University Sport

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

  • Discounted physiotherapy

  • Preferential training times in the York Sport facilities

  • Personal Development opportunities


‘One to watch’

Check out all the latest news on our ‘One to Watch’ fixtures here. If you have a derby, local rivalry or special competition coming up, let us know. Email [email protected].



York Sport

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].