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Staff Sport

Welcome to SPORT Manchester's Staff Sport! Here you'll find all the information regarding the Staff Sport programme and upcoming events that you can take part in. All sessions will provide the necessary equipment and will have a qualified instructor/coach on hand. Hopefully you will build some friendships across department and maybe some friendly rivalries too! and also some information on the Active Manchester programme.

Staff Peak District Hike 29th October

Take a breath of fresh air in the beautiful Peak District national park.

On the 29th October Sporticipate are having a Staff Hike in Edale, Hope Valley for FREE.

We will be walking from 10.30am to 2.30pm with food/drinks at the pub afterwards.

If you are interested please email with your Staff ID number and whether you require transport.

Squash & Badminton Ladders

SPORT Manchester are launching a selection of staff only sports ladders, initially in Squash & Badminton, aimed at increasing staff participation in physical activity by matching people with similar interests and at similar levels. To support this, the SPORT office is providing a free 2 hour session each week for you to come down and play your matches.

Sports ladders are a simple ranking system that allows players to play other people to move up and down the ladder. Whilst the ladders will always have a competitive element, our main objective is simply to get more staff playing sport and so we will be giving out prizes to those who play the most games regardless of your ladder position!

Whilst there are no expectations of number of games, we advise players to try to arrange a match around once a week. Rackets will also be supplied to use at these sessions if required, although you are able to arrange your game directly with an opponent at any point you like.

Badminton Ladder – Free session is on Thursdays 12 – 2pm Sugden Centre Sports Hall C (already started and running all year round) - Just turn up to get involved!

Squash Ladder – Free session is on Tuesdays 12.20 – 2.20pm Sugden Centre Squash Courts (already started and running all year round) - Register your interest by emailing 

Campus Sport Leagues 

All Campus Sport Leagues are open to staff teams and it would be great to see more staff getting involved and joining the successful StaffNet Netball teams. For more information on Campus Sport and how you can register a team please visit the Campus Sport website or email

Uni Fit

Uni fit, the affordable alternative to personal training with the convenience of classes held on-site, at your university campus. At Uni Fit we can help you start a healthy lifestyle program that you will actually commit to, so you can finally start achieving the results you have always wanted. 

  • Train with like-minded, supportive people in a friendly environment
  • Exercise at a convenient location and time at your work place
  • Start living a healthy lifestyle with our simple healthy eating plan
  • Lose weight and keep it off
  • Finally tone up those areas you’ve always wanted
  • Increase your energy, reduce your stress levels and re-discover your confidence 

For further details visit the Uni Fit website

Staff Sport Timetable - Free drop-in beginner level sessions with Sporticipate













Sugden Sports Centre
Hall C and D









Sugden Sports Centre
Hall D




Sugden Sports Centre
Hall B











Sugden Sports Centre
5-a-Side Pitch









Aquatics Centre
Main Pool



Table Tennis





Sugden Sports Centre
Activity Room 2



Women's Football


Sugden Sports Centre
5-a-side Pitch







Next Events...

Staff Softball

We are running Softball taster sessions on Thursdays over August (4th, 11th, 18th & 25th). These sessions will take place 5-6pm at Trinity Sports Centre, M15 6HP  All equipment is provided and sessions are coach led. Please come along, everyone welcome! Even if you alreday play Softball we encourage you to 'bring a buddy' from your office or department who has never played before. We are hoping to deliver a University of Manchester staff Softball tournament off the back of these sessions.

There is also one of the largest Softball Leagues in the UK - The Manchester Softball League, which is played on Tuesday evenings at Parrswood High School and Wednesday evenings at the University's Wythenshawe Sports Grounds (more information). We will link very closely with these leagues and support people who want to get involved. 

Please email if you have any further questions.


Morrisons Great Manchester 10K run

Whatever drives you, run with us

Sunday 22nd May saw the biggest Purple wave ever take part in the Great Manchester 10K with over 900 University finishers!

Those of you who stood on the start line with hundreds of others in purple shirts were no doubt moved by the occasion.

We have had loads of great messages from you following the event and have been so pleased to hear how being part of the event has really changed some people’s lives. 

If the urge is still with you, you may be interested to register your interest for 2017 so you can be kept up to date with details on next year’s purple wave. Yes, we are going to do it all over again. Planning and targets were being discussed before the dust had even settled on our trainers, so if you want to hold off on registering with the Great Run with a view to joining us again next year, then please register your interest on the linked form and offer details will follow. 

To see photos of our colleagues and students in action, visit:

Want to continue running?

Don’t forget that the UoM running groups will be continuing to support those of you who want to fit in a lunch time run with a group of friendly like-minded people. All details of these groups can be seen on the attached poster and on the SPORT website.

Don’t forget there are a number of other activities that all staff and students can get involved with in the New Year, which will help with your fitness and make the run more enjoyable:

More information

We hope you join us for some fun, free, sport!

If you have any questions about Staff Sport, please email

Mailing list

sign up to our mailing list to be contacted about upcoming events. Please note this will NOT automatically include you in any events, those need to be signed up for seperately.

If you would like more information on SPORTICIPATE please visit

Sport Manchester - SPORTICIPATE

staff 5-a-side

Staff 5-a-side tournament