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Social sport

Social sport

Play for fun – whatever your experience

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

With loads of sessions each week, you can develop your skills, or simply turn up and play. All internal sessions are free to all-inclusive gym members and £2.50 for non-members. We also have a social sport membership costing £50 for the year allowing you to attend as many social sessions as you want.

Our Social Sports

Girl running

Athletics

Brand new to athletics or making a return to the track, athletes of every ability are welcome to come and workout together. Whether you want to build your fitness, with exclusive use of the 400m running track or try something new like javelin or high jump.

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woman playing badminton

Badminton

Play singles or doubles matches with as much court time as possible.

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man playing basketball

Basketball

Giving you as much court time as possible, these sessions include match play and small-sided games. Whatever your ability level, there's always chance to improve your game.

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woman playing football

Football - Women's

These fun and relaxing sessions are open to women only. Whatever your ability level, you'll be given as much playing time as possible in small-sided games.

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man playing football

Football

You'll team you up with other players to play small-sided games. These welcoming sessions are suitable for all ability levels.

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woman playing korfball

Korfball

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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people running

Park Run

The Sheffield Hallam 5km park run takes place in Endcliffe Park, just off Ecclesall Road, every Saturday at 9am. Open to everyone, the run is free and accessible for all ability levels.

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girl playing squash

Squash

Play Squash 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.

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man playing table tennis

Table Tennis

Play tennis in a fun and relaxed setting. You'll be introduced to participants and rotated on and off.

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man playing tennis

Tennis

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.

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Man playing wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair Rugby League

Not solely a disability sport, non-disabled people are welcome to compete as well, and both men and women can play in the same team. This session is run in collaboration with Sheffield Eagles so you are sure to get some high quality coaching.

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Wellness

Our wellness programme is all about students having a positive experience. We have a range of activities such as walking in the peak district, cycling and sessions such as Yoga and Zumba focusing on student wellbeing. The sessions aim to support students and allow them to experience the benefits of sport and physical activity in a relaxed and informal manner. Login to UniHub to see the Wellness offer.

Events

Throughout the year Sheffield hosts some of the biggest and most interactive physical activity and sporting events in the country. If you don’t want to commit a regular schedule, then some of these could be for you. Not wanting to be outdone we also run lots of events on campus throughout the year for you to come and get involved with. Just a few of things you can do whilst getting physically active in Sheffield include:

Volunteering 

Want to volunteer with us and get experience leading our social sport sessions? Then sign up your interest and join hundreds of students in our Leadership and Development Academy