BUCS have confirmed, following discussions with their Advisory Group, Senior Managers Executive and National Competitions Group, that all BUCS Points will be voided for the 2019-20 season. Further information is outlined in the BUCS Covid-19 Decisions And Next Steps report, specifically decision 8 here.
While this is doleful news for the whole student taekwondo family, not least because the 2019-20 season has been our first year in the BUCS main programme, it is not to be unexpected in these circumstances. The decision impacts on many tens of thousands of student-athletes across all 54 BUCS sports alike. We recognise the very difficult decision taken by BUCS, which was made in close consultation with all BUCS member institutions (i.e., the university sports departments and athletic unions themselves) who responded overwhelmingly in favour of this solution to the incomplete university season. The BSTF board are now focused on making the next BUCS Taekwondo Championships Series bigger and better than ever!
Whilst BUCS will not publish a final Overall BUCS Points Table for the 2019-20 season those university taekwondo clubs planning to take measure of their performance this year as part of your: funding applications; sponsorship seeking; and performance target setting, should still be able to utilise Appendix 1, their final team ranking and final A-class student-athlete placements for analysis, target setting and decision making purposes.
Final placements for the BUCS Student Championships Series will be announced in due course and the physical BUCS medals will be posted to the winners respective students’ unions some time after they have reopened. Please be patient with all concerned as the movement of staff and closure of offices, including BUCS, all students’ unions and all sports departments, has introduced considerable delay to this process.