Whether you’d like to be more active and get a little fitter, or you’re serious about training and competing, there’s lots of opportunities for you. Sport, active health and wellbeing are at the heart of the Canterbury Christ Church University experience, so here’s a taster of what’s on offer.
Open seven days a week, the University’s multi-million-pound Sports Centre features a gym with the latest fitness equipment, an interactive spin studio, climbing wall and a double sports hall.
Memberships start at as little as £10 a month and vary depending on the type of activities you want to take part in.
You can take advantage of the range of free classes and programmes on offer during your time at uni to help you stay active and healthy:
Through our Couch to 5K programme we have inspired students and staff to get active – not only helping them to become fitter but also boosting their confidence and self-belief. I am particularly proud that so many continue to run and become part of a supportive community of Uni Runners. This means the physical and social benefits are really long lasting beyond the programme itself.LauraChrist Church Sport Co-ordinator
You can go to the Sports Centre and take part in social sports for just £3 a go, giving you the chance to try something new and meet different people. Sports include climbing, netball, football and many more.
Getting into sport is a proven way to enhance your wellbeing. On top of this, we have free activities for wellbeing on offer:
There’s lots of sports that you could join during your time at uni. These clubs are run by the Students' Union and include cheerleading, lacrosse, boxing, volleyball plus loads more.
You might even get the chance to represent the university competitively - many of our teams regularly compete in the British Universities and Colleges sports leagues (BUCS) and other competitions including Varsity.
You have access to our joint specialist sport facility at Polo Farm Sports Club, just a short distance from the central Canterbury campus.
The facilities include:
Through partnership with local clubs we also offer golf, kayaking, equestrian, trampoline and athletics facilities.
If you’re a talented sports person you can apply to become a Christ Church Sports Scholar.
You'll be reassured to know that Sports Scholars receive an enhanced level of academic flexibility, helping you balance your studies alongside your sporting schedule.
The University is a Dual Career Accredited Site (recognised by Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme).
During my Master's degree, I was representing the uni's Men's Hockey 1st Team and Canterbury Hockey Club 1st team. This meant that I was training up to 10 times a week, with two to three competitive fixtures. The sports scholarship allowed me to balance my academic studies and my sporting career which led to a successful season for both the University and Canterbury Hockey Club.ThomasMSc in Tourism and Event Management graduate
Get the skills and academic knowledge you need to be a coach or referee right here at the uni. We work with various national governing bodies of sport such as the FA, the ECB and the RFU to offer a range of sport specific coaching and officiating courses.
We’re proud sponsors of the Kent Women’s Cricket Team and supporters of Kent Cricket.