At Lancaster, there are lots of opportunities to play sports at different levels. For example, I played briefly for the university hockey development team which was very inclusive and fun. Apart from the university level sports, unlike other universities, we also offer sports teams through our college system. For example, I joined my college's netball team with very little sporting experience and still got to play in fixtures weekly just against other university colleges rather than other universities. College sport is a really good relaxed option to be able to competitively get involved in sports and also the social aspects attached to them while having less time commitment and sporting level requirements. I really do believe the friendly and inclusive sporting environment at Lancaster University sets it apart from other universities with plenty of ways to get involved at whatever level you wish.
Hope this helps,
Best wishes Esme (Student ambassador for Lancaster University).