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Boxing stars to fight it out on campus

14/01/2019
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Boxing stars of the future will be entering the ring when the University hosts a national student championship. 

The Department of Sport has been successful in its bid to host the 2019 British University Colleges Sport (BUCS) boxing championships at the Walsall Campus Sports Centre on the weekend of 1-3 February 2019.

The event will see universities from across the UK attend the event with male and female students competing in 10 weight categories to fight it out for a gold medal and 12 BUCS points for their respective universities.

The event is recognised as part of the BUCS big event calendar and this is the first time the University of Wolverhampton has hosted a BUCS event in its history.

Staff and students across the University are being offered free entry to the event on production of a staff/student card. Family or friends are also welcome to attend, please see below the costs for spectators:  

  • £5 per day (Adult)
  • £10 weekend pass (Adult)
  • £2.50 per day (under 16)
  • £5 weekend pass (Under 16)

Below is a brief outline of the weekend:

  • Friday, 1 February – Doors open at 8am with the preliminary rounds taking place at 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday, 2 February – Doors again open at 8am with the quarter/semi-finals taking place from 11am-5pm
  • Sunday, 3 February – Doors again open at 8am with the finals for each weight categories taking place from 11am – 5pm.

There are also opportunities to volunteer and help out WLV Sport staff to manage the event across the weekend for those of you who have a keen interest in Boxing or would just like to help. Please contact: James.dale@wlv.ac.uk.

For more detailed information about the event, please see the below link which will direct you to the BUCS boxing website: https://www.bucs.org.uk/athlete.asp?section=20075&sectionTitle=Boxing+%28NEW%29

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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