Community Sport Partnership update…

Rugby 3G Pitch

Happy New Year everybody, we are excited for what this year has in store for the final few months of the Community Sport Partnership project between the University of Hull and West Hull Rugby club.

The partnership has provided opportunities for both the University and West Hull ARLFC to raise the aspirations and future prospects of young people in the local area through participation in sport. It has provided opportunities for players, coaches, families and the local community to engage with events delivered by the University, bringing the campus to the club.

The University have invested significantly in developing its outreach programmes and have provided a wide range of events, workshops and activities to the club.

Here is a recap of what we have done over the past two years. Click here -> CSP Newsletter January 2019

Girls That Lift is returning to the University of Hull this February

Lawns Fitness Suite

Ladies, are you looking to increase confidence in the free-weights area and build the body you have always wanted?

Our ever growing ‘Girls that Lift’ is our unique female only programme, designed to teach you how to add free-weights into your workouts and perform these exercises with confidence. From mastering the perfect technique in the squat, deadlift, pull up and hip thrust, to learning all about barbells and dumbbells, this course will help any beginner get the most out of their gym workouts.
Ladies, this programme is open to anybody in Hull and surrounding areas. You do not have to be a student or staff member to join.
Girls That Lift returns from the 21st February, 6-7pm, for 6 weeks only, £30 only. Hurry, as there are limited places so don’t forget to call 01482 466234 to book on before it’s too late… #GirlsThatLift
For more information on the programme, please contact a member from Hull Sport on 

Register now for our female only sport/ fitness programme, Fabulass

At the University of Hull, we aim to inspire female students to get involved with sport and active recreation in a way that is right for them. That is why we have a range of female only sport sessions exclusively for you called ‘Fabulass’.
Under the Fabulass brand, we have many female only sessions taking place at the Beacon from Squash, Girls That Lift, Netball plus our sport and fitness programme. Visit our website for more information.
Our unique sport and fitness programmes offers a different surprise activity each week so you will never get bored. Each of our sessions are accompanied by the latest dance songs so it won’t even feel like a work out and it takes place right on campus!
There is no need membership needed, you can pay as you go – £2 and all of our sessions are open to students, staff and members of public so why don’t you get involved this year?
Sign up now, as there are limited places available!

The Hull Sport team was shortlisted as a finalist

The Hull Sport team are extremely proud and honoured to be shortlisted as finalists in the Outstanding Contribution category at the University of Hull Employee Excellence Awards. Eventhough we did not win, we are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists two years running.


Thank you to everybody who voted for the team, we are extremely proud of what we have achieved.


We will continue to inspire the University community to engage in sport and active recreation, with a reputation for excellence.



The University of Hull will host the Allam British Open

The University of Hull will host the Allam British Open, one of the world’s most prestigious squash championships from the 18-26 May 2019.

Dr Assem Allam, long-time sponsor of the tournament, announced the deal at the University’s new sports centre, The Beacon, on Tuesday. It is the first time the University will host the entire tournament, having been the venue for qualifying and round one matches in the past.

Assem said: “I am very happy to continue to support the Allam British Open and extend my backing of this great tournament. The British Open is a national treasure, and it is fantastic that we are continuing to build on the legacy of staging the event completely at the new sport development at the University of Hull campus and inspiring new generations to become involved with the sport in the region. I hope that we can attract many young students to discover squash for the first time in 2019 and look forward to working together with England Squash, the Professional Squash Association and the University of Hull to develop the sport in the region in the years to come.”

The Allam British Open is the oldest and most established tournament in squash. With a prize fund of £125,000 for each of the male and female winners, it is widely considered to be one of the two most prestigious tournaments in the game, often referred to as the “Wimbledon of squash”.

Steve Curtis, Partnership and Project Manager (Sport)​, said: “We are a university which is passionate about sport and this announcement is fantastic news. Our ambition is to be able to provide the setting to host world tournaments like this and our new facilities will provide an amazing location. We look forward to welcoming spectators from across the globe to witness what is sure to be a thrilling tournament.

“We hope the event can inspire the region to pick up a racket and give squash a go, we will be working in local schools to provide opportunities to try squash and to attend the championships on campus.”


Have you heard about the Active Wellbeing programme?

We all feel stressed and overwhelmed at times but incorporating more physical activity into your daily routine can really help. The Active Wellbeing Programme is a five or ten-week sport and fitness programme for students and staff at the University of Hull who need a little support improving their mental wellbeing. Our team will provide one-on-one support throughout the programme, attending sport and fitness sessions and offering guidance throughout.

Here are just some of the benefits –

  • Integration into University life
  • Improved mental health and confidence
  • Meeting new people
  • Strength and conditioning coaching
  • Facility priority
  • Coaching and session delivery

The programme is designed to meet your individual needs and is based on your interests and availability. For more information or to enroll, email 

100 per cent of previous participants would recommend the Active Wellbeing Programme to friends and colleagues.

Welcome to The Beacon. Welcome offer Annual Membership just £130

 Why not celebrate the opening of our brand new international Sport Arena; The Beacon with an annual membership for just £130. What’s included with membership? Save over £100 with our annual offer. New and returning customers can now enjoy all-inclusive membership for the special one off cost of just £130 (standard student price £19.95 […]


Campus Sport Programme starts Monday 24 September

The wait is over! Our new multi-million pound sports arena is open and facilities include a 12-court sports arena, international-standard netball courts, bleacher-style seating for 700 spectators – and this is the home to the Campus Sport programme, wahoo!

Whether you’re new to exercise or want to continue your passion for competition, the number of activities you can get involved with at the University of Hull is almost endless.

The University Sport Development team deliver all the sporting activity here at the University from social sports, competitive leagues, female only sessions, fitness and an established workforce programme. With the Campus Sport programme, there isn’t a membership fee or contract – you can turn up to our sessions and pay as you go. At all of our sessions we provide the equipment and coaching so you can just turn up and take part.

Our sessions are a great way of meeting new people, continuing your passion in sport or discovering a new hobby. Some of the programmes we offer include –

  • Campus Sport
  • Social leagues: football, netball and squash
  • University football programme
  • Football leadership programme
  • Volunteering
  • Fabulass: female only sport & fitness

All Campus Sport sessions will start from Monday 24th September so make sure you come along and join one of our 20 sport sessions!

For more information on the above, please contact a member from the Sport Development Team at, call 01482 466491.

Hull Sport Netball League

Did you used to be a keen Netball player and fancy getting back to playing competitively?

The Hull Sport Development team deliver a Netball league every semester for students, staff and members of the community. Hull Sport leagues are regular, organised competition for participants of all levels with an emphasis on fun and sportsmanship.

This year we are wanting more teams to get involved and experience playing in the multi-million pound sports arena so why don’t you get message your friends, colleagues and get a team registered?

The league takes place on a Tuesday evening from 19.00-22.00pm at the University Sports Arena. The registration fee is £110 per team along with £10 fee each week to cover umpire costs. In return you will receive a new match ball, have organised fixtures and umpires per week so you can just turn up and play. There are limited places so team entries are based on a first come, first serve basis.

Alternatively, if you are a qualified umpire and would like to earn £10 a fixture whilst studying or working, there is an opportunity for you to join the Hull Sport workforce.

Interested or would like more information? Please contact league coordinator, Sophie Johnson on for more information.