Professional sports at the University of Latvia
The University of Latvia Sports Centre is more than education and sports – it is also an open door for the athletes to enter professional sports scene by enrolling in professional sports teams to play in tournaments of highest leagues.
The University of Latvia basketball system is an intermediate stage between Latvian Youth Basketball League and professional basketball. It encompasses two basketball teams. The team “Latvijas Universitāte” plays in “OlyBet” Latvian-Estonian Basketball League, while “LU/BS Rīga” plays in the 2nd Division of Latvian Basketball League.
Football team Latvijas Universitāte/ FS METTA has been established in partnership with Football School “Metta”. The team represents the University in Latvian and international student football tournaments and plays in Latvian Higher League.
The team “Latvijas Universitāte/ FS MASTERS” plays in Latvian Men's Elite Floorball League. The team was formed in collaboration with one of the biggest floorball schools of Latvia “Masters”.
The University of Latvia Women’s Volleyball Team is recruited from the interion volleyball league of the UL, volleyball league of students-amateurs and the UL Latvian Volleyball League players. The team represents the University in SELL student games, competitions organised by Latvian Universities Sports Federation and Women's European Volleyball Championship, achieving outstanding results year after year.