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.

Our programme of social Just Play sessions are suitable for all abilities and take place weekly during term time. If football is your passion, our long-standing six-a-side football league runs between October and April.  Our Halls Sports programme provides first-year students the chance to compete for points whilst representing their residence. 

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. 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

Term passes (Sept-Jan) are £15 which gives you one month free or you can buy a month's pass for £5. For more information please contact Sophie Brown.

Sign up to sessions following this link even if you are paying as you go at the sessions you are attending.

Buy your Just Play pass and sign up to sessions here

Just Play Schedule


Activity Time
Badminton 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm


Activity Time
Football 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm


Activity Time
Squash 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Volleyball 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm


Activity Time
Badminton 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
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Halls Sport

Live in university halls? Compete in one-day or league competitions to earn points for your residence.

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Campus Sports Leagues

Get a team together with some friends, coursemates 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.

Enter your team

Our friendly six-a-side league competition normally runs between September 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 are OPEN. Early Bird offer (by 22nd Sept) is £100 per team and the Standard Entry price is £120 per team
  • Team entries for our Spring Term 22-23 competition open in January 2023
  • If you wish to be notified in advance, please email Sophie Brown at 
  • You can find all the latest sports updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


  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 - Sept-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