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 you can scroll through our 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.

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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!

Take part in the annual Gryphon Halls Cup, with events throughout the year for your Halls to win points.

Who will be crowned the champion?

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.

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.

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

brownlee brothers with their medals

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

Focus Sports

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


We 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 on campus.

uni of leeds students teaching south african student to ride a bike

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

leed modules Olympics

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

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

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Each year, the Leeds Gryphons take on local rivals Leeds Beckett in the Leeds Varsity series. The competition culminates in October with the rugby union finale at Headingley Stadium.

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

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.

The annual Alumni Sports Day see’s the return of our sporting alumni to Leeds to take on the current students in a day of friendly sporting competition. With over 20 clubs involved, it’s a great chance to relive the university experience.

Gryphon Leadership Award at Sports Colours 2017

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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