Activity Descriptions

Find out more about each session below:

Badminton No Strings

What is No Strings Badminton? ‌

You call the shots with No Strings Badminton.

  • low cost way to play badminton
  • relaxed, social game-play for adults (16+)
  • open to players of all abilities

Grab the opportunity to enjoy convenient weekly court time that gets you swinging a racket for fun and fitness with people like you.

No Strings Badminton is a programme led by Badminton England. Click on the logo to go to their website.

 

 

Basketball

What is Basketball?

  • a mixed recreational session
  • open to players of all abilities who are looking to play basketball
  • delivered in a social environment

Football

What is Football?

  • open to players of all abilities
  • a mixed football session
  • casual, just turn up to a venue and play football
  • recreational football at its best
  • turn up for a bit of fun
  • perfect for those who can't or don't want to commit to an eight-month long season of matches and training

 

 

 

 

Netball

What is Social Netball?

  • A mixed netball session for students only delivered by our U.N.O (University Netball Officer- Chelsie)
  • casual, just turn up to a venue and play netball
  • turn up for a bit of fun on your own or with your friends
  • perfect for those who can't or don't want to commit to an eight-month long season of matches and training

Watch this video to give you an insight into social netball and why you should get involved!

What is Back to Netball?

  • coach led sessions
  • reintroduction to the netball
  • open to all abilities
  • not played since school? never played or even heard of netball? not played for 20 years? Everyone is welcome

 

 

 

 

 

Futsal

What is Futsal?

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA.  

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game

  • open to players of all abilities
  • a mixed futsal session
  • casual, just turn up to a venue and play futsal
  • turn up for a bit of fun
  • perfect for those who can't or don't want to commit to an eight-month long season of matches and training

Volleyball Go Spike

What is Go Spike Volleyball?

  • open to players of all abilities
  • a mixed volleyball session aimed at getting adults (aged 16+) into volleyball
  • Whether you've never played before and want to give it a go or you haven't played since you were at school - or on holiday - Go Spike gives you the opportunity to come and try!
  • come on your own, or bring your friends and we'll get you involved in a game

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jiu Jitsu

What is Jiu Jitsu?

  • Jiu Jitsu is a fun way to challenge yourself, learn some handy self-defence skills and get fit in the process!
  • The sessions will teach you a modern form of the traditional Japanese martial art Jiu Jitsu
  • A system of defensive techniques, which use an attacker's momentum against them
  • Traditionally based - with spectacular traditional throws
  • Locks, strikes and throws adapted for modern day contexts
  • great way to make new friends as there are a lot of opportunities to socialise away from the sessions

These sessions are part of University of Wolverhampton Jitsu Club which is a member of The Jiu Jitsu Foundation

There is opportunity to attend competitions as well as to complete gradings (additional costs may apply)

Whether you're the 'I've never set foot in a gym in my life' type or a total fitness fanatic, the best way to see what we're about is to come and have a go yourself.

Ultimate Frisbee

What is Ultimate Frisbee?

  • open to players of all abilities
  • great for beginners to get involved
  • get competitive at a fun level
  • exciting, non-contact team sport
  • it has been described as mixing the best features of sports such as Football, Basketball, American Football and Netball into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game

We are no longer running Ultimate Frisbee- if you would like this to see this on our timetable please email social-sport@wlv.ac.uk

Boccia

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.

Sounds simple? It is to get started, but the tactics of the sport offer both tension and excitement as the game plays put.

A ball can be rolled, thrown or kicked. If a player is unable to throw or kick the ball, they can use a ramp. If players are unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices – head/hand pointer.

The sport is played indoors on a 12.5m by 6m court, usually in a sports hall but any suitable flat playing area can be used.

This session is open to students of all abilities.

Wheelchair Basketball

What is Wheelchair Basketball?

Wheelchair basketball is one of the most popular Paralympic sports

Fast, physical and challenging it is played worldwide in hundreds of countries in bat amateur and professional leagues

The sport is played by athletes with spina bifida, amputees, brittle bones and a mixture of other disabilities.

Who can participate?

Wheelchair basketball is one of the few Paralympic sports where able bodied players are allowed to compete up to Paralympic level. A 1 pointed is the most functionally disabled player on court with a 5 pointer being able bodied. In competitive leagues a team cannot succeed a given points total.

If you would like to have a go, come along on a Thursday 5.30-6.25pm to Walsall Campus Sports Centre.

All equipment is provided and the sessions are delivered by fully licence and experienced coaches from AC Coaching.

Watch Play Wheelchair Basketball video from British Wheelchair Basketball 

Touch Rugby

What is Touch Rugby?

Get fit- A great way to improve your fitness and have fun – whether you're a guy or girl, 18 or 80, a beginner or seasoned player

Have fun- O2 Touch sessions are sociable and inclusive, giving you the perfect opportunity to run out with friends and meet new people

Play O2 Touch- Discover social fitness- Whether it's about rediscovering sport or honing your fitness, O2 Touch is a fun and friendly environment for both men and women of all abilities to get involved in touch rugby. This is social fitness at its best.

 

We are no longer running Touch Rugby - if you would like this to see this on our timetable please email social-sport@wlv.ac.uk

Judo

What is Judo?

To find out more go to University of Wolverhampton Judo Club facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table Tennis

What is Table Tennis?

  • open to players of all abilities
  • great for beginners to get involved
  • get competitive at a fun level
  • exciting, non-contact sport
  • Excellent for improving hand to eye coordination whilst being great fun that is suitable for all.

Student Swim

WLV students can come along to any of our public swimming sessions at Walsall Campus for only £1!

Obviously for those who have student WLV Gym memberships it is included in your membership.

Off peak student WLV Gym members will be able to swim at peak times for only £1.

Walking Football

Walking football has become increasingly popular. ‘It’s exactly what it sounds like –a standard game of football where players walk instead of run.’

It is designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football f they have given it up due to age or injury.

Older people who play have seen many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure,less fat and more muscle, and better mobility. Walking football also offers social benefits.