Celebrating 100 years of University Sport - Centenary Dinner

100 Years of Sport

The University of Sheffield is delighted to be hosting a black tie dinner to celebrate 100 years of University Sport.

Friday 15 February 2019, 7.00pm
University of Sheffield, Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

In 2019, University sport will be celebrating its centenary year in the United Kingdom. It was in March 1919 that the Inter-varsity Athletics Board of England and Wales, consisting of 11 founding members, met to formalise the first ever track and field event which was then held in May of that year. Since then, University sport has grown to include events and competitions in over 50 sports, with hundreds of thousands of students engaged each year in sport and physical activity.

With over 150 institutions now involved in BUCS, we want to ensure that this is a celebration for everyone and hope that many institutions can be represented at the dinner.

The dinner will coincide with the BUCS Nationals event returning to Sheffield from 15-17 February 2019 for its 10th year, where 6000 students across 8 sports will be representing their University.

This celebratory dinner will provide an excellent opportunity to meet with other people from Universities around the UK and celebrate the achievements of our students through sport over the past century with the launch of the BUCS Hall of Fame. Guests will also hear from special sporting guests and the BUCS Chief Executive Officer, Vince Mayne.

How to book

Institutions can purchase a table of 10 for £650.00 or tickets are priced at £65.00 per person. The ticket price includes a welcome drink and a 4 course-dinner with two glasses of wine. Additional drinks may be purchased at the bar.

Dress code: Black Tie

To book your ticket(s) please visit the Online Shop.

Spaces are limited, so please reserve your place or table as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All bookings must be received by Friday 18 January 2019.

For further information or queries, please contact Polly Wilson, Events Manager at p.j.wilson@sheffield.ac.uk or telephone 0114 222 5322.