Sport and Active Communities

At Roehampton, we offer a wide range of sport and physical activity opportunities for all students. From competitive sport to social activities, we have something to meet the needs of all our students.

From Badminton to Yoga, Athletics to Cheerleading and Martial Arts to Netball – there are lots of ways to get involved. Joining one of our teams or activities will help you make friends and develop skills to help in any future career.

Join a competitive sports club

Sport Roehampton clubs are open to all - from complete beginners to experienced athletes - and most offer the chance to compete for the University and receive coached sessions. All clubs have a vibrant social side and are a great way to make new friends.

The list of sports offered currently is as follows:

  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Rowing
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Rugby Union
  • Boxing
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickboxing
  • Squash

There are plenty of opportunities to represent the University against other universities, competing regularly in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and the more localised London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL).

You can also represent the University in one-off tournaments throughout the year.

All clubs are student focused meaning that you can have significant input into how the club operates and what activities it offers. Getting involved in the running of the club gives you the chance to develop transferable skills that employers want and that really do make a difference when applying for jobs after university.

Yearly membership:


Annual cost 




All sports in that bracket 



Your chosen sport and any other sport in the same or lower bracket 



Your chosen sport and any other sport in the same or lower bracket 


For more information, please contact Alternatively, subscribe to our monthly Sport Roehampton newsletter.

Play sports socially

Play Roehampton is designed to offer a way of getting more active generally, without too much of a time commitment. There are many ways that you can get involved in something fresh and exciting, even with no prior experience.

What’s more, you can attend any of the activities in the Play bracket for just one payment – not per session! Membership is just £15 for the whole year.

These activities are a great way to socialise, benefit your physical wellbeing and take care of your mental wellbeing.

Come along and try your first session any time of year – for free!

Activities on offer:

  • Social Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Social Badminton
  • Social Running
  • Social Cycling
  • Outdoor Fitness Classes
  • Social Volleyball
  • This Girl Can women only fitness classes
  • ‘Learn to’ courses in Karate and Archery

Join our on-campus gym run by Nuffield Health

Our on-campus gym is run by Nuffield Health and is fully stocked with the latest equipment, including a brand new functional zone.

We offer fitness classes for all levels from dance fitness to functional, strength, cardio and HIIT workouts. We also have Les Mills Virtual classes. Classes are offered on a PYGO or monthly/annual membership basis, and are open to all levels.

Gym membership (purchased at the gym) includes:

  • All classes
  • Use of all equipment
  • Induction session (how to use the equipment safely)
  • UNI gym access - which means you can access other university gyms signed up to the scheme at no extra cost (see other gyms here)

You can also purchase personal training sessions for more focussed training, and health MOTs, that will give you an overall health score and highlight any areas that could be improved.

Look out for great membership offers, especially in the first week of term, which is when the best value deals will be available.


Feel free to come and see us if you have any questions. You can find us in our offices (Erasmus building, room 030) or email us at


If you excel in sport, we can provide extensive financial and mentoring support, so you can study your degree whilst competing at national or international standard in your chosen activity.

Roehampton provides generous scholarships for students with talents in esports. These now include new Women in Esports Scholarships.


Our aim is to make sport and physical activity as inclusive, welcoming and open to all of our students. 

We deliver a range of student-led campaigns, events and activities in partnership with other university services and partners. These are supported by training sessions, workshops, and other development opportunities for students.

Below is just a snapshot of what happens each month!


  • Committee Training/Welcome Back briefing
  • Fresher's Fair / Welcome Week - sign up for sports teams and find out what other activities are on offer.
  • Free ‘taster sessions’ across all activities 
  • National Fitness Day


  • Black History Month
  • Sober October
  • Kingston invitational
  • BUCS/ LUSL membership deadline
  • BUCS / LUSL team fixtures begin


  • 'This BUCS Girl Can' week
  • Movember
  • International Week
  • International Men’s Day
  • Sports team photos
  • Rainbow Laces Day


  • BUCS / LUSL team fixtures stop for Christmas break
  • Charity Netball tournament


  • Refreshers Fair
  • ‘Active New Year’


  • BUCS / LUSL fixtures season ends
  • Sports President/RSU elections
  • Sports team committee elections
  • International Women’s Day
  • University Mental Health Day
  • Varsity


  • Roehampton Sport and Active Awards evening 
  • Move and Give Charity Festival
  • Alumni Games