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Athletic Union

Who are we?

The Leeds Beckett Athletic Union has 40 sports clubs, and over 85 teams.

We have competitive teams who compete in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) leagues, events and competitions, as well as several non-BUCS clubs who take part in various recreational and outdoor activities, including Tchoukball, Sub Aqua and Snowsports.

The Athletic Union is managed by the university's sports office team, and is governed by the Athletic Union Executive Committee and our sports clubs' committee members.

Regardless of your sports interest, the Athletic Union is here to help you have the best student sport experience during your time at Leeds Beckett.

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Additional Information

Plus Icon Athletic Union Membership

The Athletic Union membership  allows you to join a Leeds Beckett sports club, however, some clubs may trial for places on the team. We advise that you check entry requirements with the club you would like to join before you purchase your membership.

You can purchase your membership on our website, or through the sports centre reception at Headingley or City Campus gym reception.

What if I want to join more than one club?

If you would like to join multiple Athletic Union clubs, you must purchase a full Athletic Union membership and then pay an additional £30 per club you would like to join.

You can purchase your additional club membership at the Sports Office, located in the Headingley Campus Sports Centre.

Code of Conduct

All Athletic Union Members sign up to the Code of Conduct when purchasing a membership.

For more information 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.

Where can I buy Athletic Union kit?

Get your kit online at www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/beckettkit.

If you need to try before you buy, sample sizes can be found in Sports Centre Reception at our pop up shop every Wednesday during term time.

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

Team names can be printed on the back of any polo shirt, squad top or hoodie, just select the relevant club when purchasing.

What bundles are available for the Athletic Union kit?

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

Bundle A - Save £12

  • Backpack
  • Long-sleeved Technical T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Squad top
  • Technical polo shirt
  • Tracksuit pant

All for £135 (save £12!)

Bundle B - Save £5

  • Shorts
  • Squad top
  • Technical polo shirt
  • Tracksuit pant

All for £95 (save £5!)

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 Athletic Union Executive Committee is the elected body for the Sports Clubs. They represent the views and interests of 1500 members and 41 clubs across the year.  The committee is made up of an Athletic Union President, and two Vice-Presidents.

  • Athletic Union President - Joshua Schofield (Athletics)
  • Athletic Union Vice-President (Events) - Megan Eley (Cheerleading)
  • Athletic Union Vice-President (Campaigns) - Jane Feenan (Cheerleading)

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the roles, please contact lisa.mccormick@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Plus Icon Athletic Union Executive Committee Updates

Semester 1

The first semester has been an exciting time for Leeds Beckett Athletic Union. Despite our marginal loss at Leeds Varsity, the University has picked up some impressive results over the first 3 months of the BUCS season with us sitting just outside the Top 10 in the country at the moment.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome Jane Feenan to the Athletic Union Executive Team who fills the position of Vice President for Campaigns. As part of the Athletic Union Executive Committee it is our mission to try and improve student experience within Sport and Active Lifestyles. We therefore want to hear your views on how we can help improve student sport at Leeds Beckett. What things can we improve on? What things do we do well? Do you have any ideas that could help the clubs that you are part of? If you have any views you can email me at j.schofield7273@student.leedsbeckett.ac.uk or alternatively you can message the Athletic Union Exec Instagram Account where Megan, Jane or I will get back to you.

Thank You and good luck for all of your events in second semester – let’s push on and make the Top Ten this year!

Joshua Schofield
Leeds Beckett Athletic Union President

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