Play For Fun

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Get fit and have fun with no-commitment sport and activities.

Play For Fun sport is about fun and non-serious sport for all. It’s a great way to get fit and active, de-stress after studying, connect with new social groups, and improve your health and well-being while having a lot of fun. You can play as part of any team or join any session you like. You can even set up your own team or activity.

Enjoy a range of sports and activities

Play a friendly game of tennis, football, badminton or netball and learn new skills in areas like golf or climbing. Get fit and healthy by taking advantage of some of our great local partnership rates and enjoy opportunities to take part in things like touch rugby, gym and boxing.

Take part in friendly competitions with Play For Fun leagues

Play friendly sport on a regular basis with a light-hearted competitive spirit. Training and competitions are open to everyone and once you’ve completed your application, you can simply turn up and play. We currently offer leagues in football and futsal, as well as a recreational tennis league with a cluster of other universities in the South West.

Develop your coaching skills in different sports

Develop your skills in your sports area of interest and take on coaching roles for Play for Fun and in the community as a Sport Ambassador. This is a great way to enhance your CV, make some money and do something that you're passionate about.

Access sports and events through our community partnerships

Benefit from playing sports and accessing events with our partner organisations. These include Leisure At Cheltenham, Aspire and Active Gloucestershire. You could even get training and work experience opportunities through these organisations.