Hosting bids for the 2020/21/22 England Lacrosse University 8s tournament, officially sanctioned by British Universities & College Sport (BUCS), are now being accepted.
First appearing in the BUCS competition calendar in 2016/17, the event has seen a consistent increase in popularity and enjoyment for the teams taking part over the past three years.
While BUCS retain overall event ownership, England Lacrosse continue to manage, organise and deliver the event.
The 2019 event was held at Bristol University where Durham (men) and Oxford (women) University won the titles.
But England Lacrosse are now seeking a host University to stage the BUCS 8s competition for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 events, and will consider applications for 1 or 2 year hosting.
The event is a single day competition after the conclusion of the normal BUCS season, with the last weekend in March (28th and 29th) being the preferred date, but dates in April will also be considered dependant on facility availability.
Lacrosse 8s is a fast-paced and high-scoring version of the game: it is played on reduced size pitches, allowing more teams to participate with minimal impact on facility requirements.
The event has both men’s and women’s competitions and provides significant BUCS points for teams who attend and achieve.
It provides an opportunity for the host university to demonstrate their hosting capabilities and capacities to the organisers of the largest University sporting program in Europe, whilst also allowing the University to engage with a wider cohort of students.
For more information about how to put in a bid click visit the BUCS website HERE.