The North East is renowned for its love of sport, and the City of Sunderland and the University have been a major part of that. Sunderland has some of the very best facilities in the UK, and the University provides a huge array of opportunities to get involved in sport. Whether you are interested in playing, watching, studying or helping to run sport while at University, we have something for you.
The City of Sunderland has plenty to keep you busy, including the only Olympic size pool between Leeds and Edinburgh, a 110m dry ski slope, an LTA accredited tennis centre, athletics track, rugby and cricket ground, plus a marina and watersports centre situated on the longest beach within the boundaries of any city in England.
Those who prefer to watch sport are spoilt for choice. The well-connected North East region features Premier League football with Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United, county and international cricket is played at nearby Durham County Cricket Club, rugby fans can watch Newcastle Falcons or Gateshead Thunder, and for basketball lovers we have the Newcastle Eagles.
European Tour Tennis, National Karate and Super League Netball are just some of the other events we are treated to across the year, and of course we have our own University sports teams. Over 20 teams compete in the British Universities College Sports leagues every Wednesday as well as other competitions through the year, and we have enjoyed plenty of success in recent years.