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Sports Teams

Your sporting community can be just as important as your academic one, and that's why we have a wide variety of sports clubs for you to join. It’s a great way to make friends, clear your head, and have fun!

Membership includes:

  • Coached training sessions
  • Match and training facilities
  • Driven transport to away fixtures
  • Competition kit (University owned)
  • Equipment access
  • Access to fitness support

Playing competitively 

Our clubs give you the chance to compete at several different levels, including competing against universities across the country through the British University & College Sport (BUCS) Competition. 

BUCS is the governing body for university sport and is the stage upon which our teams can showcase their talent and competitive edge. To compete as part of a sports club, you must be registered with BUCS Play. Registration can be completed on the BUCS website.

Not sure if competitive sport is for you, but still want to get involved? Check out our social sports.

How to join

To join any of our sports clubs, you must pay a membership fee. We currently offer different membership types, with varying costs.

  • BUCS Membership is £60 for the academic year for all clubs, with the exception of American Football which is £60 per semester. Once you are a paid member of any club, you can join an additional club with no further membership fee (excluding American Football).
  • Club Membership is £30 for the academic year.
  • Student Union Club Membership costs vary in price, so please visit for further information and to purchase your membership.
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