Staff sports update – October 2021


October 11th, 2021

After a hugely successful Welcome Week which included our Welcome Fair at David Ross Sports Village, we are now delighted to see sport beginning to return across our campuses in earnest.

With students becoming familiarised with our programmes such as Intramural Sport and Just Play, as well as competitive BUCS fixtures taking place, our sports centres are becoming ever busier and it is brilliant to see!

Staff Sport and Fitness Membership

As a university staff member, did you know that you can purchase a Staff Sport & Fitness Membership allowing you use of our state-of-the-art gyms and sporting facilities?

Our Staff Sport and Fitness memberships offer excellent value for money here at the University of Nottingham as well as the convenience of being based on the same campus as your workplace.

As well as the £40million David Ross Sports Village, staff membership also includes access to our sports centres on Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses and fitness suite on Kings Meadow campus, as well as access to staff sport sessions.

If you wish to purchase a Staff Sport and Fitness Membership for the 2021/22 academic year, then you can do so by clicking here. For £275, the membership offers excellent value for money with benefits of the membership including access to four fully-equipped fitness suites along with our swimming pool and racket sport courts.

If you are a new permanent employee at the university, you are entitled to a free 30-day membership trial. For more details please contact our Membership Officer via email or on 0115 748 6213.

Please note, all free trials must be activated within 30 days of your employment start date. Please also note that free trials do not currently include access to Kings Meadow Campus.

London Marathon Massage Offer

Did you run in the London Marathon? If so our Sports Injury Clinic are offering £25 Sports Massages for all runners. Once you have booked through this link, simply bring your medal with you when you attend the session to redeem this offer!

Staff Sport

The Staff Sport programme will be returning this academic year with sessions open to all, regardless of skill or ability. You can attend as many sessions as you wish, with no weekly commitment to attend and no requirement to purchase a UoN Sport and Fitness Membership.

If you are interested in taking part in Staff Sport with us, then please keep an eye on this webpage where all updates on the programme will be published with all the details you need to know.

Brian Moore inducted into our Sport Hall of Fame

Last month, we were very proud to induct the former England, British & Irish Lions & University of Nottingham Rugby player Brian Moore into our Hall of Fame. Brian graduated from the university in 1984 with a law degree, and went on to represent his nation 64 times including leading his country to the World Cup Final in 1991.

Brain Moore University of Nottingham Hall of Fame. Photography by Alex Wilkinson Media

That year, he was also voted Whitbread Rugby World Player of the Year as he won the first of his three grand slam titles with England. His performances in the front row for his clubs and country also led to Brian’s inclusion on two British & Irish Lions tours, where he won five test caps.

For these achievements, Brian was voted the university’s Greatest Sportsman by fellow alumni as part of the university’s Greatest Sporting Heroes campaign. You can read all about Brian’s induction here, as well as view his induction video here.

BUCS is Back!

BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) has returned and our teams in #GreenandGold have returned to action after what has been a very long time away. Within BUCS, the #GreenandGold of the University of Nottingham will be taking on over 140 different Higher Education institutions across a wide array of sports.

When Coronavirus halted play for the 2019/20 season, the university sat atop the BUCS rankings and we look forward to our attempt to match our previous success!

Keep an eye on our social media @uonsport to keep across the key fixtures and results each and every Wednesday – or even better, why not head down to our fixtures in person and cheer on our athletes?! All information on BUCS Sport and fixtures can be found here.

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