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Athletic Union

The home of student sport at St Andrews

Are you looking for adventure, competition, excitement, exercise, exhilaration, exploration, fitness, fun, physical activity, team spirit and the ultimate St Andrews student experience? Look no further.

The Athletic Union (AU) is the student organisation for the support and development of university sports clubs. We are run by students, for students, and we are led by a full time student president who dedicates a year away from their studies to University Sport. If you are a student at St Andrews then you are automatically a member of the AU and are welcome to join any of our 60+ Sports Clubs, which currently have over 4,000 members (more than half of the student body).

Sport is a central part of the unique student experience at the University of St Andrews. Our sports clubs offer a massive variety of opportunities to participate, compete and experience a huge variety of sports at all levels. There is something for everyone, whatever your level of fitness or experience, with beginners particularly welcome in all of our clubs.

Get Involved

Students who get involved in AU clubs have access to a host of first class opportunities for personal development, travel, the development of leadership skills, management skills, lifelong friendships and employability.

Come and join the team.

AU Club Memberships

To join one (or more) of the Athletic Union sports clubs please visit the University's online shop to purchase your membership. With the exception of very few AU clubs, individuals who wish to join an AU club will also need to take out a Sports Centre membership.

Sports Centre Memberships

Fitness+ student membership

The Fitness+ yearly membership fee of £150 includes:
• Unlimited gym access
• Unlimited access to exercise classes
• Unlimited recreational sport (students)
• Ability to book all facilities 14 days in advance
• Unlimited use of other facilities (tennis centre (indoor and outdoor), sports hall, sand dressed pitch, 3G etc)
• Free equipment hire
• Entitlement to attend Athletic Union (AU) club sessions (specific club fees still apply)
• Semester membership is available (Semester 1 £90; Semester 2 £72)

Just want to access your AU club's training sessions and no more? Club Access Membership (£70) is for you, but an additional charge of £4.80 per visit will apply for classes and fitness suite access.

To enable you to join the sports centre and/or AU clubs online please ensure you allow for your data to be passed to Saints Sport when completing online matriculation.

Freshers' Week 2018

  • Monday 10 September - Sports Fayre 2pm - 8pm

An event not to miss this Freshers’ Week: Come along to the Sports Arena to speak to all our clubs, see what they have on offer, and join as many as you can!

  • Wednesday 12 - Sunday 16 September - AU Club Give-it-a-Go Sessions

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, the Give-it-a-Go sessions are your chance to try out all our sports clubs totally free of charge.

Contact Us

Fiona Murray, AU President 2018-2019

Sports Clothing

The University have appointed local independent retailer Richmond Sport as its exclusive provider of all sports kit (team and leisure wear) to its students, staff and affiliated sports clubs, for the period 7 August 2018 – 31 July 2019, with internationally renowned sports brand Macron, as the University's recognised sportswear partner.

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Macron is a European leader company in the production and sale of sportswear, operating in four main business areas: teamwear - sportswear and accessories for team sports (football, rugby,  basketball, volleyball, baseball, handball, futsal, running); merchandising - official kits, free time products and accessories for the supporters of the clubs sponsored by Macron; running & fitness - technical apparel for individual runners and for training sessions in the gym; athleisure – sports inspired apparel for leisure time, for those who wish to wear Macron even outside pure sports activities. Macron owes its success to the capacity of interpreting the needs and demands of those who do sport, developing high quality and technicality products.

Buy your University of St Andrews sports clothing today:

Richmond Sport Webshop
The full Saints Sport clothing range is available to view and buy directly from the Richmond Sport website.

Richmond Sport Retail Store - 35 North Street, St Andrews
Alternatively, why not drop in to the Richmond Sport retail store located at 35 North Street, St Andrews, where you will be able to view our whole leisurewear range and try on any item before you buy.

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Student Sport Team link

Student Sport Team

The Student Sport Team is run by the Athletic Union President and incorporates the AU Executive Committee and the Media Team.

Sports Clubs link

Club sport

The Athletic Union currently manages 59 affiliated sports clubs catering to all levels of ability.

Club Management Portal link

Club Management Portal

The CMP provides important information to help committees run their clubs effectively and efficiently.

Featurebox - Competitions


Over 100 teams competing in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) and Scottish Student Sports (SSS), local and national competitions.

Transport Form link

Transport Request Form

Clubs and individuals can request transport from the Athletic Union for all fixtures, competitions and trips by completing the Transport Request Form.

Visiting Teams link

Visiting Teams

Location of fixtures and other important information for opposition teams and clubs.

HBHM link

Healthy Body Healthy Mind

The University of St Andrews are proud to be taking part in the Healthy Body Healthy Mind award (HBHM).

Sports Buddy Link

Sports Buddy Scheme

The Buddy Scheme aims to give new students the chance to make contact with a current student who is passionate about sports at the University before they arrive in St Andrews.

Athletic Union - feature

How to start a club

Our programme is very much student led so new activities can be introduced with sufficient student demand.

Feature box - Saints Excellence

Saints Sport staff provide support to Athletic Union club committees throughout the year.