UoM Sport

Sports Clubs

Join a sports club at The University of Manchester, become a part of the Athletic Union and enjoy your amazing sports experience.


Athletic Union

Athletic Union (AU) is the umbrella term for The University of Manchester sports clubs that compete against other Universities across the UK in BUCS leagues and competitions.

The University of Manchester have 89 teams across 36 sports, separated into 42 different clubs with each club having highly qualified head coaches to help you achieve your full potential. Studying a degree can be demanding, playing sport is a great way to relieve stress, meet new people and stay fit and healthy.

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UoM Sports Sabbatical Officer Recruitment

We are looking for a natural leader who has a passion for playing and organising sport whilst at University

  • You will need to demonstrate initiative, excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and organise the delivery of services.
  • You will need to evidence how you motivate and develop others in order to raise standards and achieve success.
  • An understanding of BUCS and the general structure of sport in the UK will be advantageous.

If this interests you please read:

Deadline 30 March, 5pm. Return completed application form to sport@manchester.ac.uk

*IMPORTANT* To be eligible for this role you must be either a current University of Manchester final year student or a recent University of Manchester graduate (within the last year).

For informal enquiries about the role please contact james.plowright@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 2756990.


Didn't find your sport? The Students' Union has a further 36 sport societies which don't compete in BUCS.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)

BUCS is the national governing body for University sport in the United Kingdom who’s vision is to give students the best University sport experience in the world.

The University of Manchester’s 42 Athletic Union sports clubs compete against every University in the UK in BUCS leagues & competitions from October to May every year.

To see how Manchester are getting in BUCS visit their profile here.

Christie Championship

Christie Championship is a tri-university competition between the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. These three universities compete in a multitude of sports and take turns hosting.

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