Could you be the next Fabulass Ambassador?

We are looking for enthusiastic, self-driven and fun women to join the Hull Sport workforce as a Fabulass Ambassador to promote and raise awareness of our fantastic female sport brand from September!

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. Fabulass was created for women to take part in sports in a female only environment so you can wave goodbye to feeling self-conscious, and say hello to making new friends and having a laugh whilst getting active.

We would like to fun and enthusiastic students to come on board and apply for our fantastic voluntary opportunity starting this September to inspire women to take part in sport and physical activity.

Being part of the Hull Sport workforce, you will receive fantastic development opportunities, mentoring support plus new Hull Sport kit to wear whilst you are working for the team.

Interested? Email hullsport@hull.ac.uk for more information

Girls That Lift is returning to the Allam Sport Centre

Girls That Lift is returning to the Allam Sports Centre from Thursday 20th June.

Girls that Lift is Hull Sport’s 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, dead lift, 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.

Our programme is open to any woman over the age of 16 and you don’t have to be a member to register. The programme costs £30 for six weeks and you will receive individual support and training plans throughout.

  • Every Thursday, 6pm – 7pm
  • Allam Sport Centre
  • For women only

There are limited places on the programme so make sure you call the Hull Sport reception before the programme is fully booked.

If you would like more information on the programme, please contact a member of the team on either hullsport@hull.ac.uk or 01482 466234.

Win 12 months membership – just tell us what you think!

Hey there website reader!

We’ve almost completed a huge £17 million redevelopment of our facilities and we are now turning our attention to developing a brand new website.

We know an awful lot about keeping fit and healthy but you are the experts in you so we need your help to make sure that our services are relevant and our website is appealing and easy to use.

So if you could take a few minutes – and that really is all that it’ll take – to fill in this little survey we would be eternally grateful. So much so that if you leave us your email address at the end we’ll enter you into a draw to win a year’s free membership. Not bad huh?

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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!

Exams? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered

Exams? Don’t worry we’ve got it covered!
The Hull Sport team have designed a programme to suit you and your exams. A range of sports are available from the 6th – 24th May for you to relieve some stress and take a break from this busy period.
Summer Exam Programme 6-24th May 19
Hull Campus
DayActivityLocationTimeCost
MondayFemale SquashSquash courts17.40-19.40£2
VolleyballThe Beacon14:30-16:30£2
TuesdaySquashSquash courts12.00-13.00£2
YogaStudent Central12:30-13:15£2
WednesdayFootball60X4014.00-16.00£2
Netball (staff only)The Beacon18.00-19.00£2
ThursdaySquashSquash courts12.00-13.00£2
BasketballThe Beacon14.00-16.00£2
BadmintonThe Beacon16.30-18.30£2
FutsalThe Beacon20.30-22.00£2
FridayYogaStudent Central12:30-13:15£2
SundayBadmintonThe Beacon17:00-18:30£2
Fact of the day…

Physical activity is the biggest factor to enhance our well-being. This participation can help reduce stress and anxiety as well as increasing our self-esteem.

By increasing your physical activity levels, you can boost your Serotonin, a relaxing hormone that can help you get a good night’s sleep. Something that will help you focus right?

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a member from the team on hullsport@hull.ac.uk or follow Hull Sport on other social media platforms: Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @HullUniSport

All Stars Cricket is coming to the University of Hull this summer

Hull Sport are excited to welcome the brand-new initiative ‘All Stars Cricket’ this summer for children aged five to eight. Whilst playing cricket in the sun, there is an emphasis on being fun and active, and every child receives their own All Stars starter pack! This backpack includes a bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and a cap.

Hull Sport are excited to be one of the host venues during the summer so make sure you are fast registering your son or daughter and booking is based on first come, first serve. The weekly sessions include batting, throwing, catching, bowling and will be provided by activators from both Hull Sport and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Hurry to avoid disappointment

Sign up now!

It’s Easter but We’re Still Running!

From everyone here at Hull Sport, we wish you all a Happy Easter! If you’re spending your time here in Hull then don’t worry we’ve got plenty of sport sessions continuing through the Easter break.

During the 15th – 26th April we have a range of activities on offer from Football, Yoga, Squash and much more.

Simply follow us on social media for daily updates @HullUniSport or to check out this semesters programme.

Fact of the day…

  • Did you know that working out sharpens your memory and increases productivity?
  • Also, exercising improves self-confidence and brain performance!

Will you be joining us this Easter?

Lazarus and Forster headline English Junior draws

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2018 runner-up Max Forster and five-time champion Elise Lazarus have been named as Boys and Girls Under 19 top seeds respectively in the Dunlop English Junior Championships 2019 (EJC) from 8-10 March in Hull after the draws were released this week.

Now in its tenth year, the EJC showcases the very best of English talent featuring 288 players competing across ten age categories from the Under 11s to the Under 19s.

Top seed Max Forster (N’bria) will be setting his sights on the Boys Under 19 title, newly renamed to the Steve Hubbard Trophy but is likely to face a mighty challenge from current Dutch Junior Open champion [2] Lewis Anderson (Warks) who he’s seeded to meet in the final.

Reigning champion Lazarus, who receives a bye in round one, is seeded to lock horns with England No.1 Alice Green (Essex) in the final and contest the Girls Under 19 Steve Hubbard Trophy. Green will first have to overcome three-time British National champion [3/4] Katie Malliff (Bucks) who she’s predicted to meet in the semis – in what will be a repeat of last year’s Under 17 EJC final in which Malliff prevailed.

Current Boys Under 17 champion Ben Smith (Lincs) is favourite to lift the title once again but will face fierce competition from formidable trio [2] Adam Goad (Cumb) – the 2019 Surrey Gold champion, [3/4] Franklyn Smith (Sussex) and [3/4] Hassan Khalil (Warks).

The Girls Under 17 draw is wide open with last year’s British National runner-up [1] Maia Pannell (Hants) predicted to meet [2] Lydia Robinson (Yorks) in the final. Pannell and Robinson will first have to navigate past dangerous duo Saran Nghiem (Lancs) and Amber Copley (Yorks) who they’re predicted to meet in the semis respectively.

British Junior Open 2018 champion [1] Jonah Bryant (Sussex) tops a highly competitive Boys Under 15 draw and is seeded to do battle with [2] Finnlay Withington (Lancs) in the final. Looking to mount a serious challenge is current British National Under 13 champion [3/4] Yusuf Sheikh (Essex) and 5/8 seed Abd-Allah Eissa (Warks) – the current British Junior Open Under 13 champion.

Girls Under 15 top seed Torrie Malik (Sussex) will be looking to capitalise on her recent success at the British Junior Open in which she finished third and claim her fifth EJC title. Malik, the England No.1 is predicted to lock horns with Surrey Gold 2019 champion [2] Asia Harris (Yorks) – a repeat of the 2018 EJC final in which Malik triumphed. Harris, however is likely to face a stern test from Essex’s [3/4] Emma Bartley who she’s seeded to meet in the semis.

Gunning for national glory in the Boys Under 13s is top seed and Surrey Gold [1] Alexander Broadbridge (Hants) and second seeed Harry Bloomfield (Glos) with Luke Camfield (Surrey) and last year’s Boy’s Under 11 runner-up Dylan Roberts (Kent) seeded 3/4. 

England No.1 Meha Shah (Warks) tops the Girls Under 13 draw with former EJC Under 11 champion and Surrey Gold winner Charlie McCrone (Lancs) seeded second.

[1] Dylan Kalar (Berks) and [2] Jake Johnston (Surrey) are predicted to contest the Boys Under 11 title in what could be a repeat of this month’s Surrey Gold final in which Johnston emerged victorious. 

Reigning champion [1] Mariam Eissa (Warks) is in prime position to take the Girls Under 11 title once again. Seeded to meet Eissa in the final is 2019 Surrey Gold champion [2] Isabella Hutton (Sussex), the younger sister of former English Junior champion Jasmine Hutton.

The 2019 championships will be staged across three venues at the University of Hull, Hull and East Riding Squash Club and Haltemprice Leisure Centre. Main draw action commences at 9am on Friday 8th March with the finals scheduled for Sunday. All spectators wishing to see the country’s rising stars are welcome free of charge.

Visit the official championships website: englandsquash.com/ejc

Photo credit: Steve Cubbins

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

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 hullsport@hull.ac.uk