sport at Liverpool John Moores University

Sports, clubs and societies

Getting involved in sports, clubs and societies at Liverpool John Moores University won't just keep you fit. You'll also learn leadership skills, make lifelong friends and you might even improve your future salary too.

‘I never expected to be playing American Football at university but by being involved in the club I have had a brilliant time.’

Cameron Taylor, BA (Hons) Criminology and President of the American Football Society


You might be an elite sporting champion. You may never have thrown a rugby ball in your life. Either way it doesn't matter because wherever you sit on the sporting spectrum there is a team at Liverpool John Moores University that matches both your ambitions and abilities.

Liverpool loves sport. Read our Liverpool Sports section to find out more about the activities and events taking place in the city.

What teams can I get involved in?

You can get involved in many different sport teams. Just think, this time next year you might be helping one of those teams win the league.

If you’re interested in joining a team, the Liverpool Student Union run sports teams, clubs and societies at LJMU. Find out more and how you can join on their website.

Remember: You can join a team even if you have no previous experience of playing the sport. In fact, we recommend you try something new. You never know, you might uncover a hidden talent. 

Did you know that Beth Tweddle, Laura Malcom and Hannah Whelan were all Liverpool John Moores University sports scholars?

What sports facilities do you have?

Pitches, tracks, dance studios and pools – when you come to Liverpool John Moores University, you know that you’ll have the sports facilities you need.

  • 11 Lifestyles fitness suites
  • A tennis centre
  • Eight swimming pools
  • Grass and all-weather pitches
  • Two golf courses
  • Dance studios
  • Squash and badminton courts
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • An athletics track
  • Steam and sauna rooms

Did you know that every student at Liverpool John Moores University gets a free gym membership? 

Tip: Ever heard of BUCS? It stands for British University and Colleges Sport. BUCS organises a league programme as well as championship events for university students across the UK.

5 reasons why you’ll love playing sports at Liverpool John Moores University

  • Our trophy cabinet is well stocked thanks to our league-winning BUCS teams

  • Our teams are always welcoming. They love new recruits and want you to get involved

  • Most teams organise regular socials, trips, awards evenings, balls, tours and holidays throughout the year

  • We have specialist coaches on hand who help sharpen the sporting skills of select teams, guiding them to league glory

  • Students tell us that they enjoy playing sports because it provides them with a constructive break away from studying

Find out if you could apply for a sports scholarship here.

Clubs and societies

Gaming, law, cheerleading and paranormal investigation – no matter what your passion we’re sure one of our 48 clubs and societies will cater for your interests.

What clubs and societies can I join?

There are a huge range of academic, dance, charitable, political and cultural clubs and societies you can join.

If you’re interested in joining a club or society, the Liverpool Student Union run sports teams, clubs and societies at LJMU. Find out more and how you can join on their website.

Did you know that you could set up your own society or club?

Why should I join a club or society?

Joining a club or society enriches your university experience. You’ll meet like-minded people, nurture your interests, learn new skills and make new friends.

A club or society will also make you more employable because not only will it bolster your CV, being an active member of a club or society can also equip you with the skills employers are looking for, such as leadership, negotiation and the ability to work using your initiative. 

What’s more, a club or society could help you figure out what you’d like to do when you graduate.


Don’t forget to get involved in the Let’s Try programme, which runs taster sessions for our clubs and societies, as well as organises trips to cities and workshops to help improve your career prospects.