Most successful season ever for Newcastle University Sport

Newcastle University finished 8th overall out of 160 institutions in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) 2021/22 season. The 8th overall position is the University’s best placed finish and puts Newcastle 7th within the Russell Group Universities.


Newcastle amassed 2802.5 BUCS points, 1665 league points and 1137.5 points through the individual, knockout and cup competitions, an increase of 10.2% from 2019/20 (2020/21 was voided due to Covid). This is Newcastle’s highest ever BUCS points total.



Newcastle had 22 teams winning their respective BUCS Leagues. This is the most ever league titles in any season (20 previously in 19/20). The university also had 16 premier league teams for the 2021/22 season which is the highest number to date. However, following on from the successes of this season Newcastle will move to the 2022-23 season with a further 4 teams at premiership level after American Football, Men’s Futsal, Men’s Squash and Women’s Table Tennis all being promoted.


Newcastle finished with an impressive 13 sports within the top 10, with 8 of those sports Top 5. The most successful performance sports and those gaining a significant BUCS points contribution in 2021/22 were rugby union, basketball, squash, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, football, rowing and water polo.