Sports Fanatic

If you love being active and are looking to play or watch sport in a social and relaxed atmosphere, there are plenty of opportunities here at Derby.

Our Sports Centre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like badminton courts, a fitness suite and gym, a dedicated fitness studio, studio cycling space, squash courts, a climbing wall, 3G pitches and outdoor tennis courts. There's a host of activities on offer, from social campus sports leagues to Just Play sessions and one-off events. Find something for you and get involved.

You can also get rewarded for being active with Derby Moves. Derby Moves is free to all University of Derby students and staff. Download Moves+ from any app store and register with your unimail address. The Moves+ app pulls data from a tracking device, such as your phone or fitness watch, and converts it to points which you can then use for rewards such as water bottles, sports kits, reusable mugs, hot drinks, and online discounts.

Sport is central to Derby’s culture, with Pride Park Stadium home to Championship team Derby County Football Club, a brand new 250-metre indoor velodrome, golf courses and one of the country’s best BMX tracks. Derby also has loads of options for watching sport, whether live or on TV in the pub. For anyone into adventure sports, the Peak District National Park with its range of outdoor sports is just a stone’s throw away.

So whether you’re looking to stay fit and play sports yourself or follow favourite teams old and new, Derby is the place to be.

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