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Sport and health

Sheffield was the UK’s first National City of Sport, so whether you want to work out or watch the game, there are lots of ways to get involved.

Spectator sports 

Revel in the rivalry between Sheffield Wednesday FC and Premier League side Sheffield United FC. Head to the arena to watch nine-time champion ice hockey team Sheffield Steelers. Or cheer on the UK’s top basketball team the Hatters — tickets are just £2.

Something different

Roll up to Ponds Forge and catch the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls in battle. Or get ready for fast motorbikes, spectacular crashes and gravel flying into your drink at Sheffield Speedway.

Sports centres 

Make waves at the Olympic-sized pool at Ponds Forge, practise your pirouettes at iceSheffield or get to grips with The Climbing Works, a world-leading climbing centre.

Keep fit your way

Sheffield has over 80 parks and 650 green spaces, with hundreds of running, hiking and cycling routes to choose from, plus the legendary rock-climbing at Stanage Edge.

Three ways to keep active at Sheffield Hallam. 

Stay fit

Join Sheffield Hallam Active and access both our gyms, a personal trainer and over 80 classes a week - as well as seven more sport centres and swimming pools across the city. 

Team sports

With almost 40 sports clubs there are plenty of opportunities to play for Team Hallam. If you compete at the highest level, our Performance Athlete Support Programme helps you balance your studies with your training. 

Experience Varsity

Every spring, we battle it out with the University of Sheffield over 70 sporting events at Varsity. Whether you're playing for the team or cheering them on, you'll experience the excitement and spirit of Team Hallam.

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