Department of Sport

Disability Sport Initiatives

The University's Sport Department runs a number of disability sport initiatives aimed at getting more students active and involved in sport.

We are keen to develop opportunities for disabled students and staff, to ensure that they can enjoy the same experiences as non-disabled students, in as an inclusive an environment as possible.

Over the last couple of years, initiatives such as the Any-Body Club, the Any-Buddy Scheme and the Nottinghamshire Sheriffs Goalball Club have all been set up at the University.


Supported Fitness Sessions


Supported fitness inductions and sessions are something that we offer to disabled students and students with mental health conditions. Bookable through the Disability Sport Officer, they offer the opportunity to work towards your goals with a dedicated fitness instructor in the University gyms across the University Park and Jubilee campuses. Find out more about these on this website...


Sports Buddy Scheme

Any-Buddy Scheme

The aim of the Any-Buddy Scheme is to get students of all abilities more active and taking part in sporting activities, by providing them with a sports buddy. The scheme has been designed for both disabled and non-disabled students and staff in order to support you in your sporting ambitions.

If you would like to be a buddy or to request a buddy you can find out more about what's involved....


Goalball Club


Nottinghamshire Sheriffs Goalball Club at the University is the only club of its kind in the county.

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for blind and partially sighted people. It’s a three-a-side indoor team game which can also be played by fully sighted people.

We train three times a month and enter three teams in the national leagues. If you'd like to come along and join in you can find out more about the club....


Wheelchair Basketball


This year you have the opportunity to join the newly formed wheelchair basketball club. The club will cater for all abilities through their two weekly sessions at the new David Ross Sports Village.

Find out more about the club through their web page or Facebook group.


Other University Sports Clubs


This year we are working with a number of University sports clubs to try and improve their offering to disabled students.These clubs are:


Performance Sport

performance sport

At the University we have an established pedigree of supporting and working with the elite athletes that chose to study at Nottingham.

As well as maintaining good working relationships with national governing bodies, we also offer disability sport scholarships to elite athletes and support them in balancing their academic and sporting lives.

You can find out more about the support that the University offers to elite athletes who choose to study here on our Performance Sport pages.






University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000