Sport at Sheffield is designed for everyone

Sport & Fitness

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Always wanted to play for a Uni team or prefer keeping fit at your own pace? You can join one of our 58 sports clubs or enjoy the flexibility of social sport sessions whenever you feel like getting active. Whether you want to keep your wellness meter topped up, or compete against top teams from other Unis, sport at Sheffield is designed for everyone.

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Your Sports Officer

Hi I’m Matt, the elected Sports Officer at the SU. Below you can find out information on how you can get involved in sport at university. From joining one of our 57 student-led Sports Clubs and participating in the Campus Leagues programme to keeping up-to-date with the latest sporting news or Varsity through Forge Sport.

In my role, I work with Sport Sheffield and the SU’s Sports Committee to shape the sporting and fitness opportunities and experiences available to students. As well as representing students on all sporting matters, I am committed to bettering University of Sheffield's sporting offer. I want to do this through undertaking work with University partners to review funding allocations and estates plans.As well as this, I am committed to promoting the benefits of sport, and the role that sport plays in enhancing our students’ health and wellbeing. I want to highlight how beneficial sport can be in avoiding, coping with or overcoming mental health pressures that students often deal with. We are incredibly fortunate this year that we have protected 'Wellbeing Wednesdays', meaning that Undergraduate students should never have timetabled learning on a Wednesday afternoon.

But University sport goes much further than Wednesday afternoons. It's about making friends and learning skills transferable in all walks of life. I hope sport here gives you the benefits it gave me, because that is the power of sport.

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A student bouldering
Matt Graves: Sports Officer
Sport for all at Sheffield
Bouldering at Goodwin
Matt Graves your Sports Officer

Sport Club Quiz

Sheffield Varsity

Sheffield Varsity is the annual sporting competition between University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam. With over 40 sports, 2,000 competing athletes and more than 15,000 spectators this is an event and sporting spectacle not to be missed! Having celebrated its 22nd anniversary in 2018, this fantastic showcase and celebration of student sport takes place over several days and sees students from two Universities compete for the prestigious title of ‘Varsity Champions’. Can Uni of win for the 7th consecutive year?

Sport for all

The #SportForAll campaign was launched last year and aims to celebrate and encourage those from underrepresented groups to participate and get involved in sport. These include international and BME students, women, disabled and LGBT+ students. As well as this, by forging stronger bonds between Sports Committee and other SU Representative Committees, Sport For All aims to increase awareness of the social barriers that can exist to people’s participation in sport and thus seeks to make Sport Sheffield and our student-led sport clubs as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Forge Sport

Forge Sport provides all the latest information and results on a range of University teams, BUCS results, SU-led initiatives and reports from a whole host of professional clubs in Sheffield. Forge looks to promote the sporting achievements of the University students and are always encouraging sports captains and members to contact them about important issues and events going on their respective clubs. Forge Media were the official media partners of Varsity 2018 and will be providing live coverage for the next instalment of the competition.

Sport at the University of Sheffield

Sport at the University of Sheffield

Sport Sheffield

We've got something for everyone from beginners to elite athletes and everything in between. In terms of facilities, at Goodwin Sports Centre, we've got loads to keep you active: including two full sized synthetic turf pitches, a fully equipped gym and fitness centre, swimming pool, squash courts and a fibreglass moulded bouldering wall.

RAG stands for Raising And Giving - we're here to support your fundraising and put on events you can't get anywhere else. Bummit is a student committee in it's own right, linked to RAG through fundraising and organise award winning charity hitch-hikes.

We also have our sister site, Norton Sports Park which hosts lots of our competitive fixtures and also home to a new state-of-the-art synthetic Rugby and Hockey Pitch.

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Sport at University of Sheffield

Students playing rugby

Norton sports park

Students playing water polo

Goodwin pool

The sport Sheffield logo

Sport at University of Sheffield

Students playing rugby

Norton sports park

Students playing water polo

Goodwin pool

Club sport

Club Sport provides many opportunities for you to participate and compete in a wide variety of sports while you are at University. With 58 sports clubs for you to choose from and many links to other clubs across the city, there will be something out there for you to carry on your existing sporting interest or for you to try something completely new during your University years. Don’t hesitate to have a look on the Club Facebook pages or message committee members if you’re interested in getting involved. Feel free to get in contact at any time of the year

Social sport

Social Sport is all about getting involved, trying something new and having a great time alongside your studies. There is a huge programme of sessions throughout the week, with a vast range of different sports and activities that you can get involved in. All sessions are available at a low cost, with no long-term commitment and are designed to welcome and encourage all students of all abilities to take part. You’re sure to find something for you through Social Sport.

Intra mural

‘Intra Mural’ offers students and staff the opportunity to regular fixtures in our fun and competitive university leagues. There are a range of sports leagues right on your doorstep, taking place during term time. Each league offers the chance to play in weekly fixtures and the annual knockout tournament.

Res life sport

Do you live in University student accommodation? Then get fit, have fun and meet new friends with the ResLife Sports programme for free! Res Life utilizes fantastic space on your doorstep at Ranmoor and Endcliffe and Allen Court for fitness classes as well as facilities at Goodwin Sports Centre.

Performance sport

The Performance Sport programme provides support for both elite and talented individual athletes, and our top performing clubs and teams in order to allow them all to succeed in their chosen sport whilst also maintaining academic excellence.

Health and fitness

Increasingly, studies show that being active and healthy can have a positive impact on study and work, so we aim to provide you with a range of opportunities to help you do that! Our gym is staffed at all times so, once you’ve got started we offer re-assessments to help keep you on track - with the gym team always on hand to give you advice on the run! All our fitness memberships include us of our swimming pool - swimming is well known for being one of the best forms of exercise - and our group fitness class programme with over 55 classes per week!

Active kids

Active Kids holiday camp is a multi-sport and activity camp for children aged 5-14 years which runs over the Easter, May half term and summer holidays. It offers a range of sports and activities including swimming lessons, bouldering, trampolining, football, team sports, arts and crafts and much more.