UKU/BUCS University Open and Women's Outdoor Nationals & Alumni Cup

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 13/01/2014 - 6:09pm
Event date: 
26 Apr 2014 - 09:00 - 27 Apr 2014 - 18:00
Event details: 

This year's BUCS UKU University Outdoor Nationals will be held at the University of Manchester Sports Ground. We will host all four divisions; the University Open Divisions 1 & 2, the University Women's Division and the Alumni Cup!

Have you ever argued that your university team of 2010 was better than the 2005 team? Have you always wanted a re-match of a previous Student Nationals final? Well now is your chance! Gather together your mates and enter a team into the Alumni Cup.

Alumni cup will be an open division - obviously that means genuinely Open and not Men's; mixed teams are possible. To be eligible for an alumni team the player must have attended the institution for at least one year, on a more-than-part-time basis. The player does not need to have graduated from that institution. Universities may enter more than one team.

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email:

Event website: 


The Info Pack and Pitch Map can be found below, and the schedule can be found here:

This schedule is now up to date with all game scores and results from the weekend.


Congratulations to:

Open Division 1 - Cambridge 

Open Division 2 - Limerick

Limerick also took the SotG prize.


Women - Bangor

SotG was won by St Andrews


Alumni - uBu

SotG was won by Leeds



Lost Property

Playing kit

Blue/white Arkansas Ultimate top
Bournemout Heat black #6


Other clothing

White 'Surfanic' jacket
Grey 'Soulcal' zip hoodie
Green 'Oakley' zip hoodie
Black 'Topman' zip hoodie
Black/grey 'Fitch'  sweatshirt
Black Adidas trackies
Navy 'Craghoppers' fleece
Grey 'Fila' hoodie
Dick's rain poncho
Black Reebok trackies
Black Nike women's trackies
Grey H&M women's longsleeve T
Black 'Underarmour' base layer
Black Nike baselayer
Plain black longsleeve T shirt
Blue unbranded baselayer
Black 'Regatta' shortsleeve baselayer
White Sondico shortsleeve baselayer
Black 'Divided' longjohns
Black Nike v-neck baselayer


Other items

Canadian U23s cap
White Nike Tiempo, UK 6
Nalgene - paga and gaia stickers
Gilbert boots, in bag with black top and water bottle
Nalgene - Karrimor
Nalgene with watch attached
Bag with blue Adidas trainers and other items
Blue Exped dry-bag
Orange towel
Fold up stool
Kodak digital camera


Please get in touch to organise return via soon, as items will not be held forever, and will not be taken to future events unless arranged.

How to register: 

Open divisions 1 & 2: Qualification for both open divisions was via the regional qualifiers. BUCS will set the closing date for payment in these divisions, and all entries will be through them. You will need to speak to your Athletic Union in order to enter and pay through the BUCS system - you can't do it yourself. It will cost £140 per team.


Womens: There is no qualification for this division. Please click here now to register. The initial deadline for entries is Friday 4th April.

Maximum teams: There is intended to be no limit for this division. In the event that we suddenly get double what we had last year, SOME element of first come/first served may apply, so it is worth getting in early. Strong teams from last year will be protected as long as they enter before the closing date. Exact details of who gets in if oversubscribed will be published soon.

Cost = £140 per team


Alumni Cup: There is no qualification for this division. Please click here now to register. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis but are not confirmed until payment has been received. The initial deadline for entries is Friday 4th April.

Maximum teams = 16 teams. There is no scope to expand this - if you want a spot, enter quick!

Cost = £185 per team


Accomodation and transport: 


As in previous years teams will be expected, where at all possible, to organise their own accommodation. For those who are really struggling, Elly White ( will try to find you a floor to sleep on. Please contact her directly with your requests, as soon as possible. We DON'T expect to be able to provide any help for Alumni teams.

The postcode for the actual venue does not work correctly so please use M23 0DT for an approximate location. Below are a number of websites that may be useful: (use Manchester Airport for searches) (use Manchester Airport for searches) (use M23 0DT for searches) (use Manchester for searches) (use Manchester for searches)


Transport to the Venue


Air: The venue is 6 miles from Manchester International Airport.

Rail: The venue is 9 miles from Manchester Piccadilly Station & 7 miles from Stockport Station.

Buses: The venue can be reached from the centre of Manchester on bus numbers 101, 104, 105 and 109. You need to get off at Princess Parkway/ Yew Tree Lane. It takes approx. 30 mins. Timetables can be found here:

Car/Minibus: There is limited parking at the venue so please do your best to car share as much as possible.

Taxi: Taxis from the airport and Manchester and Stockport stations should be approx. £15-20.


Driving Directions to the Venue


From the M60 Clockwise (North-East):

  1. Leave the M60 at Junction 4 onto the M56
  2. Leave the M56 at Junction 2 following signs for A560 Altrincham.
  3. At the roundabout take the second exit following signs for A560 Altrincham.
  4. At the next roundabout also take the second exit following signs for A560 Altrincham.
  5. At the next roundabout take the third exit signposted A5103 Manchester.
  6. Stay in the left hand lane to exit at the first junction signposted B5166 Sale Moor.
  7. At the end of the slip road turn left onto the B5167 Wythenshawe Road.
  8. Follow the final directions below...

From the M60 Anti-Clockwise (North-West):

  1. Leave the M60 at Junction 5
  2. Stay in the left hand lane so as soon as you join the A5103 you leave it again.
  3. At the traffic lights at the bottom of the slip road turn right onto the B5167
  4. Follow the final directions below...

From the M56 (South):

  1. Leave the M56 at Junction 3A onto the A5103 signposted Manchester.
  2. Take the second exit off the A5103 signposted B5166 Sale Moor.
  3. At the end of the slip road turn left onto the B5167 Wythenshawe Road.

Final Directions:

  1. After 100m the road forks. Take the right hand fork which becomes the B5166 Sale Road signposted Sale Moor.
  2. After a further 400m take the second right into Rackhouse Road.
  3. At the end of the road turn right onto Yewtree Lane.
  4. Take the first left onto Willenhall Road signposted University of Manchester Sports Ground.
  5. Follow Willenhall Road under the motorway and then take the first left.
  6. Follow this down to the venue; the car park is on the right hand side.
  7. Please do not park on the road as you may end up with a parking ticket!

Some SatNavs and Google Maps suggest you can access the venue direct from the M60 if you use the venue postcode which obviously you can’t!! So I suggest you use the postcode M23 0DT which is for Willenhall Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester. Once you get there, follow directions 5-7 above.


University Sports Ground
Willenhall Road
Manchester M23 0DT
United Kingdom
UOWON 2014 Info Pack v1-0.pdf414.05 KB
UOWON Schedule 2014 v1-0.pdf271.32 KB
Pitch Map UOWON.pdf68.97 KB