Always wanted to play for a Uni team or prefer keeping fit at your own pace? You can join one of our 58 sports clubs or enjoy the flexibility of social sport sessions whenever you feel like getting active. Whether you want to keep your wellness meter topped up, or compete against top teams from other Unis, sport at Sheffield is designed for everyone.
I’m Sarah, the elected Sports Officer at the SU. Below you can find out information on how you can get involved in sport at university. From joining one of our 58 student-led Sports Clubs and participating in the Social Sport programme to keeping up-to-date with the latest sporting news or Varsity through Forge Sport.
In my role, I work with Sport Sheffield and the SU’s Sports Committee to shape the sporting and fitness opportunities and experiences available to students. As well as representing students on all sporting matters, I am committed to championing participation, inclusion and accessibility in sport at Sheffield University. I want to do this through expanding the Sport For All campaign and undertaking work with University partners to review funding for sport at Sheffield.
As well as this, I am committed to promoting the benefits of sport, and the role that sport plays in enhancing our students’ health and wellbeing. I want to highlight how beneficial sport can be in avoiding, coping with or overcoming mental health pressures that students often deal with. As apart of this, I am excited to launch ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’, a project that will focus on the prioritisation of keeping dedicated time free in the week for students well-being, for example, through participating in sport and other extracurricular activity away from academic teaching.
SU Sports Officer
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Sport Sheffield is the University of Sheffield's sport department. We've got something for everyone from beginners to elite athletes and everything in between. In terms of facilities, at Goodwin Sports Centre, we've got loads to keep you active: including two full sized synthetic turf pitches, a fully equipped gym and fitness centre, swimming pool, squash courts and a fibreglass moulded bouldering wall. We also have our sister site, Norton Sports Park which hosts lots of our competitive fixtures and also home to a new state-of-the-art synthetic Rugby and Hockey Pitch.