Sports & exercise
Sport is an important part of the student experience at Leeds Metropolitan.
Whether you are a world champion, an aspiring Olympian, or just want a run around with your mates on a Wednesday afternoon, we have both the teams and the facilities to ensure you get the most from your time with us.
There are plenty of opportunities to represent the University in the British Universities Championships (BUCS), with over 20 different sports, ranging from football to Aussie rules, netball to rowing, and fencing, to tchoukball.
If you prefer sport on a more recreational level, there are also numerous intramural and campus leagues which run throughout the year, and these are open to all students.
Over 75 years of sporting excellence
Since the opening of the Carnegie Physical Training College by Lord Irwin in 1933, Leeds Metropolitan has been synonymous with sporting excellence. In 2010, the University finished second overall in the British University Championships (BUCS), and first for womenís sport.
Donít miss Varsity, the highlight of the sporting calendar in Leeds. The day-long contest comprises†25 different sports matches and a Rugby Union showdown at our own Headingley Carnegie Stadium. After six years, the score stands 8-0 in the favour of Leeds Metropolitan. Why not join us this autumn to see what happens next?
World class facilities
Leeds Metropolitan boasts some of the best athletic facilities in the country, including:
- World Class Lifting High Performance Centre
- Badminton High Performance Centre
- High Performance Triathlon Centre
The Chinese Track and Field teamís decision to use our Headingley campus as their London 2012 pre-game training camp gives an indication of just how good our facilities are. Whether you are a serious competitor, or just want to work off the previous nightís indulgences, weíve got the facilities to suit you.
At the heart of city sport
Youíre never far from sport at Leeds Metropolitan. We have lecture rooms in the new multi-million pound Carnegie Cricket Pavilion, as well as in the Carnegie stand in the rugby stadium, so next time you find yourself daydreaming in a lecture, the view might be a little more interesting than you expected.
Visit our University Sport website.