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University of St Andrews Athletic Union

The University of St Andrews Athletic Union (commonly known as the ‘AU’) is the umbrella organisation for the support and development of sport and sports clubs at the University of St Andrews. Run by students, for students, it provides structure and advice to over 60 clubs and several thousand members.

University of St Andrews Athletic Union
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MottoAncient Greek: ΑΙΕΝ ΑΡΙΣΤΕΥΕΙΝ
TypeAthletic Union
PresidentTom Abbott
Location, ,
AffiliationsBritish Universities and Colleges Sport Scottish Student Sport



The Athletic Union is a student representative body with its own constitution sanctioned by the University Court. The Athletic Union is run by an Executive Committee[1] elected by the student body of the University of St Andrews.

Affiliated ClubsEdit

There are over 60 clubs[2] affiliated to the Athletic Union which receive various levels of support.

List of ClubsEdit

  • Aikido
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boat Club (Rowing)
  • Boxing
  • Canoe & Kayak
  • Cheerleading
  • Clay Pigeon
  • Cricket (Men)
  • Cricket (Women)
  • Cross-Country
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf (Men)
  • Golf (Women)
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Ice Skating & Curling
  • Ice Hockey
  • In-Line Hockey
  • Judo
  • Jujitsu
  • Karate
  • Korfball
  • Lacrosse (Men)
  • Lacrosse (Women)
  • Lifesaving
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
  • Mountaineering
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Riding
  • Rifle
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Shinty (Men)
  • Shinty (Women)
  • Snowsports
  • Squash
  • Sub Aqua
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Trampoline
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Windsurfing

National AffiliationsEdit

British University & College Sport (BUCS)Edit

The University of St Andrews Athletic Union affiliates to BUCS annually. BUCS is responsible for the organisation of the majority of university sport and claims to set more sports fixtures than any other sports organisation in Europe. Every sport that is recognised by BUCS is allocated points towards it. These are compiled and at the end of the season all institutions are ranked for sport.

Scottish Student Sports (SSS)Edit

The University of St Andrews Athletic Union affiliates to SSS annually. SSS runs a lot of the sports events and fixtures on behalf of BUCS in Scotland, in particular the British University Games (BUGS). SSS also takes responsibility for a lot of the sports BUCS does not recognise such as rifle, shinty, gaelic football and curling.


  1. ^ "Committee".
  2. ^ "Join a Sports Club". Retrieved 1 June 2011.

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