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Develop new skills, find new passions

Set yourself a new challenge to Try A Sport. You will learn new skills, meet new training partners and hopefully discover your new sporting passion!

With lots of sports to choose from, we offer drop-in session and courses to add variety to your workout routine. Equipment will be provided, all you need to bring is the motivation to discover, develop and achieve.

All courses run for 10 weeks and are taught by experienced coaches who will tailor the progression to your pace. Drop In sessions are run by coaches and student activators, designed to give you the opportunity to have more game time with no commitment to weekly sessions; turn up at any point during the term! All sessions run term time only, but they are available to all adult members and non-members, so whether you’re a student, staff or community member you can try a new sport at Sport & Fitness.

We will be holding taster sessions for the 10 week course during the week commencing 25/09/2017. The course will be starting in the following week commencing 02/10/2017. The Autumn 2017 timetable is now up!

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Try A Sport is the perfect way to get involved in many different sports

Course Descriptions

Badminton- Beginner is ideal if you are new to the sport. Badminton involves rallying and volleying the shuttlecock over a net in order to outwit the opponent. The course will teach basic rules and techniques to allow game play.

Badminton- Intermediate is perfect for those who have played before and wish to improve. The course will also help increase endurance and both physical and mental stamina, as well as reflexes and hand-eye coordination.

Basketball is a fast-paced team sport in which two teams score points by shooting a ball in the opposing team’s basket. Sprinting up and down the court, dribbling and shooting a basketball is sure to get your heart rate up – an aerobic activity that also builds total body strength.

Boxing is a combat sport taught within a safe environment and teaches valuable technique and discipline. It builds strength and cardiovascular endurance as well as self-esteem. It is great for increasing fitness, stamina, agility and strength and will challenge you to new limits!

Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan. The objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.

Kickboxing is a great way to learn self-defence whilst improving balance, coordination, flexibility and stamina. This course teaches you a combination of martial arts techniques and athletic drills and will strengthen and tone your whole body.

Squash – Beginner is for those who have never played before or just got started. The course will teach the correct technique and basic skills to play a good game.

Squash – Intermediate is open for those who have played some squash previously. The course will cover racket skills, movement & tactics to help improve and take a players’ game to the next level.

Squash – Advanced is for experienced players looking to further improve their skills. This course will enable players to follow set routines and conditioned practices, in addition to gaining full knowledge of all rules and becoming competent match players.

Volleyball is a popular, enjoyable team sport which will also build on body strength and cardiovascular fitness. The course will teach fundamentals, strategy and technique covering passing, serving, spiking and setting.

Weightlifting is a strength-based training sport that is fun and suited to most sports and fitness goals. The course will cover some basic strength training principles such as learning and developing basic, daily functional movement patterns and applying them to Olympic weightlifting techniques.

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