Sports & Dance

You name it, we probably do it. Our Reading Knights brand covers over 50 Sport and Dance clubs at the University of Reading. All clubs are student-led and each club has an elected committee of students to look after the day to day running of the club. All abilities are welcome – we offer clubs that are purely recreational or that compete at local, regional or national level.

If you can’t find the information you need below, come into the Student Activities Centre in the Students’ Union building. We are open Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00. Like our dedicated RUSU Sports Facebook page for up-to-date news.

Varsity 2022 Schedule

The Reading Knights will be competing in a day tournament against their equivalents at Oxford Brookes in an array of different sports. Points are earned for every game that is won, and the Varsity trophy is awarded to the University that has accumulated the most points from all of the games played.

Knights Accreditation Scheme

The Knights Accreditation Scheme ensures our Sports Clubs are rewarded for their successes, commitment, and positive impact with our members.

Sporting Excellence Scholarship

The Sporting Excellence Scholarship (SES) provides funding to support University of Reading students who compete in sport at national level, or who are on the national pathway.

Reading Knights

Our Sports Clubs are the home of our Reading Knights branding. From traditional sports such as Rugby Union, Football and Netball to Ultimate Frisbee, Lacrosse and Softball, Reading Knights represents a vast range of sports clubs.

Find your sporting passion


We have an array of different dance clubs at Reading. From Ballet and Modern to Ballroom and Swing, there's something here for all styles and skill levels.

Find a Dance Club
RUSU sports club buddy scheme 2019 Buddy Scheme

Our Buddy Scheme was incredibly successful at Freshers 2019! We'll be running it again in future so keep an eye out here for more information.

Sports Federation Insurance

Sports Federation Insurance is a mandatory personal injury insurance that must be purchased when joining one of RUSU’s sports clubs.

British Universities & Colleges Sport

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education Sport in the UK.

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Start your own sports club

Start your own sports club and our Student Activities team help you every step of the way.