Social sport

Social sport

Play for fun – whatever your experience

Our social sport programme gives you the chance for students and staff to take part in different sports in a relaxed non-competitive environment, whether that’s trying something new or playing your favourite sport.

Unless specified all our sessions are open to everyone, but we do offer some women’s only sessions as well. 

With loads of sessions each week, you can develop your skills, or simply turn up and play. All sessions are on a pay-as-you-go basis from £2.50.

Please note: New for 2023/24 – All our social sport sessions must be booked online. You will not be able to purchase a social session over the counter or turn up without a booking - bookings close at the time of the session starting. To book sessions you must have an account. When creating a new account please select Pay As You Go during setup.

Our Social Sports

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Play singles or doubles matches with as much court time as possible in a fun and relaxed environment.

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Giving you as much court time as possible, these sessions include match play and small-sided games. Whatever your ability levels, there's always opportunity to improve your game. This session is run by the Team Hallam Basketball Club..

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Boxing (pads session)

Our Boxing (pads session) is a fantastic way to meet new people and improve fitness in a fun and welcoming environment. Whether you are a beginner or have boxed before, there is something for everyone at this pads session. It's important to note that there is no sparring in this session.

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Currently we are running a women’s only social dodgeball session to encourage more women to participate in university dodgeball. This session is run by the Team Hallam Dodgeball Club. The session is open all abilities including beginners.

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If you would like to play casually , indoors, outdoors, or join a 6-a-side league we have several sessions for you to choose from.

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Come and learn about one of the fastest growing sports in a friendly environment. Korfball has similarities with netball and basketball and you'll have plenty of time to help hone your newfound skills.

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Learn to Lift

A women’s only session in the collegiate strength and conditioning suite. You will be taught the basics of powerlifting from the Team Hallam Barbell Club.

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If you are a complete newbie, not played since school, or just wanting to play for fun. the social netball session will be a great place for you, along with team Hallam’s development netball team.

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Quick Cricket

Women's Quick Cricket sessions are a mix of matches and activities. Whether you played at school, are a complete newbie or just want to have some fun cricket is for you! The session is run by experienced women who are hoping you will love the sport and much as we do!

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Street Dance

Dance is a great way to have fun, keep fit, and make new friends. Join our weekly classes to learn new street dance routines. We are welcoming to all abilities. The sessions are run and bookable through DanceFusionUK.

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Table Tennis

Play table tennis in a fun and relaxed setting. You'll be introduced to participants and rotated on and off. – Collegiate Session is run by the Team Hallam Table Tennis Club, the city session is an open community session.

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Play Tennis in a fun and relaxed setting at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Centre. You'll be introduced to other participants and rotated on and off court. This session is hosted by Team Hallam’s Tennis Club.

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Touch Rugby

Women's Touch Rugby is a dynamic and welcoming community designed to inspire students to explore the exciting world of women's rugby. Our emphasis is on creating a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals of all fitness levels can develop their rugby skills, while building friendships, fitness, and confidence.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is a dynamic sport that embraces mixed-gender matches. Whether you're new or experienced, there is something for every level.

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The Sport Participation Team are always available to talk to about putting on sport events for your school, college, company, society, academic group, housemates, staff groups or departments. Please contact and let us know what you would like to do. A member of our team will be in touch.


Want to volunteer with us and get experience leading our social sport sessions? Then sign up your interest via volunteer opportunities through the Students Union.