Sport is an ideal way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends. The University of Reading is a great place for sports enthusiasts, with some of the best-equipped facilities of any UK university and almost 50 clubs.
As a student you will have access to the extensive sports facilities on offer, both indoors and outdoors. On campus you will find courts, pitches and playing fields for a wide range of sports, as well as a fully-equipped sports centre with gym. We also have our own rowing club. The Students' Union has clubs and societies for many sports, and if there isn't an existing society for your favourite, you can always start one!
Whether you are a complete beginner or a serious player you can participate in your favourite sport. The indoor and outdoor facilities at our SportsPark include:
- 100+ station fitness studio
- a full-size, floodlit all-weather hockey and football pitch
- SoccerPark: floodlit 3G 5-a-side pitch
- dance and yoga studios
- multi-purpose courts for badminton, basketball and volleyball
- cricket pitches wicket
- grass pitches for football, lacrosse, American football and rugby
- floodlit tennis courts.
The SportsPark offers a wide choice of exercise classes and circuit training and fitness programmes. As you might expect from a University situated close to the River Thames, watersports are a strong focus. Off campus we have boathouses at Caversham Bridge and a canoeing club at Wokingham Waterside Centre.
We also support and encourage outstanding athletes to realise their full potential. Our Sports Scholarship Programme offer free access to facilities and workshops and can provide financial assistance for training and competitions.
The Students’ Union Sports Federation runs a year-round programme of activities catering for all interests and abilities. University teams also compete in local leagues as well as inter-university British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) events.