September 25, 2019

The BUIHA are currently looking for eligible players looking to compete in 2021 FISU World University Games (WUGs) in Lucerne, Switzerland. The World University Games is renowned globally as being second only to the Olympic Winter Games.

The Great Britain Universities (GBU) Programme is looking for eligible players with the skills capable of competing internationally against some of the best hockey nations in the world.

All players are required to complete the expression of interest form here – https://forms.gle/yP2Kmh7mPQu1DTFM6

In preparation for the games, players are expected to attend regular training camps which consist of on- and off-ice activities, led by highly qualified and experienced staff. In addition, there will be five warm up games for both the men and women.

All training camps take place on a Wednesday at Ice Sheffield. The Provisional dates for 2019/20 are:
– Wednesday 16th October
– Wednesday 4th December
– Wednesday 8th January
– Wednesday 12th February
– Wednesday 1st April

Furthermore, the BUIHA look to continue to grow their ambitions by rolling out a two-year programme through the introduction of a ‘prospects’ pool, with young players who have aspirations of going to university alongside their hockey career. We aim to help support and guide these players through the dual career athlete process.

WUGs 2021 Eligibility
Be at least 18 and no older than 25 years of age on the 31st December 2021 (i.e. born between 1 Jan 1996 to 31st Dec 2003)
Studying (or in the process of applying, with the intention of studying) at HEFCE Level 4 or above, at a recognised academic institution (UK or internationally), in the academic year 2020/21 OR an Alumnus, having graduated from a recognised academic the institution, and who will have obtained their academic degree/diploma in the year preceding the event (i.e. students graduating in 2019/2020).

Prospect Eligibility
Players born between 1st Jan 2004 – 31st Dec 2005 who have aspirations of going to university.

If you have any questions please email GBUManager@buiha.org.uk