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The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria gives the students the opportunity to practice a wide range of sports through the sport sector of the Student Support Services.

This sector is organized in two different areas: leisure and competition. In this last one the Polytechnic of Leiria usually attends National Higher Education Championships organized by the Academic Federation of University Sports (known as FADU).

These last years, we have been accomplishing, step by step, a top position in what concerns sport achievements. At the moment, our institution has an impressive history of championships with 60 national titles  and a countless number of podium places. Furthermore, Polytechnic of Leiria teams already participated in 12 European championships representing Portugal.

Modalities and Schedules

Modalities with regular training

Modalidades e horários
Modalities Day Place Schedule
Handballl  – F/M Sunday Pavilhão da Juve, São Romão – Leiria 19h00 – 20h00
Athletics  Thursday Estádio Municipal de Leiria, Dr. Magalhães Pessoa 10h00 – 11h30
Basketball – F/M Monday Ginásio Professor Afonso Carvalho (ESECS) 18h30 – 19h30
Futsal – F Monday Campo de Jogos do Politécnico de Leiria 22h30 – 23h30
Futsal – M Wednesday Campo de Jogos do Politécnico de Leiria 19h00 -20h00
Tripela Thursday Campo do CCRT, Telheiro – Leiria 22h30 – 23h30
Ultimate Frisbee Tuesday Pavilhão da Juve, São Romão – Leiria 22h30 – 23h30

Types of sport with support to competition

Beyond the modalities with regular training, Polytechnic of Leiria gives the opportunity to practicing recreational sport:

    • Beach Handball
    • Badminton
    • Bodyboard
    • BTT
    • Canoeing
    • Duatlo
    • Equitation
    • Climbing
    • Football 7
    • Beach Football
    • Futvolley
    • Judo
    • Karaté
    • Karting
    • Swimming
    • Orientation
    • Padel
    • Pentathlon
    • Snowboard
    • Surf
    • Taekwondo
    • Tennis
    • Table Tennis
    • Trail
    • triathlon
    • Chess
    • Others

For more information, contact:

New applications

To enroll yourself, please fill in the form and send it by e-mail to, together with a copy of your ID card and a certificate of enrollment in the current academic year.


In the last few years, Polytechnic of Leiria reached the top of Higher Education Istitutions in what concerns sports in general, specially the participation in competitions. We have already, proudly, 60 national university titles as well as a countless number of podium positions. Polytechnic of Leiria also participated in 12 European Championships representing our country.



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Edifício Sede do IPLeiria
Rua General Norton de Matos
Apartado 2829
2401-901 Leiria

Cândida Bairrada 968 702 965

PAFE® – Program of physical activity for Polytechnic of Leiria students

PAFE® it’s a program that was born due to a partnership between the Social Services and the undergraduate degree of Sport and Well Beeing of our School of Education and Social Sciences (ESECS) with the goal of offering the students sessions of leisure time care and physical condition improvement.

Types of activities: special workout,  functional training and Intensive workout
Place: Room 0.33 and gymnasium of ESECS
Period: from Monday to Thursday (minimum of two and maximum of four sessions per week)


 Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

13h00 – 13h45

Functional training

 13h00 – 13h45

Special workout

12h00 – 12h45

Functional training

12h00 – 12h45

Intensive workout



Prices: scholarship students – 4,00€/per month; other students: 5,00€/per month.
Applications: open all academic year. Please send an email to: and you’ll receive immediately the link to the online application.
Contacts: (+351) 244 830 640 | (+351) 968 702 965 (Cândida Bairrada) |
In person: main building of the institution (near the Residence Halls), street General Norton de Matos, 2410-191 Leiria

Playing Field

The Student Support Services offer the opportunity to the students of using the playing field next to the main building in (central services) Leiria.