For some Premier and Tier 1 teams, April and May plays host to some of the biggest games of the season – The Play-Offs. Play-offs are what decides teams’ fate for the 2022/23 season. Win, and teams will compete at the highest level of University Sport. This year, Volleyball (Men’s and Women’s first team), Table Tennis (Women’s first team) and Badminton (Women’s first team) were all involved.

Volleyball (Men's First Team)

Following a triumphant National Trophy campaign, our South Eastern Tier 1 champions were probably going into the Play-offs as favourite for promotion. However, games against Western Tier 1 winners Bath and 6th place Premier Tier Oxford stood in their way. UCL showed their class however with back-to-back 3-0 victories against both sides, meaning they will take Oxford’s place in the Premier Division next season!

Volleyball (Women's First Team)

Following an equally successful league campaign, UCL Women’s first team were pushing for promotion as well. Despite gaining 3 points over Premier Tie Bath, promotion was not to be following a 3-1 loss to Western Tier 1 Winners Cardiff. An excellent season nonetheless and we look forward to seeing whether the team can exceed their achievements next year.

Table Tennis (Women's First Team)

After an excellent season, which has seen our Women’s Table Tennis side win their league without a loss, reach a National Trophy Final, and claim third place in the National doubles competition, it was only right that they take a rightful place in the Premier Tier. Following a close 3-2 win over Southampton, UCL Women overcame Bristol convincingly to join Exeter, Swansea, and King’s in the top tier.

Badminton (Women's First Team)

Our Women’s badminton team were looking to avoid relegation with tricky fixtures against South Easter Tier 1 champions Imperial and Western Tier 1 champions Cardiff. In an extraordinarily close series of matches, all fixtures incredibly finishes 4-4 leaving each team on 3 points! Only the number of individual games won would separate the teams and thankfully, it was UCL who topped the group! Premiership status restored!