Leeds has an a wealth of sporting resources available to anyone that wants to get involved. Whether you want to get down the terraces and watch a local football or rugby game on a matchday, go for an energetic few laps in the pool or just chill out and watch some TV coverage, the city has something to suit everyone. We go through some of the main things to check out while you’re here, here’s all the sport in Leeds:


Both the City Centre and Headingley are superbly kitted out for watching live sport, with countless bars showing Sky Sports and much more.

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Sport in Leeds: Leeds United

Leeds United

Leeds is a one club city, giving United a massive fan base across not just the region but the country as well. Whilst they are admittedly no longer enjoying their Don Revie glory days -dominating the top flight and challenging in European games- they are still an exciting team to watch in their current division, the Championship. Hopefully this season they will challenge for a top end finish and fight for a promotion place. Make sure you get down to the 37,000+ capacity Elland Road to experience the atmosphere of the good old English terraces!

Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES / 0871 334 1992


Headingley is home to Yorkshire County Cricket, who are the most successful side in English cricketing history. If the sun is out there’s nothing better than getting the drinks in and watching a game up in Headingley.

St Michael’s Lane, Headingley LS6 3BR / 0871 971 1222


Sport in Leeds: Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield of Leeds Rhinos

Students of Leeds are fortunate to have the Rhinos, three-times Reigning Champions of the Super League, playing their Rugby League season so close by! For fans of Rugby Union, Carnegie also play at the Headingley Stadium, so two top teams are right on your doorstep! They are well worth going to watch, with the Yorkshire region is notorious for its Rugby passion and the 20,000+ crowd at the Stadium never disappoint!

St Michael’s Lane, Headingley LS6 3BR / 0844 248 6651


There are loads of ways to get involved with any sport you fancy in Leeds, from Football to Ultimate Frisbee! Make sure you check out your Union and Sports Centres to see who to contact to take part. Outside the Universitites there are also loads of places offering sports facilities, for things like 5-A-Side Football so get a few friends and put yourself down for a team – it may be just the thing you need to burn off all those ready meals and pints you’ve been getting through!