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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.

Active Campus Table Tennis

Starting 30th September 2019

Mondays from 1200 until 1300 @ WGU Sports Centre

£2.00 per person per hour

Tables will be available between 1200 until 1300, 3 tables will initially be available with room to increase should numbers attending require it.

Active Campus Futsal

Starting 1st October 2019

Tuesdays from 1600 until 1700 @ WGU Sports Centre

£2.00 per person per hour

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.

Active Campus Multi Sport (Badminton / Table Tennis /Basketball or Futsal)

 Starting 2nd October 2019

Wednesdays from 1300 until 1400 @ WGU Sports Centre

£2.00 per person per hour

Active Campus Basketball

Starting 3rd October 2019

Thursdays from 1600 until 1700 @ WGU Sports Centre

£2.00 per person per hour

One hoop will be available between 1600 until 1700, with room to increase should numbers attending require it.

Active Campus Badminton

Fridays from 1200 until 1400 @ WGU Sports Centre

£2.00 per person per hour

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

 

Bicycle Hire

Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University Sport offers a cycle hire service for use by staff and students to travel between campuses and around Wrexham. (£10.00 for 7 days hire)

There are currently 17 cycles available for hire (two of these are on the Northop campus) and can be hired for up to 7 days at a time.

Find out more about the cycle hire scheme here.



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