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The American University in Cairo Fall 2018 Athletics Recap 

The American University in Cairo Office of Athletics sponsored 20 varsity sports teams with 250 athletes both men and women last fall. It was a busy semester for the athletics department and a very exciting one too. Starting with the tryouts on September 5, then weekly friendly games with universities and clubs all over Egypt including; the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport, The German University in Cairo, and Heliopolis club.

On October 1, The Office of Athletics launched the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) under the direction of Amira Farrag. SAAC is a committee consisting of one freshman and one senior student from each team picked to have a voice in improving the Athletic experience for students. The committee also helps the office of athletics in organizing events and fundraising for charity events held by the office. This year they picked the special Olympics as their designated charity.

on October 27, the office of athletics along with SAAC hosted the Special Olympics event celebrating their 50th anniversary where members of the SAAC played a huge role in organizing and helping the special needs young athletes.

Special Olympics

In November our teams participated in two major events locally and internationally. The World Inter-Universities Championship in Barcelona, where AUC ranked fifth among 80 Universities from around the world participating in this championship. Six of our teams placed; The basketball men team ranked fifth and girls third, Futsal girls ranked fourth, Football men fifth, water polo second, and tennis men and women ranked first.

AUC ranked 5th in The World Inter-Universities Championship in Barcelona

The second event was the 46 National Universities Tournament held by the Egyptian Universities Sports Federation. All the AUC teams that participated advanced to finals and the women swimming team took the spotlight and won the national championship. The national championship for the remaining sports will take place during the spring semester.

AUC hosted the swimming event during the National Universities Tournement


November 2018 also witnessed the launch of Tivity App. In cooperation with AUC Alum Hashem Ahmed, developed to help students search, register, and rate on-campus fitness classes/programs.

As of October 8, the Office of Athletics decided to no longer charge faculty and staff for the use of our athletic facilities, in an effort to help promote health and fitness on campus. The AUC Office of Athletics does not only sponsor varsity sports, but it also plays a big role in providing students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to stay fit and healthy through our range of fitness classes and ‘The Fitness Grind’ program.

Last but certainly not least, The American University, Office of Athletics in conjunction with the office of Advancement and Communication developed a new athletics logo that represents the AUC Eagles mascot to be used on all our uniforms, apparel and social media outlets. This is part of the new positioning plan for the Athletics office that is being implemented currently and will resonate soon.


The New AUC Athletics Logo


As we look into 2019, we are excited to celebrate AUC's Centennial with the University and we expect our student-athletes to give outstanding performances on the field, courts, and classrooms.“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair.” - Nelson Mandela (2011)


Operating Hours (Fall 2018 - 2019 semester)


Aerobics and Fitness Classes




Competitive Sports

Non-Competitive Sports

Locker Rentals

Athletics Contacts


Operating hours starting Sunday, 27 January, 2019:

Indoor and Outdoor Facilities
Sunday - Thursday from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Paul B. Hannon Swimming Pool
Sunday - Thursday from 7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday and Saturday from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Falaki Gym 
Sunday - Thursday from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 



AUC New Cairo

Indoor Facilities

• Billiards hall

• Large gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and handball

• Martial arts room

• Squash courts

• Table tennis

• Three main gyms

• Weight training and aerobics room

• Two women-only gyms 

Outdoor Areas 

• 400-meter track

• 50-meter pool

• Six tennis courts

• Two outdoor basketball/football courts

• Two volleyball courts

• Handball court

• Two grass fields

AUC Tahrir Square

• One gym in the Falaki Academic Center

For more information about facilities and reservations, click here.



Affordable membership allows all members of the AUC community, and their families, to access all of the sports center's facilities. Membership also allows you to partake in fitness classes and rent equipment. Lockers and towel cards are also available for a small fee.  

  • Membership for full-time AUC students is covered by student fees

  • Full and part-time faculty, senior administration, managerial and staff A have a free membership, they can have a family membership for their spouse and children as well. 

  • Part-time staff (including research and teaching assistants) can pay for individual memberships through the athletics office.                                       

Click here to find a printable individual/family membership form. Please fill it out and take it to the main cashier to pay. When you are done bring the receipt to the Athletics office to proceed with your membership. 

  • Alumni may also purchase individual memberships. Fees are EGP 600 for a semester and EGP 1,200 per year and can be paid at the alumni office, located in the Administration Building, room P008 at AUC New Cairo. Read More 

  • Locker rental



Competitive Sports

AUC competitive teams compete on a national level every year in tournaments sponsored by the National Sports Federation for Universities. The athletics office also organizes trips for teams to compete with other universities in Egypt and abroad, as well as sports days with colleges, clubs, and other institutions in Egypt and abroad.

Basketball              Men and Women
Volleyball              Men and Women
Handball               Men and Women
Football Men 
5A Side     Men and Women
Rowing Men and Women
Water Polo Men
Swimming Men and Women
Tennis Men and Women
Squash Men and Women
Track and Field  
Men and Women


 Non-Competitive Sports and athletic activities

AUC athletics office offers a wide range of fitness classes for the AUC community and non-AUCians as well. 

February 2019 Fitness schedule













Martial Arts Schedule February '19










Click here to find a printable copy of the fitness/martial arts registration form. Please fill the form and bring it to the athletics office to proceed with your registration and payment. 

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Contact Information 

Tel: 20.2.2615.4058/4064  

Office of Athletics
Room 1006, first floor, sports center
AUC New Cairo

AUC Sports Center

The sports center includes the 1,396-square-meter multipurpose court, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people. It also includes the martial arts arena. Outdoors, there is the Ahmed Galal Ismail ’97 Basketball Court; Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Football and Track Stadium, which can seat up to 2,000 spectators; the Olympic-size Paul B. Hannon Swimming Pool; as well as J. Dinsmore Adams, Jr. Tennis Complex. The indoor sports facility offers gymnasiums, an indoor jogging track, squash courts, training and martial arts rooms, and exercise equipment.


Bob Reasso, Athletics Director and Football Head Coach Reasso was appointed as the University's Athletics Director in July 2018.