The university's High Performance Centre on the LC de Villiers Sport Grounds
The University established the Tuks Football Academy in 2002, originally playing in the SAFA Gauteng South Division. In the 2003-04 season the University acquired Pretoria City FC's second division status, subsequently winning the Vodacom League play-offs and being promoted to the NFD in 2004-05. In the 2006-07 season the club qualified for the Mvela Golden League play-offs. In the 2008-09 season the club was a Nedbank Cup finalist losing to Premier Soccer League team Moroka Swallows 0-1.
Following the 2011-12 season University of Pretoria gained promotion to the PSL "top flight in South African Football" with Stephen Haupt as the head coach.
In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals. Namibians born before 1990 can be registered as South Africans.