugely successful in encouraging wide scale participation, the cream of York’s sporting crop compete at University level, proudly wearing the black and gold as they compete against other northern universities in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) leagues, as well as in local leagues.
BUCS fixtures generally take place on Wednesday afternoons, with 19 clubs set to be in regular BUCS action next year. The sports represented will be badminton, basketball, cricket, equestrian, fencing, football, futsal, golf, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby union, squash, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, swimming and water polo. And, for the first time, American football will be a BUCS sport, allowing the York Centurions to represent the University in the competition.