#GreenConferenceCup – Creating a more sustainable event.

NTU are excited to be hosting the Midlands Conference Finals this year, with some help from The University of Nottingham.

Are you ready to support your team?!

The BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Conference Cup finals are the knockout finals for all teams competing at Tier 2 and below within the BUCS competition system. It is the pinnacle of their University sporting year and the teams will be competing to be crowned Conference Cup Champions within the Midlands region. 

The 8th of March will host a full day of sporting fixtures over on Clifton Campus, with student athletes from around the region coming to compete. NTU Sport recognises the important role we can play in addressing climate change and we are committed to making our programmes more sustainable. As part of this, we are putting some measures/projects in place for the Conference Cup event, here’s what we’re doing:

  • The majority (two thirds) of the fixtures start between 12:30 and 4pm, and fixtures for each institution have been ‘grouped’ so teams can use shared transport wherever possible
  • 71% of outdoor fixtures will be played during daylight, avoiding the need for floodlights.
  • NTU and UoN players and spectators will be advised to travel by public transport from the city centre.
  • Water fountains will be highlighted on our Campus Map so players and staff can fill their water bottles up – no plastic bottles or cups will be provided.
  • Designated Home teams will need to bring their own equipment – we will not be purchasing anything additional.
  • Vegan food options will be available throughout the day at the eateries on campus.

NTU Sustainability

Chat to the NTU sustainability Team who will be at the available through the day to talk about the Green Rewards app and how you can be more sustainable day-to day. NTU’s bike mechanic will be also be on hand to give your bike a thorough check and make minor repairs, such as changing brake blocks and tightening brakes for free! The stall will also provide information on the NTU cycle hub, and other cycling opportunities.

Jog On Charity boxes

Jog on is a charity who work to ensure that your old running shoes don’t go into landfill. They collect peoples unwanted trainers and work with a network of partners to distribute them out across 11 hubs around the world. Bring your old running trainers to the charity box on Clifton Campus (there will be one situated in the Lee Westwood Sport Centre and one just outside the Pavilion) where they will get a new life and go to someone who needs them rather than into landfill.

So, hop on the bus or tram to come down and cheer for NTU at this year’s BUCS Conference Cup finals!

Click here to view the full fixture list.


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