Hosted by Nottingham Trent University on 24 March, the second leg of the 2018/19 UKBJJA University League was the biggest university BJJ competition yet, with 150 competitors from 25 different universities taking to the mats in gi and no-gi divisions.
Running since 2016, the University League is open to students and staff from all UK universities and gives them the chance to compete in a friendly, open competition. Recent innovations include a beginners division for freshers and those brand-new to the sport - and a 'Quintet' team tournament, which saw the two highest scoring University teams (Bristol and Nottingham Trent) fight it out.
Tim Carden, UKBJJA Universities Officer, said "Every year the league is growing, and I'm really proud of how far University BJJ has come in the last couple of years. We had our first Quintet match which was a great success. I'm intending to see if it is possible to have more University Quintet in the future, watch this space. Well done to Nottingham Trent for winning the League this year, with Bristol coming in a well deserved 2nd and Nottingham rounding it off in 3rd place. I want to thank all the staff for working very hard this year, with a special shout out to Ellie Ohajah for being the main coordinator at all the competitions. Without her, these events would not be running as well as they do."
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The 2019/20 University League kicks off in November at Warwick University - we hope to see you all there!
For questions about the University League, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Tim Carden (email@example.com)