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Marjon Sports Federation

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Marjon Sports Federation (MSF) are here for all things sport. We appreciate sport can form a large part of life for many students, and we encourage all to get involved at a level that suits them. Whether you want to compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions, play in a local league, play intramural competitions between Marjon teams, or even want to get involved with coaching or volunteering with a sports club - MSF are here to help!

The day to day running of the MSF falls under the remit of the Plymouth Marjon Sport Federation Executive Committee (which includes student representatives). The Committee is responsible for developing and implementing policies and overseeing disclipline across the sports teams.

Our clubs

We currently have 20 clubs that consist of 27 teams which are a part of the Marjon Sports Federation. 17 teams compete in BUCS, whilst the others repersent Marjon in various local leages and competition. 

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Sports clubs

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)

BUCS is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, with a vision to enhance student experience through sport. They support the lifestyle and educational benefits to communities and individuals of taking part in sport and provide outstanding opportunities to all students to engage in sport and related activity in HE.

BUCS fixtures are mainly played on a Wednesday, but some fixtures/competitions are on the weekend (team dependent). Fixtures are generally played against regional universities (competition dependent). 

Our teams competing in the BUCS League & Knockout programme:

  • Men's Basketball 1st & 2nd
  • Men's Football 1st & 2nd
  • Women's Football
  • Men's Futsal 
  • Women's Futsal
  • Men's Hockey
  • Women's Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Netball 1st
  • Men's Rugby 1st
  • Women's Rugby
  • Men's Tennis 
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Women's Waterpolo

To see follow our fixtures and results, please download the BUCS Play app (available on the google play and apple store).

Join us

To represent a sports club at Marjon you must purchase your MSF and Club membership for the year. The online registration link will go live on the 6th of September 2021. You will then need to pay for MSF and Club membership fees however, this will not need to be paid until you arrive on campus and you are sure you want to join that club. Further details will be emailed to you.

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Varsity

Varsity is the sporting event of the year where Marjon go head to head with Plymouth University in an array of different sports whilst raising money for each institutions chosen charities. 

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Intramural Sport

This is a programme of sport played within the university and available to all students at Plymouth Marjon University. It’s a great way to get involved in physical activity, meet new people and play new sports. It is designed to promote participation, develop friendships and have fun. Participants do not need to have ever played before – anyone is welcome to join in.

Our activities include:

  • Social Netball League 
  • 5-a-side football competitions 
  • Rounders tournaments
  • Volleyball tournaments
  • Fitness Tracker challenges


If you have any questions on how to get involved, please email Luke on loverthrow@marjon.ac.uk

Policies and resources

Follow the link to view/download our Policies and Procedures and Sports Club Resources. 

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Keep in touch

If you wish to book a meeting with us to ask any burning questions, or just fancy a chat; our working hours are 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. You can call us on 01752 636784, or email us on msf@marjon.ac.uk.

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Performance Sport

Students who play at the appropriate level may be able to train on campus with Plymouth Marjon Raiders Basketball Club or the FA Women's High Performace Football Centre.