Aberdeen University Sports Union is home to over 50 Sports Clubs, winning medals in many sports. The University has an excellent record in The Granite City challenge, the largest multi-sport event in Aberdeen, competing against local rivals Robert Gordon University. The Students Association organises a wide range of non-competitive clubs, intra-mural leagues and one-off physical activity events. Some of our students have competed in the Commonwealth Games, the Paralympics and many other national and international competitions.
Sport and Exercise
Based at Aberdeen Sports Village, the Sport and Exercise Team are a University department providing professional support - such as strength and conditioning - to our sports clubs, performance programmes, and bursary and scholarship students. They work in collaboration with the Sports Union, ASV, and our academic colleagues in Sports Science.
Aberdeen Sports Village
Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatics Centre is open to all students and has state of the art facilities including a full size, 3rd Generation FIFA approved indoor football pitch, 50 metre, 10 lane Olympic standard swimming pool and fitness suite.
The King's Pavilion contains a performance weights gym, dedicated ergo training suite, and changing facilities. It also supports outdoor playing fields consisting of two rugby pitches, a lacrosse pitch, an artificial cricket wicket, as well as three tennis courts.
Balgownie at Bridge of Don hosts football and shinty teams. The Hillhead Centre hosts an exclusive stadium grass football pitch, a full-size sand-dressed synthetic pitch, and an impressive sports pavilion. We also have a boathouse on the banks of the river Dee which serves the thriving rowing club.
There is also the Alt-Na-Giubhsaich climbing bothy near the shores of Loch Muick in Royal Deeside. Use of the bothy is available to University staff and certain student clubs from November to August. All enquiries should be directed to the Estates Office +44 (01224) 27 2063