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Sporting life

From the moment you step foot in Sunderland, you’ll quickly realise that sport is a way of life here.

With over 45,000 cramming into the Stadium of Light every week to watch Sunderland AFC take to the pitch, it’s impossible not to be swept away by the emotions when Premier League football comes to the city.

It’s only right, therefore, that we allow our students to tap into the passion and the resources that we have for sport here on Wearside, and our huge range of clubs and societies ensures you’ll find something that suits you – whether you want to develop your talents or try something totally new, we’ve got you covered.

What do we offer you at the University of Sunderland?

With over 40 clubs available, from Aikido to Ultimate Frisbee, and everything in-between, you will never have a better chance to try something new and make some friends for life in the process.

It’s an exciting time for our sports clubs, and we’d love you to get involved!

The University football side have just secured new training facilities for the 2015/2016 campaign. Spearheaded by Sunderland AFC legend Gary Bennett, the teams will now train on international standard 4G pitches at Sunderland’s Castle View Enterprise Academy.

That’s not all, though. Our sports teams have access to some of the best sporting facilities in the region, allowing you to reach your full potential no matter what discipline you choose, these include:

  • The region's only 50m Olympic size swimming pool
  • A climbing wall with some of the best route setters in the UK
  • Football training pitches at Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light
  • A Marine Activities Centre for sailing, canoeing, kayaking and powerboating
  • A 95m artificial ski slope
  • An LTA indoor tennis centre with 13 indoor and outdoor courts
  • Floodlit athletics tracks

Sport on campus

If competitive sports aren’t your thing then our £12m sports and social hub, CitySpace, gives you the chance to get fit and have fun in an ultra-modern, friendly environment.

With indoor football pitches, basketball, badminton and squash courts to hire and a huge range of resistance, cardio and free-weight equipment provided by Technogym, all at exclusive student rates, we’ve got all your fitness needs covered at the University of Sunderland!

Open days and visits

Open day on Thursday 16th February 2017 from 2:00pm-7:00pm.  More...

Open day on Thursday 23rd February 2017 from 3:00pm-8:00pm.  More...

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