how to join

What do I need?

  • A Sports Union Membership
  • A Sports Club Membership
  • A Sports Facilities Membership

sports union membership

What is it?

The Sports Union membership is your opportunity to join our clubs and represent your University. To represent Stirling you will need your Sports Union membership, which also provides you with appropriate insurance for any training and competitive activities. It is there to protect you and offer new opportunities during your time at Stirling.

How much is it?

A Sports Union Membership costs £25 and is valid until 31st May 2020. Single semester membership is available to students on Study Abroad for £20.

Where do I buy it?

Online by credit/debit card.

Sports Union Card
Please log in to join this organisation.

OR in the Students’ Union office between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday during semester times.

Once you are a member of the Sports Union you will be able to join any of our amazing sports clubs! By submitting your details, please be aware that the Union will treat your data in accordance with its privacy policy available at make sure you read the Sports Union Code of Conduct before joining, click here to download it. 

sports club membership

What is it?
This is your membership to an individual sports club/team. You need it to participate in club activities.

How much is it?
Membership varies for each club so please have a look on the current clubs list to find a club you want to join, prices are on each club's page.

Where do I buy it?

On each individual club's page. Look at the current clubs list here. 

Where do I pick it up?
It’s not a card so you don’t need to collect it!

sports facilities membership

What is it?
This is your membership to the Sports Facilities at the University of Stirling. This is the gym, swimming pool, studios, pitches etc. You have to pay an annual Sports Facilities Membership fee, regardless of the frequency of your participation in club activities/training.

How much is it?
Prices are set by the University and all details are here. Please ensure you pay this fee at the same time or shortly after joining a club, otherwise the Sports Facilities might charge a late payment fee.

Where do I buy it?
Online through the University Portal.

Where do I pick it up?
Your membership will be registered on your regular student card so you use that to enter/use the facilities. 

Members of the following clubs are exempt from such requirement as the club does not use sports facilities on campus. This is, of course, unless they are also members of non-exempt clubs.


Orienteering & Hill Running
Sub Aqua Qualified Divers 
(must prove eligibility to dive in open water to President or membership will be cancelled and any membership fees paid will be refunded in accordance with Refund Policy)


If you have any queries or are unsure of any matters relating to membership please e-mail