American Football

GU Tigers

Glasgow University
Founded 1986

American Football is a team sport that tests players both physically and mentally. With a wide range of positions to choose from, American Football is accessible for people of all body types.

The Tigers is a mixed gender team and we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and team ethic.

We compete in the BUCS Division 1 Borders League. We have been very successful in recent years, gaining promotion to this division in 2022, and making the playoffs of this division in 2023.


Off the pitch, we have a very active social presence around the university. Activities include weekly socials, joint socials with other sport teams, NFL watch parties, an annual trip abroad, and many more! There are always opportunities to be social through the team.


Training Training is based within Glasgow and occurs twice per week. We play fixtures on Sundays. We also offer private team gym sessions and advice on Strength and Conditioning.


There is no prior knowledge of the sport needed in order to join the team and we provide all kit to registered players.

There are no try-outs for the team, but a commitment to attending training is encouraged. So, if you are interested in playing for our team, come along to one of our training sessions and play some ball!

For those who have never played the sport before, there is a taster session at the start of the Autumn term to give you the chance to try the sport.

We're keen to help team members gain skills that will help them after they leave university, with many opportunities in fundraising, coaching, officiating, leadership, and outreach!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email.

Last updated: August 2023

How to Join

Joining a GU Sports Club is a simple, three-step process:

  1. Join UofG Sport with one of these three memberships only:
    • Student Sport 12-month Full-Access (£170)
    • Student Sport Semester Full-Access (£99)
    • Student Sport Accommodation 12-month Full-Access (£120)*
  2. Contact the Club about what membership type you should select (if you're unsure) or if you have any questions
  3. Use the Club Management Portal to join the Club online

You'll need your UofG Sport Member ID to join a Club. Here's where to find your Member ID.

* Discounted Accommodation membership is only available to students living in UofG Accommodation, and is not available for online purchase – please join at Front Desk at the Stevenson Building.