American Football Club


Join the Cardiff Cobras - Your Ultimate University Athletic and Social Experience


The Cobras have the incredible privilege of competing at the highest level of university sports, participating in thrilling away day events drawing thousands of spectators, including our Welsh Varsity match. Now, it's your chance to be a part of one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, at its highest level, regardless of your background or prior American Football experience.



- Tuesdays: 7:30pm-9:00pm @ Taly 3G

- Thursdays: 8:00pm-9:30pm @ House of Sport

- Sundays: 11:00am-1:00pm @ Llanrumney play fields (on BYE weeks)

- Plus, our engaging weekly online classroom sessions!



Our BUCs fixtures take place on Sundays and occasional Saturdays, starting in October and running through to the new year. Additionally, we participate in the UK's largest Varsity event against Swansea, usually close to Easter.



You'll be guided by our exceptional Head Coach, Shaun Vaughn, who boasts experience working with GB U19 and coaching and playing with the Bristol Aztecs, one of the nation's top men's teams. The Cobras have a talented coaching team dedicated to building a strong program.



At the heart of the Cardiff Cobras is our sense of community. Our weekly social events are renowned as some of the best at Cardiff University. Build lasting friendships beyond the field in fantastic social environments, and connect with fellow students from across the university at our monthly joint socials. Plus, enjoy exclusive discounts at Cardiff's finest pubs and bars as a Cardiff Cobra, with reduced ticket prices and drink specials.



We proudly sport classy team gear provided by our partners at Macron. You can purchase this exclusive stash on the Cardiff Macron store through our club shop.



Worried about equipment? Don't be! The club offers all the necessary gear at a nominal rental fee. All you need to bring are your boots and gloves.



Our club motto, "Felun" (As one), embodies our values. We are a united club, holding ourselves and each other accountable. We train with dedication, and we play with passion. Our core values - Integrity, Discipline, and Community - define our As One culture, and as a team, we uphold these values in everything we do.


Stay Connected

Follow our rookie Instagram account, cardiffcobras_rookies, for all recruitment and fresher information. Find the rest of our social links on this page!


Don't miss out on this opportunity for the ultimate university athletic and social experience. No matter your shape, size or experience come join the Cardiff Cobras today!


No Club Membership Refunds given. 

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  • American Football Club Veteran Membership£80.00
  • American Football Club Rookie Membership£100.00
  • AU Mid Season Top Up£10.00
  • Equipment Kit Hire£20.00
  • Quarter-Zip with Initials£45.00
  • Quarter-Zip£40.00
  • Cobra End of Year Awards Ball£27.50

Cardiff Cobras Committee Election 2024

These elections are for the Cardiff Cobras Comittee 24/25.

7 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 16:00 on Sunday 21 April 2024 (in 5 days and 22 hours)