Sport Leagues

A range of leagues, events and competitions to get involved in. 


Sport Leagues are a great way to play the sport you love in a friendly social environment. There are longstanding teams and sports that have a great tradition in the leagues in which you can be part of. However, there is always space for new teams and new sports!

All leagues are planned to start in early October of the academic year, to register your team for the upcoming season click here and fill out a quick form.

Are you an individual looking for a team? Please click here and fill out a quick form, we will help you find a team, or set up a new team made up of students living in the same hall, or studying the same course!

All leagues are managed and run via the Playwaze app. See the information below in the dropdown menu for details on how you can join your league community as an individual, or enter your own team.

Offer and League Registration Fees
  • Over 150 teams across 11 different sports leagues.
  • Full fixture schedule and structured divisions spread over the academic year.  
  • Fun, social environment to play the sport you love. 
  • Meet new people and find exciting new ways to socialise through sport and activity.
  • Leagues are student lead and managed by student league coordinators.
  • Teams made up of staff and students, representing faculties, schools, departments, residences, societies, or friendship groups. 
  • Be part of university history. Represent your hall or department. 
  • Annual recognition of achievement. 
  • Opportunity to compete in external competitions. 

*All links below take you directly to the online store to purchase your teams league place.

Sport Team Cost Location  Day  Time Start Date
Badminton  £80 per pair Sugden Sunday 15:30-17:30 8th Oct
Basketball  £280 Sugden Sunday  17:00-19:00 8th Oct
Football (11-a-side)  £500 Wythenshawe Sports Ground (M23 0BD) Wednesday 14:00-16:30 4th Oct
Futsal  £280 Sugden Sunday 17:00-19:00 8th Oct
Hockey  £400 Armitage Sunday 15:30-19:30 8th Oct
Netball (Premier)  £600 Sugden Wednesday 13:30-16:30 11th Oct
Netball  £280 Sugden Tuesday/Wednesday  18:00-22:00 2nd/3rd Oct
Rugby 10 -a-side  £400 Armitage  Sunday  10:00-12:00  8th Oct
Rugby 15-a-side £550 Platt Lane/Armitage Wednesday  18:00-20:00 (PL) 19:00-21:00 (Arm) 4th Oct
Table Tennis  £80 per pair Armitage  Sunday 13:30-15:00 8th Oct
Volleyball  £320 Sugden Sunday 15:00-17:00 8th Oct
Women’s Football  £280 Armitage Tuesday  17:30-19:00 3rd Oct
Current League Standings and Sports

There are 11 Sport Leagues for you to join. With more planned to come! The current standings for each of the leagues can be viewed by clicking on the link in the ‘Sport’ Column.

Sport When Time Where
Men’s 11-a-side Football Wednesday 14:00 – 16:30 Wythenshawe Sports Ground
Men’s Futsal Sunday 17:30-19:30 Sugden Sports Centre
Men’s Rugby Union Wednesday/Sunday 18:00-21:00 & 10:00-12:00 Armitage Sports Centre & Platt Lane
Men’s Basketball Sunday 20:00-22:00 Sugden Sport Centre
Mixed Badminton  Sunday 15:30-17:30 Sugden Sport Centre
Mixed Hockey Sunday 15:30-19:30 Armitage Sports Centre
Mixed Table Tennis Sunday 13:30-15:00 Armitage Sports Centre
Mixed Volleyball Sunday 15:00-17:00 Sugden Sport Centre
Women’s 6-a-side Football Tuesday  17:30-19:00 Armitage Sports Centre
Women’s Netball Tuesday & Wednesday 18:00-22:00 (Tue & Wed) Sugden Sports Centre


How to Join a league/enter a team - Via the Playwaze App
  • Teams are expected to register at the start of the year and pay before the start of fixtures (varies across leagues).
  • All league places must be paid for. Purchase your league place here via the Students Union website (products for each league). 
  • All our leagues will be run via the Playwaze app (Available on Android/App store). This will contain all team and fixture details
  • Please download the app and join our league communities as an individual, or you can enter your own teams into the league if you are team captain/organiser. 
  • Players can request to join teams once you part of the league community

Links to Existing League Communities

Useful information about payments – There is a variety of payment methods that need to be confirmed if you wish to enter a team into the Sport Leagues.

  • Society teams – Contact the Students Union to arrange payment. 
  • Residential teams – Provide confirmation from the Residents Association/Junior Common Room associated with your team to confirm payment.
  • Departmental, Faculty, School, Course teams – Provide confirmation from the staff contact associated to your team to arrange payment. 
  • All other teams – Pay via the online store here.
  • Any other queries please email 
Fixtures and Results
  • Playwaze is the league management application that is used to run all our Sport Leagues.
  • Mobile app available on Android and iOS devices 
  • Quick and easy to register, keep up to date with all the fixtures and results for your team, along with the entire programme of competition
  • Click here to visit the Playwaze site and search for ‘The University of Manchester’ to join the league communities. 
Tournaments and Events
  • Fun competitions in addition to regular fixtures, normally played towards the end of the year over a single day.
  • Weekend Cup and Shield competitions (11-a-side Football only). 
  • Another chance to get your teams name on an annual trophy.
  • Themed competitions, such as fancy dress, or joint events with Manchester Metropolitan University. 
Hall of Fame

Winners of leagues & competitions 22/23

11-a-side Football

  • Prem – Physics FC
  • Div 1 – Chemical Engineering FC
  • Div 2 – PPE
  • Div 3 – Medics Wednesday
  • Div 4 – Medics Albion
  • Div 5 – Salford FC
  • Roy Little Cup – MACE Athletico
  • John Hadwin Shield – Law FC


  • Div 1 – Medics 1’s
  • Tournament Winners – Medics 1’s/Uni Devs


  • Div 1 – SoBs
  • Div 2 – Sharkies
  • Div 3 – Chemical Engineering 


  • Division 1 Winners – Buzzers 
  • Division 2 Winners – Medics 1’s


  • League Winners – Backstreet Ballers 
  • Tournament Winners – Science & Engineering 

Women’s Football

  • League Winners – MMWFC

Mixed Volleyball 

  • League Winners – Max ZXXL


  • League Winners – Manchester Medics 
  • 7’s Tournament Winners – Racing 42’s
Employment Opportunities

Sport League Coordinators

Each year UoM Sport recruits energetic sports enthusiasts to assist the Recreational Sport Coordinator with running the Sport League programme for the academic year.

League coordinator positions are available in the following sports:

  • Netball – Sugden Sports Centre, Tuesday & Wednesday (eve)
  • Rugby – Armitage Centre, Sunday 
  • Basketball –Sugden Sports Centre, Sunday 
  • Football  – Wythenshawe Sports Ground, Wednesday (afternoon)
  • Mixed Hockey – Armitage Centre, Sunday 
  • Futsal – Sugden Sports Centre, Sunday
  • Women’s Football – Armitage Centre Tuesday

The main responsibility of these roles is to manage and maintain the designated Sport league on each of the fixture dates throughout the academic year as the representative from UoM Sport.

These roles are open to students of the University of Manchester and are paid ‘casual’ roles as per the UoM pay structure. Please note, these roles are not eligible for the Stellify award.

If you would like this as your new challenge please tell us in no more than 500 words ‘Why do you want to be Sport League Coordinator and what do you feel you could offer to the role.’ And send this along with your CV.

Questions and applications should be sent via email to:

  • As an official you will build skills and earn money being part of a sport that you love!
  • All officials are paid to oversee fixtures.
  • Mentoring and development available across all leagues.
  • Links with external competitions for further development and potential income. 
  • Funding available to gain qualifications through UoM Sport. 
  • Social and recreational Sport Leagues offer a relaxed environment to help build confidence and develop new officials 
  • To find out how you can get involved email  

Register and Pay League Registration Fees

Find a Team

Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, download Playwaze join the league communities and we will help find you a team.

Sport League Schedule

Full timetable of weekly fixtures available via Playwaze

Volunteer within our leagues

With a number of teams in each of the activities which are included in the Sports League offer, there are many opportunities for individual who have played in these teams to become captains or organisers within the teams.

The roles of Team Captain and Team Organiser fall in the category of UoM Sport Leaders. This means that for those Undergraduate undertaking the roles that register their volunteering via the Sports Volunteer Scheme ;

a) Their hours will be recorded on HEAR

b) When they have logged 25 or more hours and complete a session of mandatory training ( usually the Club Captains meeting in October) then they will be eligible for the Step up to Lead stamp as part of the Stellify Award.

Team Captains and Team Organisers in the Sports Leagues are appointed through being elected by the team which they will be serving.

To find out more contact:

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