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The Athletic Union has a diverse variety of clubs available for everyone to be involved with.  Regardless of what level you have played before, whether it is recreational or elite, the AU can cater for you!  We are extremely proud of our sporting success and reputation as the best University for sport, highlighted by Loughborough winning the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Championship for a record 34th consecutive year in 2014.  Alongside this, we have numerous world class athletes and countless famous sporting alumni, including names such as Lord Sebastian Coe, The Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Ben Kay MBE.  After the fantastic London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Loughborough’s prominence was clear to see with over 90 athletes with Loughborough relations representing their country.  This was followed up by an impressive medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where current and ex students claimed 9 Golds, 13 Silvers and 13 Bronze.   According to the official closing medals table, if we were classed as a country Loughborough would have placed 11th overall.

Alongside performance sport we also run events such as Loughborough Superstars, AU Colours and the extremely popular AU Ball!  We produce our own dedicated sports magazine called WOW (Walk On Water) which covers all the latest sports news on campus and supplies information on how you can get involved in wide range of sport opportunities at Loughborough.

As of this year the Sport Executive Officer will help you achieve your sporting aims and make sure you get involved with as much as Loughborough Sport has to offer!  You can visit the Student Sport Office which is upstairs and to the left in the Students Union Building or speak to anyone on AU Executive to find out more.  The AU Exec are a team responsible for organising and running the AU and are always happy to answer your questions!

Yours in sport,

Luke Thomson

Sport Executive Officer 2016/17

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