sport at Liverpool John Moores University

Sports, clubs and societies

Get involved

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.


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.

What teams can I get involved in?

You can see a few of the teams you can get involved in below. 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.

What facilities can I use?

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 Lifestyle 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

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.

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