Social sport

Play for fun – whatever your experience

The social sport programme for 2020/21 semester 1 starts on the 02/11/2020. Please check out the Team Hallam sport offer for October to get involved

Our social sport programme gives you the chance to take part in different sports in a relaxed environment. Whether you're trying something new or playing your favourite sport, there's a session for everyone at our gyms and venues across Sheffield.

Weekly sessions are run by student sport activators who ensure they're accessible and applicable to everyone, from beginners through to seasoned players. There is always a coach on hand to help you learn new skills and all equipment is provided. Sessions are free for Hallam Active all-inclusive and student unlimited members, and £2.50 for non-members. Find out more about becoming a student sport activator.  

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

A–Z of Social Sport

Aikido

A Japanese form of self-defence and martial arts, Aikido uses locks, holds, throws and the opponent's own movements.

Badminton

Play singles or doubles matches with as much court time as possible. You can add coaching to improve your skills.

Baseball

Make history with Hallam's first ever baseball team. Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is required. A free shuttle bus is provided every hour from the HUBS to the Sports Park.

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.

Boxing fitness

These fun and friendly sessions are open to all. Whether you want to learn basic self-defence, relieve stress, burn calories or develop boxing skills, these sessions are for you.

Capoeira

Combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music, this Brazilian martial art is a great way to work out.

Dodgeball

Enjoy playing this team sport in which players try to hit opponents with a ball and avoid being hit themselves.

Women's football

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.

Futsal

Futsal is a fast-paced, five-a-side football game normally played on an indoor pitch. Focusing on technical skill and ability in high-pressure situations, it's an excellent way to develop your football skills.

Group running

Our group running sessions are free and suitable for all abilities. Routes are adapted to your ability, making them a great way to get into running. Enjoy the beauty of Sheffield as you get fit.

Just play football

It's as simple as turning up and playing. Student sport activators will team you up with other players and you'll play small-sided games. These welcoming sessions are suitable for all ability levels.

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. With links to the Korfball club, there's a real social feel to these sessions.

Netball

Play netball, make new friends and get fit in these sessions. You'll be placed in rotating teams to play small-sided games.

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.

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.

Strong by Zumba

High-intensity interval training, featuring bootcamp exercises choreographed to music, which gradually intensifies to give you a total body workout.

Tennis

Play tennis in a fun and relaxed setting at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Centre. You'll be introduced to participants and rotated on and off court.

Table tennis and darts

Meet new friends, have a few drinks and relax at these free sessions based at the students' union.

Touch rugby

Whether you're an experienced player, want to improve your handling skills, or are just starting out with rugby, these high-energy sessions are for you.

Ultimate frisbee

Experience one of the fastest growing sports at University in a friendly environment. You'll learn the essential skills and rules of the game in these social sessions linked with the Ultimate Frisbee Club.

Wheelchair Basketball

Everyone is welcome to these sessions where everyone plays together. This fast, physical and challenging sport is played worldwide by thousands of people.

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