Sport at the University of Birmingham

At Birmingham, sport is for all - from world class athlete to general fitness. The power of sport to motivate and inspire goes so much further than sporting ability. From keeping fit and leading healthy balanced lifestyles to learning a new activity, you will never have a better opportunity to get involved, have fun and make new friends.

New Sports Centre

Our new sport centre

Our new, state-of-the-art sports centre which will encompass a unique raft of facilities, including Birmingham’s only 50m swimming pool, as well as a large multi-sport hall, a range of activity and fitness studios, a very extensive gym, six glass-backed squash courts and various other facilities.

Take part

University of Birmingham Sport offers a huge variety of scope for taking part in physical activity. We offer a wide range of services to enable you to reach your fitness and health goals, no matter how big or small:

  • Sports Centre membership
    Discover flexible gym, swim, squash and inclusive memberships in the UB Sport & Fitness club which opened in May 2017.
  • Campus league
    Represent your course, department or society in competitive and social leagues across the university.
  • Try a sport
    Learn a new sport in just 8-10 weeks during term time with qualified coaches and instructors.
  • Classes
    The most comprehensive fitness class schedule of its kind including Les Mills programmes.
  • Gym services
    Kick-start your fitness journey with one of our many health and fitness services for help and tailored advice on your fitness goals.
  • Facility hire
    Book indoor and outdoor courts and pitches online for your choice of sport.
  • The Extra Mile
    Gain CV enhancing experience and give something back to the sport you love by volunteering.

Find out more about taking part

Sports clubs

Whether you're a beginner or an elite athlete, have been competing in your chosen sport for years or want to try something completely new then one (or more!) of our 55 clubs will be right for you. From American Football to Windsurfing, University of Birmingham Sport offers an unparalleled range of sporting opportunities in which you can get involved.

Check out the range of sports clubs


University of Birmingham Sport enjoys some of the best sports facilities of any redbrick University in the country. The UB Sport and Fitness Club at the University’s main Edgbaston Campus is the hub of UBSport, where many facilities are based and where you can find out how to get involved.

See our sports facilities

Performance Centre

The Performance Centre (PC) at the University of Birmingham is a world class applied sports science and sports medicine support unit. Young or old, morning jogger or professional athlete, you can access experts at the forefront of their fields.

See the Performance Centre