Social Sport

The social sport programme offers free competitive weekly leagues to play socially with groups of friends, or you can enter a team through your department or society. The leagues allow you to define your own level of competition and it’s a great way to stay active and take a break from your academic commitments. This programme also offers the opportunity to get involved with one day events in more niche sports with a commitment to increasing the para sport offer.


Please ensure the following rules are adhered to for all Fixtures and ODE's: 

Before fixture

  • Ensure you have booked your slot on the Lboro Sport App – no booking, no playing
  • Come ready to play – no changing facilities
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before the start of your fixture
  • Please wear a face covering on arrival to the facility/ pitch for your safety and ours
  • Within your team – different households should maintain 1m+ distance before the game
  • Follow the one-way system to enter indoor facilities

During fixture

  • Sanitising stations can be found at the facilities entrance to our leagues – please sanitise your hands on arrival
  • Maintain a 1m+ social distance between yourself and fellow competitors
  • Within your team - different households should maintain 1m+ distance before the game
  • Please respect facilities staff and Social Sport Exec Team

After Fixture

  • Please use hand sanitiser provided at the facility and wash your hands at the earliest convenience
  • Please ensure social distancing is maintained and face coverings are worn
  • Ensure you vacate the facility in a timely manner, following the one way system in facilities


The leagues and one day events are free* to join and all equipment is provided. Not only are they great ways to play competitive sport at the university the Social Sport programme is a fantastic way to stay active and socialise.

You can join the following leagues:


One Day Events

We run a series of One Day Events (ODEs) throughout the academic year in a wide variety of sports that you can get involved with. The events for 2021/22 will be announced in early October, including the launch of inclusive sports such as Boccia

We’re also on the lookout for volunteers interested in gaining experience in sports development and events management; contact us for more information. 

Get involved

Sign ups for Semester One 2020/21 are now closed! 


Please note information for Semester Two sign ups will be released in January. 


You will need to have dowloaded the Lboro Comps app in order to play:

Lboro Comps on IOS (App Store) -

Lboro Comps on Android (Google Play) -


For more information please 

Please follow @lborosocialspt to keep up to date with the latst news from our programme! 

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Social Sport Exec

Social Sport Chair

Justin Idahosa

As chair I oversee the Social Sport programme and support the exec members, as well as sitting on Sport Senate where we make important decisions about the whole Loughborough Sport programme!

Social Sport MMC

Emilia Bullock

I create content for all our social media, take photos at the different events and answer any questions you have about social sport that pop into our inbox!

Mengying Niu Head shot

Social Sport ODE

Mengying Niu (Nimi)

I organise ODE sports for the year. Feel free to get me involved in any sporting events!

Social Sport Netball League Coordinator

Ellie Gunner

I sort all things netball including teams, fixtures and umpires. I work with the rest and the social sport team and am here to answer any questions you have about the programme!

Social Sport Basketball League Coordinator

Guerau Ripoll

I oversee the basketball games and make sure everyone’s having a good time! If you have any questions, be sure to drop me a message.

Social Sport Football League Coordinator

Stig Chen

I am the Social Sport Fooball Coordinator with Dan. We're the social football Gods sorting all organisation and running the show on the day. Please feel free to send us any questions!

Social Sport Football League Coordinator

Dan Hawkes

Working with Stig, we deliver the football programme, both Men's 6-a-side and hopefully helping with the Women's 11-a-side Super Series Offer that we run in conjunction with IMS.