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.

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

Beginner Lessons Round 1 - Ski
14th October - 11th November
Meet us Senghennydd Rd, behind the Student’s’ Union.
Beginner Lessons Round 1 - Ski: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 5 x Weekly Ski lessons
Beginner Lessons Round 1- Snowboard
14th October - 11th November
Meet us Senghennydd Rd, behind the Student’s’ Union.
Beginner Lessons Round 1 - Snowboard: 8.30pm - 9:30pm 5 x Weekly Snowboard lessons
Experiencing CUTKD
24th October
Talybont Sports Centre
Athletic Union | Give It A Go
Second Surf GIAG
26th October
Back of SU
Athletic Union | Give It A Go

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!