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uea+sport is pleased to offer a wide-ranging programme of sporting, recreational and health-promoting activities. Whether these are based at the Sportspark, across campus or in the local community, the aim is to provide a great choice of activities.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • We also offer many opportunities for those to take part in social intra-mural leagues and drop-in sessions.  ‘ueactive’ will be continuing to encourage inactive students to become active, regularly through the Sport England ‘University Sport Activation Project’.
  • Sportspark offer 4 different Student Membership upgrades; all designed to save you money on the classes and facilities that you use the most. If you are looking to keep fit and want to use the Sportspark regularly then this is the perfect opportunity for you.
  • Within UEA Sport and run by the Student Union we have 62 Sports Clubs for those who want competitive sport.

ueactive - 'Give-it-a-Go' Taster Sessions

We are offering ‘give it a go' sessions in each of our 61 sports clubs for you to try for FREE! If you fancy trying out a new sport, or want to try the sport before you join the team then this is perfect for you. The taster sessions will be run by our sports clubs so you can join in and see what their training sessions are all about. The presidents and committee members will also be available to answers any questions you may have about joining their team. The sessions will be run in the clubs allocated training times throughout the academic year.

To view the full give-it-a-go timetable for January 2017 please click here.

For further  information about any of the sessions, please contact the club president directly or alternatively email Please click here to view the full list of club training times and contact details.  


ueactive - Drop-In Sports & Group Exercise Classes

As part of the 'ueactive' project we are running drop-in sports and group exercise classes. They offer all students the opportunity to get active and take part in a wide variety of fun, non-competitive and easy to access, sport and fitness sessions. 

All the following drop-in sports and group exercise classes run term-time only. 

Please click here to view the ueactive leaflet. 

Drop-in Sports: £1 each* 

(Starting the week beginning Monday 16th January 2017)

Drop-in Sports: £1 each

Monday 13:00-14:20 Badminton – Hall 2  

Monday 15:40-17:00 Korfball – Hall 3

Monday 17:00-18:20 Cricket – Hall 3

Tuesday 17:40-19:00 Netball – Hall 3

Tuesday 18:00-19:00 Beginners Rugby – Astro Pitch A & B

Wednesday 13:00-15:00 Climbing – Climbing Wall

Wednesday 18:00-19:00 Swimming – Pool

Thursday 16:00-17:00 Men’s & Women’s Football – 5aside (4) & 7aside (6)

Thursday 17:00-18:00 & 18:00-19:00 Squash – Squash Courts 4 & 5

Thursday 17:00-18:20 Badminton – Hall 4

Friday 19:00-20:20 Wheelchair Basketball – Hall 3

Sunday 19:00-20:20 Volleyball – Hall 1 


Group Exercise Classes: £2 each*

(Starting the week beginning Monday 16th January 2017)

Monday 07:00-07:30 Indoor Cycle - Spin Studio

Monday 11.15-11.45 Indoor Cycle - Spin Studio

Monday 13.00-13.40 Circuits -  Hall 3

Monday 18.45-19.45 Zumba - Dance Studio

Mon 19.45-20.45 Body Balance - Dance Studio

Monday 20.45-21.30 Boxercise - Dance Studio

Tuesday 11.15-12.00 Body Pump - Dance Studio

Tuesday 13.00-13.40 Circuits - Hall 1

Tuesday 13.05-13.50 LBT - Dance Studio

Tuesday 17.30-18.30 Aerobics - Dance Studio

Tuesday 19.45-20.45 Restorative Yoga - Dance Studio

Wednesday 11.30-12.30 Body Balance - Dance Studio

Wednesday 13.00-14.00 Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Dance Studio

Wednesday 17.30-18.30 Body Combat - Dance Studio

Wednesday 20.00-21.00 Body Balance - Dance Studio

Thursday 11.45-12.45 Body Pump - Dance Studio

Thursday 18.30-19.30 Pilates - Dance Studio

Thursday 20:30-21:30 Zumba - Dance Studio

Friday 12.15-12.45 Indoor Cycle - Spin Studio

Friday 13.00-13.45 Body Pump - Dance Studio

Friday 18.45-19.30 Body Balance - Dance Studio

Sunday 10.30-11.15 Indoor Cycle - Spin Studio

*Timetables subject to change. Please see the uea+sport website and social media pages for programme changes.

All sports and classes can be booked at Sportspark reception or by calling 01603 592398.

If you have any questions or have any special requirements, please get in touch with the Student Sport Team at or on 01603 593567.

Please note that all ‘Drop In' sessions are operated on a first come, first served basis, have limited spaces for each session and are subject to availability. It is recommended to call or come in to Sportspark reception, prior to each session to reserve your place. 

The Ziggurat Challenge

The Ziggurat Challenge is a ‘recreational-level' programme of events open to all students, alumni, staff and faculty of the University including those based at the Norwich Research Park.
Ziggurat is unique to the UEA and has been designed to promote enjoyable participation in the spirit of sporting competition as well as encourage friendly interaction/rivalry between schools.

For more information on what it is about and how to get involved please see the Ziggurat page.

Pay & Play

The Sportspark has some of the best University sporting facilities in the country.


  • Sportspark offers....
  • 50m Olympic-size swimming pool (with seating for 350 spectators)
  • Fitness Centre with 125 stations
  • Air-conditioned Group Exercise studio
  • Functional Training Studio
  • Myride®+ Indoor Cycle Studio
  • Sports Therapy Room
  • 3 hall indoor arena with 750 moveable seats
  • 2 hall indoor arena with viewing gallery
  • 5 glass-backed squash courts with moveable walls to form doubles courts
  • 10m high climbing wall with bouldering cave
  • Gymnastics Centre
  • 7 Conference Rooms
  • 2 floodlit Astro-turf pitches for Hockey incorporating 6 pitches for 7-aside Football.
  • Soccerpark: 4 Floodlit 3G 5-aside soccer pitches and 3 Floodlit 3G 7-aside soccer pitches All 3G football pitches are enclosed with top-netting)
  • 8 Lane national standard Athletics track
  • 6 outdoor floodlit Tennis Courts incorporating 4 Netball Courts
  • Café and Bar


……and at Colney Lane – 40 Acres of playing fields including pitches for Football, Rugby, American Football, Lacrosse, Touch Rugby, Cricket, Baseball & Softball and Ultimate Frisbee.

...... and access to a range of local external facilities including Whitlingham Boat House, Oulton Broad, Hickling Broad, Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk Snowsports Club, Crystal Seas Scuba and many more. 


Prices at Sportspark

We want to encourage you to take part in exercise on a regular basis to keep fit, keep healthy and socialise. You can simply use Sportspark on a Pay and Play basis as and when you want, but taking out membership makes things easier, cheaper and provides additional benefits.

Full time undergraduate and postgraduate students on a taught degree course will have their campus cards upgraded free of charge to an Educational card for the length of their course.

UEA Students need to take their campus cards to Sportspark reception for validation. The Educational card will give free entry into Sportspark and eligibility for the concession price at off-peak times (the cost of this is met by the University). Outside the off-peak times the member price is applicable.

To view Sportspark Pay & Play prices, please view the Sportspark Pricelist.

Sportspark Memberships

Sportspark offer 4 different Student Membership upgrades; all designed to save you money on the classes and facilities that you use the most.

For example, the Student Off-Peak Gym Membership works out at just £2.89 per week.
This allows you to visit the Sportspark Gym anytime at the weekend or before 4pm and after 8.30pm during the week.

If you’re a keen swimmer and use the pool twice or more per week, the Student Off-Peak Swim Membership is incredible value and works out at just £2.89 per week.  This allows you to use the pool during any public swimming sessions during the weekend or before 4pm and after 8.30pm during the week.

Membership Type Price (Per Annum): Equivalent to WEEKLY rate of*:
Student Off-Peak Gym Membership Card £150.00 £2.89
Student Off-Peak Group Exercise Membership £150.00 £2.89
Student Off-Peak Swim Membership Card £150.00 £2.89
Student Gold (Peak) Gym & Swim Membership Card £300.00 £5.77


For more information or to discuss the benefits of the upgraded Student Membership offers, please speak to one of the Customer Service Advisors at Sportspark Reception or call: 01603 592398. 

Intra-mural Social Leagues

At UEA there are a variety of ways to get involved in competitive sport and you don't need to be a member of a Union Sports Club to play. All students, undergraduates, postgraduates and UEA staff are welcome to enter the following leagues which we have on offer.

Norfolk FA Football Leagues

Currently the Norfolk FA run a variety of different football leagues at Sportspark which you can get involved with.

The 5ives league is a student only league which runs 15:00-21:00 every Sunday on Sportspark 5side pitches. It is only £25 per match to play and it is a great way to get involved with competitive sport at UEA.

For further information and to download the application form please click here.

ueactive social leagues

Alongside our regular, weekly ‘Drop In' sessions, we offer intramural, sports leagues and tournaments throughout the year. The leagues are friendly, social and available to anyone regardless of your level of experience. You can make a team with friends, school, hall of residence or just turn up, join a team and meet new people!

The second badminton social league will be beginning in January and the entries are now open. Please click here to download an expression of interest pack  and to find out more information. Deadline for entry is Wednesday 25th January at 9am. Good Luck!

 Alternatively, for more information please contact the student sport team via email or call 01603 593567.



Sports Clubs are a great way to get involved during your time at UEA. Clubs create great friendship groups, provide new experiences and offer fantastic opportunities for learning and development and most importantly, for having fun. Each club is run by a committee of current students, supported by uea+sport and UUEAS.

Please click here to view the full list of club training times and contact details. 

There are over 60 active sports clubs on offer, ranging from American Football to Yoga so for more information please visit the club page


Sports Association Membership (SAM) and Club Fees

Before you are eligible to join any of the sports clubs you will be required to purchase Sports Association Membership (SAM) at a cost of £50**. This contributes to the cost of club activities, i.e. coaching, kit, transport, affiliations, insurance and much more. For further information please contact Joe Zilch (

*must be purchased before joining any of the clubs.

* Please note, that each club also charges a fee in addition to SAM. Fees vary and are set by each individual club.



British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company with charitable status. Their vision is to enhance the student experience through sport.

BUCS deliver more than 50 sports, including everything from Archery to Ultimate Frisbee to over 170 member institutions, comprising a busy league programme of over 4800 teams and over 100 championships events every year. UEA will enter over 40 teams into BUCS this year, and for all the up to date information on where they are coming in the league tables. For further information please contact Jacki Robinson

Please click here to view UEA's current BUCS position.

Elite Sport

We're very proud to announce that the Norfolk Sports Academy (NSA) has been launched by Sportspark at the University of East Anglia (UEA) today. The NSA, which is an extension to the Young Norfolk Sports Academy managed by the Norwich School, has been launched to develop promising elite Norfolk athletes, and is supported by Olympian Emma Pooley and sports presenter Jake Humphrey.

Phil Steele, Chairman of the Norfolk Sports Academy & Director of Sport at UEA said: “We are exc...ited to provide an extension to the Young Norfolk Sports Academy for the county’s most promising athletes aged over 18. As well as being part of a physical tracking programme, members of the Academy will be taught to better manage their nutrition, psychology, injury rehabilitation and handling of the media".