Sport & Fitness

Sport and fitness for all

The Team Bradford sporting community offers clubs and activities for every student. You can get involved in sports ranging from football to snowboarding, archery to athletics. 

Sport is a great way to enhance your time here - it helps you to be more than just your degree. It signifies everything Team Bradford is about, and it brings people together unlike anything else. Beth Stanfield, UBU Sports Officer


Our recently upgraded facilities include:

  • two new Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) pitches
  • strength and conditioning suite
  • a 25-metre swimming pool
  • tennis courts
  • climbing wall
  • indoor sports hall
  • fully-equipped gym 
Swimming pool at the University of Bradford

Novice, intermediate, expert

Our 33 sports clubs are open to all students, regardless of experience or ability. Even if you've never played your chosen sport before, you'll be welcome at your club's training sessions and social events. 

Represent Team Bradford

As well as holding regular training sessions, many of our clubs are represented by teams in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues.

Our students have the opportunity to compete against rival universities from across the country in sports as diverse as lacrosse, equestrian, archery and fencing.

Volleyball in the University of Bradford Sports Hall

Join our club

Team Bradford isn't all about sport - our club members also enjoy a vibrant social scene. Many of the clubs organise regular events and nights out, and some of them even holiday together!

Joining a sports club is a great way to make friends. 

Team Bradford Supporters

Sport Membership and Active Campus


To enrol in a sports club you will need a Sports Membership, which costs £160 for 12 months, or £14.50 per month by direct debit.

Membership allows you peak access to Unique Fitness and Lifestyle, and entitles you to join as many sports clubs as you like.

You can purchase membership online, or in person at Unique. 

Active Campus for non-members

The University of Bradford Union of Students also runs an Active Campus programme for students and staff who aren't involved in clubs.

This programme allows students to participate in a wide range of casual sports sessions without the commitment of membership.

Sports Scholarship Scheme

Our Sports Scholarship Scheme provides financial assistance for qualifying students who are serious about sport.

If you are applying to study at the University of Bradford and excel in a particular sport, you may be eligible.