Fitness, wellbeing and social sport

There is a wide choice of gym, fitness, sport and wellbeing activities on campus, so you're sure to find something that you can enjoy.

Health and fitness at Derby

Our health, wellbeing and sports activities are available to all University of Derby students and staff members throughout the year and provide a range of opportunities to be active in a friendly, social environment.

Our fantastic Sports Centre at the Derby campus provides a wide range of gym, fitness and sports activities. If you join the Sports Centre, your membership includes use of the gym, our class/activity timetable, courts and pitches, but non-members are also welcome and can access a range of facilities and classes on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The Sports Centre class/activity timetable offers a choice of over 30 fitness and social sport sessions each week. The classes and activities are suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness.

Our long-standing social six-a-side football league runs during term time between October and April. You can register your team for the 2019-20 leagues from September. 

Team Derby's friendly six-a-side league competition runs between October and April each year. Our leagues are open to students and staff at the University, and are mixed gender.

Team registration for the 2019 autumn term competition will open on 16 September. 

  • When: Fridays 3pm to 6pm
  • Where: University of Derby Sports Centre 3G Astroturf Pitch
  • Cost: £120 per team per term


  1. Our leagues are six-a-side
  2. Teams require a minimum of six players (max of ten players) per team with a named captain and an original team name
  3. There are up to 16 team places available 
  4. Each term's competition runs for eight to ten weeks (depending on the number of entries)
  5. The autumn league starts at the beginning of October  
  6. Matches are 40 minutes long (two halves of 18 minutes with a four-minute interval)
  7. Kick-off times are usually 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm and 5.15pm

How to get involved 

  1. Get together your team of six to ten players, nominate a team captain and choose your team name
  2. Register and pay your team entry fee via the Online Shop to secure your place
  3. The deadline for autumn's team registrations is Friday 4 October (allocations are on a first-come, first-served basis) 

If you'd like more information, come and talk to us at the Sports Centre or email