The UCFB Athletic Union enables students to take part in a number of sports during their time here, whether competitive or recreational. We have teams across both campuses for male and female students, including football, rugby, squash and basketball, with more sports being added all the time.

A number of our teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and tournaments – the leading organiser of competitive activity among higher education institutions. Our football teams across both campuses have enjoyed particular success in recent years. If a sport you play doesn’t have a team at UCFB, there may be the opportunity to establish one. Our sports coordinators are always happy to help and discuss new ideas to broaden the activities on offer to students.

Students who wish to participate in individual sport activities are also encouraged to compete and will be supported by UCFB to enter competitions throughout their time here. Click below for details of Athletic Union trials at UCFB.

Athletic Union Trials+

Students are invited to trial for sports teams at both campuses during their time at UCFB, please see below for further information of dates and times for these trials:

Wembley

All trials will take place at Silver Jubilee Park, unless stated. Download the UCFB Wembley Campus map.

Men’s Football: 17th September 2018 – 5:30pm

Women’s Football: 17th September 2018 – 6pm

Rugby: 17th September 2018 – 6pm

Netball: TBC

Basketball: TBC

Darts: 20th September 2018 – 6pm (The Green Man, HA9 8DF)

Etihad

All trials will take place at Belle View, unless stated. Download and print the UCFB Etihad Campus map by clicking here.

Men’s Football:

17th September 2018 – 6pm

18th September 2018 – 6pm

19th September 2018 – 1pm

Women’s Football: 18th September 2018 – 6pm

Futsal: TBC

Darts: TBC

Golf: TBC

£5 a trial, buy on the online sort and email auetihad@ucfb.com with full name, playing position and current playing level.

 

For students who prefer to observe rather than participate, there are also opportunities to join the match day media teams of UCFB’s respective teams. The chance to film matches, interview players and write match reports not only aids students promoting each other’s successes, but it’s also an opportunity for budding sports media professionals to enhance their skill-set.

Rugby+

UCFB’s rugby team are currently (2017/18) competing in the BUCS Rugby South Eastern.

The team have over 30 participants training on a Monday and representing in fixtures on a Wednesday.

Darts+

The UCFB Wembley darts team was formed in 2016 and currently competes in the Harrow Darts League.

The team have had students represent the institution individually in singles tournaments as well as combining both campuses’ darts teams for the Big Weekender.

Women’s Football+

The women’s football team is currently (2017/2018) competing in the BUCS Football South Eastern 3A.

The team train on Monday evenings, led by a coaching student, with matches on Wednesdays.

Men’s Football+

UCFB Wembley men’s football teams have over 60 students representing UCFB in BUCS.

Training sessions take place every Monday, put on by UCFB coaching students, and fixtures take place on a Wednesday.

Students pay £100 membership which pays for facilities, travel, equipment, affiliation and match day officials.

Basketball+

UCFB basketball started during the second semester of 2018, and currently has over 20 participants training.

The AU will be entering the basketball team in to their first BUCS league competition in 2018/19.

Netball+

Netball started during second semester of 2018, with over 12 participants taking part in training.

The AU will be entering the netball team in to their first BUCS league competition in 2018/19.

Gaelic Football+

UCFB Gaelic Football competed in the BUCS Gaelic Football South Eastern during their first season (2017/18), finishing 3rd.

The team train on a Monday and compete on a Wednesday.

Athletic Union activities+

Sports Day

Designed to introduce new students to each other and to the AU committee members, the event highlights some of the sporting activities that can be enjoyed during a student’s time at UCFB. A number of other fun activities also take place, including a five-a-side football tournament, basketball, squash, rodeo bull and a hungry hippo inflatable.


Intra Mural Sports

Throughout the two academic semesters, IMS Football is run to engage non sporting students at UCFB to play five-a-side football on Wednesday afternoons. Games are advertised through the AU social media accounts and the UCFB Online Hub.


Running Club

The Running Club is designed to improve healthy living and keep students active outside of their studies. These sessions are promoted via the AU social media accounts and the UCFB Online Hub.


Cardio Bootcamp

Cardio Bootcamp is designed to improve healthy living and keep students active outside of their studies. These sessions are promoted via the AU social media accounts and the UCFB Online Hub.


Sport Relief

For the biennial charity event from Comic Relief, the UCFB Athletic Union set a series of challenges for staff, students and the community to get involved with.


 

For any enquires regarding the UCFB Wembley Athletic Union please contact suwembley@ucfb.com.

Follow UCFB Wembley on social media @UCFBWembleyAU.

Futsal+

The UCFB Etihad Campus futsal team competed for a second successive year (2017/18) in the BUCS Northern 4A league.

The team is continuously growing and becoming more competitive, and is coached by UCFB students

Darts+

The UCFB Etihad Campus darts team was formed in 2017 and competes in the North Universities Darts League (NUDL), West Division 1.

There are plans to introduce a second team in the league in the near future. The team has also had students represent the institution individually in singles tournaments as well as combining both campuses’ darts teams for the Big Weekender.

Golf+

UCFB golf had their inaugural season in 2017/2018 in the BUCS Northern 3A league.

Members joining the team also have the advantage of being able to access Brookdale Golf Club during term time with a exclusive membership fee of £100.

Women’s Football+

The UCFB Women’s football team is currently (2017/2018) competing in the BUCS Northern 3A division where the team finished 4th after being promoted in their previous campaign.

The team train on Monday and Tuesday evenings, led by a coaching student, with matches on Wednesdays.

Men’s Football+

The UCFB Etihad Campus men’s football teams have over 50 students representing UCFB in BUCS.

Training sessions take place every Monday and Tuesday, put on by UCFB coaching students, with fixtures taking place on a Wednesday. Students pay £100 membership which pays for facilities, travel, equipment, affiliation and match day officials.

Athletic Union activities+

Sports Day

Designed to introduce new students to each other and to the AU committee members, the event highlights some of the sporting activities that can be enjoyed during a student’s time at UCFB. A number of other fun activities also take place, including a five-a-side football tournament, basketball, squash, rodeo bull and a hungry hippo inflatable.


Intra Mural Sports

Throughout the two academic semesters, IMS Football is run to engage non sporting students at UCFB to play five-a-side football on Wednesday afternoons. Games are advertised through the AU social media accounts and the UCFB Online Hub.


Running club

The Running Club is designed to improve healthy living and keep students active outside of their studies. These sessions are promoted via the AU social media accounts and the UCFB Online Hub.


Racket sports club

The club has been set up for UCFB students to have the opportunity to get involved in sports such as badminton, tennis and squash on a weekly basis throughout the second semester of the academic year. It provides further opportunities for UCFB students to be active, while giving them a release from academic studies.


Sport Relief

For the biennial charity event from Comic Relief, the UCFB Athletic Union set a series of challenges for staff, students and the community to get involved with.


 

For any enquires regarding the UCFB Etihad Campus Athletic Union please contact suetihad@ucfb.com.

Follow the UCFB Etihad Campus on social media @ucfb_au_etihad.