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Cambridge University is recognised as much for its illustrious sporting tradition as it is for its excellence in education, learning and research. Over the past 150 years, the University has been home to some of the world's greatest sportsmen and women, from Michael Atherton, to Emma Pooley, to a host of Olympians and Paralympians. 

That history translates into a vibrant sports scene in the University today. With a vast range of sports clubs and societies, the University is one of the country's leading centres for student sport. Cambridge regularly places in the top 20 universities in the country in BUCS competition, and a range of scholarships for elite athletes are available.

Sport at Cambridge is supported by our world-class facilities. Opened in 2013, the University Sports Centre has a fitness suite, sports hall, squash and fives courts, studios and team training room used by international performance athletes. The Sports Service also maintains dedicated athletics and hockey facilities at Wilberforce Road Sports Ground, while cricket and tennis have their home at Fenner's, one of the country's most historic and iconic sports venues. A range of other club and college grounds are available across the city, catering to rugby, rowing, and many other sports besides.

The University Sports Service is committed to developing sport within the University and across Cambridgeshire. You can find out more on this website, or you can contact us if you have further questions.