15th February 2021


England Handball is pleased to confirm the competition date for the 2020.21 BUCS Handball Championships, having contacted and liaised with multiple venues, the decision has been made to host the competition at Loughborough University on Sunday the 20th June 2021. The competition will be hosted over two 3G pitches covering the Cup, Plate and Shield competitions.

Competition Format

The competition will be open for Cup, Plate and Shield with seedings for the competition based on last years rankings which can be found on this link.


Please note that dependent on final entries, teams may be placed into different competitions in order to ensure the maximum amount of games and suitable format. If teams wish to play in a higher or lower league based upon their student uptake for the season, requests can be submitted to john.pearce@englandhandball.com

How can teams enter

Entry for the competition will open in late March and close in early June. (a further announcement will be made with the exact dates of entry open and close.)

Entry into the competition is via the BUCS PLAY entry system. In previous years entry has been via the England Handball Azolve system this process will not be required for entry. BUCS PLAY can be accessed via your University sports department, please liaise with them to ensure your entry. 



The competition will be subject to Covid-19 regulations dependent on the DCMS and Government guidance at the time, full protocols will be available for teams prior to the event. 

Future updates, schedules and protocols will be available on the England Handball website here as well as the BUCS website

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