UCD sports clubs are at the center of student sport at the University. The Athletic Union Council (AUC) is the governing body for UCD sports clubs and all clubs are affiliated to the AUC. Clubs provide a huge range of opportunities to train, play and compete in sport, no matter what your passion, ability or level. Although competition is a feature of many of the sports at UCD, clubs also cater for students who may not wish to compete but want to train in a particular sport for the health and fitness benefits. Whether you want to try out a new sport or continue training in a sport you are already familiar with, UCD sports clubs invite you to get involved and have fun. You can join most sports clubs at any time throughout the year and the majority of the clubs organise new member and/or introductory training sessions.

Getting involved in a sports club is an ideal way to keep fit, learn a new skill, meet people with similar interests, as well as provide a welcome break from academic life. UCD sports clubs are for the most part student-run and student-led, so you can play your sport and if you wish also lead and develop your club. With nearly 60 sports clubs to choose from, ranging from team sports, adventure sports, water sports to martial arts, there is something for everyone!

So make the most of your time in UCD and get involved. Involvement in UCD sports clubs will ensure that your time at UCD is an enjoyable and rewarding experience!

The club gives everyone a chance to compete in the sport both those who are experienced and those who are not. We all compete together, have fun and get to represent the University. I have made all my friends in College through the club and now have friends from all over the country as a result of competing for UCD.

Katie Nolan, Equestrian Club