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. 

Some notes:

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!

Don't hesitate to reach out to the Sports Officer ( with any questions not answered on this page!

Emma Fitness Suite (Gym)

Emma Boathouse

Emma Sports Ground