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Whether you want to enjoy sport for the fun of it, play competitively or discover friendships, joining a club is a brilliant way to immerse yourself in student life at Manchester Met. 

We have over 60 student-led sports clubs, open to all levels and abilities.  Find your sport in our A-Z here - you may even want to try something completely new! 

You can join our sports clubs at any time through The Union's website, or sign up in person at The Opportunities Office in The Union. 

For any queries, please contact

How much does it cost?

All sports clubs have membership fees that you must pay to join, these vary from club to club. You can find out more about this at sports freshers fair held at the Union where all our sports clubs will be on han for a chat, or email us on

What is the difference between a trial and a taster session?

Some clubs ask that you attend a trial because there is huge demand to play for the team(s). If it’s been a while since you have played or you’re new to the sport, some clubs have a taster session so you can try things out and get to know club members before you commit. 

Trials are run by clubs because they have multiple teams or high levels of interest. They allow coaches to hold an open selection process, typically involving drills and match-based activities.  

Taster sessions are activity-based sessions that are open for the first couple of weeks of term so you can try out sports. They are free and open to everyone. 

What do I need to bring along to a trial or taster session?

Just bring along appropriate clothing and footwear - and if you're taking part in an outdoor sport, please remember to consider the Mancunian weather! If you need equipment then contact the club through their website. 

What happens if I don't make it on to a team?

If you're not selected for a team at trials, or if you decide you don't fancy the commitment that joining a club brings, don't worry as there's still lots of ways for you to play sport at university. Our Campus Leagues are a great way to play the sport you love and compete against other teams at Manchester Met. We also have a Play for Fun timetable which you can attend for free, or a whole range of fitness classes to help you stay active on campus.

Tell me more about BUCS

Joining a sports club gives you the opportunity to compete alongside 100,000 students and 4,000 teams in BUCS competitions, leagues and events woth competitions usually taking place on Wednesday afternoons.

BUCS is the national governing body for University sport in the UK. Manchester Metropolitan University joins almost 170 other UK higher education institutions to compete in BUCS across 52 different sports.

For more information visit the BUCS website.