The largest student beach volleyball event in the country returned this week as over 200 students competed in the 2022 BUCS Beach Volleyball Championship.

Introduced as a BUCS sport in 2017, the fifth edition of the annual BUCS Beach Volleyball Championships took place on the golden sands of Sandbanks Beach.

This year’s BUCS Beach Volleyball Championships took place at Sandbanks Beach in Dorset, England. Considered one of the best beaches in Britain, Sandbanks has hosted the event since its inception in 2017 and provides a fantastic setting for players to compete.

Teams from 30 different U.K. universities competed across three levels of competition; Championship, Trophy, and Shield, which were all contested over two days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June.

The Results

We take a look at all of the winners from both the men’s and women’s championships below.

Men’s Championships Winners

56 men’s pairs from universities around the U.K. were entered into this year’s event including 34 players competing at the highest level in the Men’s Championship.

Level Gold Silver Bronze
Championship Tristan Santoyo
Todor Topalov & Soner Yashar
Cameron Hook & Marc McLaughlin
Trophy Ben Lucas & Iraj Safaee
Connor Reeve & Jacob Jones
Duncan Carmichael & Ryan Hansell
Shield Ben Gladstone & David Hodson
Adam Adie & Reuben Fernandes
Harry Sandford & Adam Knight
East Anglia

Women’s Championships Winners

Almost 100 women’s players made their way to Sandbanks Beach on the South Coast of England this week, with 46 pairs representing 24 different U.K. universities.

Level Gold Silver Bronze
Championship Sydney Busa & Zoyia Konstantopoulou
Martha Bullen & Jess Tasker
Aitana Verdu Schlie & Rachel Morrison
Trophy Alice Brand & Sofia Nicholson
Bailey Andrews & Amy Tyma
Anglia Ruskin
Maria Tsiapi & Alyssa Ballenger
Shield Mar Vives & Mattea Goalen
Sabina Marvulli & Lily Gellard
Megan Goeser & Magdalena Voldrichova

Beach Volleyball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Beach volleyball continues to gain popularity as a sport and is among those set to be contested at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, England later this year. The sport made its debut at the 2018 Games where both men’s and women’s finals were contested between Australia and Canada.

How we can help you play volleyball at a U.K. university

With opportunities to compete both indoor and on the beach, students have a wide range of volleyball opportunities when competing in the U.K.

Whether you are an experienced player seeking the opportunity to compete at the highest level of volleyball alongside your university degree, or simply want to get involved with the sport, we can help!

Click the link below to find out more about U.K. university volleyball.

U.K. University Volleyball

Learn more about U.K. University Volleyball via the link below.


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