UoC Sport

The Sports Federation

The Sports Federation is a student-led body that organises Student Sport at the University of Chichester. That includes clubs, competitive sport, recreational opportunities, event hosting, campaigning and much more.

The Sports Federation is administrated by the Sports Development Manager Sid Fletcher and Tom Porter, the Sports Federation President. Both are based above the Bishop Otter Campus Students Union (Zee Bar) along with the other SU Staff and Student Officers, so if you have any queries about Sport from joining /setting up a club to bursaries please come and see us or contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

Twenty four BUCS teams compete at the highest levels of university sport. There is a bursary scheme in place to support elite individuals in BUCS representative trials/squads and BUCS individual competitions. This scheme is designed to complement the Sports Activity and Research Centre`s Talented Sports Performer Bursary Scheme.

Complementing our BUCS programme are various recreational activities including a 6-aside soccer competition, badminton and an indoor cricket league, together with a wide range of traditional sports clubs and ‘new wave’ activities such as ultimate Frisbee and cheerleading. We also enjoy strong community links with local sports clubs including Chichester Rugby Club, Chichester Priory Park Hockey and Cricket Clubs and Chichester Centurions Hockey Club. There is also an active ‘sporty volunteers’ programme in place.


Joining the Sports Federation gives you a number of benefits;

  • Allows you to join any Sports Club (Club membership figures vary)
  • Covers you to take part in activities under Endsleigh BUCS Platinum Cover
  • £10 discount off THCS Gym annual membership
  • £2 discount off NUS Extra Cards
  • £1 discount on Wednesday night Zee Bar entry
  • Membership provides you voting rights at Annual & Emergency General Meetings

This card is compulsory to join any Sports Club

More information about individual team news and club profiles can be found on the Student Union's website- www.ucsu.org

Gifted Athlete Programme

The University of Chichester offers a sports scholarship to help students combine academic study with excellence in sporting performance by offering the flexibility and support required to compete at the highest level.

The scholarship programme is designed to support gifted athletes who contribute too and enhance the level of university sport, and is aimed to support the following sports:

  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Netball

Benefits (Subject to a successful application)

  • Financial: Award of £350
  • Free THCS Gym Gold Membership, worth £120
  • Free Sports Federation Membership: worth £15
  • Sports Science support including
  • A supervised Strength and Conditioning programme up to £200
  • Physiotherapy support based at the university

Who should apply?

Due consideration will be given to all candidates who can enhance the level of competitive university sport in the five activities identified above.

How to Apply

  1. Download and review the 'Gifted Athlete Info' from the download section at the top right of this page 
  2. Download and complete the 'Scholarship application form' also found in the dowload section of this page
  3. Return the application form to Sid Fletcher, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE or via e-mail s.fletcher@chi.ac.uk

For further information please contact:

Sid Fletcher-  s.fletcher@chi.ac.uk or (01243) 816457

Paul Wallis- p.wallis@chi.ac.uk or (01243) 816382

You can also follow Sports Federation news by joining the Facebook page- Chichester SF