Looking to catch your local team in action? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up all of this week’s most exciting sporting fixtures.
There’s nothing quite like live sport, and Leeds is home to a host of top teams. Whether you’re a fan of rugby, a football lover or ice hockey’s more your jam, there’s something for everyone, with plenty of elite level sport right here on our doorstep. Here are the best of this week’s live fixtures, followed by a look at the month ahead to help you plan your outings in advance.
Monday 20th March to Sunday 26th March 2023
Leeds United Under 21s vs Sunderland. Head down to Elland Road to check out an in-form Under 21s side who’ve got their eye on automatic promotion. With only three games left of the Premier League 2 Division 2 season, can they tie things up here? 7pm on Monday 20th March 2023 at Elland Road.
Leeds Rhinos Netball vs Severn Stars. The Rhinos host the Severn Stars for this exciting Friday night fixture. The Stars finished last year’s season at the very bottom of the table, so a sought-after home victory could well be on the cards. 7:30pm on Friday 24th March 2023 at Allam Sports Centre.
Leeds United Under 18s vs Derby County. The Under 18s welcome Derby County to Elland Road for a lunchtime kick off. There are usually goals by the bucketload in this fixture, with the Whites running out 7-0 winners last time Derby came to town. 12pm on Saturday 25th March 2023 at Elland Road.
Leeds Rhinos vs Catalan Dragons. The Super League’s French contenders make their way across the channel and up to sunny Yorkshire for their first head to head of the season, with the Rhinos hoping to pick up a crucial two points. 1pm on Saturday 25th March 2023 at Headingley Stadium.
Leeds Knights vs Basingstoke Bison. The in-form Knights will be well up for this battle, as the Bison visit Planet Ice for the penultimate home game of the NIHL league season. With the playoffs in sight, they’ll be eager to put on a show for the crowd. 5:15pm on Sunday 26th March at Planet Ice.
Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April 2023
Leeds United Under 18s v Stoke City Under 18s. The young Whites are in action at Elland Road this weekend and they’ve got a toughie in front of them. High-flying Stoke City are in town looking to leave United’s Under 18s in trouble at the foot of the table. 12pm on Saturday 1st April 2023 at Elland Road.
Leeds Rhinos Netball v Celtic Dragons. The Rhinos’ netball side might not have got off to the best start in the Super League, with no wins in their first three games, but a meeting with fellow strugglers Celtic Dragons offers a chance to get points on the board. 3pm on Sunday 2nd April 2023 at University of Huddersfield.
Leeds Knights v MK Lightning. It’s getting close to the end of the NIHL season, so there’s no better time to check out Leeds Knights – they’re battling for the championship against MK Lightning, this weekend’s visitors. A proper title decider. 5:15pm on Sunday 2nd April 2023 at Planet Ice.
Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th April 2023
An Evening With the Fans. You can spend an evening with four iconic number 10s from Leeds Rhinos’ storied past at the Howard Suite in Headingley Stadium. For £15, you’ll get to hear tales from Barrie McDermott, Jamie Peacock, Danika Priim and Stevie Pitchford, as well as enjoying a pie and pea supper. 6.30pm on Monday 3rd April 2023 at Headingley Stadium.
Leeds United v Crystal Palace. It’s a battle to stay up for Leeds United this season and their home games will take on greater importance during the Premier League run-in. It’s a huge opportunity to pick up three points against Patrick Vieira’s mid-table Palace side. 3pm on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Elland Road.
Leeds Rhinos v York Valkyrie. The first of a rugby league double-header at Headingley Stadium sees last season’s champions Leeds Rhinos start their RFL Women’s Super League season against York Valkyrie in a massive derby, a repeat of the 2022 Grand Final. 3:30pm on Sunday 9th April 2023 at Headingley Stadium.
Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants. Straight after the women’s game, the men continue the new Super League season in another derby, this time against Huddersfield Giants. After an indifferent start, the Rhinos will be looking to climb the table with a big win. 6pm on Sunday 9th April at Headingley Stadium.
Monday 10th April to Sunday 16th April 2023
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC. It’s been a mixed start to the 2023 Super League season for Leeds Rhinos, but it’s been much the same for opponents Hull FC. This could be a big chance to get points on the board for Rohan Smith’s team. 8pm on Friday 14th April 2023 at Headingley Stadium.
Leeds Rhinos Netball v Saracens Mavericks. The time spent towards the bottom of the table for Leeds Rhinos’ netball team will hopefully be a brief one, especially as they’re looking for revenge against Saracens Mavericks after a defeat in Round 2 back in February. 3pm on Sunday 16th April 2023 at first direct arena.Cover image credit: Matthew Merrick Photography.