If you're interested in competing in sports then we can help!

AUBSU is a member of BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport), which pits students from hundreds of UK universities against each other in 52 different sports. Take a look at the team and individual opportunities listed below and get in touch with us if you're interested in competing. 





`We have several sports clubs at AUBSU. Each one has weekly training sessions, great kits, and entry to competitions and leagues.




The AUB Women's Netball Team has a level 2 coach for weekly training sessions, which take place on Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm, at Glenmoor and Winton Academy. The team is entered into a local league and also enter teams into Bournemouth 7s in May.
Yearly cost: £45.
Sign up for Netball here.




TKD (mixed) train weekly on Wednesdays 5-7pm over at SportBU Studio 2 with an experienced instructor. Some of our students also train at a local club. The team is keen to compete, and often enter into competitions.
Yearly cost: £45.
Sign up for Taekwondo here.




Men's football train weekly on Mondays 5-6pm at SportBU (or local pitch). They also enter an 11-a-side league and are keen to play both socially and competitively.
Yearly cost: £45.
Sign up for football here (and check their Facebook for trianing times)




New to this year are our volleyball Club, who train weekly on Fridays 7-8.30pm at the YMCA in Bournemouth centre. They're really keen to get more people playing volleyball so if you're interested, they'd love to have you.
Yearly cost: £40
Sign up for volleyball here




We have both a Men's and Women's Rugby team who train weekly and compete each year in Bournemouth 7s, the UK's largest music and sports festival.
Yearly cost: £20
Sign up for rugby here




Our AUB Boxing Club (mixed) train weekly on Fridays 4:30-5:30pm over at SportBU Studio 1 with an experienced instructor. There is also a Give It A Go boxing class for mixed abilities, which costs £2 per session held on Thursdays 8pm-9pm at SportBU Studio 2. So, if you wanted to try out Boxing before joining the Club, then this is the class to go to first.
Yearly cost: £25
Sign up for Boxing here.




The Climbing Club is one of the fastest growing clubs at AUBSU and is good friends with the BU Climbing Club too. The club meets multiple times per week to do bouldering and rope climbing. They also enter into BUCS to compete. 
Yearly cost: £35
Sign up for climbing here




You can't live in Bournemouth and not at least try surfing. Our Surf Club meet weekly (weather and surfing conditions depending). If you haven't surfed before, make sure you chat to the club as they're a welcoming bunch and are keen to help instruct new surfers. They enter BUCS to compete and also go on trips (around the UK and abroad) throughout the year.
Yearly cost: £35 (however some members pay extra for insurance)
Sign up for surfing here (for more intermediate surfers)





We've teamed up with Bournemouth-based Viper 10 to give you some of the best looking, top quality kit around. They also make kit for premiership rugby players and international netball athletes, so you know 

Kit orders will be placed during the first training session of the year - and we'll have kit on hand for you to try on for size before the order gets placed.



British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)


How do I participate in BUCS for AUB?

Firstly, you must let AUBSU know which event you want to enter as soon as possible. Either email us at or pop in with your Student ID number and the details of the comp.


Secondly, create an account on BUCSPlay mobile app. Once logged on…

  1. Enter the sport community of the event you wish to compete.
  2. Click on the events tile. 
  3. Select the particular event from the list. 
  4. Find the relevant discipline. 
  5. Click apply and enter.
  6. Once you’ve successfully applied, you will need to wait for AUBSU to approve your entry – so log into your BUCSPlay app regularly. 



There is a problem with my app, who do I contact?

If you click on to the BUCSPlay SUPPORT tab on the bottom right hand corner, it will allow you to send a message directly to their “Zendesk” support.


I’ve entered, how do I get to the event and what about accommodation?

Congratulations, you’ll be representing AUB at your competition! If you’re a solo competitor and not already a member of an external club who are also competing, then you’ll need to organise your own travel and accommodation to the event. Unfortunately, we at SU don’t have extra funds to pay for your travel and/or accommodation, however, we may be able to reimburse your expenses. If we can, please hold tight of your receipts and come in to the office to check with us, but no promises – sorry!


Keep an eye on your emails and log in to your BUCSPlay app regularly.

There may be some info we will need from you up until the event, so it’s wise to keep checking your student email and log into your app for any updates.


Drop us an email at if you are interested in any of the opportunities above, or if you want to find out more about what we can do for you at AUB.