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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. Find out more about Leeds Sport.

You can learn more about our social sports, performance sports and leadership programmes or if you’re looking for a particular sport, check out the Leeds University Union website to find out more and get involved.


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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 with lots of sports to choose from.

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

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!


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

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Our Focus Sports programme is dedicated to developing both top class sports clubs and individuals at the University of Leeds.

Sports Clubs

We have over 70 different sports clubs at the University from Hockey to Dance and Rowing to Ultimate Frisbee, there is something for everyone.

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


We have formed a number of excellent partnerships with a variety of national sporting associations to provide a first-class experience.


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

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Develop practical leadership, coaching and teaching skills with our academic LEED Modules.

Outdoor Education Programme

Find out more about our wide range of ambitious outdoor learning programmes.

Find out more about our Gryphons Go Summer Kids Camp here at the University of Leeds.

We have a huge variety of volunteering opportunities for both staff and students.


Christie Championships

Steeped in history, the Christie Championships, established in 1886, is an annual sports event held between the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

BUCS Wednesdays

Our Leeds Gryphons teams take on a wide range of Universities across the country each Wednesday as part of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Leagues.

Sports Colours Awards

The Sports Colours Awards sees our Leeds Gryphons ditch their tracksuits for the evening to celebrate the outstanding efforts of athletes, teams, volunteers and coaches from our Sports, Martial Arts, Outdoor and Competing Dance Groups.

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