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University sports teams

Play for a Middlesex University sports team / compete for Middlesex

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 4727 or email compsport@mdx.ac.uk

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

Sports Team Training

Please also make sure you comply with the safe to play covid policy before attending a training session or games.

Training at outside venues

Sessions which are  off campus have the addresses listed below. Some sessions may have a free minibus to the venue, which will leave 30 mins prior to the advertised session.

If a minibus is provided you will need to meet 30 minutes before the start time outside MDX House on the terrace (by the Fitness Pod flags).

  • Team training timetable

    • Monday
      • Men Badminton 6.00 - 9.00pm Crest Academy (Free university bus)
      • Ladies Basketball 8.00 - 10.00pm Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre (no bus)
      • Mixed Cheerleading 7.00 - 10.00pm St James school (no bus)
      • Ladies Football 6.00 - 8.00pm 3G on campus
      • Men's Football  6.00 - 9.30pm 3G on campus
      • Mixed Judo 6.00 - 8.00pm CG14 on campus
      • Mixed Karate 7.30 - 9.30pm The Fitness Studio on campus (come to The Fitness Pod)
      • Netball 8.00 - 10.00pm Crest Academy (Free university bus)
      • Mixed Real Tennis 1.00 - 2.00pm Real Tennis Court on campus
      • Men Rugby Union 7.00 - 8.30pm 3G on campus
      • Mixed Tennis 6.30 - 9.30pm MACs on campus
      • Mixed Weightlifting 6.30 - 8.00pm The Fitness Pod
    • Tuesday
      • Men's Basketball 8.00 - 10.00pm Crest Academy (FREE university bus)
      • Mixed Karate 7.30 - 9.30pm Fitness Studio (come to the Fitness Pod)
      • Men's Lacrosse 7.00 - 9.30pm 3G on campus
      • Mixed Taekwondo 7.00 - 9.00pm CG14 on campus
      • Ladies Volleyball 6.00 - 8.00pm St James School
      • Men's Volleyball 8.00 - 10.00pm St James School
    • Wednesday
      • Mixed Cheer Pom 6.30 - 8.00pm Fitness Studio (come to The Fitness Pod)
      • Mixed Dance Team 8.00 - 10.00pm Fitness Studio (come to The Fitness Pod)
      • Mixed Taekwondo 6.00 - 8.00pm CG14 on campus
      • Beginners Mixed Weightlifting 7.00 - 8.30pm The Fitness Pod
    • Thursday
      • Ladies Basketball 6.00 - 8.00pm Crest Academy (FREE university bus)
      • Men's Basketball 8.00 - 10.00pm Crest Academy (FREE university bus)
      • Mixed Judo 7.30 - 9.30pm Fitness Studio (come to The Fitness Pod)
      • Mixed Karate 7.30 - 9.30pm CG14 on campus
      • Mixed Real Tennis 1.00 - 2.00pm Real Tennis Court on campus
      • Mixed Tennis 6.30 - 8.30pm MACs on campus
      • Mixed Volleyball 7.00 - 10.00pm St James School
    • Friday
      • Men's Indoor Cricket 7.00 - 10.00pm Mill Hill School (Free university minibus)
      • Mixed Dance Team  7.00 - 9.00pm Fitness Studio (Come to the Fitness Pod)
      • Mixed Lacrosse 4.30 - 6.30pm 3G on campus
      • Mixed Real Tennis 1.00 - 2.00pm Real Tennis Court on campus
    • Training locations and transport

      Most of our training takes place on the University campus. Some training however does take place at external locations where we do not have the facilities on campus, and in some instances we do offer free university minibus to weekly training. Most of the locations we use for training are within easy walking or cycle distances. If you have any queries regarding training or getting to a location please contact the sports office on the lower ground floor of MDX House.

      • Crest Academy Crest Rd, London NW2 7SN (FREE University minibus to this location. Please meet on the MDX House terrace by the flags 30 mins before session)
      • Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre Champions Way, London NW4 1PX (no bus)
      • Mill Hill School The Ridgeway NW7 1AQ (FREE University minibus to this location. Please meet on the MDX House terrace by the flags 30 mins before session)
      • St James School Great Strand, London NW9 5PE (no bus)
      • StoneX Stadium Greenlands Lane, London NW4 1RL (no bus)
    • Interested in Athletics?

      We don’t have a Captain for the Athletics team this year (2021 / 22). However, for those that are interested, we do have links with a local athletics club based at StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London, NW4 1RL  and we have arranged for our students to join in with the coached sessions which take place there. The arrangements for coaching this year have been impacted by the building works taking place in the stadium – redeveloping the West Stand. This has meant that the sprint training and the middle distance training now take place on different days.

      The current schedule is as follows:

      • Mondays – Sprint Training at 7.00pm
      • Tuesdays – Middle Distance (track) Training at 6.45pm
      • Wednesdays – Sprint Training at 7.00pm

      The Club we have linked up with is called Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. The main Coaching contact for the club is Ty Holden (m) 07737 80326. If you are interested in attending any of the above sessions, you are welcome  to turn up. If you let Ty know you are coming in advance, he will look out for you.

      Other sessions for Field events take place at different times during the week, but there is a jumps session on Wednesday evenings (indoors) starting at 7.00pm.

      Entry to the Stadium is currently through the Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Clubhouse, which is located at the Southern end of the stadium adjacent to the Main Car Park.

      If you attend the training sessions please do let us know. If you are interested in competing, then again please do contact us, and we can advise further about the competition dates and entry requirements. Please contact compsport@mdx.ac.uk

Recreational Sports Activities

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.

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Being Responsible

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.

Information for minibus drivers

All drivers must be MiDAS qualified prior to driving one of our buses for university purposes. On occassiona we may loan our vehicles for alternate usage, and all drivers must hold the relevant driving qualification before embarking on any journey. Please fill out a Driver Checklist before using our vehicles. Vehicle checks must be carried out by the driver themselves, before all journeys are undertaken. Please complete the form prior to your journey and notify us of any issues which may have arisen during your usage. For more information please contact the sports office in MDX House or contact the Fitness Pod reception on 020 8411 6343.

Please read our minibus policy here.

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