The Athletic Union

Welcome to the home of student sport at Cardiff University! We facilitate over 65 student-led sports clubs and offer 5000+ students the opportunity to represent Cardiff regionally, nationally and beyond.

We primarily compete in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) whilst providing opportunities to compete at other prestigious competitions and events, both indoor and outdoor sports.

AU Awards

It's awards season so get nominating!

Awards Nominations

Membership

As part of the AU, you get the amazing opportunity to represent Cardiff University and join as many sports as you want! For a small fee, the AU provides all sorts of benefits to members including facility hire, BUCS affiliation, BUCS subsidy, insurance coverage, staff support and so much more!

Don’t know what sports club to join? Check out our Give It A Go programme!

Upcoming Events

Intermediate Snowboard Advancement & Progression Sessions (Block 1)
27th January - 24th February
Senghennydd Rd, behind the Student’s’ Union.
Intermediate Snowboard Advancement & Progression Sessions (Block 1)
Club Champs Round 5
19th February
Lidl Cathays Car Park
Club Champs Round 5 - Sim racing
Beginner Lessons Round 1 - Ski
21st February - 20th March
Meet us Senghennydd Rd, behind the Student’s’ Union.
Beginner Lessons Round 1 - Ski: 7:30pm - 8:30pm 5 x Weekly Ski lessons Friday 21st February Friday 28th February Friday 6th March Friday 13th March Friday 20th March
Beginner Lessons Round 1- Snowboard
24th February - 23rd March
Meet us Senghennydd Rd, behind the Student’s’ Union.
Beginner Lessons Round 2 - Snowboard: 6 pm - 7 pm 5 x Snowboard lessons Monday 24th February Monday 2nd March Monday 9th March Monday 16th March Monday 23rd March

Joining

Memberships are available to purchase from September - head to the Club pages below and the AU Fee will be applied to your first membership purchase.

Any questions? Come and see us on the 3rd floor of the Students' Union or contact us.


Sports Clubs

We are a fully inclusive institution providing activity for all abilities, but we advise that you contact Clubs prior to signing up to discuss commitments, additional costs and the timing of sessions. Also be aware that there may be limitations in capacity for a few of our more popular clubs linked solely to resources such as facilities, transport or instructor availability.

Check out Give It A Go or Trial sessions to get a taster before you join!