Sports Clubs

Sports Clubs

Sport is and should be fun. Whether you're taking part, coaching, volunteering or spectating, our Athletics Union offers you the chance to get involved and really get behind team Liverpool.

Sport Liverpool offers more than 50 different sports for you to get involved with during your time at the University of Liverpool. Most of our clubs represent the University in the British Universities and Colleges sport leagues (BUCS) and every club accepts beginners, so now is your chance to try something completely new!

To join a sports club please go to the Sports and Fitness Centre and complete a membership form, or visit the memberships section on the website.

Please be aware that no refunds will be given after 1 November of the current academic year.

Sport Events

Liverpool Varsity

The most highly anticipated event of the year for our students, our Varsity event against our city rivals Liverpool John Moores University is going from strength to strength each year, with the 2018 event our biggest and most attended event to date. Stretching across three days our teams battle it out in head to head competitions against their counterparts in LJMU to compete for the coveted Varsity Cup which is presented at the headline event on the Wednesday. Winners for the past 7 years we want to keep up this good run and keep our bragging rights to being the best University in Liverpool! 

Christie Championships

Back in 1866, the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool were constituent colleges of Victoria University. As the three Universities became separate entities, the rivalry increased and over the years has led to the thrilling, action-packed competition that it is today.

Students compete in over 30 different sports, all rolled into one afternoon of competition at the host institution. As a triangular competition, Christie Championship is truly unique and is recognised nationally as one of the largest sporting varsities with more than 1,500 students taking part. 

Liverpool were hosts to Christie in 2018, which resulted in the first win of the championships in 27 years. We unfortunately came second behind Manchester in 2019, and will look to go to Leeds in 2020 and compete for the trophy once again.