Writtle University College offers a range of activities, facilities and events that enables students to stay in shape whilst studying. We have on-site facilities including;


  • A gym with cardiovascular and resistance machines

  • A functional free weights gym

  • Sports hall for badminton and fitness

  • Sport pavilion with cricket, football, rugby, netball and archery


We also offer a range of fitness classes and beginner sport sessions as part of our give-it-a-go programme with activities including; core strength, touch rugby and badminton. WUC Sport offers a variety of sport clubs including men and women’s rugby, netball, equestrian, cycling and football, with teams representing the institution in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) leagues.


Amy Grimsey

Sport Development Officer

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"Hi, I'm Amy and I am Sports Development Officer at WUC. My role is to manage and create opportunities to enhance student experience and community links through sport and well-being."

Jennifer Stanhope


Development Officer & 


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"Hi, I'm Jen and I am Sport Development Officer and Technician at WUC. As a past student, and now a member of staff, it is my responsibility to provide practical skilled assistance in the Outdoor Adventure Sport course, within their theoretical and practical lessons. I also liaise with the British Universities and Colleges Governing Bodies, to organise league/competition fixtures for various sporting events, throughout the year. I am responsible for the health and welfare of the students by encouraging them to join/use our gym facilities, where I manage the gym and run a wide range of fitness sessions."



"Hi, I'm Victoria Hurst-Frost and I'm in my third year of my BSc Animal Management degree. I'm also the captain of the women's rugby team. I love rugby and have been a playing since I first started university. It's a great game to play and is often misunderstood. Not only has playing rugby developed my confidence but I've made some long-lasting friends within my team. When playing the sport you learn about teamwork and how amazing the game is, not to mention you get a good workout while having fun!"

"“Hey all, I’m Joe Owen a 3rd year Veterinary physiotherapy student and I will be the rugby captain for the men’s team for the 2020/21 season. We’re just a great group of lads that want to enjoy the social aspect of rugby as well as competition. I have played for numerous years at a reasonably high standard for age groups but that doesn’t mean someone who hasn’t played before can’t join. The senior players of the team will welcome you all with open arms and hope you can play with us and have a great time doing so. Hopefully I see you guys all on campus this year.”


"Hi, I'm Rhi Boyle, I’ve been playing netball since primary school age and couldn’t imagine not being a part of a netball team! It is a great way to keep fit and release the stresses of uni life! 

I was captain last year and hope we can have another enjoyable, successful year!"


"Hi, I'm Klara, I am an Irish student starting my second year of Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. I love sport so in my first year I joined the netball team and the team made me feel very welcome and the morale at games was always high, so I am very much looking forward to being captain this coming year and seeing new faces join the team. 

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“Hello, my name is Caoilin, I am captain of the BUCS championship equestrian team. I am a second year BSc(Hons) Equine Performance student. 

Outside of BUCS, I show jump up to newcomers my mare who is stabled at Writtle on the Equine Academy. I am extremely passionate about the sport and strive to be the best I can but to also enjoy it despite the ups and downs that inevitably happen with horses. 

Last year, I was a part of the championship team. We were very successful and made it to regional finals, although this unfortunately did not end up running, it has meant that this year I am even more driven to make it back to regionals.”

“Hi, I'm Josh. Cycling has been a massive part of throughout my entire life, helped by my Uncle Jason Queally winning gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 its easy to see why I race my bike. Even if you don’t cycle at the moment but if you are keen or interested in starting cycling feel free to drop me a message and I’ll see how I can help!”

“Hi, I'm Rude.  I have been part of the University  equestrian team for the past three years, two of which I have been captain. I enjoy being part of the equestrian team, representing the university at competition with overall success as a team with qualifications for regionals.!”