The Plymouth University Sharks are a student-run basketball club. We have one team competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Western 1A league, but also a BRAND NEW LEAGUE within the university only for students of the university called the D-League! The D-League is a mixed-ability, fun, but competitive league with weekly fixtures, stats tracking at each game, player of the week each week and an MVP at the end of the season who will hav th honour of playing on the Varsity team!
There are also sessions called ‘Basketball Practice’ on the ‘Give It A Go’ sports timetable, which are open court, mixed-gender sessions for those who don’t want to play competitively, and just have bit of fun playing some small games and shotting competitions!
This year, our sponsors from UNITE student accommodation facilities will lend us their common rooms for our socials. There will also be nights where we watch NBA games or other sporting events in these common rooms. Socials will occur once a week on Wednesdays, but we will have other nights and days where we plan social events of different sorts. We are also sponsored by the bar Roundabout for the 2016/2017 academic year, so we will often begin our socials here to make the most of the fantastic drinks discounts and deals you can get as a member of the basketball club. We will go for meals here as a club periodically as we also get a discount on food, which as a member you can use anytime, whether you are there with the club, or not!
BUCS games are always exciting and competitive, with top-level action to be seen at every fixture! The majority of our games are played right on campus in the Nancy Astor Sports Centre, where the fans sit right next to the court which creates a fantastic atmosphere! There will be an All-Star game incorporating the D-League teams and the BUCS team just before christmas which will also be a big charity fundraiser.
In March… VARSITY!!! The Sharks have their annual showdown with Marjon in what promises to be the pinnacle of our basketball calendar!!