Play social sport for fun, health and fitness

Staying active and connecting with others is really important to both our physical and mental health.   Playing social sport is a great way to do both of those.  The UCRec&Sport team have multiple sport options to suit your lifestyle & budget, readily available on campus at the UCRecCentre. 

Social Netball game
Social netball competition at the UCRecCentre.
Social Sport

Have you considered getting a work team together, and entering our afternoon social sport leagues (or volleyball in the evenings)?   We can try to accommodate a regular time slot for staff teams, so that we can work it around your lunch or afternoon break time and keep it consistent. 

We offer seven leagues, across six different sporting codes, for you and your department to get involved. It costs just $160 per team, per term to play, meaning if you get a group of 10 of you together, that’s just $16 each for 5 weeks of play. There’s no ref duty, no uniforms, just turn up and play for 30mins. We supply everything. Try the usual suspects – netball, futsal, basketball, volleyball and ultimate, or our new sport this term, Handball. Check out the social sports page for days/times. Registrations close Friday 17th July.

Drop-in Sport


Did you know that we offer a drop-in sport session, where you can meet up with others to play sport?   For just $2, or free if you’re a RecCentre member, you can join in a rousing game of Volleyball, Badminton and Futsal, all equipment provided.   Check out the schedule online, and if you’re game, just turn up by yourself, or bring a colleague, along with your staff ID card.  The game starts when you’ve got enough players, and you self-referee. 

If you have any questions, please just chat to one of our customer experience team or you can email gary.gin@canterbury.ac.nz

Play sport and be well!
UC Rec&Sport Team

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