The UCFB Etihad Campus Athletic Union enables students to participate in a range of sports including football, golf, futsal and darts in both a competitive and recreational context.

Through various clubs and events, the Athletic Union also provides students with a great opportunity to make friends, support charities and integrate with the local community.

UCFB Etihad Campus, Athletic Union teams


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.


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


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.

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.

Women's Football

The UCFB Women’s 1st team won their 2019 Northern 3A BUCS league with a game to spare.

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

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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.

Sports 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.

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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. Details of Athletic Union trials at UCFB will be are yet to be released for 2019.


For any enquires regarding the UCFB Etihad Campus Athletic Union please contact us.

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