BUCS have launched celebrations marking 100 years of British university sport, including a cenetary logo ©BUCS

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) have launched celebrations to mark 100 years of British university sport. 

BUCS began in 1919 as the Inter-Varsity Athletics Board of England and Wales, with the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield acting as founding members. 

It now delivers 50 sports to almost 170 member institutions. 

The University of Sheffield, a member of the founding 10, will hold a centenary dinner on February 15, the first evening of BUCS Nationals. 

BUCS will also launch a Hall of Fame that evening and has opened nominations. 

The Hall of Fame will celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of students, athletes and supporting staff over the last 100 years. 

Alongside the Hall of Fame, BUCS will be profiling 100 People of British University Sport on their social media platforms, featuring a mix of athletes, coaches and supporting staff who have left their mark on university sport over the past 100 years.

BUCS have also created a centenary logo, which consists of the number 100 with three lines running through it to represent the track lanes, inspired by the first athletics meet in 1919. 

The University of Sheffield are holding separate celebrations in addition to the centenary dinner. 

They have already held a "Disability in Sport Week" in December, raising the profile of disability sport by holding accessible sessions.

Other plans include public talks from sportspeople, including Olympic silver medal winning trampolinist Bryony Page and table tennis player David Wetherill, as well as a celebration of women in sport through the #ThisGirlCan campaign from March 4 to 10.