Leeds Beckett Soccer currently boasts 7 teams, three female and 4 male. 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 administration skills for the members. With roots back to 1993 the LBU Soccer team is one of our most established clubs and holds the Leeds Beckett gold club mark.

Our soccer programme enables you to balance university sport, academic success and external club commitments and, as part of the LBU soccer team you’ll be following in the footsteps of some giants of the game. Past players include Lucy Bronze, Olympique Lyonnais and England star, voted UEFA women’s player of the year and finishing 2nd in the Ballon D'or. Not to mention Jade Moore of Reading and England, another World Cup semi-finalist.


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our ethos

a club with a rich soccer culture

Leeds Beckett Soccer Team

We are extraordinarily diverse, with players from all over the world coming to pursue their passion for the sport while also studying a university degree. 

With a grand total of 7 teams, our club is a community which has been helping our players thrive for nearly 30 years.

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Carnegie International Soccer Academy

Leeds Beckett University soccer players also have the option of joining the Carnegie International Soccer Academy (CISA), delivered in partnership with Premier League Club Leeds United F.C.

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Train to be the best

Our Soccer teams train twice a week on our purpose built, fully floodlit, rubber crumb 3G pitch. You’ll have weekly Strength and Conditioning sessions, video analysis / match prep and recovery sessions. During the season you'll have one game a week one a Wednesday, hence the campus term BUCS Wednesday. Nothing compares to the Wednesday afternoon buzz around campus and you can be sure to find some supporters close by! 

All training is scheduled around your studies, taking up around 15-20 hours of your time weekly, spread over four to five days including evening and weekends.

example training schedule (womens)


  • Monday: Team training 17:00-19:00
  • Tuesday: Conditioning 17:00-18:00 | video analysis
  • Wednesday: Game day
  • Thursday: Recovering and conditioning 13:00-15:00
  • Friday: Team training 07:00-09:00
  • Saturday: Rest day 
  • Sunday: Rest day


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