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Student Campus Leagues

Our Leagues

Campus Leagues is our recreational sports programme created with the objective of providing sporting opportunities to all Newcastle University students – regardless of their fitness and ability. Ready for a laugh and some friendly competition? Then you’ll love our programme consisting of both team and individual activities.

Enter one of our team sports and represent your academic course, halls of residence, society, or if you want to just keep it simple, get a group of friends together! Alternatively, you can go it alone with one of our individual sports.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch. It’s a low cost, with qualified coaches and referees for every sport and a welcoming environment for all. You can contact our Sports Development Coordinator: here.

Campus Leagues Badminton sessions, aimed at keeping your costs down, whilst creating a fun, social & competitive offer that allows all to play at the level you choose.

The League includes Weekly Social Play to Competitive Divisions; All fixtures made on the day, simply play when you can; Opportunities to play singles and mixed doubles; Equipment provided if needed; and further volunteer opportunities through NUSU Sports Ambassador scheme available.

2020 Update: Sadly we have had to pause all Badminton sessions due Government restrictions currently in place for indoor sport. However, we will be ready to resume as soon as its possibly safe to do so. Please sign up on our mailing list and we’ll contact as soon as we can open up the Campus League sessions.

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Basketball is an energetic, fun and exciting sport, which allows participants to develop both physically and mentally. We run a mixed, and a women's league. The coach led program has been designed to allow everyone access, regardless of your experience - We've got opportunities to develop, at your own pace. Did we mention that it’s free for the full term?

2020 Update: Sadly we have had to pause both our Basketball sessions due to Government restrictions currently in place for indoor sport. However, we will be ready to resume as soon as its possibly safe to do so. Please sign up on our mailing list and we’ll contact ahead of the sessions reopening.

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Campus Leagues 5-a-side football leagues run on Sunday evenings between 16:00 and 19:00. Term 1 league dates are Sunday 25th October - Sunday 13th December. A maximum of 24 teams participate in the league, split into multiple divisions. All fixtures are played outdoor at Soccerworld (NE4 9LG). Fixtures are 40 minutes in duration following a league format.

The first-week fixture within the term will be a tournament to decide the division your team will play within. Leagues will be generated following the placements, giving a competitive but fair program of fixtures for the rest of the term. At the end of each term, the winning team and runner up of each division will be promoted, with the bottom two teams relegated.

 

5-a-side League

Campus Leagues 5-a-side football operates on a Sunday throughout term one. Ran at Soccerworld (NE4 9LG). Leagues are allocated after an introduction tournament. No fees applicable, just the £30 per term for your squad.

We have currently filled all our spaces from our Campus League - if you are interested, give us an email here still to access availability.

 

Women's Social League

Play football in a fun and friendly atmosphere at our women’s only sessions. Everyone can take part in monthly tournaments, as well as potential home and away fixtures vs Northumbria University. Where and when? The league takes place on Tuesdays from 19.00-20.30 at Longbenton on the 3G pitch.

Interested? Give Liam a message to enquire/sign up to the League.

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2020 Update: Sadly we have had to pause our Cricket sessions due to Government restrictions currently in place for indoor sport. However, we will be ready to resume as soon as its possibly safe to do so. Please sign up on our mailing list and we’ll contact ahead of the sessions reopening.

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Intramural Sport is a fun, friendly, and participation-based sports programme involving over 3500 students. A wide range of leagues, cup competitions, and tournaments as well as a variety of weekly casual sessions open to all abilities with all sports taking place on campus at our indoor and outdoor venues. Sports leagues and competitions comprised of over 175 teams from departments, halls, and friends participate in men’s football (11s, 7s & 5s), women’s football (11s), netball, men’s rugby union (15s, 10s & 7s), and squash. Casual sessions with coaching in men and women’s basketball, women’s football (5s), men and women’s futsal, and squash.

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2020 Update: Sadly we have had to pause our Squash sessions due to Government restrictions currently in place for indoor sport. However, we will be ready to resume as soon as its possibly safe to do so. Please sign up on our mailing list and we’ll be in touch with news on our leagues and learn to play sessions.

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O2 Touch is a rugby experience whereby a fun and vibrant environment is created, allowing students of all abilities to enjoy a sociable experience without physical contact. Qualified ambassadors will provide sessions that allow you to go at your own pace and without the need to have any previous knowledge of the game. Its social fitness at its best!

2020 Update: We will be commencing our Touch Rugby sessions ahead of schedule (Term 3), so please sign up on our mailing list and we’ll contact as soon as we can open up the Campus League sessions.

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Here at NUSU, we are on the lookout for a number of Campus Sports Ambassadors to facilitate the delivery and promotion of Campus Sport. Interested in going into event management, sports coaching/officiating or sports development? Volunteering as an ambassador will look great on your CV and let you stand out in applications and interviews.

Campus Sport provides students with the opportunity to play sport weekly in competitive and social divisions, in addition to offering one-off sports tournaments each term. You can enter one of our team sports and represent your academic course, halls of residence, society, or if you want to just keep it simple, get a group of friends together! Alternatively, you can go it alone with one of our individual sports.

Hours per week: volunteers will be flexible and hours based upon how much time you wish to give. A typical month may involve, facilitating with the delivery of one of our sports (including setting up facilities/equipment, officiating and data collection), you will also be required to promote Campus Sport via a number of methods to recruit participants.

Main Duties and Responsibilities (you may do some or all the following responsibilities depending on your preference):

  1. Facilitate the sports in one or more of the following capacities: setting up the equipment/facility, refereeing/officiating, score and timekeeping, and data collection.
  2. Attend termly development meetings.
  3. Promote Campus Sport via promo events, including refreshers fair and one-off promo days.
  4. Promote Campus Sport via flyering and putting up posters around University buildings and Halls of Residence.
  5. Use NUSU Campus Sport social media to update participants on scores, upcoming events, and taking/posting photos and videos during activities.
  6. Recruit teams/participants for social and competitive leagues.

If you would be interested in becoming an Ambassador or would like to know more about the role please contact the Sport Development Coordinator at inclusive.union@ncl.ac.uk