GSA Sports Sessions

The GSA Officers made a decision to fully fund sports sessions in a number of different sports to allow all of York’s postgraduate community the opportunity to unwind and relax as well as getting some exercise in!

The emphasis of the fully funded sessions is one of ‘sport for all’ and to this end, the sessions are non competitive. For those who want to play competitive sports, all postgraduates are eligible to represent Wentworth college in the college sports leagues. All students can also represent the University at sporting activities and this is run through York Sport.

Feel free to look through all the sports that we currently fund and turn up to any sports session you like the look of! If your sport is not mentioned and you wish the GSA to look into the possibilities of starting sessions please contact VP Wellbeing and Community at

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Help us develop our sports provision by filling in our attendance form

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

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

Badminton Sessions

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

Football Sessions

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

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