Performance sport

De Montfort University, Leicester (DMU) is an ambitious sports institution which provides multiple sporting opportunities for all our students.

As part of our performance strategy DMU enters clubs in British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS), local league and individual competitions. Each club has a dedicated sports coach and also has support from strength and conditioning staff, to help them reach their goals.

British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)

BUCS is the national governing body for Higher Education Sport. They deliver over 50 sports (everything from archery to ultimate frisbee) comprising of a busy league programme and championship events. DMU have 42 teams competing in BUCS leagues on Wednesday afternoons.

The championship and individual events are normally held at weekends. The best time to gain selection to these teams is during the trials and taster sessions, which the clubs run during Freshers. However, if you’ve missed Freshers, or you’d like to know more please contact the club directly.

If you play a sport, where DMU do not have a sports club, but wish to be entered into the appropriate BUCS competition, please get in touch with the DMUsport Team on

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Strength and conditioning

DMU has a team of dedicated strength and conditioning coaches based at The Watershed. They work with sports teams to develop fitness and strength to boost their performances in BUCS and Varsity. They also educate students about how to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle and maintain a balanced diet.

Sam Kibble
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Russ Bakewell
Strength and Conditioning Coach


DMU Sport are proud to be working in association with Surridge Sport as our official team kit supplier to our competitive sports club. To purchase your kit visit our webshop.



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