Sport at Lancaster University


Sport is a big part of life at Lancaster. You will find space for individual recreation, sports classes, and team sports through college and university teams.

As a member of Graduate College, you will have access to all of Lancaster University’s outstanding sports facilities, including our state-of-the-art Sports Centre.

Clubs and societies

Lancaster University has hundreds of clubs and societies, including sports clubs from aikido and athletics to football, hockey and hiking. You can browse our current societies via the Students’ Union website.

Inter-college sport

The college has several sports teams which compete against the other 8 colleges throughout the year. These include Netball, Football, Darts, and Pool. Teams recruit new players at the beginning of each academic year, and at various points as spaces become available. If you are interested in inter-college sports, please contact the college in the first instance, and see the Students' Union website.


Roses is the annual sporting competition between Lancaster and York Universities. Hosted alternately at Lancaster or York's campus - it is a fantastic long weekend of sporting fun.

Female student on a climbing wall.

Sports Centre

Our modern Sports Centre is right at the heart of campus. Facilities include:

  • A 25-metre swimming pool with eight lanes
  • Climbing wall and a bouldering cave
  • Health and fitness suites
  • Sauna and steam rooms
  • Sports hall
  • State-of-the-art gym

To take advantage of our facilities, you can either buy a membership or pay as you play.