What is Get Active, Stay Active?

Funded by Sport England consisting of over 50 drop-in sessions and learn to lessons, all at reduced costs. A great way to socialise, have fun, and Get Active! For students and staff only!

  • 40+ weekly sessions to choose from
  • No need to book, simply turn up
  • All sessions are student led
  • All equipment is provided
  • Wide range of lessons available from swimming to tennis
  • Great way to learn a new activity
  • Led by qualified coaches
  • All equipment is provided
PARKRUN (5KM)

PARKRUN (5KM)

To take part, register online at: www.parkrun.org.uk/southsea by 6pm on the Friday before your first run. When registering, please select ‘University of Portsmouth’ as your club.

Day Time Location Price
Saturday 09:00 start Southsea Seafront Free

Meet the team

Annabel Matthews-Smith (Running Activator)

Hi, I'm Annabel the Running Activator. I will be at Parkrun to support you and can help you with your running goals. I also deliver a beginners drop-in session on Monday evenings. Drop me a message if you need anymore information or about anything running based on:[email protected]

5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL

5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Friday 19.30-21.30 Langstone MUGA FREE

Meet the team

Adriain Cegielka (Football Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Adriain and one of the Football Coordinators. I will be at the Friday drop-in session to suppport you and can help you set up or get into a Campus Sport Football team. Please try and book in via the app first so we can start the session on time or arrive a bit early to sign up. Drop me a message about anything football based on:[email protected]

Abhay Anant Vashistha (Football Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Abhay and one of the Football Coordinators. I will be at the Friday drop-in session to support you and can help you set up or get into a Campus Sport Football team. If you are interested in developing your football skills, I can help you out. Drop me a message about anything football based on:[email protected]

TABLE TENNIS

TABLE TENNIS

PLEASE NOTE: The session will run every 2 weeks on these dates:

10.01.17,  24.01.17,  07.02.17,  21.02.17,  07.03.17,  21.03.17

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Tuesday 19.00-21.00 The Waterhole (Union Bar) FREE (This runs every 2 weeks)
SWIMMING

SWIMMING

Please click on the following centres to view their swimming timetable:Charter Community CentreEastney Swimming PoolGet Active, Stay Active members can swim during public swimming periods. If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student/staff card.

Day Time Location Price
Monday Various (see public swim timetable) Eastney Swimming Pool £2
Monday Various (see public swim timetable) Charter Community Sports Centre £2
Tuesday Various (see public swim timetable) Eastney Swimming Pool £2
Tuesday Various (see public swim timetable) Charter Community Sports Centre £2
Wednesday Various (see public swim timetable) Eastney Swimming Pool £2
Wednesday Various (see public swim timetable) Charter Community Centre £2
Thursday Various (see public swim timetable) Eastney Swimming Pool £2
Thursday Various (see public swim timetable) Charter Community Centre £2
Friday Various (see public swim timetable) Eastney Swimming Pool £2
Friday Various (see public swim timetable) Charter Community Centre £2
Saturday Various (see public swim timetable) Charter Community Centre £2
Sunday Various (see public swim timetable) Charter Community Centre £2
Sunday Various (see public swim timetable) Eastney Swimming Pool £2

Meet the team

Chloe Tomsett (Swimming Activator)

Hi, I'm Chloe the Swimming Activator. I can help you find your closest swimming pool and if you can't swim, don’t worry as we have lessons available for you. I love swimming because it's a sport all abilities can enjoy. Swimming is a great exercise and also a good stress reducer as you can switch off mentally from the real world. Drop me a message about anything swimming based on:[email protected]  

GOLF PITCH & PUTT

GOLF PITCH & PUTT

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend a session. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card which you must show when you attend a session, along with your student card.

If you are interested in joining a social league then please [email protected]

Day Time Location Price
Monday 09:00-17:00 The Tenth Hole FREE
Tuesday 09:00-17:00 The Tenth Hole FREE
Wednesday 09:00-17:00 The Tenth Hole FREE
Thursday 09:00-17:00 The Tenth Hole FREE
Friday 09:00-17:00 The Tenth Hole FREE

Meet the team

Evan Crockford (Golf Activator)

Hi, I'm Evan the Golf Activator. You can message me anytime about all things Golf and I will be there to point you in the right direction. We have some great deals with The Tenth Hole and are working with the club to come up with an offer for beginners. I love Golf because socially its a great sport to go round the course with your friends. Drop me a message about the drop-ins, lessons or anything golf based on:[email protected]

DODGEBALL

DODGEBALL

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Tuesday 18:00-19:00 Spinnaker Sports Hall £1

Meet the team

Emily Seaman (Dodgeball Activator)

Hi, I'm Emily the Dodgeball Activator. I will be there at the drop-in sessions aiming to get a Dodgeball Campus Sport league set-up in semester 2, so you can message me if you're interested. I look after all equipment for the drop-in so all you need to do is turn up for me to put you into teams and get going. I love Dodgeball as it's fit for anyone of any ability and great fun whilst still being competitive. Drop me a message about anything dodgeball based on:[email protected]

FUTSAL

FUTSAL

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Thursday 19.30-20.30 St Pauls Gym £1
Friday 18.30-20.30 St Pauls Gym £2

Meet the team

Wasim Malik (Futsal Activator)

Hi, I'm Wasim the Futsal Activator. I will be there at the drop-in sessions and coordinating the Futsal Campus Sport league so can help you get a team. The drop-in gets busy so make sure you are booked on in advance.  Drop me a message about anything futsal based on: [email protected]

Tom Edwards (Futsal Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Tom the Futsal Coordinator and I will be delivering the Friday drop-in session. It doesn't matter if you come alone or with mates, we will sort out teams and get you going. All equipment is provided. Please book in through our app to esnure your place. Drop me a message about anything futsal based on: [email protected]

 

Antony Muiru (Futsal Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Tony the Futsal Coordinator and I will be delivering the Futsal Campus Sport league on a Saturday. Drop me a message about anything futsal based on:[email protected]

GOLF LESSONS

GOLF LESSONS

5 week beginners golf course. Starts on Tuesday 24th January. Transport and equipment provided if needed.

For more information please [email protected]

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend the first session. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card which you must show when you attend a session, along with your student card.

 

Day Time Location Price
Tuesday 18:00-19:15 Portsmouth Golf Centre £25

Meet the team

Evan Crockford (Golf Activator)

Hi, I'm Evan the Golf Activator. You can message me anytime about all things Golf and I will be there to point you in the right direction. We have some great deals with The Tenth Hole and are working with the club to come up with an offer for beginners. I love Golf because socially its a great sport to go round the course with your friends. Drop me a message about the drop-ins, lessons or anything golf based on:[email protected]

HANDBALL

HANDBALL

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Thursday 20.00-21.00 Spinnaker Sports Centre FREE

Meet the team

Bartosz Milewski (Handball Activator)

Hi, I'm Bart and I am the Handball Activator. I will be at the Thursday drop-in session to support you.  I've got all equipment here so you just need to turn up. I have created a handball society this year so if you are interested in joining then please let me know. Drop me a message about anything handball based on:[email protected]

TENNIS LESSONS

TENNIS LESSONS

8 week beginners coaching course delivered by qualified coaches. Free racket if you attend 5 sessions. The course will run from the 25th January. To secure your place, please book at Spinnaker Sports Centre reception. If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you book onto a course. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card which you must show at the start of every session along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Wednesday 19:00-20:00 Portsmouth Tennis Centre £35

Meet the team

Katie Millar (Tennis Activator - Participation)

Hi, I'm Katie, i'm a Tennis Activator. I will be coordinating the box leagues and the Tennis Xpress courses. Please feel free to drop me a message about anything else tennis based on:[email protected]

HOCKEY

Hockey

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend a session. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

This session can be booked through the ‘UOP Sport’ App.

Day Time Location Price
Friday 17.00-19.00 Langstone Astro FREE

Meet the team

Sophie Squire (Hockey Activator)

Hi, I'm Sophie the Hockey Activator. I will be coordinating and helping to deliver the drop in hockey sessions. These sessions are perfect for beginners or those of you who want to get back into hockey. We will do some coaching and fun drills at the start of the session, and usually finish the session with some fun games so you can practice what you've learnt. Drop me a message about anything hockey based on:[email protected]

Danny Tomlinson (Hockey Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Danny the Hockey Co-ordinator. I will be helping to deliver and promote the drop in hockey sessions. These sessions are perfect for beginners or those of you who want to get back into hockey. We will do some coaching and fun drills at the start of the session, and usually finish the session with some fun games so you can practice what you've learnt. Drop me a message about anything hockey based on:[email protected]

TOUCH TENNIS

Touch Tennis

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

 

Day Time Location Price
Thursday 19.00-20.00 Portsmouth Tennis Academy FREE

Meet the team

Katie Millar (Tennis Activator - Participation)

Hi, I'm Katie, i'm a Tennis Activator. I will be coordinating the box leagues and the Tennis Xpress courses. Please feel free to drop me a message about anything else tennis based on:[email protected]

Paddy Basson (Tennis Activator - Club Participation)

Hi, I'm Paddy the Tennis Activator. I will be there at the Touch Tennis drop-in sessions and club social sessions. Please feel free to drop me a message about anything else tennis based on: [email protected] I will be happy to help.  

BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Saturday 12.00-14.00 Spinnaker Sports Centre £2

Meet the team

Helder Peixoto (Basketball Activator)

Hi, I'm Helder the Basketball Activator. I will be at the drop-in sessions to coordinate games or matches and can help you set up a Basketball Campus Sport team. Coming alone or with mates doesn't matter as teams are made at the start and we get 2 half court games going at the same with bibs and balls provided. I love Basketball because it is great to watch a team that works well together. Drop me a message about anything basketball based on:[email protected]

TOUCH RUGBY

TOUCH RUGBY

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Friday 19.00-20.30 HMS Temeraire FREE

Meet the team

David Hillier (Rugby Activator)

Hi, I'm David the Rugby Activator. I will be at the O2 Touch drop-in sessions and will be linking University rugby players with internal and external clubs. Touch Rugby has a mixed bag of participants including those who use it for fitness, those who want to try a low impact version of Rugby and those who are complete beginners. I love Rugby because it has provided a variety of unforgettable experiences and has helped me develop great friendships, confidence and discipline whilst most importantly being brilliant fun. Drop me a message about anything rugby based on:[email protected]  

Suzy Beddows (Rugby Coordiantor)

Hi, I'm Suzy the Rugby coordinator. I will be at the O2 Touch drop-in sessions on a Friday evening.  My role is to promote the session to get more females engaged in the sport. Please feel free to drop me a message about anything rugby based on:[email protected]

KAYAKING

KAYAKING

No experience required and all equipment provided. If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

 

Day Time Location Price
Wednesday 13.00-14.00 Eastney Pool FREE
ROUNDERS

ROUNDERS

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Sunday 14.30-16.30 St.Paul's FREE

Meet the team

Emma Thwaites (Rounders Activator)

Hi, I'm Emma and i'm the Rounders Activator. I coordinate the Friday rounders drop-in session. This is a fun, social session that you can come along to and caters for all abilities. All equipment is provided, so simply turn up and play! Drop me a message about anything rounders based on:[email protected]

SWIMMING LESSONS

SWIMMING LESSONS

Please call the site you wish to attend (at least 24 hours before the session) to book your place on a course. When you call, please ask to speak to the swimming course coordinator. If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student/staff card.

Day Time Location Price
Monday 19:00-20:00 Mountbatten Leisure Centre (Pool A) £10 (for 4 lessons)
Tuesday 18:00-19:00 Mountbatten Leisure Centre (Pool A) £10 (for 4 lessons)
Tuesday 06.45-08.30 Charter Community Sports Centre £10 (for 4 lessons)
Thursday 08:00-09:00 Eastney Swimming Pool £10 (for 4 lessons)

Meet the team

Chloe Tomsett (Swimming Activator)

Hi, I'm Chloe the Swimming Activator. I can help you find your closest swimming pool and if you can't swim, don’t worry as we have lessons available for you. I love swimming because it's a sport all abilities can enjoy. Swimming is a great exercise and also a good stress reducer as you can switch off mentally from the real world. Drop me a message about anything swimming based on:[email protected]  

AQUAFIT

AQUAFIT

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at Spinnaker Sports Centre reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student/staff card.

 

Day Time Location Price
Monday 19:00-19:45 Charter Community Sports Centre £2:00
Thursday 19:00-19:45 Charter Community Sports Centre £2.00
SKATING/SKATEBOA...

Skating/Skateboarding

Helmet Hire – £1

Skate/Skateboard Hire – £2.50

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Monday 16.00-18.00 Southsea Skatepark £1.50
Monday 18.00-20.00 Southsea Skatepark £1.50
Wednesday 16.00-18.00 Southsea Skatepark £1.50
Wednesday 18.00-20.00 Southsea Skatepark £1.50
Thursday 16.00-18.00 Southsea Skatepark £1.50
Thursday 18.00-20.00 Southsea Skatepark £1.50
Saturday 12.00-15.00 Southsea Skatepark £2
Saturday 15.00-18.00 Southsea Skatepark £2
Sunday 12.00-15.00 Southsea Skatepark £2
Sunday 15.00-18.00 Southsea Skatepark £2
BADMINTON

BADMINTON

If you do not have a gym membership, please activate your Get Active, Stay Active membership at reception or online before you attend. At reception you will be issued with a Get Active, Stay Active card, which you must show when you arrive, along with your student card.

Day Time Location Price
Wednesday 20:30-22.00 St Pauls Gym £1.50 or free with a gym membership
Thursday 17.30-19.30 St Pauls Gym £2 or free with a gym membership
Friday 20.30-22.00 St Pauls Gym (15 spaces) £1.50 or free with a gym membership

Meet the team

Beth Townsend (Badminton Activator)

Hi, I'm Beth the Badminton Activator. I will be supporting the coordinators to make sure sessions are fun and will be organising the Badminton Campus Sport league. You can feed back to me on anything about your Badminton experience with Sport & Recreation. Drop me a message about anything badminton based on:[email protected]

Alex Kien (Badminton Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Alex and one of the Badminton Coordinators. I will be at the Wednesday drop-in session to support you and can help you get into the Badminton Campus Sport league. These sessions are available to all and we provide rackets and shuttles so beginners/new session participants are well looked after. I love Badminton because it develops lots of skills and also require fast thinking. Drop me a message about anything badminton based on:[email protected]

Zaki Barnett (Badminton Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Zaki and one of the Badminton Coordinators. I will be at the Thursday drop-in session to support you and can help you get into the Badminton Campus Sport league. These sessions are available to all and we provide rackets and shuttles so beginners/new session participants are well looked after. Drop me a message about anything badminton based on:[email protected]

Wan Alwi Bin Wan Ibrahim (Badminton Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Alwi and one of the Badminton Coordinators. I will be at the Friday drop-in session to support you and can help you get into the Badminton Campus Sport league. These sessions are available to all and we provide rackets and shuttles so beginners/new session participants are well looked after. Drop me a message about anything badminton based on:[email protected]