Sport isn't just for the sporty

We have sports and fitness options for absolutely everyone (even if you hated PE at school). Pick your level and we’ll help you push yourself as hard as you want to.

1. Just for fun

Social sports sessions

It’s not all about winning. We run over 30 social sport sessions a week, in over 20 sports. All your equipment is provided for a small cost. Don’t worry about knowing the rules or having the kit – we run special Try It Out sessions if you’re not sure or you haven’t played before.

Find out more about social sport sessions.

Gyms and fitness classes

Join Sheffield Hallam Active and you’ll have access to both of our gyms, your own personal trainer, and over 40 fitness classes a week in everything from Abtastic to yoga. If you’re not a member you can still attend classes for a small fee. 

Find out more and sign up.

2. Join the team

Team Hallam

With over 40 sports clubs – most with first, second and third teams – there are plenty of opportunities to compete for Team Hallam. 

Find out more about our sports clubs.


The annual Varsity competition between Team Hallam and the University of Sheffield is one of the biggest sporting events in the city. Whether you’re playing for the team or cheering them on, you’ll experience the excitement and team spirit that makes being a Hallam student special. 

3. The best of the best

Among your fellow students at Hallam you’ll find elite sports stars like Olympic swimmer Max Litchfield

If you compete at the highest level, our Performance Athlete Support Programme helps you balance your studies with achieving your sporting potential, giving you financial support and the time you need to train alongside your work.

Find out about support for elite athletes.

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