The sports life of the University is organised by the UL Sports Centre, which is located in the Olympic Sports Centre (Grostonas Str. 6b); the centre will serve as the sports basis of the UL students in the future years. In cooperation with the Student Council and the Sports Department of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, which is the academic and professional knowledge centre of sports and health subjects, competitions and sports events are held in various disciplines.
Students can apply for training in basketball, football, volleyball, swimming, floorball, athletics, wrestling, chess, aerobics, table tennis, physical health exercises, athletic gymnastics and physical therapy exercises. Recently, football has become very popular; in cooperation with the football school METTA, the football team FS METTA/ Latvijas Universitāte was established, which now plays in the 1st league of Latvian Football Championships.
The best football players of the University play in the main team. Even secondary school students can claim participation in the team if they commit to studying at the University of Latvia and are capable of playing at such level. The football team trains 6 days a week in professional circumstances and are fully equipped to perfect their playing and aim for the national team. Other priority sports of the University follow a similar pattern of development.
The best athletes are included in the UL team that participates in international and national championships – the LASS University Games, the SELL Student Games, the World Student Games, European Student Championships, a.o.
Each year the University Cup for male and female teams is held, where participation is open to all students from the faculties. Among them are the Athletics Day, sports events, football events, aerobics festival, streetball tournament, and others.
The University’s partners among professional clubs are: the team Barons/LU in basketball, the FS METTA/ LU in football, the Jelgava/LU in volleyball, and the Latvijas Avīze/LU in floorball.
UL Sports Centre
Address: Grostonas 6b, Riga, LV-1013, Olympic Sports Center
Phone: +371 29333956