Canterbury Christ Church University Football Team

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Canterbury Christ Church University Football Team

Canterbury Chirst Church’s Football team. Founded in 2008. ’16/17 South East 2A Division Champions.

BUCS as a brand is still relatively young, just eight years old, but our history is much longer. In fact in just a few years we will be celebrating 100 years of university sport competition.

BUCS was inaugurated in 2008 as a result of a merger between University College Sport the body which represented the professionals who worked in HE sport and British University Sports Association (BUSA), the organisation which delivered leagues, competitions and events for inter university sports to over 150 member institutions across the entire UK, but our history is much older than that…

February 1918
The Presidents of University Unions conference in Manchester calls for the need to establish an ‘association’ to promote the development of sport at university

28 July 1919
The Inter-Varsity Athletics Board of England and Wales holds its first inter-varsity meeting consisting of nine universities

Association Football, Hockey, Rugby Union and Swimming are added to the events programme

November 1923
The Women’s Inter-Varsity Board (WIVAB) is created to cater for the needs of women students

The University of London provide accommodation for the association’s headquarters

The Universities Athletic Union (formerly the Inter-Varsity Athletics Board) is established. The following year it appoints its first secretary, Captain Evan A Hunter
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