Sport

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 (if you are interested) then make sure you find them at Freshers Fair on the Thursday of Intro week between 12-5pm as a lot of clubs do their trials later that week. 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.

 

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 check out the Carter Shield and the LUSU leagues here or contact your college sports reps!

 

Netball: LUSU League

Registration date: Thursday 28th November

Registration venue: LUSU welcome desk

Registration time: 1pm

Places available: 8 (places will be allocated on a first come first served basis)

Cost to enter: £10 per team (for trophies/medals)

Information needed at registration: Captains name, contact email and telephone number, whether Captain is student or staff

League match days: Thursday evenings

Venue: Campus outdoor netball courts

Time of matches: 6-7pm

Eligibility: staff of Lancaster University and students from Lancaster University who are not members of the University Netball Club or any of the Inter College Netball teams

  • Match structure:
  • The matches will consist of four 12 minute quarters and follow the rules of England Netball
  • Each team will be expected to provide an umpire for every match they play
  • Umpires must have a whistle and a timer
  • Contact details for the Inter College Netball League umpires will be made available for whose services a charge of £5 per match per umpire will be levie
  • Each team must provide a name that does not have the name of a college or abbreviations of a college in its title
  • Each team must have their own bibs and a netball

Further information will be given to the Captains of the teams once registered.

 

Six-a-Side Football

REGISTRATION FOR THIS LEAGUE WILL BE ON:

DATE: MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER

TIME: 10:00 – 13:00 THEN 14:00-16:00

WHERE: LUSU WELCOME DESK

HOW MUCH: £200

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH/DEBIT CARD

THERE ARE TWENTY FOUR SPACES AVAILABLE IN THE LEAGUE

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR LUSU NUMBER TO HAND

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

fixtures can be found on the fixtures and results page

Matches take place Sunday Evenings between 4pm & 9pm on the Astro-turf throughout the 1st and 2nd terms.

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

  • There are 24 places available
  • The teams will be registered on a first come first serve basis
  • There shall be two leagues known as six a side 1 and six a side 2
  • Captains will determine which league they are in by random draw at registration
  • Teams will play two matches every Sunday commencing as soon as the league is full
  • Teams will play each team in their league twice
  • 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

All teams must submit a squad sheet before the first match and all players should be made aware of the rules:

For more information contact us on lusu.activities@lancaster.ac.uk

 

LUSU 11 a side Football League

REGISTRATION FOR THIS LEAGUE WILL BE ON:

DATE: TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER

TIME: 10:00 – 13:00 THEN 14:00-16:00

WHERE: LUSU WELCOME DESK

THERE ARE TEN SPACES AVAILABLE IN THE LEAGUE

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH/DEBIT CARD

This breaks down to

  • Ten teams in the league
  • Forty five matches
  • 15 weekends

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT REGISTRATION TO THE LEAGUE WILL BE ON A FIRST COME BASIS AND CAPTAINS MUST PAY THE REQUIRED FEE AT REGISTRATION AND PROVIDE ALL DETAILS REQUIRED

The rules of the league are available here LUSU 11v11 League Football Rules and Regulations

There are a few restrictions however to ensure that it does offer individuals the chance to play that are not already involved in a league.

  • The captain must be a student
  • Both current students and staff are eligible to play in any ratio
  • Registered players from any team in the IC Football League A or B are not eligible to play
  • Members of the University Football Club are not eligible to play
  • Squad size shall be 20 maximum
  • Players may only play for one team in the league throughout the season

The matches will take place on Astro Pitch 2 on either

  • Saturday morning@ 10.00am
  • Saturday evening @ 5pm
  • Sunday morning @ 10.00am

The cost of entering the league will be £125  broken down as follows

  • £125 for referee costs

If you do need any more information then please get in touch with Caroline Jenkinson

 

Roses

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. This year’s event promises to be spectacular as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roses in style, so may sure you get down to the sports centre and fields and support the red rose army in bringing the Carter James trophy back to Lancaster!

For more information on the event keep an eye out on the official Roseslive website

 

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 the Activities Award Ceremony in week 8 in the summer term.

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 form as any request not submitted in this way will not be considered.  This must be returned by the end of week 4 summer term and please note that all applicants must supply proof of their sporting success.

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

Criteria

LUSU Merit of Achievement
  • Individuals/teams who win a non-BUCS Competition/Tournament within their sport
  • Teams who win a BUCS Conference Cup
    •  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 in a BUCS points scoring event
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
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: