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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.


Social Sport

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

Just turn up!

Social Leagues

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

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.

Focus Sports

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.

Support Services

We provide support services to Leeds Gryphons athletes, students, staff and sport scholars to aid their health and wellbeing and performance.

The University has formed partnerships with a variety of sports clubs across Yorkshire to provide a first-class experience for the student in terms of performance sport whilst still be able to complete a University degree.

Leeds/Bradford MCCU
Sport Leeds
Rugby Football Union
Leeds Rugby Foundation
Leeds Rowing Club
Leeds Rhinos
Leeds Hockey Club
Headingley AFC
England Hockey
England Lacrosse
City of Leeds Swimming Club
British Triathlon
British Rowing
Campion AFC
Pontefract Collieries FC


Gryphons Abroad

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

LEED Modules

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

Outdoor Education

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

Gryphons Go Kids Camp

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

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

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

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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