Sport and physical activity

Whether you're a complete beginner, elite performer, studying sport or want to make the most of your gym membership, discover sport and physical activity at The University of Central Lancashire.

Play sport socially

Interested in playing sport socially? With over 35 clubs and the option to turn up and play, there's something for everyone at The University of Central Lancashire.

Discover our sports clubs

Representing the university at sport

Are you competing at a high level within your sport? If it’s a BUCS Sports or BUCS Para Sport you’ll be excited to be part of our winning team. You could represent us in one of our many sports clubs. 

Play competitively

Gym membership and staying active

Whether you're studying at Preston, Burnley, or Westlakes you can access amazing facilities. When you study at UCLan, you can download the fitness rewards app, MOVES+. We have also joined Accessercise app university trial programme, an app designed specifically for people with disabilities aiming to break down barriers and empower our students.

Find out more about gym membership

Represent us by taking part in a BUCS sport

Many of our Sports Clubs are part of ‘British Universities & Colleges Sport’ (BUCS) and compete against other University teams across the UK, throughout the year. Our BUCS teams are a great way to make friends and have fun, whilst showing off your sporting skills at a high level. From weekly fixtures to cup competitions, it’s the perfect way to feed your competitive spirit!

Be part of our winning team in one of our sports listed below:

  • American Football
  • Baseball & Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Gaelic Football
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Ultimate
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Handball
  • Korfball
  • Touch Rugby

Study sport at university

Sports therapy students

Explore our courses

The University of Central Lancashire has an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality courses in the fields of sport, exercise sciences, coaching and leadership. 

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State-of-the-art sports facilities

Get qualified in sports coaching

We provide a range of National Governing Body sports coaching qualifications to enrich your CV and employability.

View coaching qualifications