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Outstanding sportWe have a justifiably excellent reputation for sporting facilities

We've transformed sport and physical activity at the University...

We've been expanding and investing heavily in sports facilities over the past few years, so whatever you're into - whether it's swimming, ultimate Frisbee, rugby, or climbing - you should find what you're looking for here.

On campus we have three sporting venues, the most recent of which is The Edge. Opened in May 2010, this £12.2m state-of-the-art swimming pool and fitness centre is home to:

  • Leeds' largest indoor sports halls with performance floors and lighting
  • a  25m, 8-lane swimming pool with moveable floor
  • the largest fitness suite of any UK university with state-of-the-art equipment
  • 3 dedicated class studios - over 125 classes per week
  • a performance strength and conditioning facility
  • squash courts
  • a climbing wall
  • a whole range of additional facilities for you to enjoy 52 weeks of the year

Just three miles off-campus, the Weetwood playing fields has new and refurbished, high quality pitches for a variety of sports, plus changing rooms and even BBQs. And further a field, the outdoor centres in the Dales and the Lake District are great if you want to get a group together and enjoy the great outdoors.

To find out more about sport at the University and the different memberships available, take a look at our sport and physical activity website

If sport at the University has just whetted your appetite for even more challenging outdoor pursuits, then the Yorkshire Officers’ Training Regiment (YOTR) may be for you.

The YOTR attracts students from universities right across Yorkshire, including Huddersfield, Hull, Sheffield, York, and of course Leeds, so you have a unique opportunity to meet students from campuses around the region.