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Get Involved in Sports Clubs

Updated June 2024

Make the most of your time in UCD!

UCD Sport are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students for the 2024-25 academic year!

Whether you're just starting in UCD, or a returning student, we hope you enjoy every minute of the upcoming academic year. There is no better way to enjoy and experience student life than getting involved with your favourite UCD sports club.

Whether you want to try out a new sport or continue training in a sport you are already familiar with, UCD Sport invites you to get involved. We have made it easier for students to sign up and join a sports club on campus. Scroll down to find out more.

View the UCD Sports Guide 24-25
Sports Expo 2024

UCD Sports Expo

This exciting event spans four days and provides an excellent opportunity for students to explore and join any of our diverse sports clubs.

  • Dates: September 16 - 19 (inclusive).
  • Time: 10am to 5pm each day.
  • Location: Hall B, UCD Sports Centre.

Why Attend?

  • Meet the Clubs: Club committees will be present at stands throughout the Expo, ready to answer any questions you may have.
  • Get Involved: Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or looking to try something new, there's a club for everyone.
  • Freebies and Fun: Enjoy the lively atmosphere, pick up some freebies, and immerse yourself in UCD Sport.
Virtual Sports Expo

Virtual Sports Expo - From 01 September

The Virtual Sports Expo is an online platform where you can sign up to a sports club and pay your membership via SISWeb.You must be a fully registered UCD student with active UCD Connect account to use the online system.Please note not all clubs are accepting members via the online platform.

View our full list of sports clubs. 

Each club page outlines the key information about the club, a long with links to their social media pages and contact details. Don't be afraid to contact a club directly with any questions you may have.

UCD Trampoline Club

Contact a Club Directly

All our club contact details are available on our website under Club List

Feel free to reach out directly to any club that catches your eye and enquire about the process of becoming a member. Our clubs are always eager to welcome new members and will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to get started.

Additionally, don't forget to follow these clubs on social media. Many clubs post updates, events, and news on their social media platforms, giving you a glimpse into their activities and helping you stay connected. 

UCD Mountaineering Club

Joining as an Alumni / Graduate

UCD alumni / graduates can join a sports club via the UCD Alumni Portal.

  • Log into the UCD Alumni Portal
  • Click on 'Campus Menu'.
  • Click on 'My Clubs & Societies'.
  • You will see a list of clubs who accept alumni / graduate membership.
    • Not all UCD sports clubs accept alumni / graduate members. 


Coaching is integral to all UCD sports clubs. If you are interested in a getting involved in sport & physical activity then volunteering as a coach is a fun, social and attractive way to gain skills and valuable experience which are essential for both your personal development and ultimately building your CV. Students, staff and graduate members of clubs are actively encouraged to get involved in coaching their respective sport at UCD.

Visit the Coaching section for more information.

Only those individuals who currently hold a valid Safeguarding 1 certificate and are Garda Vetted by the AUC are permitted to coach, manage, lead activity or act as children's officers in UCD clubs. Visit the Training & Development section for when safeguarding courses will be held. 

Club Committee Member

Club Committee Member

If you are interested in getting involved with the running of a sports club you can do so by becoming involved in the clubs respective committee.

Each club has an executive committee is made up of a wide variety of positions to suit all interests and abilities. The committee is democratically elected at each clubs Annual General Meeting. Committee positions include Children's Officer, Club Development Officer, PRO/Communications, Secretary, Junior Treasurer and more.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact the club directly, you can find all club contact details in the Club List section.

Contact UCD Sport

Sports Office, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 2183 | E: sport@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)