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Football (men)



If you don’t fancy the commitment of joining a team, then come along to Active Campus Football where you can turn up and play for fun.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced player or have never played before, Active Campus is for everyone and all abilities. Our friendly student activators will be on hand to welcome you and guide you through the session.


Mondays 18:00 – 20:00

Thursdays 17:00 – 19:00


Mondays - Sugden Sports Centre

Thursdays - Platt Lane Sports Complex

How to sign up:

There is no need to register – just turn up and play.

Cost: Free

Contact for more info: Darren Waldron

Interested in other Play for Fun sessions? Find out more here.



Compete against friends, flatmates and course mates in our Football Campus League.  Play weekly fixtures with qualified referees and compete against other teams at Manchester Met.  

Our Campus Leagues are a great way to play the sport you love in a social but competitive environment, with trophies and prizes at the end of the year for the winning team.

When: Sundays 17:00-19:00

Where: Sugden Sports Centre

Cost: £25 per person for the year

How to sign up: Register here

Contact for more info: Alicia Green

Interested in other Campus Leagues? Find out more here.



Manchester Met Men’s Football is a student led club with four teams competing in the BUCS league, all of whom are pushing for promotion due to the fantastic facilities at Platt Lane and a high standard of coaching provision. 

Regardless of whether you are successful in trials, MMU Sport offer a wider programme of football including coach education, campus leagues and active campus sessions.


BUCS level:

Our teams compete in the following BUCS league:

Men’s 1st – Northern 3a

Men’s 2nd – Northern 3a

Men’s 3rd – Northern 4a

Men’s 4th – Northern 5c

Men’s 5th – Northern 5b


Coaches and support staff:

This year all teams will receive coaching from UEFA qualified coaches Gareth Smith and Paul Barratt.
Gareth brings over 12 years’ experience to the role, with eight years in premier league and football league academies.  Paul has extensive experience in grassroots and schools coaching and provides external coaching opportunities for students.



We currently have one football scholar playing for our 1st team:

Marcus Burgess.

Find out more about them on our scholar page


For more details on joining a club, please contact 

Terms and conditions

Click here to view terms and conditions



The University expects that students and coaches participating in all activities related to sports clubs will at all times demonstrate respect for:

  • Themselves, other students, university staff, external venue staff, volunteers, coaches, officials and spectators;
  • Laws and culture of the relevant sporting activities;
  • Property of Manchester Met, MMU Sport and any venue they are visiting.

Participants are also expected to:

  • Value their own performances, that of others and not just results;
  • Co-operate with team/club mates, coaches and officials


MMU Sport Clubs Behaviours:

All MMU Sports Club members agree to abide by the behaviours outlined in the non-exhaustive list below:

  • To adhere to the Sports Club Constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of Manchester Met and The Union (which includes, but is not limited to, the Manchester Metropolitan University Student Code of Conduct, University Health and Safety Policies, MMU Sport Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct for The Union Members);
  • To adhere to the rules and regulations of the relevant sports’ governing body, and where necessary the relevant international federations, agreeing to demonstrate sporting behaviour towards opponents, staff and officials at all times;
  • To be fair, considerate, honest and respectful to the needs of fellow students, staff, volunteers, coaches and visitors to Manchester Met;
  • To respect Manchester Met’s property and that of others (e.g. external facilities and transport providers), and not cause damage to such property or use it for unapproved purposes;
  • To never behave violently where this is outside the rules of the sport or deliberately seek to gain an advantage through cheating, or use prohibited substances;
  • To encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour;
  • To refrain from any behaviour that brings the Club or Manchester Met into disrepute;
  • To adhere to the rules and regulations in the Student Regulations for use of University Computing Resources and take personal responsibility for their words, images and actions in an online environment;
  • To understand that any ‘welcome’ activity for new club members should be inclusive, non-compulsory, and should not, in the judgement of MMU Sport, make the individuals feel humiliated or degraded;
  • Not act in an unlawful manner;
  • To understand the repercussions of any breaches of these standards.