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Big Wednesday Lacrosse

BUCS Big Wednesday

BUCS Big Wednesday is the culmination of the BUCS team sport programme. In 2016 we will visit Sheffield Hallam on Wednesday 16 March.


Big Wednesday 2016

Sheffield Hallam University in Partnership with Sheffield International Venues

Date: 16th March

Venues & Sports

HUB 1 - Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park

Bawtry Rd, Sheffield S9 1UA

  • - Indoor Cricket
  • - Football
  • - Lacrosse
  • - Rugby League
  • - Rugby Union


HUB 2 - English Institute of Sport (EIS)

Coleridge Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S9 5DA

  • - Badminton
  • - Fencing
  • - Netball
  • - Table Tennis
  • - Volleyball


HUB 3 - Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf St, Sheffield, S1 2BP

  • - Water Polo
  • - Basketball


HUB 4 - Abbeydale Sports Club

Abbeydale Rd S, Sheffield, S17 3LJ

  • - Hockey
  • - Squash




All sports at BUCS Big Wednesday are free of charge however at certain venues spectator space is limited and space will be available on a first come first serve basis.


Parking - Spectator parking is FOC at all venues except Ponds Forge which is pay and display.

Catering - there is places at each venue where spectators can buy food. There is also a bar at HUBS 1 & 4.



Postponements and re-arrangement procedures for BUCS Big Wednesday

There will be a series of circumstances that will need to be considered that will lead to a fixture(s) being postponed and re-scheduled. This will generally be, but not exclusively, due to inclement weather or technical failure within a facility. The contingency planning process for BUCS Big Wednesday (BBW) for the potential cancellation of fixtures on Wednesday is as follows.

In the case of inclement weather affecting a grass pitch, a spare all weather pitch is available at Sports Park site which can be utilised if necessary for football. The other all-weather pitch originally assigned for lacrosse can also be used Rugby Union if necessary and should scheduling permit.  All players are advised to bring Astroturf or rubber studded shoes in case a change of pitch is required.

Sheffield Hallam, SIV and BUCS will monitor weather leading up to event and review options regularly. Should changes to schedule and pitches not be feasible postponements will occur. This will result in the first named team hosting on 23rd March unless otherwise agreed between both teams involved. Please can the home named teams look to make arrangements for this now in case of postponements at Big Wednesday.

BUCS will appoint all match officials for all postponements


If you would like to volunteer at this event, please visit our volunteering homepage


BUCS have teamed up with UKAD, to provide a free app on anti-doping and information on rules and regulations. Visit the BUCS page for instructions on how to download the app.


Big Wednesday 2017 - University of Bath

BUCS is delighted to announce that the host of BUCS Big Wednesday 2017 will be the University of Bath.

For more details please click here

For any questions about Big Wednesday please contact Jo Crawford.


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