BUCS League Structure Update Part 2!

Attached to the email sent out by Andy Fuller last night was a document that explained the narrative of how the British Universities American Football League is developing.

(Narrative Part 1)

BUCS Narrative 1

(Narrative Part 2)

BUCS Narrative 2


The two pictures below are potential mock ups of divisions if Option B is selected. More details are also announced in regard to playoffs and promotion/relegation. As mentioned before teams are subject to change in division by the beginning of next season.

The Championship Playoffs will now only consist of the four division 1 champions.

The Challenge Trophy Playoffs will now only consist of the four division 1 2nd place teams.

The 5th place team from each division 1 conference will be relegated and replaced by the winner of the bowl game that feeds into each conference.

There will be no playoffs for division 2, however 1st & 2nd place from each division will have the opportunity to gain promotion through winning bowl games.

There will potentially be 7 new teams in the league next season, Heriot Watt, Chester, Edge Hill, Falmouth, Chichester, Bournemouth and Winchester.



The Saltire conference will become the Border conference, however at the time of this release BUCS had not yet finalised the logo.



Frankie Pankhurst

Francis began his football career with the Maidstone Pumas Youth setup before representing the Great Britain U19 team and transferring to the Farnham Knights. He spent one season playing for the London Warriors during the Knights brief hiatus from football and has spent 5 seasons as a key member of the Challenge Trophy winning Swansea Titans University Team where he was President for 2 years. He now currently plays for the Allgau Comets in GFL1. Francis excels at writing about himself in third person and does not find this awkward at all. Follow Francis on twitter @FRP74