Key Information

SSS provide a safe environment for training and competition in the sport of boxing, whether for experienced boxers or newcomers to the sport. All clubs are affiliated to Amateur Boxing Scotland.

Female Boxing is becoming increasingly popular, both competitively and as a form of gym-based training

Have a chat with your institute’s boxing club for more details specific to the cross country program in place at your university/college, or alternatively contact the current SSS Boxing Chair (details below).

Sport Chair: Hameed Ahmed


Governing body: Boxing Scotland

Upcoming Boxing Events

You might want to know…

  • Cross Country is a BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) sport as apart of their Athletic programme! For more information on the whole programme, click HERE.

  • The SSS winter league is comprised of 7 events, challenging our students over a variety terrains and distances.

    Full list of events for 2020 – 2021 will be updated shortly.

    Each athlete’s overall score is calculated from the 4 best performances throughout the series. The full scoring policy can be downloaded HERE.

  • The Scottish Student Cross Country includes 5 Championship Events:

    • Cross Country Championship
    • 5km Relay Championship
    • Half Marathon Championship
    • 10km Road Race Championship
    • Hill Running Championship

  • Each season, our Cross Country National Squad has the opportunity to compete as team against the other districts of Scotland at the Inter-district Championships.

    For more information on how the team is selected, click HERE.

Meet your Sports Chair

Robert Sparks

Robert is the Scottish Student Cross Country chair and he plays a key role in overseeing all SSS events and is in charge of the communication between Scottish Athletics and Scottish Student Sport.

Robert first started running when he was 14 years old after winning a few 800m races at school. He went on to join his local athletics club, Fife AC, and since then have competed for them over almost every terrain possible. He is also a qualified coach and help out with his local club. One of Robert’s goal during his post is to increase participation in the sport, as he see it has having many benefits as stated below:

“Coming to university has really made me appreciate the importance of being part of a team. From the moment I joined the club I was made to feel welcome from members of all ages and personalities . University clubs are great for this and provide students with a really friendly atmosphere to train and socialize with like-minded people. This massively helped me to settle into university life as well as allowing me to branch out and make strong, long lasting friendships within the club. This showed him that cross country can go deeper than racing as no matter the result you would always arrive as a team, support each other as a team and leave as a team (not to mention celebrate as a team)! As a break from revision, a socialize with friends or a full on work out: It’s always a good time to go out for a run.”

Robert is currently a second year medical student, studying at the University of Edinburgh, running for the university’s Cross Country team, the Hare and Hounds.

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