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18 March 2024
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BUCS is thrilled to announce a three-year partnership extension with synthetic, hybrid and natural pitch experts SIS Pitches, increasing the number of pitches across higher education institutions nationwide.

The partnership, originally launched in 2021, centred around joint projects, including webinars as well as connections with member institutions looking to upgrade their sport facilities. Internationally recognised leader in sport pitches, SIS Pitches works with the biggest names in sport, including many leading sports clubs, institutions and elite sporting tournaments around the globe. This includes:

  • Bournemouth University
  • Durham University
  • Hartpury University
  • Loughborough University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Brighton
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Hull
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of York

Years of domestic and international experience means SIS Pitches can supply the right pitch for the right budget, from International sporting events, professional and amateur sports clubs to Universities and Colleges. The company works across a wide range of different sports, such as hockey, football, rugby, tennis and athletics.

Football, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Lacrosse, Hockey, Athletics, Tennis, Padel, Golf…all sports are covered and SIS can deliver. Seeing huge growth within the higher education sector with some of the biggest sporting institutions, SIS Pitches has made its mark in the UK university sporting scene.

Moving forward, the SIS Pitches team will be attending BUCS events sharing their innovations and sector knowledge to support the sporting ambitions of those currently in higher education.

SIS Pitches is part of multiple frameworks and agreements to provide the design, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of sports facilities. The company regularly completes work in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Football Association (FA), Sport England, and England Hockey and Football Foundation (FF) capital investment programmes.

“We have seen first-hand the benefits of high-quality sports facilities, having worked with some of the country’s most esteemed colleges and universities. Our partnership extension with BUCS will continue that great work and open up all types of sport to thousands of students across the country. The next three years are about innovation and scale, working with the BUCS team to promote a healthy, sociable and active approach to education.”

Joe Shaw, SIS Pitches Commercial Director

“We are delighted with the impact SIS Pitches has had on our member institutions over the past three years; from new sports facilities, member networking events and building connections within the industry. We look forward to the continued impact over the next three years”.

Joanna Coates, BUCS Interim CEO