DMUsport partnerships

At DMU, we strive to provide our students with exceptional opportunities to enhance their education. We work closely with various professional sports clubs throughout the city to offer access to elite training facilities and top-notch coaches. Additionally, students can gain valuable work experience in exciting environments. Learn more about each of our partnerships below.

  1. Leicester Riders Basketball Club

    De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is honoured to have a partnership with 6-time British Basketball League (BBL) champions, Leicester Riders. The university has been working with the club since the 16/17 season, with the partnership providing a whole host of opportunities for both DMU staff and students.

    As part of the partnership, DMU's Basketball Women receive fantastic coaching from the Leicester Riders. All of DMU’s basketball teams, both men’s and women’s, benefit from receiving player talks and discounted tickets from the Leicester Riders.

    Thanks to this collaboration, DMU can run prize draws for Leicester Riders home game meaning that both DMU staff and students can win free tickets. DMU staff can also get discounted tickets to Leicester Rider home games by using the discount code DMUSTAFF30.

    To redeem your match tickets create an account and enter the code DMU20, before purchasing your tickets.

  2. Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club

    De Montfort University has a unique partnership with Leicester Tigers, a Premiership rugby club renowned around the world. DMU and Tigers are working together to benefit students and staff at the university, and the club in Britain and internationally.

    DMU reap several benefits from Tigers, including Tigers providing tickets to DMU students and staff on a regular basis. Providing DMU with regular involvement in events such as the Big Boot. They are also the hosts of the annual Men’s and Women’s Varsity games which see a showdown between student teams from DMU and the University of Leicester at Welford Road.

  3. Leicester Hockey Club

    De Montfort University and Leicester Hockey Club have been formally working together to develop the hockey offer both at the University and more widely in the city, since 2014, with the first sponsorship of the then Leicester Ladies Hockey Club team shirts.

    As part of the partnership LHC provide both coaching infrastructure to DMU’s Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams as well as access to their rapidly developing facilities. LHC and DMU continue to work closely together to increase the capacity and playing opportunities in hockey for DMU students. This strong relationship offers a unique opportunity for DMU students to gain access and support to a top-quality hockey club.