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.


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.

Coming soon… #GirlsThatLift

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.
At the end of the course, you’ll know exactly what to do to get strong and toned whilst losing body fat.
So whats next…
  • Our programme starts from 10th October until 14th November (6 weeks)
  • Every Wednesday, 19.00-20.00pm
  • £30 for the full programme
  • Open to students, staff and public

To sign up, please call a member from the Hull Sport Development team on 01482 466234 – hurry as there are limited places ladies!

Squash at Hull

Here at the University of Hull we have an active and diverse squash club that encourages players of all abilities to come down and play. We have an ever growing population that offers casual turn up and play sessions to a more competitive side of leagues and ladders which are open to all students’ staff and members of the community.

This year we will be offer a range of sessions and competitions for you get yourself involved with, such as…

Monday King of the Court 6-7pm

King of The Court is similar to turn up and play however will incorporate more of a competitive edge. Players will pay £2.50 which will cover the cost of the light fees and squash balls for the session. How the session works – We have 6 squash courts here at the university and for this session court 1 will be the ‘top’ court and court 6 will be the ‘bottom’ court. 2 players then take a court each and battle it out to move up the courts to the top court. This is a fantastic opportunity to play relaxed squash with a variety of players and different abilities, whilst keeping that competitive edge.


Tuesdays & Thursdays ‘Turn Up & Play’ 12-1pm

Turn up and play session is exactly what it says on the tin. This is an opportunity for student’s staff and members of the community, to come down and play squash against people who have a range of different abilities. This session also offers the element of coaching for participants who are wanting to increase their knowledge within the sport and progress their skills. This session costs £2 which includes the court and racket hire as well as the level 2 qualified coach.

Wednesdays Female Only Squash 6-7pm

This session is exclusively for females who are student’s staff or members of the community. This is a great way to try something new in a fun relaxed social environment. This session offers coaching throughout to develop your squash skills. Although coaching is involved the session is at the other end of the scale to ‘intense’ and is simply lots of fun mini games and drills to kick start your experience in a new sport. This session will cost £2 and will cover the court and racket hire and the friendly qualified coaches. So make sure you come down as we guarantee you will LOVE squash by the end of the session.


Leagues & Ladders

BRAND NEW FOR THE 18/19 ACADEMIC YEAR!!!  We will be running squash leagues and ladders throughout the year for first time this year. This is offer is open to all students staff and members of the community and is completed FREE to get sign up. Players will only have to cover the cost of the court fees for the matches which can be booked through the sports centre reception. This is a fantastic opportunity for all the competitive players out there to play against likeminded opponents of different abilities.

Email a member from Hull Sport for more information.

Welcome back everybody!

The University of Hull Sport Development Team would like to welcome you to the University of Hull, whether you are returning for a second year or are completely new, what a treat we have in store for you this academic year!!


The brand new sports and fitness centre is finally here and we are so excited!! The new sports centre is 3 times as big as the current one we have and will accommodate for 3 futsal courts, 3 basketball courts, 3 netball courts and 12 badminton courts. It will also be the home of a brand new strength and conditioning suite and state of the art gym.

Through our Campus Sport programme we offer a wide range of activities and opportunities for you to take part in. Firstly our Hull programme will include a range of sports from Just Play Football, Badminton, Yoga, Basketball and many more. This is a fantastic opportunity for you guys to just turn up and play that sport with no prior joining fee or membership. The only charge that applies is the session fee which is as little as £1 or £2. These sessions are a great way to meet new people who share a passion of similar interests. The Campus Sport programme will start from the Monday 24th September so make sure you save the date!

We also offer fantastic volunteering opportunities through our Campus Sport programme and events. This is a great way to enhance your CV whilst studying and improve your skills of delivering successful sport sessions and events. We also offer various incentives and rewards for giving up your time to help us deliver a positive sporting experience for our students. Interested? Click here for more information.

Finally Hull Sport offer a more competitive edge to our services through our Intramural leagues. We currently run competitive leagues for football (11-a-side and 5-a-side) and netball. Also brand new to our league offerings is our squash leagues and ladders, which are completely free to enter and open to students, staff and members of the public. Our leagues are a great way to play competitive sport whilst studying at Hull as all fixtures are played here on campus. Several subjects and schools around the University have created faculty teams so make sure you ask around and have a look out on how you can join in. Plus, if you are a qualified umpire or referee – you could have the opportunity to be paid whilst your studying! Email for more information.


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