Entries by Lucy Wood

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Alumni Sports Day

Alumni sports day is back and bigger than ever before with over 20 clubs joining us for our annual  friendly day of competition. Our sporting alumni will be dusting off their old kit and catching up with old teammates as they return to Leeds for a day of fixtures against our current Gryphons on Saturday 29th April. We’re […]

Climbing Wall Updates

Please note additional climbing will be available as Wednesday 26th & Friday 28th April courses have been cancelled, so extra climbing for three weeks!  

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Brand New Member Benefit!

The Edge is excited to announce a brand new member benefit for all of our members; special offers for LEEDS TOTAL WARRIOR! Join 20,000 Warriors for the pinnacle of obstacle racing, providing the greatest courses set in the finest venues.  Leeds Total warrior takes place on Sat 24th and Sun 25th June 2017 and we are pleased to be able […]


50th Anniversary of Student Rugby League

50 years ago, students here at the University of Leeds founded the first student rugby league team and convinced university authorities to recognise rugby league as an official sport. Half a century later there are more than 70 student rugby league clubs across the country. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, Leeds Sport hosted a week of events including an […]

World Book Day Inspirations

World Book Day is all about celebrating what you’ve been reading and encouraging us all to pick up a book. That’s why our Uni Girls Can team have joined up with the Get Out, Get Active ladies to share some of their favourite books!   Recent research discovered young girls are increasingly viewing themselves as less […]


by Lucy Wood Welcome to our new blog! After much debate, we’ve decided that our team here at Leeds Sport is awesome! We’re full of useful advice, interesting anecdotes and pure skills. What’s more, we have more tips on sport and physical activity than you could shake a javelin at! We got to thinking about […]

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Student Success at BUCS Nationals

British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Nationals returned to Sheffield this weekend and saw 125 students from the University of Leeds compete across 8 sports. Saturday saw our women’s climbers Holly Murray and Phoebe Blackney take 9th and 10th places respectively, out of a field of 131 competitors. Judo cleaned up the medals in the individual categories […]


Get Out, Get Active parkrun success

The Get Out, Get Active team were up bright and early this Saturday morning volunteering at the Woodhouse Moor parkrun, encouraging students and staff to get moving this January. parkrun have taken over Saturday mornings across the UK by organising free, weekly, 5km timed runs. They are inclusive to all, whether you’re a keen runner […]


Leeds Sport, who are we?

Over the past year or so, you may have noticed ‘Leeds Sport’ and ‘Leeds Gryphon’s’ appearing around campus. So who are we, what do we do and where have we come from?    What is Leeds Sport? Leeds Sport is the partnership between the University of Leeds and Leeds University Union to deliver sport at Leeds. […]