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BUCS / EMMNA Pilot Event


The BUCS Netball Advisory Group, in partnership with England Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (EMMNA) are working on a pilot event for Men’s Netball in the Higher Education sector.


With nearly 20,000 men playing netball fortnightly in mixed leagues, around 20 men's netball clubs now in existence across the country and 22 boys school teams having entered the EMMNA Youth Cup, there has never been a better time to introduce standalone university men's netball. We have a fantastic opportunity to actively develop male players across all nations and would love for you to be part of the first step.


This event will go some way to support the potential future inclusion of Men’s Netball to engage with the BUCS Sport Review Implementation Process.


Competition Proposal

To assess current demand, we are aiming to host an inaugural Men’s University Netball test-event later this year. The date and venue are still under consideration.


The event will be a one-day tournament style event, open to all BUCS member institutions to enter. We anticipate teams with varying levels of experience, including beginners. The event will have an entry fee per team to offset any running costs of the event.


We hope to open entries by the end of April once a date and host venue has been confirmed.


Get Involved

  • Please spread the word internally at your institution and make your existing players/teams aware of this opportunity

  • To express interest in entering and join the mailing list for all future communication on this event please complete this form

  • We are searching for an event host- if you have access to 2 x indoor netball courts and have weekend availability on a September / October 2023 date- please get in touch


If you have any questions about this test event or are interested in hosting, please contact Katie Sykes- Competitions Representative, BUCS Netball Advisory Group


If you would like guidance/support on establishing men’s or mixed netball at your university please contact Jen Walsh on - Development Lead, EMMNA


We look forward to hearing from you!

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