GSA Sports Sessions

The GSA provides completely FREE sports sessions in a number of different sports. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just want to try out something new, the GSA free sports sessions are the place for you. If you’re interested in taking part as a student, you can join our facebook groups by clicking on the names of the sport below, or simply by turning up at the times listed.

Weekly Sports sessions

Netball Sessions 

Every Monday, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Hall 2, York Sports Centre, Heslington West

Squash Sessions

Every Tuesday, 4.40pm – 6pm  2 courts available, 5pm – 5.40pm – 1 court available, Sports Centre, Heslington West

Badminton Sessions

Every Thursday, 5.00pm -6.00pm, 2 x courts in arena 1, Sports Centre, Heslington West

Volleyball Sessions

Every Thursday, 5.30pm-6:30pm, Hall 2, Sports Centre, Heslington West

Basketball Sessions

Every Saturday, 11:00am-12:00pm, Hall 1, Sports Centre, Heslington West

Tennis Sessions

Every Saturday, 1:00pm-2:00pm,3 x Tennis Courts, Sports Centre, Heslington West

Football Sessions

Every Sunday, 7:00pm-8:00pm, JLD  Pitch, Sports Centre, Heslington West

Our inclusive atmosphere means that sessions are student led and can be anything you want them to be. Each event is run by a Sports Coordinator, a volunteer role open to any students.  If you’re interested in running any of the sessions as a Sports Coordinator then contact our VP Wellbeing and Community at

Attendance Form

Free Zumba Sessions

Classes are on the following days of the week

Mondays 6.30pm
Tuesdays 7pm (Zumba Toning – this is Zumba with small maraca like weights – equipment provided.  A great way of working on upper body strength)
Thursdays 5.30pm

Location: Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, Campus East

Classes are FREE and everyone is welcome!

Note: Please contact the instructor at if you’d like to attend.  There is also a Facebook page for the classes

Equipment Available

  • Tennis balls – over 50
  • Tennis rackets – 3
  • Shuttlecocks – 24
  • Hockey balls – 8
  • Hockey sticks – 7
  • Squash balls – 4
  • Squash racket – 3
  • Football tops – full set of training tops
  • Volleyballs – selection of will need expert as I remember some not suitable for indoor volleyball (beach only)
  • Basketballs – 3
  • Badminton set 4 rackets net and shuttlecocks in a case.
  • NET suitable for an outdoor racket sport

For more information about any of our sessions, email