UBCC offers all of its members a range of opportunities so that they develop not just as a cricketer but as a well-rounded, more employable individual.
Anyone can train up to twice a week while squad players can train up to four times a week. The club has a flexible approach as we understand academic and timetabling commitments so people can come and go to recreational sessions as they please even if they can only train for an hour.
Members of all abilities can represent the university in a number of ways. In the winter, there is the opportunity to represent the club in the local indoor league and a cup competition, it allows all members the chance to represent the club before the season starts. We also have our own Indoor Tournament in semester 2 which is open to all members of the club.
During the spring we currently have 1 Men’s BUCS team which competes in Western 1A, a very high standard of cricket. We also have a BUCS development team who will play a range of clubs and universities of a high standard and the potential to enter the BUCS leagues to ensure that the club continues to play a very high standard of cricket. We also have a recreational Men’s team who will play a series of friendlies against other clubs and universities. Our Women’s BUCS development team will also play numerous games in the spring against other clubs and universities. We aim to ensure that all teams play numerous games that match the standards that we are capable of.
More details of games and competing are of course posted to the appropriate players well in advnace of games so you can easily plan your studying and other activities around competing for the club.
Any student is able to lead recreational sessions if they wish, either by managing them or coaching on a group or one-to-one basis. All recreational sessions are currently student-led with anyone able to contribute ideas. Students can gain their Level 2 Coaching qualification during term time by attending the course in Writhlington (with the support of the club financially and logistically) and then completing their required sessions at UBCC.
There are club socials every other week at Bath CC, which are usually followed by Score - the on-campus sports night. These socials are normally fancy dress and a lot of fun for all where you can get to know club members in a friendly atmosphere. Details for these are posted on the Facebook page, so make sure you follow it!
Every year the club holds elections to decide who will be the Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Social Secretary, Ladies' Rep and Welfare & Inclusivity Officer for the club in the following year. These positions are open to anyone and give people a great chance to have an increased say in the running of the club, with a higher level of responsiblity and opportunities to develop a range of life skills.