Student LifeGuide to Bournemouth

Sports

Bournemouth has a range of sporting activities that cater for all abilities and requirements. BH Live provides four different sports centres for local residents to use and enjoy their facilities. Next to the AUB campus, SportBU at Bournemouth University has a recently renovated student gym which at a discounted price, allows you to take advantage of the different classes and equipment that is on offer.

For team sports, AUB Students’ Union run a Cycle Club, Badminton, Dance, Football, Netball, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga, and of course, the Surf Society.

To take advantage of our beautiful surroundings, check out the Outdoor Pursuits section.

The recently opened Olympic sized Velodrome near to AUB has become a popular place to train and socialise.

Annual volleyball competitions are held on Boscombe beach and attract teams from all over the world. Bournemouth is also about to hold its first ever marathon, which is another reason to get those running trainers on and get active. If running is not your thing, you could always swim pier-to-pier. 

If you prefer a much more relaxed sport, then cycling or walking through the New Forest gets you out in the open and allows you to enjoy a leisurely cycle or walk through 200 square miles of protected forestry and green space.