Join in, get active and find your fit.

Find where you belong, whether it’s representing the university in a sports team, making new friends on the playing field, turning pro or just trying an activity for the first time. Our mission is to offer everybody the opportunity to join in and to get active, regardless of ability.

Healthy bodies power healthy minds and getting involved in physical activity will really lift your student experience.

So whatever your goal...

Welcome to the Squad!​​​​​

Engage: HertSquad Active Students

Active Students is so much more than traditional sport. It’s a great way for you to meet new people and experience something for the first time, whilst having fun and staying healthy. All activities are free and you can turn up when you want – no sign up, no commitment, no cost.

So if you want a break from studying, want to see what’s going on around campus or want to meet some new people, then join us at a session.

Compete: HertSquad Campus Sport

If you like your sport competitive but want to keep it on campus then Campus Sport is for you. It’s not just getting involved. It’s sport for those with a hunger to compete. There are competitive leagues and regular one-off competitive tournaments in a range of sports.

Represent: HertSquad Athletic Union

Our sports teams have a strong history in competition and club members wear purple with pride. If you have a passion for a sport and like to compete, Athletic Union is where you’ll be at home, representing Herts to compete against other universities and clubs across the country.

There are BUCS leagues, or regional and national competitions. But whatever the sport and whoever the opponent, there’s always the drive to win #goherts

Be the best: HertSquad Performance Sport

You’re at the top of your game. We’ll provide you with the environment to push your limits and perform at your best – in your chosen sport as well as academically.

At Herts you’ll be training with the best to win with the best.

For our staff community: HertSquad Active Staff

Especially for our UH Staff community.  Lunch-break friendly sessions provide the opportunity to take time out your busy working day to be active. They are long enough to get you moving but short enough to fit around your daily commitments.  On both campuses and suitable for any fitness level.

Taking care of you: HertSquad Health and Wellbeing

Working with the Student Wellbeing team, our Wellbeing Activators work with students who need a bit of extra help at a peer level. These confidential one-to-one sessions aim to use the power of physical activity to improve student mental health.

Take control: HertSquad Gym and Fitness

Gym and fitness memberships to suit every pocket!  Two perfectly located gyms; one at College Lane that’s 24 hours and exclusively for student and staff use, the other being the main site at de Hav.  Our memberships provide flexibility, variety and added value.  And with our online platforms you can truly train whenever, however and with whoever you want to!