Captains Prior to Match Day and on Match Day Checklist

Prior to Match Day and on Match Day – All fixtures

  • Check BUCS / SSS Website for fixture venue and start time and any last minute changes.

  • Check BUCS Website for the kit colour you are supposed to wear – (Home team changes if kit clash so be prepared)

  • Kit is washed / cleaned / counted and everyone is aware who is bringing it to venue.

  • *IMPORTANT* Check all players participating are members of the Sports Union AND have insurance.

  • Team (Score) +Sheets prepared clearly for officials and copy retained.


Home Game

  • Check facilities are booked and confirm time with Sports Administrator for the opposing team 48 hours before the match.

  • Officials are mandatory and need to be booked at least 3 weeks in advance.

  • Post-match hospitality is arranged (if required).

  • Equipment checked and any special match day kit prepared (match balls pumped up / 1st Aid Kit etc.)

  • Always submit results to the Union Affairs Assistant ( immediately after the game.


Away Game

  • Transport booked at least 7 days in advance – Please refer to the “How to book a minibus” factsheet (essential documentation that needs to be submitted). Link to the booking form is here.

  • Take plenty of water and food for journey – both ways (post-match recovery).

  • Arrange who is bringing different items of kit (balls / playing kit / water bottles etc).

  • Leave with plenty of time to make your fixture – don’t be late.

  • If you have taken a minibus to your fixture, remember to fully refuel the bus before returning to QMU.

You can download and print a copy of this checklist here.


*This list is not exhaustive and should be used as a starting point for your preparations.

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