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 extensive footballing opportunities for all students.

Through our partnership with the FA, we aim to expand our current football provision both within the University and the wider community through both playing and workforce opportunities, to find out more about this partnership please click here.

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 facilities!
  • FA People's Cup is back! Saturday 23rd February 2019 @ Armitage Sports Centre. Only places left for female category, enter: https://fapeoplescup.thefa.com/book?sessionid=2931
  • The Women's Kickaround Football League is now running for its second season.
  • Interested in playing 11-a-side football? Still places available for the ISSL Men's 11-a-side league. Register here
  • Applications for UMMFC Head Coach and Coach are now being welcomed. Please click here for more information and how to apply.

Timetable of all football programming


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 linked 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 Women's Football

Would you like to try out football? Or have you played football before but haven’t played in a very long time? Are you staff member and can’t find people to play with? Then Sporticipate football is for you!

The university offers FREE football sessions for both students and staff at The University of Manchester!


Once you sign up, you can also try out other sports for free, with over 60 hours of free sport available each week!

Sporticipate Football is run throughout the academic year. We will have register lists at each of the sessions and will provide footballs. Just bring along some shoes and have a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and we shall see you soon!

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 and check out our coaching and refereeing opportunities.

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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