Joining university sports teams and Sport Brighton
I’m Amy and I’m studying Sport and Exercise Science BSc. I love sport so here I’m going to tell you about the best ways to get involved in sport at University of Brighton.
Starting university is a huge and life-changing experience – for the better of course! Many people, including myself, can find it challenging at the beginning. However, joining a sports team is what allowed me to meet new people and make friends, which made it all seem a little less daunting.
Sports teams at university
At the University of Brighton there are SO MANY opportunities to take part in both sport and physical activities, and there is something on offer for everyone. Whatever your experience level, or perceived sporting capabilities, the university will always find a way for you to enjoy and develop your skills.
How are university sports teams run?
The clubs are run and organised by us – the students. This means that our voices are heard, and the teams represent us as a student community. There are also a number of clubs which compete on a weekly basis against other universities in the BUCS Leagues.
How I got involved in uni sports
Personally, after joining the university in September 2020 (during the height of the Covid pandemic) I began to get involved in the Women’s Football team based on the Eastbourne Campus. Every Wednesday we go up against other universities in fun but competitive matches. I have made some great friends through football, and some have now become my housemates.
Should I join a university sports team?
I understand that Women’s Football isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (unfortunately!) But there really is something for everyone on offer here. Even if sports teams aren’t really your thing, there is also the offer of Park Life sessions, which are aimed at beginners and are fun and friendly sessions, if you just want to turn up and try something new.
Sport Brighton also offers gym memberships at student prices, which are affordable and a good way to keep active and healthy during your time at university.
So, whatever your interests or experience levels, find something that interests you and give it a go… you won’t regret it.