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. 

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


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.


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. 


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.

Basketball 3v3

Newest olympic sport brings a different mix of classic basketball with shifty skills in a 6-man showdown, and you only need two friends to form a 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.


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.


Join our sessions if you are an adrenaline fan whose eager to try adventurous climbing inside our Sport Central facility!







Just PLAY Timetable

Futsal Monday Sport Central 17:00-19:00
Volleyball Monday Sport Central  17:00 - 18:00
Basketball Tuesday Sport Central 17:00 - 18:00
Badminton Tuesday Sport Central 18:00-19:00
Basketball 3v3 Wednesday Sport Central 17:00 - 18:00
Table Tennis Wednesday Sport Central 18:00 - 19:00
Climbing Friday Climbing Wall 19:00 - 20:30