Just Play

  • FREE for all students!
  • New Sports added to 2023/2024
  • Flexible turn up and play activity.
  • Just PLAY is an inclusive environment and open to all abilities.
  • A wide range of different activities to choose from.
  • Look out for our monthly themed activities.

Northumbria Sport are delighted to offer our new and improved Just PLAY programme to Students starting from 9th October and running the full academic year. This year will see a number of new sports added such as Womens Cricket, Womens Football & Hockey! 

Our sessions are led by our Just Play Activators and sport coaches who make sessions fun and engaging making our programme the perfect offer if you are looking to get active at university.

You will need to book on to all Just Play sessions via the Northumbria Sport App!

To find our more about indivdual sports see below. 

Our Just PLAY Sports


Our social badminton sessions are perfect for students who both want a relaxed session or want to challenge their friends to prove is the best.


Why not jump into our Just Play basketball session. Perfect for complete beginner and those students who play basketball regularly. If you wanting  abit of friendly competition why not try our 3v3 sessions. 


Just Play cricket is the best way to practice your cricket skills whilst making friends. Our sessions are varied with range of net practice and training drills with our Just Play cricket coach. We are pleased to introduce a Women's only session for the 23/24 academic year. 


Dodge duck dip and dive into this extremely fun Just Play session that brings students together in a fun welcoming environment.

Flag Football

Our Just PlayFlag Football is a high-octane, non-contact version of American Football, where tackles are made by pulling flags off players hips. Think Tag Rugby for American Football. 

Football (Womens)

Our Just Play Football Womens are perfect for any aspiring women's football players or people wanting to give women' football a go.


Enjoy football? Then why not give futsal a try! futsal is played in small court with a hard ball and gives students the opportunity to test their flicks and tricks.


Take part in this high paced, high scoring game. Whether you have never played handball before or you have experience, this session is for you.


Just Play, is the perfect offer for students wanting to play netball in an inclusive and welcoming environment.


Just Play Rounders is a perfect opportunity to for students to have fun in a social enviornment. Our activators will split students into teams to have some friendly competition to prove who is Northumbria's best rounders team. 

Table Tennis

Whether attending with friends or coming on you own, Social sport table tennis is fantastic way to practice your skills and put them to the test against other students.

Tag Rugby

Wanting to Give Rugby a Try? why not join our Tag Rugby session which is a perfect way for all students to play Rugby recreationally. 



Learn how to volley, bump and spike in our social sport volleyball session. Whether you have never played volleyball before or you have experience this session is for you.







Just PLAY Timetable

Flag Football Monday Sport Central 16:00-17:00
Volleyball Monday Sport Central  17:00 - 18:00
Futsal Monday Sport Central 17:00 - 18:00
Tag Rugby Tuesday Sport Central 16:00-17:00
Netball Tuesday Sport Central 17:00 - 18:00
Table Tennis Tuesday Sport Central 17:00 - 18:30
Cricket (Womens) Tuesday Coach Lane Sports Ground 17:30 - 19:00
Cricket (Mixed) Tuesday Coach Lane Sports Ground 19:00 - 20:30
Basketball 3x3 Tuesday  Sport Central 20:30 - 21:30
Rounders Wednesday Sport Central 16:30 - 17:30
Dodgeball Wednesday Sport Central 17:30 - 18:30
Football (Womens) Thursday Sport Central 14:00-15:00
Basketball Thursday Sport Central  17:00 - 18:00
Badminton Thursday Sport Central  17:00 - 18:00
Handball Sunday  Sport Central 18:00 - 19:00