Volunteer of the Month - Emily Kilmister

Our Volunteer of the Month for October is Emily Kilmister!

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH – EMILY KILMISTER, Sport Science – Netball Umpires & Gryphons Into Schools. It is great to have our volunteering programme back to full force after the pandemic. Our first volunteer of the month of the 2021-22 academic year back in October was Sport Science student Emily Kilmister who has been volunteering […]

Leeds' Zara Mullooly selected for British Para Podium Programme

Zara Mullooly is selected for British Para-Swimming world-class programme to join

Leeds Sport are pleased to announce that Para Swimmer Zara Mullooly has been selected for the British Para-Swimming’s World Class Programme for 2022. Zara joined the University of Leeds in 2021 and is currently studying Law alongside her training. Having come from Northampton Swimming Club, which in recent years has produced multiple Paralympic Champions including […]

BRIT Virtual Distance Challenge

BRIT 2021 Challenge - Uniting to support young adult mental health in aid of: Nightline Association, Charlie Waller, British Inspiration Trust, Papyrus, student minds

BRIT Virtual Distance Challenge for staff and students – 10-16 May 2021 The Get Out, Get Active team are here to bring you another virtual challenge for the whole university community! This time, it is a little different as we are supporting the university’s participation in this year’s BRIT challenge in aid of young adult […]

Gryphons Festive Fun Run

George the gryphon hanging a bauble on a christmas tree

After the success of our first Gryphons Virtual Relay, we’re hosting another one, this time with a festive twist. 35 teams signed up last time, meaning over 200 people took part! The collective total distance ran was 950km – let’s see if we can beat that this time round.  Event Overview Clubs enter a team […]

Keeping the Cost of Sport Down for Students

Gryphon Club Fund

This year’s Gryphons Club Fund will significantly reduce the cost of participating in sport at the University of Leeds which involves 7,500 students. The fund is worth £290k and helps to cover costs for all 70 of the University’s sports clubs. For 2019/20 onwards there will be a more consistent allocation of funds across all […]

Leeds Alumna Five-Time World Champion

University of Leeds Alumna Laura Anderson (Dentistry, 2010) has this weekend become undisputed Aikido World Champion. Laura won her 5th world individual title while competing in Akita, Japan, a feat never before achieved in the history of the sport. Laura began her Aikido career at the age of 12 at Wharfedale Aikido Club in Ilkley, […]

Brownlees launch £5m triathlon and cycling facility

Brownlee Centre

A new £5m University of Leeds sports facility launches this week, named after its most successful sporting alumni. The Brownlee Centre, chosen in honour of Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny, sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country – at the University’s Bodington Playing Fields in […]

University’s Paralympians Secure Medals In Rio

University of Leeds graduates claimed three gold medals and one silver in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with one alumni setting a new world record in the process. Swimmer Claire Cashmore, who graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011 with a degree in Linguistics and Phonetics, secured a gold medal for TeamGB in the […]

New £5m cycle track's wheels in motion

Starting gun fired on £5m sports facility fit for Olympians Work has officially started on a £5m University of Leeds sports development that will enhance facilities for cycling and triathlon in the region. The project for a 1.6km (1 mile) outdoor cycling circuit and refurbished sports pavilion on the University’s Bodington playing fields in North […]

A Trip to the Orphanage

In the second week of their South African Adventure, our Gryphons Abroad team paid a visit to the Zulufadder Orphanage. Here they tell us all about it. Rachel Weaver Spending the past 2 days at the Zulufadder Ophanage has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life, seeing children who have next to […]