This article will inform you about football facilities and clubs at the University.

The University runs various football opportunities for different levels of commitment and ability.

Athletic Union (AU) football teams (competitive)

The Football Club is one of the largest clubs, with close to 200 members across 9 men’s teams. The men’s first team were previously the BUCS National Trophy Champions, and aim to reach this level once again.

Passionate, outgoing and fun, this club consists of two teams in total who compete weekly on a Wednesday in the BUCS leagues. Both teams are in exceptional leagues with the first team being just one league above the second team. The first team are only one league away from the Premier Division.

Both teams are perfect for anyone looking to play football at a competitive level, but beginners are always welcome. Once your ability is assessed, you will be placed into the most appropriate team of a similar ability. Training and coaching is available, as well as social opportunities. Yearly membership fees apply.

Campus Sport (semi-competitive)

Campus Sport is the University Sport and Recreation Department's sport participation programme.

It offers a number of team sports which give staff and students the opportunity to take part in weekly organised leagues. You can either be assigned to a team, or form a team of your own with friends.

The leagues run during the academic year and include 5,6,7 and 11-a-side football, futsal and other sports.

These sessions are for anyone looking to play socially within friendly competitive matches. Campus Sport doesn't require large time commitments. Costs are involved in registering a team.

More information on campus sport, and to register for campus sport on SportPAD visit the SportPAD website.

Get Active Stay Active - Football Sessions (social)

Get Active, Stay Active is an initiative funded by Sport England, consisting of drop-in sessions and learn-to sessions. Men’s Futsal, Men’s 5-a-Side and Women’s 5-a-Side are included within the programme.

These session are perfect for beginners or for anyone looking to play football socially. No commitment is required, and the sessions are led by student volunteers. Sessions are free or at a reduced cost per session.

For more information about the programme, please visit the University’s ‘Get Active’ website.

Referee Hub

Find out more about our network to develop highly skilled referees here.  

For more information on sports at the University, visit the Sport Portsmouth website.


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