The Athletic Union

Welcome to the home of student sport at Cardiff University! We facilitate 68 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.





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.

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Upcoming Events

Non-members class ticket for Term 3
13th March - 19th June
This ticket is for any class for a non-member throughout term 3, please keep purchasing this one before EACH class. Thanks.
Hiking Week
29th May - 2nd June
30th May - 30th June
Polo Lesson at BPC
3rd June
Beaufort Polo Club, Westonbirt

How to join

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.




The Annual Athletic Union Awards ball will be taking place again on Wednesday 10th May 2023. There are 10 main awards on offer and additional individuals awards to recognize sporting success on and off the field.




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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!

Cardiff University Students’ Union, registered in Wales. Nothing here in contained constitutes an order for goods or services unless accompanied by an official order

Telephone | 029 2078 1400 Email | Website | Address | Park Place Cardiff CF10 3QN Charity No. | 1137163 Company Registration No. | 07328777
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