AU Clubs


The Athletics Union is for anyone interested in playing sports, at any level. More than 3,000 LSE students currently represent the School in London and nationally across more than 40 sports clubs, and by joining a sports club, you automatically become a member of the AU community.

There really is something for everyone, from beginners with an interest in trying something new, to top-level athletes competing in the British University & College Sport League (BUCS) and London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL). 

Anyone who wants to try out for a team, play or train for an AU sports club will need to purchase the compulsory AU Membership Fee for £5. This once-off £5 covers you for all AU club try outs and you must buy this if you want to take part in any club sport. Paying club membership will be specific to each club so please talk to your club committees about specific details of how and when to pay membership fees.


AU Clubs

Our sports clubs train and compete in and around LSE; we have seven football pitches, two rugby pitches and two netball courts at our home grounds in Berrylands, located just 20 minutes from Waterloo, as well as our on-campus facilities including the LSESU Gym and Exercise Studio.

Elite sports

To support our top performing teams in the Premiership and Tier 1, we have a Focus Team programme that includes S&C sessions, aerial-filming tecnology for tactics sessions, additional funding for top coaches, sports psychology and sports nutrition seminars, as well as new training kit.

AU socials

AU Carol

The AU runs legendary Wednesday night socials in the LSESU Venue and Zoo bar for anyone who takes part in a competitive or recreational sports club. The AU social calendar also includes MR LSE, the AU Ball, AU Pride Night, Fight Night and a fancy dress extravaganza before Christmas called the AU Carol! 

AU clubs

  • Athletics & Running

    Join The AU's club of the year 2016-2017- Run, Jump, Throw- whatever your ability, you're more than welcome!

  • Badminton

    Welcome to the LSE Badminton Club! We welcome everyone, whether a beginner or international hotshot, visit our Freshers Fair stand or check us out on Facebook (search LSE SU BADMINTON) for more info!

  • Basketball - Men's

    The Men's Basketball Club has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Team training and competing on a regular basis. Men's basketball caters for players of all levels, with a common love of the game.

  • Basketball - Women's

    Our club is one of the most fun, friendly and inclusive clubs at LSE. We welcome everyone, from complete beginners to advanced players and have a professional coach at trainings and games!

  • BJJ

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. You need no prior experience to start.

  • Bodybuilding, Weightlifting and Powerlifting

    We are an LSE sports club dedicated to Bodybuilding, Weightlifting and Powerlifting. From the first-timer to the seasoned veteran, we welcome people of all levels to come and train.

  • Bowling

    LSEAU Bowling Club aims to provide our bowlers a chance to play bowling, in particular in ten-pin bowling. The aim of the Bowling Club will be to promote the sports in and out the school.

  • Canoe

    LSESU Canoe Club offers members the chance to enjoy a variety of paddlesport - from canoe polo to white-water kayaking.

  • Capoeira

    Come enjoy this Brazilian martial art for yourself, with its mix of music, dancing and fighting it ticks all the boxes!

  • Cricket

    Join Cricket, probably the best club in the AU. LSE CC train at Lord's on a weekly basis. Catering for all abilities and interests by having two outdoor teams. Plus weekly social events. Nice Gaarrrry

  • Cycling

    From casual rides to competitive races, the LSE Cycling Club empowers students of all cycling abilities to become part of a team. Join one of the friendliest and most welcoming AU Clubs on campus!

  • Dance

    LSE Dance Club strives in every way to provide a platform for dancers in LSE to maximise their potential and to be a part of an amazing family. We train, compete, perform and have fun together!

  • Fencing

    We provide all kit, coaching, and the chance to test your skills in competition against other fencers at your level, as well as an excellent social side.

  • Fives

    A very unique and unusual sport similar to squash

  • Floorball

    What is Floorball? Imagine Ice Hockey, without the ice or the violence and you've pretty much got a good idea of this fast paced, exciting indoor team sport guaranteed to challenge you physically!

  • Football - Men's

    LSEFC is the pride of the AU. With seven competitive teams boasting a history of silverware, a dedicated member base, and a sought-after culture, the FC is an essential part of the LSE experience.

  • Football - Women's

    Interested in casual training sessions with our coach? Competitive University of London games? Great social life associated with committing to LSE WFC both on and off the pitch? L

  • Futsal

    Love football but hate the UK's rain? Talented but unable to adapt to kick and rush? Looking for banter, team spirit and to exert yourself? Futsal, one of BUCS fastest growing sport, is made for you.

  • Golf

    Fore! Join the Golf Club! We organise competitive matches at some of the best Golf clubs in the UK as well as a lot of socials at Urban golf where everything is provided for.

  • Handball
  • Hockey

    LSE Hockey is the largest mixed gender sport club at the LSE. With 3 men's teams and 2 women's teams our club is well equipped to train members at any level of hockey ability. Come along to our GIAG!

  • Horseriding

    Never sat on a horse or been riding for many years, we guarantee to offer you a fantastic riding experience.

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Whether novice or seasoned pro, the large and successful Jitsu Club provides excellent facilities for training, learning and the perfect platform for competiiton.

  • Kabaddi

    In Kabaddi, players try to tag multiple opponents without being tackled, whilst repeating the word 'kabaddi'. Training: Mondays 6-8pm, Fridays 5-7pm, Saturdays 7-9pm in the Badminton Court on campus.

  • Karate

    "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants"

  • Kitesurf and Wakeboard

    Do you like the sense of glide ? Look no further! Free beginners' courses, equipment and trips for riders of all levels. New members welcome all year round. Join us today!

  • Lacrosse

    Mixed-gender lacrosse open to people of all skill levels. After the great success of the first team winning their league last year, we have just started a second team to give beginners match time!

  • Mixed Ultimate Frisbee

    London's premiere uni ultimate team. We run hard, play hard, and win often!

  • MMA Boxing
  • MMA Muay Thai
  • Netball

    Another AU heavyweight, these Ladies are determined to enjoy their sport and their social life. From beginners to pros, the Netball Club has eight teams that span all abilities. Don’t miss out!

  • Pole Fitness

    2016/17 Silver STARs Award winner LSE Pole Fitness club welcomes everyone from beginners to advanced polers! Join our Facebook group for more information and updates on GIAG sessions and socials

  • Pool and Snooker

    JOIN THE FAMILY! The LSE Pool & Snooker Club meets at the Hurricane Room at Kings Cross every Sunday for free practice. We offer full support to grow players by organising professional trainings.

  • Rock Climbing

    The LSE Rock Climbing Club is meeting at The Castle Climbing Centre every Wednesday afternoon from 6 PM. Outdoor trips are scheduled throughout the year. Get in touch via our Facebook page!

  • Rowing

    The LSE Rowing Club is one of the AU’s more active and ambitious clubs. We cater for all genders and for all abilities. For more information visit our website at

  • Rugby - Men's

    LSE Men's Rugby... Probably the best club in the world.

  • Rugby - Women's

    LSE women's rugby is your family on campus, ready to tackle for you on and off the pitch. Play hard work hard and join the team xx

  • Shooting

    Clay Shooting for beginners and more experienced shooters.

  • Snowsports

    London School of Economics ski and board club. To find out more, message us on

  • Squash

    The LSE Squash Club provides a friendly atmosphere that is welcoming of people of all backgrounds and abilities, with a very close community feel and regular socials.

  • Surf

    Live the dream, ride the wave! Join us on our frequent expeditions at home and abroad to catch the best barrels Europe has to offer.

  • Table Tennis

    Penhold or Shakehand? Flipper or Smasher? Join the Table Tennis Club to find out!

  • Tae Kwon Do

    The LSE Taekwondo Club regularly competes at national competitions, holds regular training sessions and tutorials and is thus the perfect place to develop your abilities.

  • Tai Chi

    Yang family style Tai Chi classes will be held each Monday 6-8pm, in the exercise studio, 6th Floor Swee Saw Hock building £3 a lesson

  • Tennis

    JOIN THE TENNIS CLUB! We have a competitive squad as well as social tennis - something for everyone! Meet new people and improve your tennis skills by joining tennis.

  • Triathlon

    Run, swim and cycle with the LSESU Triathlon Team! All abilities welcome for training, competitions and socials!

  • Volleyball

    Come and join us and take part in our Men's, Women's or Mixed team! All abilities welcome! Play Hard, Spike Harder

  • Water Polo

    Water Polo - the oldest team sport in the Olympics

  • Wing Chun Kung Fu

    Join us and take part in lessons with Austin Goh who founded the first Wing Chun School within Europe and has over 40 years of experience in the martial arts! - Self defence - Wellbeing - Fitness

  • Yoga

    Who doesn’t want to be more flexible? Whether a lotus-veteran or someone who hasn’t been able to touch their toes for years; there are classes to suit all abilities.