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Sport for all

Sport for All 


Whether you are a competitive athlete, a fitness enthusiast or a casual swimmer, we have the sporting infrastructure which will provide you with all that you need to train and take part.

Nottingham is well known for its sporting success and consistently finishes within the top 10 in the British Universities and Colleges Sports league. We are immensely proud of the sporting achievements of our students, many of whom have gone on to become top sports men and women or a regional, national and international stage.

We are also one of the only Universities in the country to employ a Disability Sport Officer, who has the responsibility of developing sporting opportunities for disabled students at the University.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved in sport at any level at the University. Whatever your aim - be it fitness, fun or representative sport at the highest level - we hope that you will take part, get involved and be happy and healthy during your time at Nottingham and beyond.

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Performance Sports 
As well as its excellent reputation for scholastic achievement, the University of Nottingham is well known for its sporting success and depth in performance sport. We offer sports scholarships to top level athletes and a number of other support services. The University sports teams have also continued to perform consistently well in British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues, finishing in the top 10 for the last 15 years.
Sports Clubs 
The University has over 70 sports clubs, offering a wide variety of choice to students, from football to judo to netball to rambling. A majority of our sports clubs offer the opportunity to compete in BUCS, whilst others offer some great competitive and social opportunities.
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Intramural Sports Leagues 
The University boasts one of the largest programmes of intramural sport in the country. University Halls and societies compete in a variety of different sports including, football, netball, rugby and hockey. There are also a series of one day competitions planned for other sports.
UoN Engage

The brand new Engage programme has been introduced by University of Nottingham Sport to widen sporting opportunities available to students.

Engage sessions are run weekly across a range of sports with no sports membership required. Current timetables can be viewed here. This programme is ideal for those who want to try a new sport or keep fit without the commitment of joining a University team or club.

Performance sport
The University takes part in the annual charity Varsity series against Nottingham Trent University each year, across a number of different sports including basketball, football, rugby, american football, netball, hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse. It is a heady mix of fun and rivalry, with an increasing number of students and spectators able to go along and support.
The University has taken a proactive lead in developing sporting opportunities for disabled students and staff at Nottingham. Whether you compete internationally or are just looking for ways to get fit and meet new people, we have something for you. Ultimately, we want everyone at the University to be able to access sport or some sort of physical activity.
The Tri Campus Games is an international sporting event where students from each of the three University of Nottingham campuses (UK, China and Malaysia) compete against each other in a programme of different sporting activities. The Games rotate across the University's three campuses each year, and in 2015 the Games will take place at Nottingham.
The Alumni Sports Challenge has now become a regular fixture in the University's sporting calendar. It's a great opportunity for students past and present to come back to Nottingham and play each other across a variety of different sports and disciplines, including hockey, lacrosse, football, sailing and taekwondo.
Whilst staff working at the University are welcome to join in with any of the student activities, there are specific clubs and facility space allocated to staff sports clubs. As a member of staff you currently have the opportunity to join one of our badminton, squash or golf clubs.


University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000