American University of Sharjah

Athletics and Recreation

AUS sports teams

AUS Sports Teams

Our varsity teams, the Leopards, compete in tournaments both locally and abroad.

Student Athletics and Recreation offers a range of competitive and recreational sports programs. Team tryouts are held at the beginning of each semester. Students can participate in the following teams:

  • Men's and Women's Badminton
  • Men's and Women's Basketball
  • Men's and Women's Chess
  • Men's and Women's Soccer
  • Men's and Women's Swimming
  • Men's and Women's Table Tennis
  • Men's and Women's Tennis
  • Men's and Women's Track and Field
  • Men's and Women's Volleyball
  • Men's Cricket
  • Men's Handball
  • Men's Jiu-jitsu
  • Men's Karate
  • Men's Powerlifting
  • Men's Squash
  • Men's Taekwondo

You can see a list of teams' achievements here.

Criteria for joining the Teams

Any student with a GPA of 2.0 and above can become a member of any varsity team through tryouts held at the beginning of each semester. Selected players will undergo extensive training programs and AUS will provide team members gear, equipment, and local travel and event expenses for activities organized by the university, which allows students to achieve their full potential with no additional cost.

AUS offers athletic scholarships to qualified outstanding student-athletes with limited financial resources. For more information, email

AUS is one of the founding and active members of the Higher Education Sports Federation along with major universities and colleges all over the UAE. Additionally, Student Athletics and Recreation actively pursues developing the level of sports nationwide through athletic championships and training sessions. Our varsity teams represent the university in various sports tournaments, both locally and abroad. With a wealth of disciplines already on offer, and with more being introduced every year, AUS is sure to meet and exceed the expectations of every aspiring sports player and athlete.