Sport at Lincoln

Get Active and Make Friends

Whether you're studying a sport-related discipline or looking for ways to enjoy your leisure time, a great way to meet fellow students and make lasting friendships is to join one of the many societies and sports clubs offered by the Students’ Union. Many of our sports teams take part in local and national competitions including British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) fixtures.

The University's on-campus Sports Centre provides access to an array of facilities including five-a-side football pitches, squash and basketball courts, hockey pitches, and trampolines, and the centre also offers a range of fitness classes tailored to all abilities, a dance studio, and a well-equipped gym with termly memberships on offer.

Sports Clubs and Societies

Our Students’ Union has more than 100 sports clubs and societies for students to join. Each year, thousands of students get involved, gaining valuable experience in problem solving and organisational skills by becoming part of a sports committee. Students can compete in inter-university British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) tournaments in a wide range of sports, including lacrosse, football, rowing, and hockey.

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The Students' Union rugby team posing with mascot Swanny

University Sports Centre

The University of Lincoln Sports Centre is located on our Brayford Pool Campus. Offering an extensive range of facilities, the Sports Centre is a hub of activity to keep you healthy and active throughout your time at university. We cater for all levels and abilities in each area of our facility, including the fitness suites, sports hall, football pitches, dance, boxing, and spin studios.

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Students walking into the Sports Centre

Human Performance Centre

Our Human Performance Centre is a specialist facility for those studying the areas of sport and exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and strength and conditioning. Housing specialist laboratory spaces containing cutting-edge equipment for the assessment and evaluation of human performance, the Centre enables sport students to engage in applied work and increase their practical experience.

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Annual Varsity Competition

Originally called ‘The Humber Games’, the annual Varsity competition against the University of Hull is a highlight of the University sporting calendar. Each year over 1000 students across over 30 activities get involved, competing for the Varsity trophy. Now in its 8th year, Lincoln has proudly secured the trophy in each of the last six competitions!

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