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Sport and Wellbeing

A city of sport

Leicester is a city with a proud and wide-ranging history of sport. Discover your new team and adopt them as your own, whether you’re into football, basketball, hockey or beyond.

There’s also a variety of sports and leisure facilities so you can try your hand at a new activity or join in with a sport you’ve always loved.

Elite sport to watch

Leicester is home to several sports teams, ranging from English Premier League football to rowing:

University sports facilities

Students and staff are encouraged to make the most of the sporting facilities at the University of Leicester. Whether you’re a serious athlete, want to exercise for fun, or just need to unwind.

Sport at the University of Leicester

Facilities across the city

As well as professional teams and leagues to enjoy, Leicester also provides plenty of opportunity for you to get involved in a sport or take up a new exercise.

As a student at the Global Study Centre, you’ll have access to all the sport and fitness facilities at the University of Leicester, including two fully equipped sports centres, both with pools, outdoor playing fields, and squash courts.

Outside of the university, the city itself offers several options for gyms, pools, and sports venues. Active Leisure, an initiative by Leicester council, runs a number of gyms, pools, leisure centres, and even a golf course.

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