What sporting facilities are there at Emma?
Emma's full range of sporting facilities includes a gym, two squash courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a boathouse, and a sports ground with facilities for cricket, football, hockey, netball, rugby, and tennis.
In order to use the gym, located in the basement of 22 Parkside, you must first complete an induction with the Sports Officer. Contact them at email@example.com to arrange this. The gym is open between 07:00–09:00 and 10:00–22:00.
The squash courts are located on the ground floor of East Court and may be booked here through the Emmanuel College room booking system. You will need to sign in with your Raven credentials.
The outdoor swimming pool, accessible through the Fellows' Garden, is open daily during Easter Term and the summer between 06:30–09:00 and 12:30–19:00. Additional rules and regulations can be found here.
The boathouse, which contains its own gym, is located along the Cam, near Midsummer Common. You will need to complete an induction with the rowing team in order to use this gym. While you're at it, consider rowing for Emma!
The sports ground is located a short cycle away at 15 Wilberforce Road. It consists of: 2 football pitches, 1 rugby pitch, 9 tennis courts (3 newly-laid hardcourts and 6 grass courts), 1 cricket pitch, and 2 netball courts. The sports ground also includes changing rooms. Students are welcome to use these facilities, but they should first check with the Head Groundsman, Mark Robinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 353961, especially for larger organised training sessions or matches.
As a Cambridge student, you are entitled to a discounted membership at the University Sports Centre. There are also plenty of private gyms around, some of which offer student discounts. Check out Parkside Pools & Gym; Kelsey Kerridge; PureGym; the YMCA; and RP Fitness, depending on your needs.
I don't want to work out alone! How can I get involved with sports and fitness in a social way?
Emma offers many college-based sports societies. These teams tend to be run by the JCR, but MCR members are more than welcome to join! A list of the sports societies on offer can be found at the ECSU website. In years where there is sufficient interest, Emma may also field MCR-specific sports teams to compete against postgraduates in other colleges throughout the university.
Emma offers many opportunities to stay active in a casual, social setting through the Emma Experience program. These include: bodyweight fitness classes, gym training sessions, and evening yoga. See what's on at the Fitness & Wellbeing section of the Emma Experience website!
The Paddock is also a great place for impromptu games of all sorts, and the MCR has equipment you can borrow. Take out a football or a spikeball set and grab some friends!
Finally, look out for the annual sports day against Exeter College, our sister college at Oxf*rd.
What sports funding is there at Emma?
Emma's main source of sports funding is the Windsor Fund, which can provide grants for "expenses incurred representing the University in sport." The application form can be found on the Documents & Policies section of the Emma website.
More questions? Reach out!
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