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.

COME JOIN #TEAMCARDIFF, THE TOP RANKED WELSH UNIVERSITY IN BUCS

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!

Non-Cardiff University students can apply to join Sports Clubs as an Associate Member by completing this form and emailing it to the Students' Union Finance Department.

Upcoming Events

Endurance Intervals Session
21st September
Heath Park (check club Facebook for updates)
Fartlek grass endurance session with Cardiff-based running group, coached by James Thie and Steve Mitchell.
Social run
22nd September
outside SU Sports Gym (Senghenydd Road)
Social runs - choice of 3, 6 & 9 mile runs around different routes in Cardiff. All abilities welcome!!
Women's GIAG
23rd September
Talybont Astro
During our GIAG you will learn some basic skills needed for Lacrosse as well as meeting some of our committee members. We will have separate sessions for Women’s and Men’s. Please bring a mouthguard if you have one.
Men's GIAG
23rd September
Talybont Astro
During our GIAG you will learn some basic skills needed for Lacrosse as well as meeting some of our committee members. We will have separate sessions for Women’s and Men’s. Please bring a mouthguard if you have one.

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!

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