The wait is finally over as the BUCS fixtures for the upcoming 2018/19 season have been released for all Basketball competitions, confirming the Mens 1st team have been promoted to Northern Division 1A starting on Wednesday 10th October.
After a league and cup double winning season, the Men’s 1st team return to Division 1 with a home game against Division 1 stalwart’s, Team Sheffield Hallam 1st, who won Division 1A last season and narrowly missed out on promotion to the Elite league finishing runners-up in the playoffs. The 1st team faced Hallam the last time Chester made it to Division 1 back in the 2015/16 season. In that season Chester finished 6th after losing out narrowly in several games. For 2018/19 the Team is aiming to firm a place in Northern 1A.
The rest of Northern 1A consists of Huddersfield 1st (promoted from 2B), Leeds Beckett 1st (3rd in 1A last season), Manchester 1st (2nd in 1A last season), Northumbria (4th in 1A last season).
The BUCS second team remain in Northern Division 4A and start off their season away to MMU 4th on Wednesday 10th October. Wrexham Glyndwr 1st, Bolton 1st and Manchester 3rd make up the rest of Northern 4A.
The Womens 1st team continue in Northern Division 3A and host MMU 2nd on the opening day of the season. The other teams in the Division are Edge Hill 1st, Keele 1st, Cumbria 1st and Liverpool 2nd.
Get warm for the season by watching our some highlights from our BUCS Men’s double-winning season.