Sports clubs and societies
We have more than 30 sports clubs welcoming students of all abilities, from total beginners to casual and keen competitors. Sports range from Trampolining to Tae Kwon-Do and Karate to Kayaking. Traditional sports such as football, rugby, hockey and rowing are all on offer but it doesn’t stop there. You can learn the practical and competitive elements of martial arts such as Taekwondo and Jiu Jitsu or take a step up from your run-of-the-mill Frisbee to Ultimate Frisbee. If your sport isn’t represented we’d love you to start your own society and we’ll give you all the support you need.
Intramural sport promotes ‘participation through sport’. Groups of students can get involved by forming teams from halls of residence, departments or societies and enter a variety of leagues and cups. Our Let’s Do Leicester scheme allows you to try sporting activities for minimal cost and zero commitment. There are traditional sports such as football, basketball and netball, or more unconventional activities such as bubble football, yoga and Pilates.
You’ll never forget the first time you get to wear your university’s colours. It’s a proud moment and one you’ll carry with you through your university life. You can represent Team Leicester as they take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions against other universities throughout the country. Varsity is without a doubt the biggest event in the Team Leicester sporting calendar, as our clubs face off with local rivals DMU in a battle to determine which University is the best.
Sports scholarships and bursaries
We want to encourage the very best athletes to become part of the Leicester sporting legacy so we offer a number of sports scholarships. Elite athletes in any sport benefit from support, coaching, assessment, mentoring and free ‘Gold’ membership to all our sports facilities. Plus free sessions of sports massage, physiotherapy, and osteopathy over the year to keep you at the top of your game.