LUSL is about letting London students play the sport they love in the way they want to.

Whether you’re new to a sport or an experienced professional, we have opportunities for all abilities. The leagues run from October through till March, and fixture days vary depending on the competition (mostly Wednesdays and Saturdays).  

To help ensure that every player and team play the way they want to, there are three different tiers of competition:


The focus in these leagues is to just play and to take part in a friendly atmoshpere. Rules are more flexible to allow matches to take place without any additional hassle for captains and institution adminstrators. 

It’s for you if you are:  

  • Part of a newly established team
  • Are out for some casual play  
  • Starting a new sport or have played occasionally in more informal settings.  

This is a great league for societies, teams, friends or colleagues looking to play together in a regular sports league.


This is for students to play the sport you love in a less formal setting than BUCS Wednesday leagues. It's great for development squads, social teams and players who know the game and the rules.

While the standard of play will be higher than in the recreational leagues, the focus is still on social sport - everyone is here to have fun and get matches played.

Rules are slightly stricter than in recreational to make sure proper laws of the game are followed but we'll still keep it friendly. 

Competitive Tier

Can't get enough of the competition and want to walk away a winner? Already compete in BUCS Wednesdays but want even more competition? Want to play inter-university sport but don’t have time on Wednesday afternoons? Then this is for you.

While the league is still self-administered by captains and the spirit is more casual than in BUCS (no BUCS points), rules and regs will follow BUCS leagues. Players and teams are expected to know and follow the laws of the game and may have played in a competition before. Sport appropriate officials and facilities are required. 

The competitive tier observes many of the BUCS rules and regulations, and simply reduces the travel. So, we recommend you know the rules and the game before your first game.

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