Campus Leagues

Ready for a laugh and some friendly competition?

Campus Leagues is our recreational sports programme created with the objective of providing sporting opportunities to all Newcastle University students – regardless of their fitness and ability. Enter one of our team sports and represent your academic course, halls of residence, society, or if you want to just keep it simple, get a group of friends together! Alternatively, you can go it alone with one of our individual sports. Don’t hesitate to get in touch. It’s a low cost, with qualified coaches and referees for every sport and a welcoming environment for all.


Join a League

Grab yourself, or a team, and join one of our leagues..


Campus Leagues 5-a-side football leagues run on Sundays between 14:00 and 18:00. Term 1 league dates are Sunday 17th October - Sunday 12th December. A maximum of 32 teams participate in the league, split into multiple divisions. All fixtures are played outdoor at Soccerworld (NE4 9LG). Fixtures are 40 minutes in duration following a league format.

The first-week fixture within the term will be a tournament to decide the division your team will play within. Leagues will be generated following the placements, giving a competitive but fair program of fixtures for the rest of the term. At the end of each term, the winning team and runner-up of each division will be promoted, with the bottom two teams relegated.


5-a-side Sunday League

Purchasing the ticket below will enter you and up to 7 players into our weekly leagues as outlined above. We’ll then be in touch with further information ahead of the formal leagues commencing.

[Campus League] 5-a-side Football 2021 Term 1

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Women's Social League

We have two opportunities to access Women only Football sessions and the best bit is that everyone can take part.

5-a-side Football – Running every Tuesday during term between 20.00-22.00, University Sports Centre, Sports Hall 2.

11-a-side Football – Running every Thursday during term between 17.00-18.30, Longbenton Sports Ground (3G pitches).

Both sessions can by contacting Liam here.

Campus Leagues Badminton sessions, aimed at keeping your costs down, whilst creating a fun, social & competitive offer that allows all to play at the level you choose.

The League includes Weekly Social Play to Competitive Divisions; All fixtures made on the day, simply play when you can; Opportunities to play singles and mixed doubles; Equipment provided if needed; and further volunteer opportunities through the NUSU Sports Ambassador scheme available.

Term 1 will run from Saturday 9th October to 11th December from 6-8 pm. Tickets are limited, please reserve your place by purchasing a campus leagues ticket for the whole term below. You do not need any sports centre membership to participate weekly.

Please get in touch if you require any adjustments or have any questions.

[Campus League] Badminton 2021 Term 1

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Campus League's Netball is back! Running in partnership with England Netball, these coached sessions are perfect for those looking to get back onto the court without a huge commitment.

Commencing Monday 4th October from 5-6 pm, these sessions will be led by an England Netball coach giving you all the support needed, dependant on your goals or time commitment.

Perfect for those looking for their Netball fix and not within the club or intramural programme. As these sessions are limited by coaching numbers (21 max per session) all bookings must be taken via the Give it a Go (GIAG) page and are bookable 14days in advance.  Please note, you do not need a sports centre membership to enjoy these participation sessions.

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Women's session
Term time only - Sunday 13:00 - 14:00 - Booking essential via NCL Sport website

Men's sessions
Term time only - Sunday 11.00-13.00 - Booking essential via NCL Sport website

All sessions are indoors at the University Sport & Fitness Centre in Sports Hall 2.
Book your place (max capacity of 30 players) via the NCL Sports Web - select make a booking, Intramural Sport, then your chosen session. Please note sessions are bookable 14 days in advance.
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Our Cricket League has moved to 'Give it a Go' - so if you're interested in getting involved in some social cricket - check our GIAG page for sessions running every other Tuesday of Term.

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Intramural Sport is a fun, friendly, and participation-based sports programme involving over 3500 students. A wide range of leagues, cup competitions, and tournaments as well as a variety of weekly casual sessions open to all abilities with all sports taking place on campus at our indoor and outdoor venues. Sports leagues and competitions comprised of over 175 teams from departments, halls, and friends participate in men’s football (11s, 7s & 5s), women’s football (11s), netball, men’s rugby union (15s, 10s & 7s), and squash. Casual sessions with coaching in men and women’s basketball, women’s football (5s), men and women’s futsal, and squash.

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Campus League Squash runs weekly, every Saturday during term time from 10.30 to 12 noon. As with all our campus league programmes, you don't need a sports centre membership to enjoy.

Held within the Universities brand new squash courts, these coach-led sessions are ideal for students looking to hone their racket skills or simply try squash for the first time.

Due to the capacities on courts and coaching ratios involved, we release tickets via the Give ti a Go (GIAG) pages 14 days in advance.

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The Rugby League is still up in the air, but have no fear, it will be returning in the later terms. Log your interest below so we can notify you when the League is back up and taking contenders.

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Fid out more about the League Ambassadors, and how to become one.

Here at NUSU, we are on the lookout for a number of Campus Sports Ambassadors to facilitate the delivery and promotion of Campus Sport. Interested in going into event management, sports coaching/officiating or sports development? Volunteering as an ambassador will look great on your CV and let you stand out in applications and interviews.

Campus Sport provides students with the opportunity to play sport weekly in competitive and social divisions, in addition to offering one-off sports tournaments each term. You can enter one of our team sports and represent your academic course, halls of residence, society, or if you want to just keep it simple, get a group of friends together! Alternatively, you can go it alone with one of our individual sports.

Hours per week: volunteers will be flexible and hours based upon how much time you wish to give. A typical month may involve, facilitating with the delivery of one of our sports (including setting up facilities/equipment, officiating and data collection), you will also be required to promote Campus Sport via a number of methods to recruit participants.

Main Duties and Responsibilities (you may do some or all the following responsibilities depending on your preference):

  1. Facilitate the sports in one or more of the following capacities: setting up the equipment/facility, refereeing/officiating, score and timekeeping, and data collection.
  2. Attend termly development meetings.
  3. Promote Campus Sport via promo events, including refreshers fair and one-off promo days.
  4. Promote Campus Sport via flyering and putting up posters around University buildings and Halls of Residence.
  5. Use NUSU Campus Sport social media to update participants on scores, upcoming events, and taking/posting photos and videos during activities.
  6. Recruit teams/participants for social and competitive leagues.

If you would be interested in becoming an Ambassador or would like to know more about the role please contact the Sports Development Coordinator at