Thanks to a joint venture between Sussex Sport and Sport England, students and Staff at the University of Sussex can now enjoy a new sport for just £1 per session. Members of the Students’ Union Sports even get it for free.

Part of the Sportivate initiative, the three-year project will ensure that any Sussex students and staff members aged 25 and under will be able to try out new beginner courses led by fully qualified professionals.

The courses, which started during week one of the Autumn term, will last for six to eight weeks, and there are typically 16 places on every course. For any student desiring to have a fresh start at university, or interested in finding their hidden talent, this initiative provides the opportunity to try out archery, trampolining, fencing, netball, ultimate frisbee and Squash.

Students do not need to be in Sussex Sports (the University’s sport service) or own a Students’ Union Sports Membership to sign up. However, anyone interested will need to book in advance.

James Hickie, the Students’ Union Activities Officer, said “this is a great way to try a new sport without making a long-term commitment. With coaches and club committee members on hand to support the sessions it’s a fantastic opportunity to try out a new sport without breaking the bank.”
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