Our Focus 6

Northumbria University have six focus sports and we are committed to providing a performance hub environment with an athlete-centred approach within these sports. Northumbria are ranked highly within BUCS in these sports and have a strong local and national profile.

These sports receive significant investment in coaching, scholarships and professional support to ensure we are a leading institution within these sports with the ambition to be number one in the UK. Northumbria Sports focus sports include Aquatics (Para swimming and water polo), Basketball (men and women), Football (men and women), Rugby League (men), Rugby Union (men and women) and Volleyball (men and women).


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Men's Basketball
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Women's Basketball
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Men's Football
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Women's Football
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Men's Rugby League
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Men's Rugby Union
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Women's Rugby Union
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Men's Volleyball
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Women's Volleyball
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Women's Waterpolo
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Men's Waterpolo