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We're one of the top sporting University of London institutions with more than 80 sports teams and fantastic facilities. You can play sport competitively against other universities, keep fit, or just enjoy a game of football with your mates.

High-quality facilities

Our campus-based facilities have world-class outdoor pitches including a third generation rugby/football pitch approved by FIFA, squash courts, netball courts, tennis courts and a fully-equipped sports centre.

The Sports Centre

The Sports Centre has a multi-use sports hall and 60-station fitness suite complete with cardio, weights, resistance machines and a jam-packed class schedule. Whether you prefer yoga or spin, there’s plenty to keep you on the move. Membership of our Sports Centre is also open to the local community and businesses.

Play competitively

Whether you consider yourself a pro or want to try something new, there are teams and clubs to cater for your needs. More than 1,300 of our students belong to one of our 80 sports teams, competing in BUCS and LUSL competitions.  

There are also social league games twice a week so you can play against your fellow students.

"I didn’t get to play much basketball in school so I was really looking forward to joining when I came here. I love it. It’s a real team sport. We’ve got people who’ve played a lot and those who’ve never played before, which is perfect for the team dynamic."

Charlie, Basketball Club President

Join a sports club

Another way to get involved in sport is to join one of our 39 sports clubs. These cover everything from American Football to Water Skiing. You don't need to be an expert. Try a taster session and have a go at Ultimate Frisbee, Ninjutsu or whatever takes your fancy.

Give it a go

Do you miss playing sports or want to try a new one? Royal Holloway Sport's Active sessions are the perfect solution for you. Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting out, we have a range of sports to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect one for you.

Elite athletes

If you’re at the top of your game and compete at a national and international level, we may be able to offer you one of our sports scholarships.

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