What is Team Leicester?
Team Leicester is the collective name for the sports teams that represent the University in BUCS and other national competitions. As a member of Team Leicester you will be a part of one of the largest and most active student communities at the University, with over 1800 members in the 2015/16 academic year. With over 35 clubs there are plenty of sports for students to get involved in, from Archery to Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby Union to Water Polo we have something for everyone. As a part of Team Leicester you will be able to represent the University while playing your favourite sports with your new friends. If you're a beginner there's nothing to fear, our clubs are open to all abilities and will allow you to try out totally new sports you may never have experienced. Alternatively with plenty of clubs competing in the top divisions around you can test your skills against the best in University sport. We are proud to announce that in the last academic year (2015-16) we accumulated 779.5 points, achieving our highest ever BUCS ranking and retaining our top 50 status for the second year running!
As an elite athlete, you may have the opportunity to be involved in the Team Leicester scholarship programme, which provides support and assistance to athletes in pursuit of sporting success. For more information relating to scholarships please click here.
Team Leicester doesn’t just apply to our athletes, we also highly value our supporters who can be the difference for our teams; giving the players that extra boost to succeed. All fixtures can be found via the BUCS website, or you can follow the Sport and Recreation service on their various social media sites to keep up to date with big games and upcoming events so you can come and cheer on our teams!
To join any of our Team Leicester clubs you must purchase one of our student gym memberships. We recommend a gold membership to all students as this gives you full access to all sport facilities and programmes at the University.
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