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Boxing stars to fight it out on campus

27/01/2020

Boxing stars of the future will be entering the ring when the University of Wolverhampton hosts a national student championship for the second year running. 

WLV Sport has been successful in its bid to host the 2020 and the 2021 British University Colleges Sport (BUCS) boxing championships at the Walsall Campus Sports Centre on the weekend of 31 January - 2 February 2020.

Having also hosted the event in 2019, universities from across the UK are set to 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 competition is recognised as part of the BUCS big event calendar and this is the second time the University of Wolverhampton has hosted a BUCS event in its history.

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James Dale, Sport Performance and Development Manager at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We took great pride in hosting the event last year. As a collective, we raised the profile of the event, student sport and engagement.

“A big part of our role is to deliver the best possible student experiences in sport including those outside of the ring. Having the event for the next two years allows us to work on delivering an even better event in 2020 and beyond."

Amy Clayfield, BUCS Event Manager, said she is also excited to be welcoming students back to the venue. “It's great to be heading back to University of Wolverhampton for the 2020 and 2021 Championships. Their high-quality facilities and professional staff will help to make a great experience for everyone."

Doors will open at 8am each day, with the finals for each weight categories taking place from 11am – 5pm on Sunday 2 February 2020.

Any external visitors can then pay £10 for a weekend pass or £5 for a day pass. Under 16s can also spectate for £2.50 a day or £5 for the full weekend. The bouts will start at approximately midday on each day.

All University of Wolverhampton staff and students can attend the event for free, providing they bring their valid ID card with them.

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/events-page/bucs-boxing-championships.html

Further information

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

Date Issued: Monday, 27 January 2020

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