I hope that you are all doing okay and continuing to keep safe.
Following today’s announcement by BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) we are sorry to confirm that the BUCS League and Knockout Programme for 2020/21 has been cancelled. In practice, this means that there will be no BUCS fixtures for any sports in Semester Two.
In this announcement, BUCS have also outlined their hopeful intentions for some Semester Three activity to take place in the form of an Outdoor Cricket Season and the potential rescheduling of some of the previously postponed Competition events. Naturally, we will be in a position to update further on this closer to the beginning of Semester Three.
The announcement can be viewed in full via the below link:
Taking both this and the potential likelihood of the national lockdown extension into account, we have also taken the decision to cancel all Sports Club Training sessions at the University for the season. However, we are constantly monitoring any governmental, NGB (National Governing Body) and University updates, so that if any restrictions lift to a sufficient stage later this Semester we can look into the potential of bookable activities.
Christ Church Sport & Active Health will aim to deliver social sport sessions if guidance allows, to make sure there is a physical sporting offer available to engage in if restrictions are loosened later in the Semester. In the meantime, . See the timetable here:
We completely appreciate that this will be upsetting news for the vast majority, if not all of you. In light of this, please remember that you can all access the wellbeing services that are provided by the University Wellbeing Department.
Despite this we highly recommend that you continue the positive online engagement with your Club members that you have been doing so far this academic year, as it helps you to create a support community for each other in these hard times. It is important now more than ever that we pull together as a sporting community to support each other through the coming months.
On a positive note, Christ Church Sport & Active Health will be launching The BRIT 2021 Challenge, a 2,021 mile team challenge which Universities up and down the country are engaging in. The challenge aims to unite the CCCU community to collectively complete 2,021 miles by walking, running, cycling, rowing or swimming by Monday 24th May whilst also raising funds for several Young Adult Mental Health charities including Nightline, Papyrus and Student Minds. Keep an eye out for more on this in the next couple of weeks, I would love for you all to get involved.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, queries or concerns that you have regarding the coming weeks as a result of this announcement. I am here to help support you through the coming months, so please do reach out to me if you need to!
Lot’s of love,
President (Sports & Engagement)