- 21st October 2020
At the York Sport Union, we believe sport is all about having fun, being social and giving every student the opportunity to get involved. We ensure that all of our clubs are shaped and directed by our members, the students, which means that each club is run by a student committee.
Many of our clubs offer the chance to compete in BUCS (British University College Sport) representing the University of York across the country against other Universities. As well as BUCS, there’s also the opportunity to get involved in local and regional leagues
The Get Active Trail
York Sport Committee have put together a trail around York for students to get outside during lockdown. Check it out for some inspiration on where to go for your daily exercise.
Sports Club Membership
In order to join a sports club, you must first pay an AU Fee. This fee goes directly to York Sport Union and helps to fund the opportunities on offer, as well as provides sports insurance for all athletes. The AU fee can be paid through the website: simply select a club membership and the fee will be added to your basket. The fee amount depends on which sports club you choose. Most clubs then charge a membership fee on top of the AU fee.
This goes directly to the clubs to fund travel, equipment, competitions and more.
The two AU fee price brackets are:
Gold Tier £10 - for any club who train off campus
Black Tier £20 - for any club who train on campus at the York Sport facilities.
What does the AU fee contribute towards?
- Sports insurance cover
Contingency grants for those clubs in need of emergency funds
Preferential training times in the York Sport facilities
Personal Development opportunities
‘One to watch’
YUSU doesn't run or manage the sports facilities on campus but we work very closely with the team that do; York Sport. There are several sports facilities on our two main campuses including a swimming pool, athletics track, 3G pitch, squash courts and more. Alongside the facilities to play sport, there are also two high tech gyms available for students to join.
To find out more information, head to their website.
All of the University sports team kit and merchandise is provided by our partner brand; Akuma.
If you are an individual who is interested in purchasing kit, you can buy individual items on our Akuma web shop. Head here and enter the password: yorkSPORT.
For sports club bulk orders, please email [email protected]
York Sport Union Committee
The York Sport Union Committee are appointed annually and they support in the running of York Sport Union through managing social media, organising events and overseeing the contingency grant system.
The 2020 committee are:
York Sport Union President - Maddi Cannell
Treasurer - James Cook
Tournament Secretary - Lucas Rumberg
Tournament Secretary - Thomas Johnstone
Tournament Secretary - Rhys Pownall
Communications Officer - Kaity Eames
Communications Officer - Nicholas Gardner
Fundraising & Events Officer - Christopher Oldnall
Fundraising & Events Officer - Daniel Taylor
Equal Opportunities Officer - Nakibul Khan
Join our Referee & Officials Network to get involved in opportunities to officiate matches, attend courses and train your peers. For more information contact [email protected].