[Mercedes Brazier | Sports Sub Editor]
Sport here at UH is a big deal: it keeps you fit, healthy, offers a place to de-stress from your work load, and it is a great way to meet friends and feel that you are a part of something. That’s why the Athletic Union and the Students’ Union work to make sure there is something for everyone!
Now you are most probably thinking that Freshers’ Week is all about going out and drinking every night, or that’s what you’ve heard through the grapevine, however here at UH we aim to provide you with a range of activities during the day to keep you busy.
We’ve got the Halls and Sports Fest on October 2nd, on College Lane, or if you’re looking for something a little more…messy, then the ColourFest is for you! It is an un-timed race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colours. The fun continues at the end with a colour festival on deHav. There is a £5 sign-up fee which includes a free t-shirt, glasses, number and a bag of pain. Follow the event with #ColourFest
The Annual Sports Fair offers a day of information and the opportunity to meet the AU Sports Clubs where you can receive information about the clubs from students like yourself. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for club trials which take place from Monday 6th of September.
Whether you see yourself as a sporty person or not you will be surprised at what you will find at the Athletic Union. The Sports Clubs here are divided into two tiers depending on the type of sport. You’ll find everything from those you’d expect at a family game night, to things that are slightly out of the box and you might not even know were available!
The prices to join these sports range between the Tiers and you may also get discounts for joining more than one club, gym memberships and Athletic Union branded hoodies. I’ve always been very jealous of the people walking around campus with these on, maybe I should join this year!
For more information go down to the Sports Fair and also visit: www.uhsport.co.uk where you will find information on the facilities here at UH, the number of Sports Clubs we have that you can join, and other important dates for your diary.