Check out our Social sports we have on offer this October - December 2020. A range of sports activities happening right here on campus including things like Touch Rugby, Football, Lacrosse, Tennis and much more!
The Fitness Pod is open, and our tennis courts are available to be hired to play tennis, and the outdoor table tennis tables can be used free of charge. The real tennis court is also open and courts are available for booking.
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the planning for the delivery of sports opportunities for students during the forthcoming academic year has been majorly disrupted.
BUCS the UK governing body for University sports, following consultation with Universities has decided to postpone any league competition between universities until the beginning of 2021 at the earliest. BUCS have also cancelled numerous championships for the coming year, so it will be a very much depleted competition calendar this year.
The lack of indoor sports facilities on our campus, and the reliance on using external facilities which normally relies on transportation by minibus to and from campus, presents a challenge for us in offering the normal range of indoor sports. Some of the facilities we normally hire aren’t currently available for us to use, and we would be very limited in our capacity for transporting people to venues anyway due to social distancing measures. We will be keeping the situation under constant review, and will look to update everyone on what sports may be available on a weekly basis, through our sports newsletter, and on the Unihub website.
Some sports are more suitable for maintaining social distance, and we will be looking to offer as much as we can, as long as it’s safe for us to do so. We will be offering various social sports opportunities on campus from the start of term, where students can enjoy friendly, social participation, in line with sports governing body recommendations.
If you would like to play for one of our teams or represent the University in competition as an individual athlete, then the first step is to come along to a training session or make contact with the competitive sports office located on the ground floor of MDX House. Contact the team on 020 8411 4651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We enter our teams into a range of student leagues and competitions as well as open events and championships. All sports are open to both male and female participants (unless otherwise stated). If you're a sports star then let us know, you may be eligible for a scholarship or similar.
All levels of ability are welcome and no previous experience is necessary!
Sessions marked as 'External' indicate the sessions takes place off campus. The sports department run a free minibus service to and from sports training where we use external facilities. If you would like to attend a training session listed, please visit the sports office on ground floor of MDX House to book your place on the minibus.
If you decide playing competitive sports isn't for you we also offer a range of recreational sports. These are a great way to simply dip in and out of activities when it suits you and your busy schedule.
We recognise that for some students in social gatherings, the consumption of alcohol is an expected and enjoyable element to proceedings, however we also appreciate that this is not the case for many students. We are also mindful of the harm and health damage that alcohol misuse can cause, and we are committed to providing sports captains with appropriate knowledge on the potential harm this may have. For more information please read our Sports Club Events Policy.