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Sport, health and fitness opportunities for staff

20 Oct 2010

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1) Five-a-Side Football

2) Coaching Sessions (squash, badminton, football & basketball)

3) Health and Fitness Classes

4) Sports Volunteer Scheme


1)  Wednesday Five-a-Side League

There is still space for teams to enter into the campus Five-a-Side League on a Wednesday evening. Fixtures are played at the Armitage Site at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

The cost to enter a team is £125 for a full year’s league, running from October – March/April. Male and female staff, students and non-University players are welcome.

For further information:

2)  Fancy taking up a new sport?

 If you're looking to learn a new sport or brush up your skills in a sport you play recreationally then you might want to consider joining one of our beginner or 'next step' coaching courses.


  • Beginners: Fridays (beg. 22 October) 5.30-6.30pm £36
  • "next step": Mondays (beg. 18 October) 5.30-6.30pm £41


  • Beginners: Wednesdays (beg. 20 October) 7.00-8.20pm £36
  • Beginners: Fridays (beg. 22 October) 5.40-7.00pm £36
  • "next step": Thursdays (beg. 21 October) 6.00-7.20pm £41

All courses are eight weeks in length this semester, ending w/c 6 December, and are held at the Sugden Sports Centre on Grosvenor Street (participants must provide their own racquets.)

Women’s Beginners Football

Tuesdays, 5-6.30pm at the Armitage Site £40 for 11 weeks, £30 for the remaining 8 weeks (5 October – 14 December)

Women’s Beginners Basketball

Mondays, 5-6pm at Sugden centre £39 for 10 weeks – reduced price for late sign ups (11 October – 13 December)

For further information, please visit:


3)  Kettlebell Conditioning & Fitness Classes

Kettlebell Training is one of the most efficient and effective training tools for improving your strength, fat burning & weight loss so you can get those six pack abs, flexibility, and core strength.

What is a Kettlebell? Imagine a black bowling ball with a suitcase handle on it and you have an idea of what a Kettlebell looks like. A Kettlebell is a big hunk of iron that comes in several weights.

You can do standard weight training exercises with kettlebells such as: bench presses, curls, and rows. The best use of kettlebells is derived from fast exercise work such as: snatches, swings, cleans, and jerks.

SPORT Manchester is delivering a NEW fitness Course in Kettlebell Conditioning on a Friday at The Wellbeing Room, 12-1pm. You can book online by visiting:

If Kettlebell Conditioning isn’t your thing, then we have a wide range of courses suitable for all fitness levels including Flow Pilates and a half hour mobilise and stretch class at the Wellbeing Room and for those of you who work in the North Campus we have a range of courses including Hatha Yoga at Sackville Street Building.

For further information, visit:

4)  Sport Volunteer Scheme (SVS)

SVS welcomes staff to share their expertise within the local sports community. If you have an interest in gaining a different kind of work experience, develop skills and have an active interest in sport then you can get involved in the local community through our Sports Volunteer Scheme.

For further information, visit: