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Active campus

The Active Campus programme is an initiative encouraging both students and staff at Wrexham Glyndwr University to be more active and make healthier choices every day.

The initiative was set up with the help of funding from Sport Wales, and was introduced to promote healthy lifestyles both in the workplace and at home.  This is a Corporate Health Standard (CHS) set out by the Welsh Assembly Government.

The CHS is the quality mark for workplace health promotion in Wales, presented in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum categories to organisations implementing practices to promote the health and wellbeing of their employees.

The programme we promote from the Sports Centre is to encourage anybody and everybody to take part in some form of activity.  It could be something as simple as using the stairs instead of the lift and choosing a piece of fruit instead of a packet of crisps for a snack.

Activities

The Wrexham Glyndwr Sports' team organise a number of activities which are specifically aimed at staff and students to encourage participation in physical exercise alongside their work or studies.  There are options to take part during your lunch break or after lectures/office hours.

Futsal

Wednesdays at 1215 @ WGU Sports Centre

Join us for a 30/45 minute kick about.

£2.00 per person

Please pre-book your place by 1000 on the day to ensure we have enough numbers for the session to run.

What is Futsal?

The name simply combines the Spanish words for ‘Hall’ – Sala and ‘Football’ – Futbol into Futsal.

Futsal is the official format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA, UEFA and the FAW. There is a FIFA Futsal World Cup and a UEFA European Championships for National teams. In addition club champions from across Europe progress to a Champions League format competition named the UEFA Futsal Cup.

The rules of Futsal are very similar to eleven a side football with many of the skills and techniques transferable. Futsal is a five a side game, played on a flat indoor pitch with a size 4 ball with a 30% reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head height. In Futsal players are constantly placed in situations where they must receive or play whilst under pressure in confined spaces. The demands of the game mean players must develop excellent technical ability, vision and awareness, decision making under pressure and cope with the fast paced physical requirements of the game.

Badminton

Fridays from 1200 until 1400 @ WGU Sports Centre

Courts will be available between 1200 until 1400, 3 courts will initially be available with room to increase should numbers attending require it.

£2.00 per person per hour

Please pre-book your place by 1000 on the day to ensure we have enough numbers for the session to run.

Cycle Hire

The Sports Centre has a number of bikes available to hire for staff and students.  Find out more about the cycle hire scheme here.


For further information or to book and pay for your place on any of the classes or sessions contact the Sports Centre on 01978 293275

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