University of Sheffield Gym

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University of Sheffield Gym

Sport and fitness

Gym, Sport Sheffield


You could compete for the University at club level, get together with friends to enter a team into our sporting leagues, join our gym or just play a sport for the fun of it. If you love sport and want to enjoy yourself, Sheffield has everything you need.

Sport Sheffield

Football, rugby and hockey pitches

Football and hockey teams have access to two premier- standard synthetic pitches. A new-generation synthetic pitch is available for football and rugby players, plus three new- generation pitches for 5-a-side football. We also have 45 acres of high-quality grass playing fields for football and rugby.

Hockey during VarsityIndoor and racquet sports

Our multi-purpose sports hall is equipped with a sprung floor marked out for badminton, basketball, volleyball and netball. There are four squash courts plus provision for outdoor tennis.

Intra Mural sport

Intra Mural sport is the name for the sporting leagues operated on behalf of all the students and staff at the University of Sheffield. This is possibly the largest programme of it type in the higher eucation sector.

Bouldering wall

The Matrix, one of the largest fibreglass moulded bouldering walls in the country, providing routes for all abilities, from beginners to experienced climbers. Perfect for practice or learning from scratch.

Climbing wallSwimming pool

A full-size, six-lane indoor heated pool catering for all interests, from lane swimming to aqua aerobics. Poolside sauna and steam rooms offer the chance to relax and unwind.

S10health fitness centre

150 pieces of equipment on two floors. Fully air-conditioned, the gym has Technogym equipment and a free weights area. Friendly, qualified staff will carry out your induction and are always available to help you get the most from your fitness programme.

Fitness class studio

An air-conditioned, mirrored studio with a sprung floor offering a programme of up to 40 classes a week, from yoga and pilates to circuits and boxfit.

Cycling in DerwentA sport city

We were the UK’s first National City of Sport. You’ll find world-class facilities including the prestigious English Institute of Sport, Europe’s largest ice complex, an Olympic swimming pool, golf courses, and more. If you love the outdoors, the Peak District is right on your doorstep.

Explore top running, walking, climbing and city experiences with Sheffield: the outdoor city.

All our sports facilities have disabled access routes, and wheelchair-friendly doors.

Sports bursary scheme

High jumpIf you compete in sport at national or international level, our Elite Sports Performance Scheme will give you free use of some of our sports facilities, including the S10health fitness centre and our Performance Strength & Conditioning Room.

You’ll also have discounted physiotherapy, strength and conditioning support, nutritional advice, and much more.

We support all sports and both undergraduate and postgraduate athletes.

How to apply

Review the criteria and fill in the application form for ESPS level 1 or ESPS level 2.

For more information, contact:

Performance Sport Development Officer 
Simon Vardy
E: simon.vardy@sheffield.ac.uk 
T: 0114 222 6981