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.
More than 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 women’s sport.
Don’t 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 team’s 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 simply want to keep fit, we've got the facilities to suit you.
At the heart of city sport
You’re 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 Sport & Active Lifestyles website to find out all about playing sport for fun, for our University, or to simply get active and enjoy fitness with your friends. We also have loads of great opportunities to develop your sporting skills with volunteering options, learning how to be a coach or get involved to support sport in the local community.