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A sporting community

A sporting community

Severn Stars netball player preparing to shoot

Our vibrant sporting community has something for everyone.

Whether you’re an athlete looking to join a new club, love to watch live sports events with friends, or simply want to keep in shape, Worcester has something for you.       

Sports events in Worcester

Alongside University sports, the city of Worcester has a lively sporting tradition, from Premiership rugby and county cricket to riverboat regattas. Students are an extensive part of Worcester’s sporting community, and there are plenty opportunities for you to attend some of the most exciting live sports events in the UK.

With the University-owned Worcester Wolves basketball team playing in the top-flight of the BBL league, you can get behind the Wolves and make some noise with the wolfpack at home games at the University Arena on Friday nights. If you can’t make it down the Arena, you’ll find lots of our basketball matches are covered on the BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website.

The University Arena is also home to the Severn Stars netball super leage franchise. This exciting new professional team are co-owned by the University of Worcester and the University of Gloucestershire.

“The University of Worcester Arena is not only a fantastic venue to train in, it’s a great place to showcase international competitions.”

Sophie Carrigill
Worcester Graduate and Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball captain

Sports clubs and societies       

We believe that participation in sport, at every level, enhances your experience at a physical, intellectual and personal development level.

Along with Worcester Students' Union, we support a broad base of student sport at all levels. Through this we actively promote the pursuit of excellence, participation, strength of character, teamwork and ethical conduct. 

A campaign to create an International Centre for Inclusive Sport, Physical Activity and Health will be launched at the House of Lords this month.

Sports facilities

If you’re studying sports or joining a University club, you will benefit from our state-of-the-art sports spaces, including our floor-sprung studios and gymnasia, floodlit astroturf pitches and extensive playing fields, large dance studios, and the stunning University Arena - the largest venue of its kind in the County.

For those seeking a more leisurely approach to sports, our two fitness suites offer attractive, air-conditioned exercise spaces, as well as massage and sports therapy clinics and advice on nutrition and acupuncture. Our Riverside campus hosts a busy programme of fitness classes from Yoga to Zumba, with many sessions running during the evenings and on weekends.