UoM Sport

Athletic Union Men's Football Club

Club Name

The University of Manchester Men's Football Club

Club Contact

Dylan Newman - Copestake








1st team: BUCS Northern 1A

2nd team: BUCS Northern 2A

3rd team: BUCS Northern 4A

4th team: BUCS Northern 4C

About the Club

Club members train twice a week before playing fixtures on a Wednesday afternoon. Training sessions are intense and club members are expected to give 100% at all times.

The Head Coach, Stuart Leicester, has worked for Manchester United for a number of years and he was awarded AU Coach of The Year in 2007-08 and 2011-12. With Stuart, every player in the club receives top quality coaching and expert advice throughout their time at University.

For trials information see the club’s Official Facebook page.

Club Philosophy

Coupled with on-field success, the club has an active social scene, with numerous events throughout the year. An attitude of work hard play hard is adapted by all members and the club is an excellent place to meet people and forge strong friendships, as well as having a great standard of football. Becoming a committed member of the club is guaranteed to bring you some of the best days and nights of your university life.

Training Times and Locations

1st and 2ndteam training:

Sunday 5.30pm-7pm @ Manchester Academy 3G.

Thursday 6.00 pm (run) 6.30-8pm @ Armitage Centre

3rd and 4th team training:

Monday 6.30pm (run) 7-8.30 pm @ Armitage Centre

Thursday 6.00 pm (run) 6.30-8pm @ Armitage centre

Athletic Union Women's Football Club

Club Name

The University of Manchester Women's Football Club

Club Contact

Rhianne Murray












1s - Northern 1A

2s- Northern 3A

3s- Northern 4A

Beginners/development: Futsal - Northern 1A

About the Club

UMWFC has four competitive teams all playing in the Northern BUCS leagues. We train twice a week and also have at least one social a week. Anyone is welcome to join, with a fun beginners programme available for those new to the sport.

Club Philosophy

The club looks to give 100% in training and transfer this into on field success. In recognition of how hard we work on the field, our Wednesday socials are the prefect way to celebrate our efforts. Becoming a member of the
club is a great way to meet new people and forge lasting friendships, being a member of UMWFC is a perfect way to enhance your time at university. Overall the club is committed to playing high quality football in an inclusive and fun environment.

We are committed to playing the highest standards of football we can, and making the most of our amazing socials post-match. #purpleandproud

Training Times and Locations

The Armitage Centre

Mondays: 7.30-9

Thursdays: 6-7.30

Campus Football 11-a-Side Inter Society Soccer League (ISSL)

If you are not tempted by joining our Athletic Union Men’s Football Club, did you know you can play more informal competition as part of our intra-university Campus ISS League, the biggest of its kind. A well established league that contains fifty teams playing across five separate divisions. Games are played at 2:00pm on Wednesdays on the 26 full size pitches at Wythenshawe Sports ground. Teams must have registered an interest in April/May at the end of the academic year to secure entry into the league for the next season due to its popularity. Exisiting teams register here.

Registering a new team

If you are a new team and have any questions about joining the ISSL 11-a-Side League please contact campus.sport@manchester.ac.uk. All captains and/or managers are required to attend the league's pre-season meeting, before the first ISSL fixture. At this meeting captains receive all relevant information for the year, including a handbook, player registration forms and of course fixtures.

For more information contact campus.sport@manchester.ac.uk or drop into the SPORT Manchester Office.

Please note: Refunds are not possible once a team is registered and paid in full, as fixtures and league structures must be planned well in advance of the start of the season.

Hall Sport 5-a-Side Football

Hall Sport programme is free for any student living in Halls of Residence. It is aimed at newcomers to sport or those that want to exercise on a social level. Sports equipment is provided but please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear.

The classic game of football on a smaller scale! This 5-a-side-gootball session is great if you can't commit to plauing weekly in a league. It will also give you the opportunity to play with different people and improve your skills. Footballs are provided.

To take part in any Hall Sport session you must register first, for more details on how to do so please click here.

Sporticipate Staff 5-a-Side Football

Calling all staff! Want to play football recreationally? The university offers FREE 5-a-side sessions for staff at The University of Manchester! All details are on the Sporticipate page but you’ll need to register first here. Once you sign up, you can also try out other sports for free, with over 70 hours of free sport available each week!

Sporticipate 5-a-side is run weekly throughout the academic year. Balls and bibs are provided by the session leader, who organisers friendly matches each week, so turn up as a team, or as an individual, and cool off after work. After you’ve signed up there’s no need to register for individual sessions, just turn up as and when you are available. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing, and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. We’ll see you there!

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