Get Active

We offer a range of sports activities and events on campus, so you're sure to find something that you can enjoy and help you get active.

Getting Active at Derby

We offer a range of sports and activities that are available to UoD students and staff members throughout the year. From social sports to campus leagues, we provide opportunities to be active in a friendly environment.

Our programme of social 'Just Play' sessions are suitable for all abilities and take place weekly during term-time. These sessions are supported by a student Sports Activator.

If football is your passion, our long-standing six-a-side football league runs between October and April. You can register a team for this year's competition at the start of each term, normally in September or January.

If gym and fitness are your passion, the Sports Centre offers a variety of memberships and a great choice of fitness and exercise classes suitable for all levels. You can also access all our sports facilities which are available for you to book.

Just Play sessions

*Please note that from June to August there will be no Student Activator leading the sessions.

For more information please contact Sophie Brown s.brown2@derby.ac.uk 

Sign up for Just Play sessions

DayTimeActivity
Tuesday

4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Badminton

Campus sports leagues

Get a team together with some friends, course mates or your pals from Halls. Our campus sports leagues offer regular, friendly games for those who prefer to play a bit of social but competitive team sport during term-time.

Our friendly six-a-side league competition normally runs between October and April each year and is open to students and staff at the University.

How to get involved

  • Team entries for our Autumn Term 22-23 competition open in September 2022
  • Team entries for our Spring Term 22-23 competition open in January 2023
  • If you wish to be notified in advance, please email Kate Nelson at K.Nelson@derby.ac.uk 
  • You can find all the latest sports updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Format

  1. 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. No more than four players currently representing the University of Derby in the BUCS football competition (2022-23) can be included in your team
  4. There are 16 team places available in the league
  5. The league will run on Friday afternoons - for approx 10 weeks - Oct-Dec and Feb-Apr
  6. Kick-off times will be staggered to space out the arrival and departure times of teams. Teams should therefore be flexible and able to play anytime between 3.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Derby Moves

Derby Moves is our rewards-based app that earns you points for being active. Whether you’re walking, going for a jog, cycling or swimming you can earn points for your activity and then redeem your points for rewards such as a hot drink, free exercise class or water bottle. It is completely free to join.

A person stands on a running track next to a pair of small free weights and a ball.

Sports Centre activity prices

Find out what different rates are available to take part in sports activities.

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