Sport at Lancaster
Sport has been an integral part of life at Lancaster since our inception in 1964. Our 360-acre parkland campus provides a great location for outdoor games, and boasts many indoor sports and recreational facilities too.
Our sports facilities have been ranked 6th best in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015, offering students the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports.Learn more
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At Lancaster we want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your sport. Whether you have been playing since childhood or just want to try something new.Learn more
In 2011 Lancaster University opened a brand new £20m Sports Centre. Featuring the latest in range sporting facilities, including a 25 metre swimming pool, climbing wall and bouldering cave which was designed with input from renowned mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, health and fitness suites, sauna and steam rooms and sports hall.Learn more
Our sporting facilities are not limited to the Sports Centre. Around the campus we have 8 tennis courts, 5 netball courts, 2 floodlit synthetic grass pitches, 3 rugby pitches, 6 Association Football pitches, a crown bowling green, trim trail and woodland walk.
Lancaster University Students' Union has over 35 sports clubs ranging from American Football to Korfball, as well as the staples of rugby, netball, football and hockey. All these teams regularly compete against other institutions with the hope of winning their leagues and competitions. Every year the War of the Roses tournament against the University of York takes place with over 100 fixtures in around 40 different sports.
With Lancaster's location on the edge of the glorious landscape of the Lake District we can offer a wider choice of recreational activities than inner-city universities - within 30 minutes you could take advantage of activities such as hill walking, canoeing on the Lune, paragliding, horse riding and much more.