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Athletic Union

Athletic Union

Athletic Union - We Still Want You!

Semester one may be over but it's not too late to join an AU Club! Lots of our Clubs are still looking for new members and you can attend a variety of FREE taster sessions until you find the right one for you. See below for a full list of Clubs still welcoming new members. To get involved just get in touch with them and they will invite you to a FREE taster (contact details can be found on their web page):

Athletic Union - General Information

Our Athletic Union (AU) has 40 clubs and over 85 may of which 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.

Should you have any questions, please use the contact list below to reach our dedicated Athletic Union staff.

Staff Contacts PDF

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 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 AU 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 AU President, and two Vice-Presidents.

  • AU President - Joshua Schofield (Athletics)
  • AU Vice-President (Events) - Megan Eley (Cheerleading)
  • AU 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 AU Exec 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 AU 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 10 this year!

Joshua Schofield
Leeds Beckett Athletic Union President

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