Manchester Metropolitan University

Sport and physical activity is an important part of University life at Manchester Met and, with our fantastic range of activities on offer, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to get involved!

Get involved

Try new activities and find old favourites. We have a range of free sports, activities and classes on and around campus. 

If you want to try something completely new, then get involved with our coach-led eight week Learn to Play courses.

Or, if you’re looking for that competitive edge, get a team together and take on another group of friends, a neighbouring hall of residence or a rival department in our competitive, yet fun, Campus Leagues.

Find out more about free sports and activities.

Sports Clubs

Joining a sports club gives you the opportunity to take part in a variety of recreational and competitive activities, whilst enjoying an incredible sense of community, pride and friendship.

We have over 60 student-led sports clubs at the University, and many are open to all levels and abilities.  And, if you have a competitive streak, many of our clubs offer the chance to represent Manchester Met on Wednesday in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues.

Sport Scholarships

Our Sport Scholarship programme supports talented athletes as they combine a demanding training and competition programme with study for a world-class degree. This year, we’ve supported a number of athletes including track cyclist, Helen Scott who won gold and silver in Rio and Kadeena Cox, who claimed four medals in two sport aslo at the Paralympics.

Coaching and volunteering

During your time with us, we want to help you enhance your employability skills, maximise your career opportunities and help you get the most out of your time here.

To help you do this, we offer an extensive range of subsidised coach education courses and volunteering opportunities.

Platt Lane Sports Complex

Located in Fallowfield, Platt Lane Sports Complex offers a variety of top quality pitches, a fully equipped gym, a range of fitness classes and a number of coaching sessions to suit all ages.  

Sugden Sports Centre

Located on Grosvenor Street, in the heart of the Oxford Road community, the Sugden Sports Centre boasts high quality sports facilities and access to an exciting programme of fitness classes.

Manchester Aquatics Centre

Located on Oxford Road, the Manchester Aquatics Centre boasts an Olympic sized swimming pool and world-class training facilities. 

Cheshire Sports Centre

Cheshire Sport

Located on our Cheshire campus, our sports centre offers an indoor sports hall, a fully equipped gym, 3G artificial turf pitch, beach volleyball court and a range of fitness classes.

To find out more about sport, visit our Sport website.

Talented Athlete?

The university is a member of the Talented Athlete’s Scholarships Scheme and our facilities have helped to produce sporting excellence. Five of our students represented Great Britain in the World University Games in Bangkok; two more, Mark Cueto and Magnus Lund, made the grade as professional rugby players, and five members of the Great Britain Water Polo squad are currently studying with us.

World-Class Facilities

In addition to the University facilities, there are many world-class sports facilities nearby. Along with Manchester’s two well-known football clubs you’ll find the City of Manchester StadiumNational Squash CentreSportcity and National Cycling Centre.

Just like to watch?

For the avid spectator the North West hosts a wide range of international and national sports events.

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