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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 50+ sports clubs, which currently have over 3,500 members.

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 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

Just want to access your AU club's training sessions and no more? Club Access Membership is for you, but an additional charge will apply per visit 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.

Contact Us

AU President

Sports Clubs link

Sports clubs

The Athletic Union currently manages over 50 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.

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.

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How to start a club

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