Leeds Gryphons Clubs

Leeds Sport is a joint partnership between Leeds University, Leeds University Union and the Sport and Physical Activity department (SPA) that aims to provide sporting opportunities to all students. Whether you're a competitive athlete, or someone wanting to get more active, Leeds Sport showcases a variety of clubs and different sports to get involved with. Have a look at our Clubs and Societies and see how you can get more active.


Our leisurewear kits are provided by our preferred supplier, Surridge. You can find all the available Leeds Gryphons sport kit here. All playing kit designs from other suppliers that include our university logo and colours need to follow LUU kit guidelines and be approved by our Kit Coordinator, Danielle. Any sponsorship on kits also needs to comply with our sponsorship guidelines. We’re always here to lend a hand with this, if you have any questions then do come into the Activities office on Level 1 of your union building, or contact Danielle.

Sports Club Documents

Every club and society needs to submit the appropriate documents to LUU in order to be affiliated.

For clubs receiving the Gryphon Club Fund, the funding will only be released once we have all the following documents:

Please send all documents to the Activities Teamor speak to Jamal, our Sports Clubs Manager with any further questions: J.El-kalawy@leeds.ac.uk.

Coaches and Instructors

Many groups have coaches or instructors to deliver their activity. This is beneficial because it ensures a professional standard is achieved and can help to develop the group's potential.

If you intend on using a coach or instructor (paid or voluntary), then you must provide LUU with the information in the Supporting Registration Document.

For any further questions, please contact our Sports Coordinator George: G.Dale@leeds.ac.uk


British University and College Sport (BUCS) is the governing body for competitive university sport across the UK. BUCS have league and cup competitions which are often played on Wednesday afternoon throughout the year, but also have individual competitions throughout the year too. If you have any queries regarding BUCS sport at Leeds, please contact G.Dale@leeds.ac.uk. For committee roles that have responsibilities with BUCS, please see below for further information and documentation.

Booking Sports Facilities

Here are your key contacts for booking sports facilities for your club:

The Edge/Gryphon/Cromer Terrace

Tiarnan Bandeen


Jessica Mayho

Events and Marketing


Leeds Varsity

Each year, Leeds Gryphons take on local rivals Leeds Beckett in the Leeds Varsity series. The competition culminates in October with the rugby union finale at Headingley Stadium. If your club currently doesn’t compete in Leeds Varsity but would like to, please complete the ‘New Varsity Fixture Request’ document & email this to Beth b.stanfield@leeds.ac.uk 

Christie Championships

The Christie Championships, established in 1886, is an annual sports event held between the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester at the end of March. 

Sports Colours Awards

The Sports Colours Awards sees our Leeds Gryphons ditch their tracksuits for the evening to celebrate the outstanding efforts of athletes, teams, volunteers and coaches from our Sports, Martial Arts, Outdoor and Competing Dance Groups each year.

Alumni Sports Day

The annual Alumni Sports Day sees the return of our sporting alumni to Leeds to take on the current students in a day of friendly sporting competition. 

If you’d like to get involved in any of these events or have any questions, email Beth.



Leeds Sport Social Media

We love sharing the success of our clubs and students, whether it’s winning matches, raising money for charity or volunteering in the community. We run weekly features such as the #OneToWatch vote on twitter, takeovers on the Leeds Sport Instagram, and blog features from some of our Gryphons athletes. If you’ve got a fixture, competition, charity event etc. and you’d like to share it via our Leeds Sport Channels, then message us via social media or send an email to Beth.

There’s also lots of information about different opportunities Leeds Sport has to offer on our website, from sports scholarships to volunteering.

Training and Support

Leeds University Union and Leeds Sport offers a range of support programmes for committees to access.

The below workshops are available to clubs that receive Gryphon Club Funding, and can be delivered to the whole club or society committee upon request.

The current workshops available are:

  • Mental Health in Sport
  • Socials Training
  • Marketing and Social Media

Please email Jamal, our Sports Clubs Manager, with any further questions or to request these workshops.

Club Discipline

Every club and society within LUU abides by LUU’s ‘Bye-Laws’. This covers a range of expectations and details the processes involved should clubs or individuals be involved in any incident that leads to an investigation or disciplinary action taken. 

Every Gryphon Club also abides by Leeds Sports’ Discipline Policy which aims to provide clarification on potential incidents/sanctions that are involved within an investigation or disciplinary. It also seeks to give a transparent view on how disciplinaries are managed, on what the expectations are for staff and student clubs. For any questions on this, please email Jamal or Sarah; LUU’s Sports Clubs Manager and Leeds University’s Sport Performance Manager.