University of Sheffield Sports

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University of Sheffield Sports

University of Sheffield Sports

Sport can be anything you want it to be. Training to be a world-class athlete. Competing for fun. Or meeting friends and trying out something new.

We’ve got all the facilities to keep you motivated, including two premier-standard football pitches, a high-tech gym and one of the largest fibreglass moulded bouldering walls in the country. If you love the outdoors, the Peak District is right on your doorstep.

Find out what makes you tickSnowboarding

You don’t have to be a sports enthusiast, either. You might discover a hidden talent for Ultimate Frisbee. Or join a walking club and fall in love with the Peak District. Whatever your ability or experience, you’re sure to find something that you love.

We have a huge range of sports clubs to choose from.

If you’re in University accommodation then you can access a range of sporting activities for free through our Residence Life programme. And Social Sport is a low-cost, commitment-free way for all students to try a wide range of activities.

Join a sporting league

We run one of the biggest Intra Mural sporting leagues in the country – with entries from around 800 teams.

You can sign up as part of a University club or just get together with some friends and enter your own team.

Sheffield Varsity

Every year our students compete in Sheffield Varsity. We’re proud to be the current holders of the Varsity trophy.

Performance sport

You could represent the University in national competitions. We’ll give you expert coaching and training.

If you’re an athlete competing at national or international level, our Elite Sport Performance Scheme (ESPS) will help you make the most of your talent.

Here alumna Bryony Page, who won silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, talks about her Olympic experience and her time at Sheffield, including the supprt she received from Sport Sheffield.

Sports volunteeringBaseball

With our sports volunteering scheme you can develop all sorts of skills – coaching, project management, leadership – in your spare time. It’s a great way to build a powerful CV.

GymGym and swimming

Our state-of-the-art fitness centre has a gym, fitness classes and heated indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam rooms.

Explore classes and timetables on the Sport Sheffield website.

No barriers to getting involved

All our sports facilities have disabled access routes. Our swimming pool has dedicated changing facilities and a poolside hoist. If you’re thinking of using the gym we can provide personal support – just contact the Sport Sheffield team before you arrive.