Each Team is responsible for ensuring that all individuals they wish to represent them are selected for the Fixture and listed on the match Team Sheet on BUCS Play in accordance with BUCS REG 11.
To enable verification that the individuals representing the Team are those listed on the Team Sheet, all individuals are required to provide photographic identification. Such identification will ideally take the form of a valid student card for their Institution.
The two Teams should review the list of names on their opposition’s match Team Sheet and cross-reference these with the individual photographic identification provided by each member of the Team, whilst also checking that the individuals present match the IDs they have provided.
If either Captain finds that any individuals on the opposition Team are unable to provide identification, they should complete a Playing Under Protest Form (REG 12) detailing this grievance and ‘dispute’ the team sheet on BUCS Play. (Click here for the help guide on how to dispute a team sheet). Time and date stamped photographs should be taken on the day of the individuals in question, in order to enable post-fixture verification with the appropriate Athletic Union (or equivalent) representative(s). Any individual refusing to have their photograph taken should be noted on the Playing Under Protest Form. These photographs must be used only for the purpose of verifying eligibility. Misuse of these photographs could lead to disciplinary action.
If either captain has concerns over the eligibility individuals on the opposition team, they should complete a Playing Under Protest Form (REG 12) detailing this grievance and ‘dispute’ the team sheet on BUCS Play. Verification should then be sought post-fixture with the appropriate Athletic Union (or equivalent) representative(s).
The overriding principle should always be to complete fixtures. If issues are identified, alleged Team Sheet contraventions that a Team may wish to appeal against require adherence to Playing Under Protest and Match Appeal requirements as outlined in REG 12 and REG 15 respectively.