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AU 940

Athletic Union

Run by students, for students, the Athletic Union (AU) is the student organisation for the support and development of sports clubs at the University. The AU is run by an Executive Committee (Exec) and led by an elected Athletic Union President.

Get involved

Sports clubs are an integral part of the unique student experience and form a cornerstone of the Saints Sport programme. The vast majority are student led and run, with many of our club coaches and match officials coming from within the student body. All matriculated students at the University are automatically a member of the Athletic Union and are welcome to join any of our sports clubs. 

Join a sports club 

Being a member of a sports club opens up a wealth of experiences, which afford students some of their fondest memories and the opportunity to foster some of their closest friendships. With over 50 sports on offer and multiple competitive and recreational teams, Saints Sport caters for all levels of ability and aspiration.

Through our sports clubs, students have access to a host of first class opportunities for personal development and an amazing opportunity to regularly travel through the Scottish Highlands and further afield across the UK and around the world.

Our programme is very much student led so new activities can be introduced with sufficient student demand. For a club to fully affiliate to the Athletic Union it must have been in existence for at least twelve months and shown to be financially and organisationally self-sufficient.

Starting a new sports club  

AU Club Memberships

BUY your AU Club Membership(s)

To join one (or more) of the Athletic Union sports clubs please visit the University's online shop to purchase your membership. Please note: you must have either a Full Access or a Sports Club Saints Sport membership in addition to your individual club membership during both semesters in order to train and compete with an AU club.

Saints Sport Membership

BUY your Saints Sport Student Membership

The Full access membership fee 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? Saints Sports' Sports Club 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.

Club Portal

Sports clubs form an integral part of university life at St Andrews and the vast majority are student led and run, with many of our club coaches and match officials coming from within the student body.

The Club Portal has been created to provide support, key information and resources for the team of over 500 volunteers within our club committees who are responsible for delivering activity for more than 3,500 students throughout the academic term through their clubs.

Contact Us

AU President