The Activities Council looks after the sport supported by LUSU, from teams competing nationally in BUCS to the annual inter college tug of war  as well as the thrashing of York at Roses.  Everything is organised by the Activities Exec and LUSU 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, we can provide you with the chance to play your sport, be it inter varsity, inter college or in local leagues, there really is something for everyone!

Information on setting up a new group

Sports Groups

We have over 35 sports clubs ranging from American Football to Korfball as well as the staples of rugby, netball, football, and hockey who all compete against other institutions regularly with the hope of winning their leagues and competitions.

View a list of all of our sports clubs and societies.

To join these groups and try out for the teams then make sure you find them at Freshers Fair on the Thursday of Intro week between 12-5pm. You can also go along to one of the many Intro Talks and Team Trials taking place by downloading the schedule below. However, all groups still take members throughout the year so don’t feel put off if you want to join later on in term.

Sports Exec members

If you are a member of a sports exec you can access all the useful information you need to run your club successfully in the my Union pages.

Sport England Project – JUST PLAY

JUST PLAY is our new recreational sports project that has been created thanks to funding received from Sport England’s ‘University Sport Activation Fund’. The JUST PLAY programme consists of 18 different sports and physical activity sessions that are designed to make sure there is an offer for those of you that just want to play sport for fun, to keep fit and meet new friends.

A timetable of events is available here.

To subscribe to our newsletter keeping you up to date with all the Just Play Activities on offer, health and fitness training tips and ideas, recipes and sporting opportunities, simply sign up for free here.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to assist with the delivery of the project you can email Claire Place

For all information regarding Just Play, please visit the JUST PLAY section of this website.

Inter College Sports

Want to be a part of the winning college this year?

Some people may say playing for your college is not as prestigious as representing the University, but have you ever seen some of the inter college matches? Bitter rivalry seeps through the very core of most inter college athletes and losing is not an option. It’s very easy to forget defeat against another University, lose to another college and you’ll be reminded of it every day.

Sporty, skilful or just wanting to give something a try, there’s bound to be a sport for you in the Carter Shield or one of the Inter College Leagues.

If you want to play sports that are a bit different then the Carter Shield is for you.  Whether it is to try sports that you have never even heard of or ones that you did not think you are good at you can.  It’s fun and a great feeling when you pick up the trophy at the awards ceremony at the end of the year.

We have a number of college leagues running throughout the academic year that include football, netball, darts, pool and even dominoes. These are some of the most popular sports we have at the university and always create a great atmosphere at each of the events, so get involved by speaking to your college sports reps or team captains.

There are sports for all so why not contact your college sports reps!

LUSU 11 a side Just Play Football League

Registration for this league is now closed and fixtures have already begun. The 16 teams that have registered have been split into two leagues of 8 and they can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

To view the Red League Click Here.

To view the Blue League Click Here

If you would like more details about the above leagues please contact Rick Barnes at

Six-a-Side Football

This league is open to current male students and staff of Lancaster University.

Matches take place Sunday Evenings between 4pm & 9pm on the new 3G pitch throughout the 1st and 2nd terms.

The League is affiliated to the Lancashire FA so you get the benefit of qualified FA referees

  • Teams will play two matches every Sunday
  • Teams will play each team in their league twice
    • league 1league 2
  • The top four  teams of each league will take part in a play off at the end of the season to determine the overall winning team

To enter this league come along to the LUSU Welcome Desk at 10:00 on Tuesday 20th October, 2015. This is a popular league and to ensure teams are registered fairly the following criteria must be met.

The full entry fee must be paid either by cash or card ( cost to be announced shortly)

  • Name of team
  • Name of Captain and his contact details (phone and email)

Once registered and by Friday 23rd October all players must be registered with LUSU

For more information contact us on


Roses is the Inter Varsity event between the Universities of Lancaster and York, a fierce rivalry formed by the war of the Roses from the 15th Century. The event takes part over a weekend early in the summer term consisting of over 100 fixtures in around 40 different sports making it one of the biggest Inter Varsity events in Europe and an event not to miss in the university calendar. The event is hosted on rotation by each institution with the 2014 edition being held at Lancaster where we secured an impressive victory .


Recognition of Sporting Achievement

Every year LUSU awards colours in the form of a stylish medal to individuals and individual members of teams who have achieved sporting success throughout the current academic year. These are applied for by the individual and are presented at an annual Awards Ceremony.

To find out if you, your team or your club are eligible check out the criteria below and if you are entitled to one then please apply using this as any request not submitted in this way will not be considered.

If your application is successful you will be informed via email.


LUSU Merit of Achievement
  • Individuals/teams who finish first in a non-BUCS Competition/Tournament within their sport where the individual or team compete against a minimum of five other teams or individuals in the same competition
    • This does not refer to leagues as winning a league brings its own reward (i.e. BUCS league winners receive a plaque, Archery league winners receive medals and a cup
  • Teams who win a BUCS Conference Cup in their sport
    •  apart from Cricket Tier 1 where Championship, Trophy and conference Cup are played for in the same league
University Half Colours
  • An individual who reaches County representational level in their given sport
    • Individuals must have played in the fixture/match/competition as it is not enough just to have been selected
  • Individuals/teams who reach 3rd (bronze) in a BUCS individual/team championship (this does not refer to the BUCS conference or premier leagues)
University Full Colours
  • An individual who reaches regional or divisional representational level in their given sport (e.g. North West)
    • Individuals must have played in the fixture/match/competition as it is not enough just to have been selected
  • Individuals/teams finishing 1st or 2nd in a BUCS points-scoring event (not BUCS conference or premier league)
University Half Rose
  • An individual who reaches national student representational level in their given sport
    • Individuals must have played in the fixture/match/competition as is is not enough just to have been selected
  • Teams who reach the final of their national BUCS Championship or national BUCS Trophy competition
    • as part of the Premier and Conference League programme (i.e. only relevant to a team competing in Tier 1)
University Full Rose
  • An individual who reaches full International (senior) representational level in their given sport (e.g. Great Britain)
    • Individuals must have played in the fixture/match/competition as it is not enough just to have been selected


Fixtures and Results

Whether you are interested in the University teams, college teams, or other sports, keep up to date with what’s going on in the university sporting world with the links below:

Inter College Competitions:-
– Mens Pool A League
Mens Pool B League
Womens Pool League

Mens Darts League
Womens Darts League

Dominoes League

Football A League
Football B League

IC Cup Matches

Netball A League
Netball B League

LUSU 6 a side leagues

-League 1

-League 2

Finals night matches and results


Carter Shield events and results