Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee were in Sheffield today to launch the 2010 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships, which will be held in the Yorkshire region from the 10-14 March 2010.
The BUCS Championships will see 6,000 athletes compete across 26 sports. The BUCS Championships is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency for Yorkshire and the Humber.
“University sport has played, and continues to play, a massive part of mine and Jonny’s sporting development, so we are pleased to be supporting the BUCS Championships,” said Alistair.
Jonathan continued: “Yorkshire is a special place for us, having been born and raised in the region and now going to university in Leeds.”
Bramall Lane has also been added to an already impressive list of venues and the chief exc of BUCS, Karen Rothery, is sure that this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than last year.
“Yorkshire really works for us in terms of its world-class facilities. There’s a huge amount of fabulous venues here, like the EIS, Ponds Forge, Don Valley Stadium and not to mention Bramall Lane. There’s also been a fantastic legacy left after the World Student Games in 1991 which has allowed fabulous high quality sport to be played.”