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University of Northampton

University sports are open to everyone. There are many sports and exercise opportunities for you to get involved in, regardless of your ability, commitment level or past experience.

See a summary of sports and activities offered below, or search the Sports Table to discover which exercise and facilities are available at each university.

Sports and Activities

These sports and activities are available

A–G
  • American football
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cheerleading
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf
H–Z
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Snooker/pool
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball
  • Weights
  • Winter sports

Performance Sport

BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) is the national governing body for sport in higher education in the UK.

BUCS ranking 98th
Teams in BUCS leagues 21

Social and Recreational Sport

This is more casual, requiring no regular commitment.

Hours per week of timetabled informal participation sports programmes 11
Sports and physical activity programmes per week 60
Hours of timetabled drop-in sessions for informal sports coaching 11

Health and Well-being

This is not to do with chasing the prize and winning the race, but physical exercise in its own right – for personal benefit and welfare. Go at your own pace.

Health and well-being programme Yes
Health and well-being assessments Yes

Sports Bursaries and Scholarships