I am Team GB sports event

On Saturday 24th August, Hull Sport are hosting an open day at the multi-million pound Allam Sport Centre for anybody to take part in activity free of charge between 9-2pm as part of the national Team GB sports event.

Here are a few of the activities that you can get involved over the day:

The Allam Sport Centre open day is open to anybody who is living in Hull, East Riding and surrounding areas. We are extremely proud of the multi-million pound investment in to our facilities and you will be too when you will arrive.

Fitness classes do have age restrictions on but if you would like to visit the Allam Sport Centre that day, we have plenty of sport sessions for you to try over the day from squash, tennis, badminton plus tours around the sport arena.

If you do require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact a member from Hull Sport on hullsport@hull.ac.uk or call on 01482 466491.


Hull Half Marathon – University Campus Road Closures

On Sunday the 2nd of June the Hull Half Marathon is going to be coming through our lovely campus. Runners will come up Cottingham road before doing a lap of the University and heading back towards Newland Avenue. There’ll be loads going on around campus and if you’re around we’d definitely recommend coming along and getting involved with cheering on the runners.

The flip side of this however is that – as you might’ve guessed – campus will be closed to traffic until the race has finished passing through. That means from 7.30am until 2pm there will be NO vehicular access to campus at all – you won’t be able to drive or park until it’s all done and dusted.

Some of the roads around campus – Cranbrook Avenue and Cottingham Road for example – will also be closed to traffic, so if you’re planning on driving anywhere near the area we’d recommend checking out the official half marathon road closure information. Much of the route is around the town centre, so if you’re planning anything there (or in between on the 2nd) it’s definitely worth bearing in mind.

Hopefully it’ll be a lovely day and lots of you can get down and support the runners.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member from Hull Sport on hullsport@hull.ac.uk or 01482 466491.


Top Class Squash is coming – the 2019 Allam Open

For the last six years the University has hosted rounds of the legendary Allam British Open squash tournament. This year, with our amazing new facilities, we’re going one better and the whole thing – right from the opening rounds to the nail biting final – will be right here on campus.

Often referred to as the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’, the Allam Open attracts some of the best players in the world. World number one players Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag will be battling defending champions Nour El Sherbini and Miguel Rodriguez and many others to be crowned British Open champion in this season’s final prestigious PSA Platinum tournament.

The competition runs from May 20 – 26, and with tickets starting from £11.85 you can enjoy watching some incredible world class athletes for less than the cost of a round of drinks. Tickets are going fast, so don’t hang around – get yours now!

Couch to 5k starting this January…

hull half marathon

The Hull Sport team are starting a University wide couch to 5k running group this January open to students, staff and members of the public over the age of 16. Couch to 5k is designed for those who would like to gradually start building up their running ability that they eventually run 5k without stopping.

Hull Sport have dedicated run leaders who will produce fun and safe routes to get you started, and offer support and guidance throughout.

So do you need that #MondayMotivation each week, or fancy starting something new for 2019? Well Hull Sport Couch to 5k will take place every Monday at 5.30pm from the Beacon for only £1 per person.

For the first week, we are giving you a free session on the 28th January so why not come along and see what you can achieve!

Why not start something new for 2019 and reserve a place with Hull Sport now


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.”


Hull Sport Christmas Netball Tournament!

Hull Sport, Netball tournament

Hull Sport will be hosting a Christmas themed charity netball tournament to raise funds for Macmillan and raise items for the shoebox appeal. We are encouraging all teams to come in fancy dress and there are prizes to be won for the best dressed!

Date: Wednesday 12th December

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Teams: Maximum 10 players per team – teams must be mixed

The Beacon, Sports Hall

£1per player

Due to limited space, entries will be based on a first come first serve basis. To register your team, please email hullsport@hull.ac.uk


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 campussport@hull.ac.uk, call 01482 466491.


University to welcome over 1600 runners to campus for Hull Half Marathon

hull half marathon

This Sunday, runners taking part in the inaugural Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon will be making their way through campus as the University is an ‘official venue partner’ for the run.

This is a really exciting event and colleagues are encouraged to get involved by supporting the 1600 runners visiting our beautiful campus, including over 40 of our colleagues who will proudly be representing the University in vibrant t-shirts.

In addition to the race, there will be live music, food, family games including giant inflatable Jenga and a football table on the plaza outside of the Brynmor Jones Library, making it a fun day out for friends and family too. Spectators should come to campus at least 15 minutes before they expect their friend/family member to reach mile eight, in order to ensure they get a good view – we expect the first runners to come through at 9.45am.

Colleagues and students from the Faculty of Health Sciences will also be representing the University and providing massages to runners at the finish line in a branded tent, providing another fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the University.

Spectators can enter the campus via the north west entrance on Inglemire Lane circled on the map here. All visitors will need to park on the temporary car park located on the cricket pitch.

Road closures surrounding the University are shown with the purple line on the map, but the full list of road closures can be found here.


Annual O2 Touch Summer League is Back! Enter your team now!

The yearly O2 Touch Summer League is back & entries are now open!

Each year in partnership with the RFU, we host the Summer O2 Touch league at the University of Hull. So what is involved?

For five weeks, you will get to play touch on the world-class Rugby facilities at the University plus referees and fixtures are organised for you. At the end of the tournament, we invite all team members to attend the finale to watch touch with a BBQ and refreshments.

The league is open to anybody in Hull & surrounding areas so if you are part of a sports team, business, department, club who want to try something new, have fun and get this summer, why not enter?

Entries are now open so contact a member from the University Sport Development team on campussport@hull.ac.uk or call 01482 466491.


Allam British Open Squash Championship – LIVE STREAM

Head to our squash page now to keep up to date with all the action from qualifying round finals!

Link to the page is here: https://sport.hull.ac.uk/hull-sport/squash/

Check the countdown in the bottom left corner of the video for a reminder for when the next live stream begins!

Day 2 evening order of play:
17:00 – Round 1 – [4] Joelle King (NZL) v [Q]
17:45 – Round 1[6] Simon Rösner (GER) v [WC] Declan James (ENG)
18:30 – Round 1[14] Victoria Lust (ENG) v [WC] Fiona Moverley (ENG)
19:15 – Round 1[8] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)