Unique Sheffield Sport Societies To Try This September
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Unique Sheffield Sport Societies To Try This September

Imogen Bowlt August 27, 2022

Freshers week means SOCIETIES. And so, so many students want to join a sports society. This is also a great way to get to know new people, or learn a new skill that you’ve always wanted to try.

Of course, there are the basics – hockey, football, swimming. But there are so many sports which could be where you ‘find you tribe’.

Here are a few of them that you might not have thought of and take your fancy. A lot of these also have regular socials and go to the Wednesday sport night ROAR, meaning that there will always be a night out planned!


This is a small society who go away on trips during weekends or evenings into the Peak District. They welcome all abilities.

insta: @sheffcavers

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate frisbee is a unique, athletic game. They play mixed gender matches with no referee and for any level. There are also plenty of socials and matches throughout the year.

Insta: @uosshefultimate

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This is a Korean martial art which focuses on striking with the hands and feet. There are regular training sessions and everyone is welcome!

insta: @uos_taekwondo


This is a combination of netball and basketball, with the aim to shoot the korf (Dutch for net). They meet regularly for training and matches, as well as regular social events throughout the year.

Insta: @shefunikorf


This is the scuba diving society with a relaxed feel to explore underwater. They hold training sessions at Goodwin and, in summer months, go to the coast, or even abroad to enjoy the sea!

Insta: @sheffield_susac

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Orienteering and Fell running

If you enjoy outdoorsy activities, this may be the society for you! The activities involve running across hills over various distances and difficulty. Plus it is a challenge for your navigational skills, too.

Insta: @shuocgooutrun


Ever tried windsurfing? This society hold sessions on Wednesday and Saturday at the lake. Although they compete, the club has a relaxed feel and the provide absolutely everything, including the wetsuit!

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Imogen is in her final year of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield. Her main passions are writing about lifestyle and busting myths about women's health and fitness in the media. She’s now taken on the role as Health and Beauty editor at Liberty Belle Magazine. Outside of her degree, she is training for her Personal Trainer qualification and cooking vegan meals.