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Athletic Union

Athletic Union

Sports Awards

Each year the Sports Awards sees over 800 staff and students come together to celebrate the fantastic sporting successes of the past 12 months. This years winners can be seen below:

 Club Officer of the Year – Rob Bennett (Boxing)

Student Development Award – Kris Stafford (Rugby Union)

Sportsman of the year – Calum Johnson (Triathlon)

Sportswoman of the year – Nicole Burns (Gymnastics)

Unsung Hero Award – John ‘Tats’ Harkins

Sports Personality – Demarny Lawrence (Handball)

Most Improved Club of the Year – Dance

Team of the Year – American Football Men’s 1st

Non-BUCS Club of the Year – Handball

BUCS Club of the Year – Tennis

This year's raffle raised £398.70 for Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Athletic Union 

Our Athletic Union (AU) has 40 clubs and over 85 teams that compete in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) competitions on a weekly basis.

The Sports Office manages the day to day running of the Athletic Union and is governed by the AU Exec and club committees.

In addition to the BUCS teams, the Athletic Union also supports various recreational and outdoor activity teams from Tchoukball to Sub Aqua.

Whatever your interest we are positive we can ensure you have access to the best student sport experience during your time at Leeds Beckett. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Sports Office at any time.

Our annual Varsity event engages over 12,000 students across the two universities on a day which celebrates the friendship and the rivalry between Leeds Beckett and the University of Leeds.

Additional Information

Plus Icon Athletic Union Membership

Athletic Union Membership is an additional £60 upgrade to your Sports Membership. This allows you to join a sports club, however some clubs may trial for places on the team. The Athletic Union advises you to check entry requirements with the club you are interested in before you buy.

You can purchase your Sports Membership and Athletic Union Membership online and through the Sports Centre Receptions at either campus.

If you would like to play in more than one AU club you will need to purchase one Athletic Union Membership and pay an additional £30 per club. This second membership can be purchased in the Sports Office.

All Athletic Union Members sign up to the Code of Conduct when purchasing a membership a full copy can be found here.

For more information about the Athletic Union membership please contact athleticunion@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon Athletic Union Kit

What kit should I wear to games?

We encourage all Athletic Union members to arrive at games in the Athletic Union kit and this includes:

  •  Shorts

  •  Squad top             

  •  Technical polo shirt

  •  Tracksuit pant

You can buy this kit as a bundle for £100 saving £11.

Where can I buy Athletic Union kit?

Get your kit in store at the Headingley Campus Merchandise Shop.

Headingley Campus Merchandise Shop

Mon - Fri: 09:00-14.00  / 14.30-15.00


Merchandise Shop

Campus Central

Leeds Beckett University

Headingley Campus

Leeds LS6 3HJ

Alternatively buy online at www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/beckettkit

How do I get my team name added to the kit?

Team names are printed on the back of any polo shirt, squad top or hoodie at the Headingley Campus Merchandise Shop free of charge, while you wait.

What bundles are available for the Athletic Union kit?

Grab a Beckett Bundle to make savings when purchasing you kit.

 Bundle  A - Save £15

  •  Backpack

  •  Long-sleeved Technical T-shirt

  •  Shorts

  •  Squad top             

  •  Technical polo shirt 

  •  Tracksuit pant

All for £145 (save £15)


Bundle B - Save £11

  •  Shorts

  •  Squad top             

  •  Technical polo shirt

  •  Tracksuit pant

All for £100 (save £11)


Bundle C - Save £3

  •  Shorts

  •  Technical polo shirt

All for £40  (save £3)


For any other queries on team leisurewear or playing kit please contact Lisa McCormick, 0113 812 8440, lisa.mccormick@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Plus Icon Athletic Union Executive Committee

The AU Executive Committee is the elected body for the Sports Clubs. We have a chair and two vice chairs who represent the views of the Sports Clubs with the Sport & Active Lifestyles Staff, Student Union and the University. 

Chair - Bridey Chase

Vice Chair - Ella Gregg

Hi, I'm Ella, one of the Vice Chair on the Au Exec Committee. I am president of Leeds Beckett Korfball Club and I'm also in my final year of university, studying Speech and Language Therapy.

Vice Chair - Beth Fenner

Hi, I’m Beth and I’m your Athletic Union Vice Chair from the Handball team. Sport has always been my passion in life and I hope that I will get to know as many of you as possible during my role on the Athletic Union committee. Let’s have some fun!!

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