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Play sport for fun
and fitness

Whether you are a student or staff member, MMU Sport has a wide range of sporting activities on offer. Our Campus Sport programme offers pay-and-play and league sports at a recreational level. The Students’ Union also has over 40 active sports clubs in Manchester that you can join, many of which provide the opportunity to compete for the University.

Choose a sport below to find out more…

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Pay and Play Sports

Commitment-free pay to play sessions help you learn new skills and meet new people.

Rounders

Sugden Sports Centre

Wednesdays between 5 – 6pm

Sessions run until Wednesday 9th July.

£2 per session; pay on arrival

Re-live the fun of this classic school game and join us for an action packed series of rounders fun.

Sessions are open to MMU staff and students, and all levels of ability are welcome.

There is no need to register in advance; simply turn up at the Sugden Sports Centre.

Please ensure you wear suitable footwear and clothing.

For more information please contact Jonathan Fletcher, our Sports Development Officer on J.Fletcher@mmu.ac.uk or call 0161 247 6887.

Staff Badminton

Sugden Sports Centre

Tuesdays between 5 – 6pm

Sessions begin on Tuesday 1st July and run until Tuesday 16th September

£2 per session; pay on arrival

Our twelve week summer badminton programme offers semi-structured, fun and friendly sessions on a pay and play basis. The sessions are designed to get you playing and having fun!

Sessions are open to MMU staff only and all ages and level of ability are welcome.

There is no need to register in advance; simply turn up at the Sugden Sports Centre.

Please ensure you wear suitable footwear and clothing. If you have not got your own racket then don’t worry; equipment can be provided.

For more information please contact Jonathan Fletcher, our Sports Development Officer on J.Fletcher@mmu.ac.uk or call 0161 247 6887.

Women’s 5-a-side Football

Sugden Sports Centre

Tuesdays between 5 – 6pm

£2.50 for students or £3.50 for staff per session; pay on arrival

Our women’s 5-a-side football sessions are a great way to get fit and active this summer! These sessions are designed to simply turn up and play, but an FA qualified coach, who will teach new skills and help you improve your game, will deliver a session every third Tuesday of the month.

Sessions are open to both staff and students and all levels of ability are welcome.

There is no need to register in advance; simply turn up at the Sugden Sports Centre.

Please ensure you wear suitable footwear and clothing.

For more information please contact Jonathan Fletcher, our Sports Development Officer on J.Fletcher@mmu.ac.uk or call 0161 247 6887.

Staff Touch Tennis

Sugden Sports Centre

Thursday 10th July between 5pm and 7pm

£2; pay on arrival

Touch tennis is a simplified alternative to tennis, and is played on a reduced size court with foam balls and smaller headed rackets. The evening will offer the chance to play competitively in a tournament format, as well as giving you the chance to have a knock about on one of the courts.

The session is open to MMU staff only and all levels of ability are welcome.

There is no need to register in advance; simply turn up at the Sugden Sports Centre.

Please ensure you wear suitable footwear and clothing.

For more information please contact Jonathan Fletcher, our Sports Development Officer on J.Fletcher@mmu.ac.uk or call 0161 247 6887.

League Sports

Our League Sports have finished for the 2013/14 academic year. We are currently in the process of finalising next year's programme, so we'll have more information for you very shortly.

Manchester
Students’ Union Sports Clubs

  • American Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Men’s
  • Basketball Women’s
  • Boxing
  • Canoe
  • Cheerleading
  • Chinese boxing
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Football · Men’s
  • Football · Women’s
  • Formula Racing
  • Gaelic Football
  • Gaelic Football Women’s
  • Golf
  • Harriers
  • Hiking
  • Hockey
  • Horse Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Korfball
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountaineering
  • Netball
  • Pole Dancing
  • Pool & Snooker
  • Rounders
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby Union · Women’s
  • Self Defence
  • Shaolin Kung Fu
  • Sky Diving
  • Snowsports
  • Squash
  • Surf
  • Swimming Club
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water polo
  • Wing Tsun
Find out more or join a club at the Students Union website

All sports clubs and teams are run through the Athletic Union which is part of the Student Activities Department in the Students Manchester Metropolitan University Union. Athletic Unions encompass a wide range of sports clubs and activities that are set up and run by the students themselves. The majority of sports clubs compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition on Wednesday afternoons against other Universities around the country.

BUCS also provides the opportunity for international and national representation in many sports. Some clubs also compete in local league sport on other days of the week. There are links between both Athletic Unions and local community sports clubs providing as many opportunities as possible for you to get involved and get active.

Individual athletes and BUCS

If you’re an individual athlete who is interested in representing MMU in the BUCS championships, or would like to know more, please email s.u.sport@mmu.ac.uk for more details.

We have funding to support entries and costs, and you may even be eligible to apply for one of our sports scholarships.

Contact

Vice-President Student Activities (Manchester)
Email: s.u.samanchester@mmu.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161 247 6474