UoM Sport

Football at UoM

The University of Manchester has a Tier 1 status as part of the FA's University Football Development Hub initiative and is one of eight national Women’s High Performance Centres in conjunction with MMU.


We have a proud football history and offer an extensive footballing opportunities for all students.

Through these initiatives, we aim to expand our current football provision both within the University and the wider community through both playing and workforce opportunities.

Key news and events

  • We are delighted to announce we will be continuing as an FA University Grassroots Hub until 2021! This will allow us to continue with local groups to develop football in the Manchester community, utilising our world class facilties!
  • All UoM programmes are now finished for Semester 1 and will resume the week commencing 29th Janaury 2018.
  • Soccercise for female students and staff will be taking place on Monday 15th January and Monday 22nd January 6PM-7PM in the Wellbeing Rooms as part of our DeStress timetable.
  • Men's Futsal Training will now take place 7:30-10PM on Monday evenings.
  • There are slight changes to the kick off times for the Campus Futsal League. Please speak to the League Coordinator for further details.

Timetable of all football programming

FA University Grassroots Hub

UoM Sport is delighted to continue the successful partnership with The FA and BUCS to deliver the University Grassroots Hub iniative until 2021! This allows us to work closely with local community groups including Charter Standard Clubs and education providers to deliver and develop football in the Manchester area. Through utilising our facilities, student body and sporting expertise we are looking to establish key partnerships that will provide new opportunities for children and young people to love their footballing experience.

If you are interested in how your organisation can get involved with the Hub please contact Martin Cropper, Football Development Officer.

FA Women's High Performance Football Centre

Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester are to become a high performance centre for women’s football. Working in partnership, the Manchester consortium has been selected as one of just eight universities in the country to become a centre of excellence for women’s football. The new initiative from the FA will provide an educational and community-based setting to recruit, develop and deploy coaches, who will lead and inspire player development specifically in the women’s and girls’ game.

If you are interested in how you can get involved with the WHPFC please contact Charlotte Healy (c.healy@mmu.ac.uk), Women's Coach Development Officer.


Our highest level of participation, the performance level is for dedicated and talented players who are looking to represent the university in our Athletic Union teams which compete in BUCS.

We are proud to have:

For students looking to play competitive football outside of the University, we are partnered with Old Mancunians AFC who are based at the Armitage Sports Centre.

Recreation #purpleatheart

Our recreation level provides footballing opportunities for those who want to play on a regular basis in a social environment. Working alongside community partners, we aim to provide a competitive level for everyone.

  • Men’s Football Campus League 11-a-side
  • Men’s Futsal Campus League
  • Women’s Kick About League in association with Manchester County FA
  • Student Soccer League


Sporticipate provides free or low cost opportunities that do not require huge time investment. Sessions are designed for beginners to the sport or those who are looking to build confidence after some time out of the game.

  • Men’s Sporticipate football and futsal
  • Women’s Sporticipate football and futsal

Football Leadership Programme (FLP)

As part of Sports Volunteering Scheme and the Manchester Leadership Award, we are looking for students who have an interest in working in football, are interested in coaching and officiating qualifications and who are passionate about delivering football programming.

We currently have a range of opportunities in the FLP. For more information, look at our role descriptions below.

If you are interested in the FLP opportunities or require more information, please contact Martin Cropper.

Alternatively, please register and search through our Sports Volunteering Scheme.

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