Sport at the University of Leeds

From playing to volunteering, coaching to spectating there’s something for you to get involved with at Leeds.

At the University of Leeds we inspire you through sport and physical activity, providing one of the best sporting experiences in the UK. Whether you want to coach, volunteer, play socially or compete at the highest level, Leeds Sport has a breadth of opportunities for you.

Looking for a particular sport at the University of Leeds? Scroll through our long list below to find out more and get involved.


Get Out Get Active

Eight brilliant activities to choose from with no commitment, low cost and the chance to meet new people while exploring Yorkshire!

What are you waiting for?

We aim to inspire female students and staff to engage with sport and physical activity in a context that is right for them. Take a look at the Uni Girls Webpage for all the activities and events we recommend.

Man laughing in football net

Our Social Sport programme offers fun and non-competitive sessions, with no weekly commitment in 3 different sports.

Just turn up!

Social Sport

Play socially with your mates in our Social Leagues we have lots of sports to choose from including Football and Netball.

You sort the team, we’ll sort the league!

Social Halls

Take part in the annual Social Halls tournament, with events throughout the year for Halls of Residence to win points.

Who will be crowned the champion?

Give it a Go

Give it a Go! Our Give it a Go sessions are a great way to try a club or society with no pressure to join afterwards.

Try something new today!


brownlee brothers with their medals

The University of Leeds is proud to have a number of graduates competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio this summer.


Our prestigious Sports Scholarship programme supports elite athletes to combine academic and sporting excellence during their time at university.

Sports Clubs

We have over 40 different sports clubs at the University from Hockey to Dance and Rowing to Ultimate Frisbee, there is something for everyone.

Focus Sports

Our Gryphons Performance Programme is dedicated to developing both top class sports clubs and individuals at the University of Leeds.

Our prestigious Sports Scholarship programme supports elite athletes as they combine academic and sporting excellence during their time at university.


Sport & Physical Activity have formed a number of excellent partnerships with a variety of national sporting associations to provide a first-class experience.


Coach Education

We offer a wide range of top quality coaching, officiating and development courses right here on campus. Take a look at our programme for the year!

Find out about our life changing international project in South Africa and how you can be a part of it.

leed modules Olympics

Do something different and develop practical leadership, coaching and teaching skills with our academic LEED Modules.

Leadership Programmes

Find out how you can get involved in our many leadership and volunteering programmes in 2017/18


We have a huge variety of volunteering opportunities for both staff and students at the University of Leeds. Take a look online now!

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New Year, New Varsity. The 2017 Leeds Varsity series has begun and this year it’s ours! It’s currently 1-1 with American football up next.

The Aldi 2017  Christie Championships are coming to Leeds this year! Finish a fantastic year of sport in a three way varsity with Manchester and Liverpool.

BUCS Wednesdays are back and in full swing. Support our Gryphon’s teams as they take on a wide range of Universities across the country.

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