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Getting involved in Sport and physical activity at UH

There are so many ways to get involved!


Find where you belong, whether it’s representing the university in a sports team, making new friends on the playing field, turning pro or just trying an activity for the first time. Our mission is to offer everybody the opportunity to join in and to get active, regardless of ability.

Healthy bodies power healthy minds and getting involved in physical activity will really lift your student experience.

So whatever your goal...

Welcome to the Squad!

Welcome to the Squad!​​​​​

Engage: HertSquad Active Students

Active Students is so much more than traditional sport. It’s a great way for you to meet new people and experience something for the first time, whilst having fun and staying healthy. All activities are free and you can turn up when you want – no sign up, no commitment, no cost.

So if you want a break from studying, want to see what’s going on around campus or want to meet some new people, then join us at a session.

Compete: HertSquad Campus Sport

If you like your sport competitive but want to keep it on campus then Campus Sport is for you. It’s not just getting involved. It’s sport for those with a hunger to compete. There are competitive leagues and regular one-off competitive tournaments in a range of sports.

Represent: HertSquad Athletic Union

Our sports teams have a strong history in competition and club members wear purple with pride. If you have a passion for a sport and like to compete, Athletic Union is where you’ll be at home, representing Herts to compete against other universities and clubs across the country.

There are BUCS leagues, or regional and national competitions. But whatever the sport and whoever the opponent, there’s always the drive to win #goherts

Be the best: HertSquad Performance Sport

You’re at the top of your game. We’ll provide you with the environment to push your limits and perform at your best – in your chosen sport as well as academically.

At Herts you’ll be training with the best to win with the best.

Taking care of you: HertSquad Health and Wellbeing

Working with the Student Wellbeing team, our Wellbeing Activators work with students who need a bit of extra help at a peer level. These confidential one-to-one sessions aim to use the power of physical activity to improve student mental health.

Take control: HertSquad Gym and Fitness

Gym and fitness memberships to suit every pocket!  Two perfectly located gyms; one at College Lane that’s 24 hours and exclusively for student and staff use, the other being the main site at de Hav.  Our memberships provide flexibility, variety and added value.  And with our online platforms you can truly train whenever, however and with whoever you want to!


Hertfordshire Sports Village Gym - de Havilland campus

We want to help you achieve the most from your time with us while you are at University. Hertfordshire Sports Village gym is located on de Havilland Campus and is equipped with a range of resistance and cardio Matrix Fitness machines along with a large free weights area and a large multi-use functional training rig – there are so many ways to train! Our fully qualified Health and Fitness team are always on hand to provide expert advice and support.

The Sports Village houses a spacious, air-conditioned gym with large windows designed to make the most of the natural light. The gym also houses 2 group exercise studios, consultation rooms, BodyBalance Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic and Performance Herts.

Access to the Sports Village gym is included in our Bronze, Silver and Gold student memberships.

Facilities include:

  • 110 station gym with large free weights area
  • 25m swimming pool
  • squash courts
  • sports halls
  • cricket hall
  • 12m high indoor climbing wall
  • group exercise studios
  • artificial and grass pitches
  • outside tennis courts
  • sports cafe

Get a membership now


The Oval Gym - College Lane

The Oval is home to the state-of-the-art 50 station gym, available for use exclusively by University of Hertfordshire students and staff. Located conveniently on College Lane so you can continue training whichever campus you are on. With a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines combined with a free weights area, you will reach your goals in no time. With 24 hour opening, you are able to train whenever it suits you!

Our stunning equipment is supplied by Matrix Fitness, all our cardio kit has interactive displays so you can track your workout, log in to social media, watch TV or go on interactive tours of the world! All students are able to hire the MUGA for free, so why not train in a different way?

Access to the Oval gym is included in all student memberships.

Facilities include:

  • 50 station gym with limited free weights area
  • MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) - Free for students to hire
  • new generation 3G pitch

Get a membership now


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Hertfordshire Sports Village

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Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland

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Hertfordshire Sports Village, De Havilland