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.
What is Leeds Sport?
Leeds Sport is the partnership between the University of Leeds and Leeds University Unions’ staff teams delivering sport at Leeds. The Leeds Sport team was formed in 2014 with the aim of working together to provide a world-class sporting experience for our students and staff at Leeds.
Vision: To be the number one provider of higher education sport and physical activity experience in the UK.
We will achieve this by:
- Offering a range of programmes for you to reach your potential
- Encouraging you to improve your health and wellbeing
- Support you to develop your skills and broaden your horizons
What can I do?
The strength of Leeds Sport is the breadth of opportunities, there really is something for everyone whether you are a total beginner or an elite athlete. There are four areas within Leeds Sport which cover whatever you’re interested in, find out more about each area below…
Join one of our 60+ sports clubs and become a Leeds Gryphon by representing the University of Leeds, whether you’re into triathlon or prefer aikido there is a club for you.
If you’re an elite athlete our Sport Scholarship Programme will support you to achieve both sporting and academic excellence, following in the footsteps of our world-class alumni such as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.
Get more from your time at Leeds, develop new skills for the real world with our excellent leadership and student professional development programmes as well as our coach education courses. You could also become a sport activator or volunteer as well as getting involved in our Gryphons Abroad International project in South Africa.
Have fun at Leeds! Why not team up with your mates and join our weekly Social Leagues or meet our Get Out, Get Active team and have a go at a something new while exploring Yorkshire, maybe climbing or walking could be for you?
Here at Leeds we know sport is about way more than just playing. That’s why each year we add to your University experience by bringing you some of the biggest and best sporting events across the country. That includes our infamous Varsity series against Leeds Beckett University where 15,000 students attend the finale event at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, what’s not to love?