Glasgow University Muay Thai shortlisted for BUCS Awards Club of the Year

Only three clubs out of the entire UK were shortlisted


The British Universities and Colleges sport (BUCS) celebrates the achievements of university sports teams each year. This year, Glasgow University Muay Thai (GUMT) has been shortlisted for Club of the Year award.

The BUCS Awards website  states that Club of the Year “celebrates a club that has demonstrated a commitment to club development that has resulted in improving the university sport experience.” GUMT has been nominated along with Hares and Hounds from the University of Edinburgh and Tennis club from the University of Nottingham.

Credit – BUCS Awards 

Throughout lockdown, GUMT worked hard to keep their members engaged with constant social media posts, which included regular live-streamed workouts. GUMT stands to be the first winner of a BUCS award from the University of Glasgow in over five years.

Credit – Glasgow University Muay Thai Facebook

Speaking to The Glasgow Tab, Captain Isla said: “It is truly an honour to be nominated for BUCS Club of the Year, and a testament to the incredible service and dedication from the committee over the past several months. The club continues to go from strength to strength, and I am so proud to be a part of this thriving community. To win this award would showcase all that has been done, and all that is still to come!”

Vice-Captain Noëmie added: “Being a part of committee has been such a central part of my life at university and working with an all-girl exec has been incredibly empowering, particularly in a sport which is traditionally considered more masculine. GUMT works hard to be as inclusive as possible, constantly breaking down barriers and stereotypes, and it is wonderful to have this recognised by this nomination.”

The winner will be announced on the 8th December. More information about BUCS can be found here. Get in touch with GUMT here.

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