UEL to host BUCS finals
PUBLISHED: 14:17 05 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:17 05 August 2013
Basketball Final 8s comes to SportsDock
UEL SportsDock has been announced as the venue for the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Final 8s Basketball competition next year.
The event will see the eight best men’s and women’s teams from Universities across Britain compete on the weekend of March 15-16 and bid to reach the Championship Finals, and is the latest major basketball event to choose SportsDock as their preferred venue.
Players from each of the 16 teams competing next spring will be following in the footsteps of basketballers from USA Basketball, Detroit Pistons and GB Basketball who have used the east London facility in the past year.
Yassin Abidou, Campus Sport and Events Officer at UEL, said: “We are delighted and very excited to have been awarded the opportunity to host the BUCS Basketball Final 8s.
“We’re looking forward to having the top eight university basketball teams compete at UEL SportsDock.
“SportsDock’s world-class facilities and staff, will ensure this event is an unforgettable experience for all those involved.”
In last year’s competition the University of Worcester beat Leeds Met University 71-62 to win their third consecutive championship gold.
This year, UEL’s men’s first team will be competing in the BUCS Trophy for the first time after winning both their BUCS League and Conference Cup last year.
The selection process to identify the host venues was a competitive one with nine different universities expressing their interest, many offering world class facilities.
Vikki Campbell, BUCS major events manager, added: “Selecting the hosts for these events was very difficult and the bids received showcased some of the exceptional facilities we have in our institutions.
“We received several excellent bids but felt UEL had the edge and we look forward to working with them to put on a great event next March.”
For more information on SportsDock visit sportsdock.co.uk.
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