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

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.

Futsal

The UCFB Etihad Campus futsal team compete in the Tier 3A of BUCS Sport. Platt Lane is the home for UCFB Men’s Futsal.

Training sessions take place every Thursday*, which are led by UCFB coaching students, and fixtures take place on a Sunday.

Students AU membership will be available to purchase once selected which pays for facilities, travel, equipment, affiliation and match day officials.

*There is no training booked as yet due to Government restrictions
Golf

UCFB Etihad Campus' Golf team compete in Northern Tier 3A of the BUCS leagues. They have previously used Brookdale and Withington Golf Clubs for their home fixtures and training sessions. Please attend Freshers’ Fair for more information on who we are partnering with for the upcoming 2020/21 academic year.

Students AU membership will be available to purchase once selected which pays for facilities, travel, equipment, affiliation and match day officials.

Men's Academy Football

Following a series of back-to-back promotions, the UCFB Academy, Manchester team currently competes in the Northern Tier 1A of BUCS' leagues.

The team trains and plays all home games at Curzon Ashton FC, with training sessions being led by coached two UEFA A qualified coaches.

The academy provides an opportunity for elite-level male footballers to combine working within a professional football environment.

In terms of career progressions on the pitch, last season three players were selected to represent England Universities.

To register your interest in the academy, click here.

Men's Football

The UCFB Etihad Campus' men’s football teams currently compete in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth tiers of the BUCS Northern section.

All teams play their home games at either Curzon Ashton FC or the National Speedway Stadium at Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue.

Training sessions take place every Monday and Tuesday, and are led by UCFB coaching students, whilst fixtures take place on a Wednesday.

Students AU membership will be available to purchase once selected which pays for facilities, travel, equipment, affiliation and match day officials.

Women's Football

The UCFB Women’s 1st team currently compete in Tier 3A of BUCS' Northern section. The team trains and plays its home fixtures at the National Speedway Stadium, located at Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue.

Training sessions take place every Monday and Tuesday, and are led by UCFB coaching students, whilst fixtures take place on a Wednesday.

Students AU membership will be available to purchase once selected which pays for facilities, travel, equipment, affiliation and match day officials.

Tennis

The UCFB Etihad Campus' Men’s Tennis Team compete in Tier 4A of BUCS' Northern section. They have previously used Northern Tennis Club for both training sessions and home fixtures.

Students AU membership will be available to purchase once selected which pays for facilities, travel, equipment, affiliation and match day officials.

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Athletic Union activities

Sports Day

Designed to introduce new students to each other and to the SU committee members, the event highlights some of the sporting activities that can be enjoyed during a student’s time at UCFB.

Intramural Sports

Throughout the two academic semesters, 6-a-side Football is run to provide more opportunities to students at UCFB, especially those that miss out on the BUCS teams or prefer the more social side of the game. Games are advertised through the Student Experience social media accounts and the UCFB Online Hub.

Fitness Club

The UCFB Etihad Campus Athletic Union offers a wide range of fitness sessions to help promote healthy living and keep students active throughout their studies. These sessions are promoted via the Student Experience social media accounts and the UCFB Online Hub.

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Trials

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.

For any enquiries regarding trials for the UCFB Etihad Campus Athletic Union please email auetihad@ucfb.com or contact us.

Contact

For any enquires regarding the UCFB Etihad Campus Athletic Union please email auetihad@ucfb.com or contact us.

Follow the UCFB Etihad Campus Student Experience on social media @ucfb_ec_se.

Be part of UCFB's Sporting Community
Want to represent UCFB competitively?

All our sport teams can be signed up for at Fresher’s Fair. If you cannot attend, email your Sport Coordinator at the earliest opportunity. We also cater for individual athletes to represent UCFB in any BUCS event and some external events. Again, speak to your Sport Coordinator about getting involved.

Want to become a Sports Coach?

Our Athletic Unions have many different sports teams that you can get involved in and gain experience through. Whether this is short or long term, the AU can provide you with this educational experience.

Want to be part of the Match Day Media team?

We are on the lookout for students to follow each of our sport teams to fulfil a range of media roles including videographer, photographer, reporter and commentator. This is to promote our sport teams, whilst providing you with vital work experience opportunities.

Want to create a new team or society?

We are constantly expanding our sport offering and encourage all students to come forward with new suggestions. Our Athletic Union’s will support in creating new teams or societies. No idea is a bad idea! With your help UCFB can expand and compete in many more BUCS competitions, moving UCFB up and up in the ranks!

Want to help support charity events?

UCFB run many different charity events during both semesters. Supporting many main and local charities to increase the awareness and raising as much as we can to help those that need it the most. 

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