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Healthy mind, healthy body

We’re proud to have world class athletes like Jessica Ennis-Hill and Alistair Brownlee train at our University, but that’s only part of the story. Our sports facilities are available for you to enjoy, whatever your level.

Team games

From football to tchoukball, if there is a sport you want to take part in, our Athletics Union will help you. Whatever your ability you can join in with regular team games and they’re also a fantastic way to meet new people. With more than 50 sports available, from beginners to advanced, we have something for everyone.

Sporting life

We offer hundreds of sport and fitness options - you can hit the gym alone, have fun with friends at a fast and furious Zumba class, or even serve up a few aces on our excellent indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

We have a fantastic range of facilities, including fitness suites, five-a-side pitches, a swimming pool and a 500 seater sports arena. We also offer health and fitness classes for everyone, from complete beginners to experts, and you can join in with our bodytone, aerobics and spinning classes.

Great track record

We have a long standing reputation for our sporting excellence and the highlight of the sporting calendar in Leeds is Varsity – a day-long contest against University of Leeds involving 25 different sports. The score stands 9-0 in our favour.


Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Metropolitan – our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members. Our health club membership is amazing value at £125 per year.


All of our tennis courts are part of the gym package – we offer you outstanding indoor facilities and outside courts nestled in the leafy woodland of our Headingley Campus.

Sport volunteering

Helping you prepare for the world of work is what the Leeds Metropolitan experience is all about and our sports volunteering opportunities are an excellent way to develop your skills. With a variety of community sports to choose from you can volunteer to be a children’s swimming instructor, after school coach or activity coordinator at a sports club.

World-class sport

Love sport? You’re in the right city. Leeds hosts international cricket and world-class rugby league matches at Headingley Carnegie Stadium – which are ideal for a great day or night out. If you’re a football fan, Leeds United play their home games just a 10 minute journey from Leeds City centre.

Take a look at our Sport and Active Lifestyles website.