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Competitive Sport

We have over 20 teams and over 250 students competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Leagues, as well as other national competitions and leagues.

Fancy playing Competitive Sport?

Some clubs require you to go through a trial to get onto a team, but most clubs offer opportunities to attend taster sessions during Welcome Week and join regardless of whether you have played before or not. You can find out more about each club by visiting their page, and in September you can speak to the current members of any club at the Freshers Fair on Luton and Bedford campuses.

Competitive Sports Membership

Once you have decided to join the Bedfordshire Bulls you will then need to pay for a Competitive Sports membership.

Sports Membership Covers (but not limited to):

  • Essential equipment for match days and training sessions
  • Facility hire for training and competitive fixtures
  • Affiliation fees and entry fees to your sports’ governing body or competition entries,
  • Transport to and from the Luton/Bedford campus for training and matches
  • Accommodation for weekend competitions if required
  • Insurance cover
  • Costs for Officials
  • Sports Therapy Cover on match days (where possible)
  • Qualified coaches to manage your team (where possible)
  • Access to official University of Bedfordshire Akuma Kit

How to pay

  • Debit Card - Pay online through your chosen sport


This year, BUCS has introduced a brand-new system to managing sports across the HE Sector. Any student who wishes to represent their university at a BUCS event must have a BUCSPlay account. Sign Up Free Here