All sporting activity at York comes under the name of York Sport.
York Sport Village - new for 2012
From autumn 2012, you can be one of the first to benefit from our new York Sport Village. This £9m development will give us one of the region’s most advanced sports complexes, featuring:
- An eight-lane 25m competition standard swimming pool and 18m learner pool
- A fully floodlit competition size outdoor 3G football pitch and three outdoor 3G five-a-side pitches
- A 120-station fitness suite with integrated TVs
- Three air-conditioned studios for classes such as spinning and yoga
- Spa facilities, including sauna and steam rooms
- A café offering Costa Coffee and snacks
The new resources at York Sport Village are in addition to the facilities already provided by York Sport:
The successful Boat Club has its own purpose-built boathouse on the nearby River Ouse, and the student Golf Club has access to Fulford's championship golf course right next to campus.
York has a strong tradition of participation in sport:
The student-run York Sport Union has over 60 active sports clubs including well-known sports like football and cricket, as well as less common activities such as pole exercise, sub aqua and octopush.
See what's on offer in the club directory.
Most clubs play within BUCS (British University College Sport), regular leagues are organised through York Sport Union, and York’s inter-collegiate system provides regular competition in approximately 19 sports.
York also co-hosts the UK’s largest inter-university event, the annual Roses Tournament against the University of Lancaster. More than 50 competitions are held over a weekend either in York or Lancaster, and York is presently just ahead in the history of this hugely competitive event.
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