On Wednesday 27th February, The University of Nottingham’s BUCS Cup Quarter-Final match against Oxford at the David Ross Sports Village has been selected as their Headliner fixture, showcasing University of Nottingham BUCS games in partnership with Red Bull.
The Headliner events are used to showcase top level university sports to a wider audience and will feature full match-day presentation, music and entertainment provided by Red Bull, and a live online stream to broadcast the action.
As one of the University of Nottingham’s focus sports, the Ladies Lacrosse 1st team has seen investment in its staff and players of the past couple of years and a number of England representatives will be involved on the day.
Olivia D’Castro and Bella Bowater are both currently in England U19s World Cup Training squad ahead of this summer’s U19 World Championships, along with UoN captain, Philly Stacey who is part of the England Senior Women’s Training squad and toured Japan with the U23s back in June 2018.
The Nottingham squad are led by Head Coach and England Senior Squad member, Claire Faram, who scored in England’s defeat against USA in California last month.
Team captain, Philly said: “The team can’t wait to get out there and headline this quarter-final match up. A win alone would equal last year’s best ever season! It’s a hugely important fixture and a step closer to our goal of taking the title on big BUCS Wednesday this year.”
Head Coach and senior international, Claire commented: “After their most successful season ever last year, the team have been determined to better themselves again this season. The team have had strong performances against the league’s top teams, beating Loughborough twice and being the only team to tie with long-running BUCS Champions, Durham.
“Lacrosse has been growing rapidly at university level and a big event with media coverage like this can only help us to grow the game further; bringing it to those who may never have seen the sport before. We couldn't be more excited to showcase the sport and the hard work of the team in what promises to be a tough and exhilarating quarter final.”
Doors open at 4pm, the game starting at 5pm at the David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham - If you are in the area, tickets to the event are free, however there will be a collection for CBTRC at the door.
Tickets should be booked in advance and only one ticket can be reserved per person HERE - Non students are permitted to attend, just enter dummy numbers in the student card section eg. 123456.
The Live Stream can be accessed via the University of Nottingham Sport Facebook Page on the day of the game HERE