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    We provide our students with lots of fun and affordable ways to get involved with sport and exercise, from absolute beginners to elite athletes.

    Keep fit

    Class-goers and gym-users are well catered for at our Sports Centres, and through the Brookes Active initiative - a regular programme of fun and informal events, classes and activities giving you the means and motivation to keep fit.

    Clubs and teams

    Start a new sport or carry on with one you love with our 40+ clubs, welcoming everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. Expand your social circle and keep fit as a member of a team.


    Brookes Sport offers excellent gyms, Oxfordshire’s premier climbing wall, a swimming pool, boathouse, courts, pitches and much more. Take a virtual tour of our Headington gym for an idea of what’s available.

    Elite-level sport

    Oxford Brookes has a great history of sporting achievement. In 2017, we became the number one rowing university in the UK and our Men’s 1st VIII won Team of the Year at the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) awards. We compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Premier and Midlands conferences in 33 sports, and are particularly competitive in football, climbing, rowing, cricket and hockey. Talented athletes at Brookes receive the support they need to work hard and win big.


    We support the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and Santander’s Sports Scholarships to ensure that talented athletes can maintain their sporting development at Oxford Brookes. These can include free use of facilities, mentoring and financial awards depending on your circumstances.

    Find out more on the Brookes Sport website.

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  • Dom and Elly

    Dom and I aren't exactly avid sportspeople but we decided to train for the Monster Race obstacle course as an enjoyable way of keeping fit and active. I go to body conditioning circuits, use the gym and have even been dragged to Zumba which was pretty hilarious!

    Ellen Kirk, studying Biological Sciences
    Elle Davison

    After some encouragement from a friend I signed up to the lacrosse team and went to beginners training and the socials. I soon made really good friends with the team and now train twice a week, compete against other universities and am on the team committee as the Tour Secretary

    Elle Davison, studying Law
    Brookes sport - rowers

    Since being at Brookes I've competed at lots of national and international events, most recently at the European University Championships in Germany where Brookes were selected to represent GB and won the first Men's 8 title. The boat club is very strongly motivated and driven to be the best that there is, and has three full-time coaches and our own gym to support this

    Matt Aldridge, Brookes Rowing Team
    Will Hall, TASS athlete

    TASS allows me to have physiotherapy, massage, strength and conditioning training, and a small amount of funding. I also get free use of the gym and water facilities that Brookes has to offer

    Will Hall, TASS athlete