Finishing only five points short of a top 40 place, Sussex ended the 2016-17 year in their highest ever position in the BUCS league table, sitting 41st and well clear of local rivals in Brighton, Chichester and Kent.

This year Sussex sport will be hoping to improve on last years success, as they look to grow their student sport offer and keep teams and individuals competing at the highest level across the country.

The Men’s Rugby first team and Women’s Football team are ready to embark on a season at a higher level, after both gained promotion last time out.

The University also offers more unique sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, which Sussex also excel in as last year our first team reclaimed the top spot as national champions.

New students will be encouraged to explore the sport clubs and societies at the Freshers’ fair, and hopefully contribute to this year’s success.

Joining sport clubs and societies at University is not only a way to keep fit and compete across the BUCS leagues, but also one of the most influential aspects of settling into life away from home.

Societies and clubs offer great social opportunities, and a chance to meet other new students who share similar interests.

The Freshers’ fair offers students an insight into the activities, training and trips – such as Sussex Snow’s annual adventure – available for all clubs and societies.

Many of the University teams will host trials for new students to attend in the opening weeks of the term, but it is also possible to participate in less competitive clubs and societies away from the BUCS leagues.

Sussexsport continue to offer students a host of weekly activities, with many less competitive sports available during the week at Falmer Sports Complex and across campus.

Sarah Hall, Sports Development & Societies Manager at the Students Union said: “By creating a solid sports program jointly between the Students’ Union and Sussexsport, we are reacting to student needs and fostering an environment that offers sport for all.”

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