Traditionally one of the strongest clubs at Abertay, Women's Football are going through a period of rebuilding. However, the club's targets this year of promotion back to the top tier of University Football and winning the SUS Conference Cup demonstrate the talent and ambition within the squad for 2010-11.
Like the Men's squad, Women's Basketball are enjoying a period of real strength. Promoted in 2008-09, Abertay just lost out on consecutive league titles by finishing second and were proud semi-finalists in the SUS Conference Cup. In the Basketball Tayside and Fife league Abertay finished a close second.
Men's Basketball are one of Abertay's most successful clubs in University and local league competition. Narrowly pipped to the University and Tayside and Fife league titles, Abertay surrendered a winning position in the SUS Conference Cup Final in 2009-10 but are excited by the potential of the squad for the new academic year.
Dance and Cheer have gone from strength to strength and were awarded the Father O'Sullivan Club of the Year trophy for their achievements in 2009-10. These included participating in their first major dance competition in Loughborough, adopting Cheerleading as a distinct discipline and running a series of classes in a range of styles.
Men's Football provided the highlight of the year in 2009-10 by beating Dundee University in the quarter-finals of the SUS Conference Cup on their patch. A solid league campaign and a losing cup semi-final were excellent results in a transition year and much is expected of the club's two teams in 2010-2011.
Abertay Health and Fitness Centre
The gym is open all year round and provides a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines plus a free weights area for strength training and Olympic lifting. In addition, there is a series of exercise classes and a Sports Injuries Clinic to keep you fit and healthy and get you back playing sport and getting on with life.
There are many varied career opportunities for graduates in sport. In a vibrant and fast moving career you will be contributing as coaches, leaders and managers from your local community, the sports and leisure industry, and psychology careers.
Abertay is dedicated to helping talented athletes achieve their full potential both on and off the field. The EADP has been established to help students to perform at the highest level possible by providing them with the skills and support necessary to balance the demands of high levels of training and competition with their academic study.
Plans are already underway for the annual trip in early in January to one of France's top resorts while regular trips in Scotland on both dry slopes and snow give beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders the chance to improve and make new friends all at the same time.
The University Golf programme provides opportunity for Individual and Team Competition over the course of the academic year including a chance to play on some of Scotland's fantastic golf courses. If you have a single-figure handicap the club would be delighted to hear from you to get you playing golf for Abertay.
Training in the University twice a week, the Karate club is open to anyone who has an interest in the fitness, discipline or competition aspects of Karate. Come along to a training session or get in touch with the club in advance if you have any questions.
Trophies brought back by the Pool Club this year include the Scottish Universities Pool Association (SUPA) Scottish Masters Team Champions 2010 and the SUPA Cup. With regular league competition in Dundee and various tournaments throughout the year across the UK, the Pool Club is expected to continue to grow and grow.
A University of Abertay Dundee student has played a starring role in the GB Deaf Football Team, just months before the European Deaf Football Championships.
In what was his debut with the GB team, Zach, a second year Sport and Exercise Science student from Lundin Links in Fife, scored one of the goals.
Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) compete strongly within University competition and thoroughly enjoy the annual trip to Birmingham for the GAA British Championships in February. Whether you are an experienced campaigner or you’ve never tried it before the GAA club will make you feel very much at home.
The Abertay Boxing Club has grown out of the Dundee University club and now hosts two British and Irish University Champions. Open to all levels of experience and expertise the Boxing club offers the opportunity to simply get into the gym and get fit while also supporting and developing those interested in competitive amateur boxing.
After a number of years of inactivity there is a group of students keen to resurrect the Abertay Cricket Club. If you have any interest in playing cricket, or trying it out for the first time, please contact the Sports Office who can put you in touch with the new club committee.