Just Sport

Just SportNo dress code, no getting picked last, no worries. Just Sport.

Let your sport be about more than who gets picked for the team, more than about who wins. Let it be about the joy of playing, learning a new skill, meeting new people, getting active and having fun.

The University offers a range of sporting opportunities for staff and students. Coaching courses are regularly delivered at the University's sports facilities to give you the chance to learn a new sport, improve your skills and meet new people. So if you've always wanted to try trampoline, have a bash at badminton or start again with swimming, you can.  Courses run for 6 weeks, one session per week.

In addition there are a number of recreational sports groups meeting on a regular basis, as well as sports clubs for staff and students offering a variety of opportunities.

But what if the activity for you isn't currently offered? Sport, Exercise and Health would like to hear from all members of the University community with ideas for activities and sporting aspirations. Email sport-development@bristol.ac.uk with comments and suggestions.

Coaching Courses

To go on the mailing list for course details please email sport-development@bristol.ac.uk


View of swimming poolThanks to a moveable bulkhead the University swimming pool is able to offer a diverse range of swimming lessons for adults and children, from the complete beginner, to those who require more specific skills, such as stroke technique.

For information on swimming courses contact the University Pool on 0117 954 5803


Indoor tennis centreCoach and Play Sessions provide an opportunity for some expert coaching along with the chance to put into practise what you have learnt. Coach and play operates on Tuesday and Friday mornings, 9.30am - 11.00am

Six-week blocks of group adult coaching run on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. For further information and details on course dates please contact Coombe Dingle Sports Complex on 0117 962 6718

Recreational Sport Sessions

Activity Day Time Level Venue Contact
Staff / Postgrad Badminton Tuesday
No complete beginners Indoor Sports Centre


Staff / Postgrad Squash Fridays 7.40-9.40pm No complete beginners BGS Squash Courts Alan.Blackman@bris.ac.uk
Recreational Volleyball Saturdays (term-time only) 5.00-6.00pm All Indoor Sports Centre js5694@bristol.ac.uk

Sports clubs

There are two cricket clubs, Academicals CC and University of Bristol Staff CC, catering for University members as well as a number of activity-related groups for staff through the University of Bristol Staff Club that would be delighted to welcome new members.

In addition, the University of Bristol Union Sport Clubs cater for a variety of levels of participation, from novices through to elite performers, and always welcome new members of all abilities.