Sports & Dance

You name it, we probably do it. Our Reading Knights brand covers all our 51 sports teams at the University of Reading. All sports 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.

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

New for 2019/20, 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

We’re home of the Reading Knights! From traditional sports such as rugby union, football and netball to aikido, lacrosse and softball, Reading Knights represents a vast range of sports clubs.

Find your sporting passion


We host a number of different dance clubs and groups. From ballet and modern to bellydance and swing, there's something here for all styles and skill levels.

Start throwing some shapes!
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.