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 and staff football campus leagues (men’s 5-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.
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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
Annual affiliation fee: £84
If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU, you’ll be required to affiliate to SportBU.
This fee includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and conditioning sessions and TeamBU transport.
Prices and Eligibility
Available to: BU & AUB students
When: Autumn and Spring terms
Get in touch: CampusLeagues@bournemouth.ac.uk
Men’s 5-a-side football
Days and times: Wednesdays, 12 noon–6pm or Sundays, 10am–6pm
Venue: Astro turf pitches, Talbot Campus
Price (Per Team): £160 (Termly) or £280 (Annually)
Join the SportBU 5-a-side football group on Facebook
Men’s 11-a-side football
Day and time: Wednesdays, 10am–6pm
Venues: Chapel Gate, Slade Farm
Price (Per Team): £750 (Annually)
Join the SportBU 11-a-side football group on Facebook
Freshers 5's football
Day and time: Fridays, 4-6pm
Venues: Talbot Campus Astro Turfs
Price (Per Individual): £30 (Annually)
Join the SportBU Freshers 5's football group on Facebook
TeamBU Football, our men’s and women’s Performance Sport football teams, compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and competitions.
TeamBU football coaches
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 competetive 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.
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 Janaury for the spring term.
*Teams are entitled to enter squads of upto 8 players.
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 upto 20 players.
Campus Sport "Freshers 5's football leagues"
If you are a 1st 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!
Price: £30 per person
Book: Call SportBU on 01202 965012