University.

If you’re at university and want to play basketball, chances are you will play in the BUCS league (British Universities & Colleges Sport). They are all about enhancing a student’s experience through sport. They deliver whole bunch of sports (over 50!) to around 170 educational institutions.

The BUCS basketball programme has over 300 teams entered from over 120 institutions, so you can see it’s a really popular option and will be played at most universities in the country. The leagues are played October to March and lead into a number of high profile knock out competitions. 

The BUCS leagues are a fantastic way for you to play basketball at university; have fun, make friends, improve your game and increase your experience of playing in competitive games. 

Not every team in university needs to enter the BUCS league, it may be that there are a number of teams at your institution and some of them choose to enter the National League and play competitively there. And if you’re interested in playing in the local area in a more relaxed, social environment then teams from universities are more than welcome to join one of the Local leagues. 

If the competitive side of basketball isn’t for you, but you still want to be involved, loads of universities will also provide social basketball opportunities for students, whether this is organised intra mural competition, or pitch up and play recreational sessions. 



For more information, please visit BUCS.