Sport for all at Essex

You know that motto 'a healthy body means a healthy mind'? Well here at Essex it's not just your brain we're interested in training.

We know that exercise improves your mental well being, can help you keep calm during those stressful exam periods and boosts performance in your studies. 

So whether you want to pump some iron in our state-of-the-art gym; shimmy those hips in a Zumba class, or grab yourself a racket and head down for a badminton session with Just Play, you're sure to have fun and make a load of new friends along the way. 

What's great about sport at Essex?

Get involved in hundreds of activities and sports in your spare time
A shiny new sports centre will be opening in 2018!
Our innovative Just Play scheme introduces you to a variety of sports
Essex Blades go head to head against UEA every year at Derby Day
Student boxing in the gym
Drawing of the new Sports Centre
Team-talk huddle before Derby Day game
Drawing of the new Sports Centre
Sports facilities

Learn a new sport or play in leagues and tournaments with your friends and take advantage of our new £10 million sports facilities opening in 2018 at our Colchester Campus.

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