Student sport to be showcased on Sky

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The Heriot-Watt University Karate team is the first to win three consecutive gold medals in the British Universities & Colleges Sport Karate Championships

Broadcaster Sky Sports will screen a 2010 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships highlights show over Easter, showcasing the best of student sport from the UK.

The BUCS Championships, held in Sheffield and the wider Yorkshire region from the 10–14 March, saw 6,000 elite student athletes compete across 26 sports. A number of students from Heriot-Watt University took part in this event, including the Heriot-Watt University Karate team, who won gold for the third successive year.

The one hour highlights show will be broadcast on Wednesday 7 April at 19.00 on Sky Sports 3 with further repeats on the same day and 8 April over a combination of Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 3.

Featured sports include hockey, basketball, athletics, fencing and football as well as interviews with World Champion Triathlete Alistair Brownlee and Olympic sprinter Jeanette Kwakye.

BUCS is the national organisation for higher sport in the UK. It represents 150 universities and colleges and manages the development and competition programme for 50 sports.

Jenni Anderson, Head of Communications, Commercial & Marketing at BUCS is delighted that Sky agreed to broadcast highlights of the event. “The BUCS Championships was a fantastic five days of high quality student sport and to have it profiled on Sky Sports is a great achievement for everyone involved.
 
The programme highlights the breadth and depth of student sport in this country, profiling many of our elite performers, some of whom will be representing Great Britain in the London 2012 Olympics and future Games.”

For more information visit the British Universities & Colleges Sport website or connect with BUCS on Facebook.