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PLAY sessions

Have fun, make friends, try something new or play the sports you know and love with zero commitment

Looking to play sports without commitment? Our PLAY sessions are ideal for you. They offer flexibility, so you can seamlessly slot sports into your busy schedule. PLAY sessions are all about trying something new, getting involved and making friends with like-minded people, whilst not interfering with your studies and other commitments.

Regardless of your previous experience or sporting ability, everyone is welcome. So, what are you waiting for?

Sports included

We have a whole range of different sports for you to get involved in, so you’re bound to find something you enjoy. See all of the options below.

  • Badminton
  • Fencing
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Softball
  • Water Polo
  • Cricket (women's)
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis (New!)
  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Dodgeball
  • Taekwondo and Karate

See the full timetable for PLAY sessions in the UOP Sport app.

How to access PLAY sessions

If you are a student and you have a Ravelin Sports Centre membership, you can access these sessions free of charge. There’s no limit on how many you can attend. To secure your place, all you need to do is book on via the UOP Sport App beforehand, it couldn’t be simpler. We will provide you with all of the equipment you need for each session.

Even if you don’t have a membership, as long as you’re a student, you’re still welcome to come along. You can book through the UOP Sport App at a cost of £5 per session. 

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Session times

You can find all of the days and times of each of the sessions being held on the UOP Sport App. Just click on the PLAY Sessions tile and you will be able to view all of the upcoming sessions.

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Benefits of playing sport

Playing sport can not only be fun, it’ll also provide you with a whole range of benefits.

Some of the benefits sports can offer include reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, lowering blood pressure, reducing body fat, it can make your heart healthier, improve team working skills, diversify social connections, boost confidence and more.

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Campus sport

Are you a University of Portsmouth student looking for something slightly more competitive, but still without the BUCS commitment?

You can play in leagues and tournaments against other students within the university thanks to our campus sport leagues.

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Sports clubs

With 35 competitive sports clubs at your disposal, the choice really is yours. You can play against other universities, representing Team UoP.

Membership prices differ per club, they include training and match fees, transport and equipment and socials.

Get involved

You can get involved in our PLAY sessions if you are looking for something laidback, fun and sociable. Don't worry, even if you're a member of our sports clubs or you're involved in campus sport leagues, you can still book onto PLAY sessions whenever you feel like it.

Do you want to sign up for a student gym membership so you can access as many PLAY sessions as you like?