HertSquad Athletic Union is a well-established programme which provides opportunities for students to participate, compete and represent us in a wide variety of sports whilst studying at the University.
Our sports teams have a strong history in competition and club members wear purple with pride. If you have a passion for a sport and like to compete, the Athletic Union is where you’ll be at home, representing Herts to compete against other universities and clubs across the country.
HertSquad Athletic Union clubs offer much more than just playing sport; and are committed to delivering an excellent sporting student experience by providing students with a wide range of opportunities to get involved in sport, develop personal skills, celebrate sporting achievements and a chance to develop friendships for life.
The majority of our sports clubs represent the University by competing in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) programme and fixtures are played predominantly on Wednesday afternoons or weekends across the country. Some clubs will also participate in regional and national competitions/events throughout the year outside of BUCS. But whatever the sport and whoever the opponent, there’s always the drive to win.
If you become a member of a club, your membership will give you:
Access to excellent match and training facilities within Hertfordshire Sports Village (or equivalent)
Transport (for away fixtures) where necessary
Coaching from NGB qualified coaches
Personal injury insurance
Provision of playing kit and relevant equipment (including laundering)
Match officials fees (where appropriate)
Competition and administration fees
NGB affiliation and registration fees (where applicable)
Access to HertSquad staff for advice and support
HertSquad branded hoodie (subject to availability)