Sport at UON

Sport is a rapidly growing and exciting area of development for us at the university. We aim to provide sporting services for all students and the wider community, striving to be the heart of sporting activity in Northampton. With a large number of student-led sports clubs on offer, you’ll be able to meet new people, socialise and compete with the added benefit of completely free membership (through our Students Union)! Or perhaps you want to take part in our more recreational football or netball sessions. Whatever your goals are, we’ll help you reach them, as there is truly something for everyone here.

Recently we have established a number of partnerships with local sporting institutions including Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints, N-Sport, Northampton Leisure Trust, Northampton County Cricket Club, Northampton Swim Club and the Northamptonshire County FA with the aims of bringing sport in Northamptonshire together, benefitting our students and the wider community. Beyond this, we have also launched our Elite Athlete Scholarship programme with the aims of nurturing local sporting talent to balance their studies while training to compete to the highest possible level. Explore our pages to find out more and how you can get involved in Sport at UON!

Northampton Energy Elite Scholarship

Supporting elite sport alongside academic study

Student Sport Clubs

Free membership through our Students Union

Sports Facilities Hire

Book a state-of-the-art pitch or a court at UON

Sport Labs Services

Achieve your sporting goals

Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic (SIRC)

Find out more

Gym and swim

with our partner Trilogy Leisure

Active Campus

Creating a more active community

Sport News

UON sport in the news

Our Sport Sciences courses

To find out more about our undergraduate and postgraduate Sport Sciences courses, see our Sport Sciences hub.

Northampton Energy Elite Athletes

Find out more about our elite sport athletes