Whether you enjoy a competitive kickabout or you’re a budding professional footballer keen to represent BU in football, we’ve got a range of opportunities for everyone.

Our student football campus leagues (men’s 5-a-side, men's 9-a-side, men’s 11-a-side and Freshers 5's Football League) are a great way to play football socially while competing in organised leagues or join  purely social football for an hour a week, no commitment needed.

New Campus Sport, women's 5-a-side league available, more info below!

Meanwhile, if you're a talented footballer and successful in trials, you'll have the opportunity to represent BU in inter-university matches as part of our Performance Sport programme. 

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Performance Sport Campus 5/11-a-Side Leagues Freshers 5's Football League 

Key information

Performance Sport: TeamBU 

Eligibility and training

Available to: BU students who are talented and passionate football players and are successful at the TeamBU Trials

Training days, times and venues

Men’s teams: Mondays and Fridays, 8am-9:30am
Women’s teams:  Mondays and Fridays, 8am-9:30am
Venues: Astroturf at Talbot Campus and Wallisdown playing fields

Fixtures day and venue

Wednesday afternoons at Chapel Gate

If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU, you’ll be required to purchase a sport specific membership.

This membership includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and conditioning sessions and TeamBU transport.

Social Football

Entries available to BU and AUB students
Days and times: Tuesdays, 5-6pm
Venue: Astroturf pitches, Talbot Campus
Price: £63 for the year or £3 per session

Campus Leagues

Prices and eligibility

Team and individual entries available to BU and AUB students
When: Autumn and Spring terms
Book via: call 01202 965012

Men's 5-a-Side football

Days and times: Sundays, 10am-2pm or Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm
Venue: Astroturf pitches, Talbot Campus
Price: (Per Team): £195 (termly) or £335 (annually) | £22.50 for individuals (per term)

Women's 5-a-Side football

Days and times: Wednesdays, 4pm–6pm
Venue: Astroturf pitches, Talbot Campus
Price: £35 per person annually

7-a-Side football

Days and times: Sundays, 5pm-6pm, starts 18 February 
Venue: New Artificial Grass Pitch, Chapel Gate

9-a-Side football

Days and times: Wednesdays, 1pm-5pm
Venue: Chapel Gate on the new Artificial Grass Pitch
Price: £22.50 per person, *individual signups only

11-a-Side football

Day and time: Wednesdays, 12pm-4pm
VenuesChapel Gate,
Price (per team): £850 (annually) | £25 for individuals (per term)

Freshers 5's football

Day and time: Fridays, 4-6pm
Venues: Astroturf pitches, Talbot Campus
Price: (per person): £35 (annually)
Book via: Website or call 01202 965012

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TeamBU: our Performance Sport football teams 

TeamBU Football, our men’s and women’s Performance Sport football teams, compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and competitions.

They’re coached and managed by AFC Bournemouth (AFCB) – a benefit of our long-standing partnership with the club – and have FA University Grassroots Hubs status.

A victorious team from a Campus Sport 5-a-side league

Campus Sport Football Leagues

Get your course friends, flatmates or housemates together and take part in a SportBU campus football league. They’re a great competitive way to stay fit and have fun throughout the year.

We’ll organise everything for you and your team, including the venue, equipment and the referees. We also hold periodic recruitment events for free agents looking to get involved with existing teams.

5-a-Side Leagues

Teams will compete within their leagues for a place in the finals day cup competition over the course of seven weeks, seeing who will be crowned champions of the 5-a-Side arena. Leagues fixtures and tables will renew from January for the spring term.

*Teams are entitled to enter squads of up to 8 players.

Reserve your teams space by booking online or calling 01202 965012

11-a-Side Leagues

Teams will compete in an initial Autumn term 'Ranking' league to determine which league they will compete in come the spring term. At this point the 11-a-Side league will be split into 'Premiership' and 'Championship' leagues which will run until the end of the spring term. In addition, there is an annual cup competition included in the team entry price.

*Teams are entitled to enter squads of up to 20 players.

Reserve your teams space by booking online or calling 01202 965012


Campus SportFreshers 5's football leagues

If you are a first year student with BU or AUB, you will have exclusive access to our new Freshers 5's Football league - a league designed to promote your social, mental and physical wellbeing to make sure your university experience does not stop when you step off-campus. The perfect way to make new friends through a shared love of the beautiful game!

Included in the £35 cost per person are two academic terms of football leagues, a dedicated Facebook group and a welcome event at The Old Fire Station, Lansdowne.

Price: £35 per person

Book: book online or call SportBU on 01202 965012

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