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Leeds Beckett Mens Football Club comprises of four teams, all representing the University in the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Competitions. They currently hold a Silver Club Mark.

The Club is staff led and student run with the aim of providing a high level of competitive representative football for players whilst providing opportunities for the development of coaching, management, leadership and administrations skills for the members.

The Club has an invite only pre-season programme in September, which is supported by a lengthy trials process which generally attracts 500 new players. 70 players will be invited to join the Club in preparation for the Leeds Varsity on the first Wednesday in October and prior to the start of the season.

Head of Football & 1st Team Coach: John Hall   UEFA A – FA AffliateTutor

John has coached at Leeds Beckett since 1993. He has experience within the GB and England Universities Football & Futsal programmes and coached the Carnegie team, which enjoyed the non-league journey including FA Cup and Vase appearances in the late 2000s.

John combines his coaching role with delivery of FA Coach Education and sees mentoring and development a key part of his role.

 Leeds Beckett Men's Football Club Programme
Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 7pm - 10pm


7.30am - 8.30am


 BUCS match day

 7pm - 8.30pm



The first Women’s team was established in 1993 as Leeds Metropolitan University WFC. The club holds a Bronze Club Mark and currently boasts three football squads that compete in British Universities and colleges sport (BUCS). The football programme enables players to balance university sport, academic success and external club commitments in their pursuit of excellence. Equally the programme can support all standards with a strong social culture. Leeds Beckett University is one of only four Institutions to field three teams in BUCS. Leeds Becket has a track record of holistically supporting both international and domestic players. The club has a rich history that’s claims the following honours;

  • Premier North league Champions: 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10
  • National Championship winners; 2008/9
  • Futsal Championship winners; 2008/09, 2010/11
  • FA Women’s Premier League Cup winner; 2010 (Leeds Carnegie)

Partnerships and pathways

Leeds Beckett University WFC aims to provide a pathway for all students across different levels of the game. We support athletes external club commitments and aims to work alongside clubs such as; Doncaster Belles, Bradford City and Guiseley Vixens AFC.

Students who choose to join Leeds Beckett WFC will be introduced to various coaches and given various opportunities at a level relevant to the player.

We understand that to breed success players must be treated as individuals and their programmes will incorporate; coaching, strength & conditioning sessions, analysis, and physiotherapy.





Lucy Bronze

Everton, Manchester City

England Seniors

Sports Personality of the Year Nominee (2015)
Bronze World Cup Medallist (2015)

Jade Moore

Leeds United Carnegie, Birmingham

England Seniors

Bronze World Cup Medallist (2015)

Gemma Bonner

Leeds United (Carnegie), Chelsea, Liverpool © 

England Seniors

Women’s Super League 1, Winner (2013 & 2014)

Sophie Walton

Leeds United (Carnegie), Notts County

England Under 23’s


Emma Higgins

Leeds United (Carnegie), Grindavík,  KR

Northern Ireland


Julie Nelson

Everton, Glasgow City, Durham               

Northern Ireland


Natalie Haig

Leeds United, Yeovil Town ©

Great Britain (World Student Games)


Hayley Sharpe

Leeds United (Carnegie), Sunderland

Great Britain (World Student Games)


Rachel Lee

Sunderland, Leeds United, Bradford City, Durham

Great Britain (World Student Games)


Sarah Danby

Sunderland, Leeds United, Bradford City

Great Britain (World Student Games)


Current Students

Emily Roberts

Nott’s County, Doncaster Belles & Sheff FC

England U15 & 17’s


Kirsty Hanson

Liverpool, Sheffield FC & Doncaster Belles

Scotland U17 & U19’s


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Please contact John Hall j.o.hall@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for more information

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Plus points

  • Play 7-a-side
  • Play up to 11-a-side on outdoor pitches
  • Join a student intramural league
  • Volunteer within football
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