Team Leicester

Got a competitive streak? Then pull on the Team Leicester jersey and join our sports clubs in their pursuit of glory in national and regional competitions. Nothing beats wearing your university’s colours. It’s a proud day when you’re representing Team Leicester and one you’ll carry with you through your university life. Give it your all as Team Leicester take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions against other universities around the country. 

Many clubs also compete in local and regional leagues, and play representative matches.

Team Leicester currently sits in the top 40 of the BUCS league, having climbed a staggering 49 places in the past five years. So, as well as joining the biggest sporting community in Leicester, you could play a part in making history.

"The social side of the club is as important as the sporting side. The instant you join you have a network of friends who are all looking out for you."

Jonathan, English

Varsity – a rivalry for the ages

The colours are in full flow. Bragging rights are at stake. And the atmosphere is electric. Welcome to Varsity. Each year, our sports teams take on cross-city rivals, De Montfort University, in over 30 sports for the coveted trophy. Not to boast or anything, but we haven't lost the title yet...

It’s as intense as it is fun and, not surprisingly, one of the highlights of the calendar. Varsity is an occasion where everyone gets involved. The men’s and women’s rugby matches take place under floodlights at the Welford Road Stadium - home of the legendary Leicester Tigers - and the event pulls in thousands of students from both universities. The rivalry in the stands matches the intensity on the pitch, creating an unforgettable experience.