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Kingston University
Kingston University
Kingston upon Thames

Kingston University Sports and Active Lifestyle

Interested in playing sports or living an active lifestyle? Perhaps you want to meet new people try something new or compete at high levels. Regardless of what it is, Kingston University has many sports and activities for you to get involved in across different levels.

Facilities:

A 55 acre sports ground and pavilion

Indoor fitness centre

Tennis court

Fitness trail

Multi-use games area

Many local sporting facilities



There are many benefits from getting involved in sports and physical activity for both your body and mental health, as well as a great counterbalance to your studies.

U GO i GO
If you would like to start a new activity but would like someone to accompany you for the first sessions, the uGOiGO scheme could help.

It is a short term stepping stone to help give you some extra support and confidence in trying a new activity or club.

Mind the gap
Free virtual sessions to help you take first steps towards starting a new activity

You can learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help with general well-being, anxiety and depression.

Recreational Sport
An alternative or addition to joining a sports club. A perfect chance to get involved but in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Some activities include:

Badminton

Boccia

Basketball

Circus fitness

Cycling

Dance

Football

Golf

Go-karting

Netball

Plogging

Rowing

Running

Swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

Volleyball

Walking

Yoga



This Girl Can
A national campaign encouraging, motivating and breaking down barriers to get more women and girls moving. Offers free 'women only' fitness classes.

Fit for Purpose
Interested in playing sports or living an active lifestyle? Perhaps you want to meet new people try something new or compete at high levels. Regardless of what it is, Kingston University has many sports and activities for you to get involved in across different levels.

Activities include:

Self defence

Bike maintenance

Learn to swim

Grow your own food

Save a life/first aid

Biodiversity activities



Sports performance programme
If you are currently competing at a high level in a sport, this programme offers support and helps you balance your sporting career with your academic studies.

Some membership benefits can include:

Free fitness centre membership

Support from human performance lab

Sports psychology support

Discounted physio

Sports bursaries



VIPS - Volunteers Inspiring People Via Sport

If you like sports and volunteering this is for you. You can learn new skills, gain a sports coaching or dance instructor qualification, work in the local community and diversify your CV.

Sports Clubs
For competitive sport, the Union of Kingston Students offers over 30 sports clubs. A majority of these clubs compete in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) leagues.

You can find a full list of clubs on the Student Union website.

The Fitness Centre
A student gym located at the Penrhyn Road campus.

Has a team of qualified instructors who provide a range of fitness classes, help you stay motivated and achieve your goals.

Membership prices are £21 per month of £16 per month off-peak.

There is plenty of information available on the Kingston University website, and free feel to drop any questions about sports opportunities available at the university here!
Do you have a swimming pool?
Kingston University
Kingston University
Kingston upon Thames
Original post by 04MR17
Do you have a swimming pool?

Hey @04MR17!

Unfortunately, we don't have a swimming pool quite yet - will have to get on that! - but we do use nearby swimming pools in Surbiton/Hampton for our free 'learn to swim' and 'gain more confidence in the water' swimming sessions. We also have a swimming society which makes regular use of local swimming pools! 🙂

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