Award-winning New Year for University of Birmingham Sport
University of Birmingham Sport and Sport & Fitness has been recognised by the national governing body for University sport for our excellence in increasing physical activity opportunities for members and students.
Awarded with the British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Physical Activity Excellence Award, this is a huge achievement that celebrates the world-class facilities, coaching and opportunities that sport provides across the campus.
With more than 60 University sports clubs, and welcoming professional athletes and recreational clubs and groups from around the world – such as the recent British Junior Open Squash 2024 event in January – Sport & Fitness continues to offer sporting opportunities for all abilities, all year round.
Sport & Fitness boasts outstanding facilities including two water-based synthetic pitches, all-weather and numerous grass pitches, ten netball/tennis courts, four indoor sports hall arenas, a climbing wall, 50m swimming pool and two-floor gym.
Across campus there is also an all-purpose Athletics Track and additional off-campus student-only gym.
The BUCS Physical Activity Excellence Award produces a sector standard for higher education institutions to achieve, that demonstrates good practice in increasing physical activity engagement across its population.
Chris Anthony, Head of Sport Development at the University of Birmingham, said: “It’s been great to be recognised for the breadth of work that Birmingham does and the opportunities available to our student, staff and community to become – and remain – active with us.”
With 17 current award holders across the UK, the University of Birmingham is now also eligible to apply for the esteemed ukactive Physical Activity Excellence Award later this year.