Department of Sport

Alumni Sports Challenge

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The next Alumni Sports Challenge will be held on Saturday 13 June 2020 in Nottingham.

2020 will mark the 9th annual Alumni Sports Challenge; so far the score stands at Alumni 4.5 - Students 3.5

Each year current students welcome alumni back onto campus for a jam-packed day of competition. Both sides battle it out to win the overall Challenge title, with points gained across a wide range of sports.

You can play as an individual, bring back your former team mates or simply spectate!


Challenge history

 Year Overall Winner
2019 Students (Alumni 8 - Students 16)
2018 Alumni (Alumni 19 - Students 10)
2017 Alumni (Alumni 17 - Students 12)
2016 Students (Alumni 10 - Students 13)
2015 Draw  (Alumni 11 - Students 11)
2014 Alumni (Alumni 7 - Students 6)
2013 Students (Alumni 4 - Students 9)
2012 Alumni (Alumni 9.5 - Students 4.5) 

Please click here for results from individual sports.

What’s happening on the day?

The day will include individual sports' competitions run by student volunteers from our clubs as well as an opportunity to enjoy food and drink with fellow participants. 

Don't fancy getting sweaty? Not a problem! Spectators are very welcome at all aspects of the event and we hope to see as many former students as possible! 

How can I register for the 2020 Alumni Challenge?

We are introducing a £5 registration fee to participate in Alumni Sports Challenge. On behalf of University of Nottingham Sport, the ticket income will be donated to our official charity partner, the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC). CBTRC was established at the University in 1997, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and researchers with the aim of improving the understanding, treatment and outcomes of children and young adults who develop brain tumours. 

Registration will open closer to the date. 

Discounted alumni rate at De Vere Orchard Hotel

The De Vere Orchard Hotel, located on University Park Campus, is also offering an exclusive alumni rate of £75.00 per night (inc. VAT) for bed and breakfast - please note this will be first come first served so make sure you don't miss out!

To take advantage of this offer, you will need to call 0115 876 0900 (option 1) reservations or email

Alumni Ambassadors?

Are you still in contact with your old sports team? Would you like to take on our current students? We are looking for Ambassadors who can help create an alumni team from your era. For more information please contact

University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000