Welcome to Plymouth University Men's Basketball!
The Plymouth University Sharks are a student-run basketball club. We have one team competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Western 2A league.
This year we are shaping things up where we will have a Development Team. This team will classed as our 2nd Team (will not compete in BUCS though). We will endevour to hold fortnightly games against the 1st Team and fortnighly against local league teams in the P&D League. This will be for players who do not make it into the 1st Team, however will be an opportunity if proven, to come to 1st Team training and be broguht up to the 1st Team.
There are also sessions called 'Basketball Practice' on the 'Give It A Go' sports timetable, which are open court, mixed-gender sessions for those who don’t want to play competitively, and just have bit of fun playing some small games and shotting competitions!
This year we have 2 sponsors: UNITE and PRYZM. Our sponsors from UNITE student accommodation facilities will lend us their common rooms for our socials. There will also be nights where we watch NBA games or other sporting events in these common rooms. Socials will occur once a week on Wednesdays, but we will have other nights and days where we plan social events of different sorts. Pryzm is one of the popular nightcubs in Plymouth, located in Barbican Leisure Park. We have a great deal with them, where we get discount counts of tickets/booths, and where the more members come, free alcohol is provied!
BUCS games are always exciting and competitive, with top-level action to be seen at every fixture! The majority of our games are played right on campus in the Nancy Astor Sports Centre, where the fans sit right next to the court which creates a fantastic atmosphere!
In March... VARSITY!!! The Sharks have their annual showdown with Marjon in what promises to be the pinnacle of our basketball calendar!!
Trials and Fresher's Fair
Trials for the BUCS team will be in the first two weeks of the semester. Dates to be confirmed soon.
Make sure you find us at the sports fair on the 19th of September to register your intrest in the club, to find out more information about trials and to ask us any questions you have about the club
Facebook Page: facebook.com/plymball
Instagram Page: @PlymouthSharks