Try a new sport this semester with HertSquad Active Students

HertSquad Active Students have a wide range of activities that you can take part in whatever your aim, whether it's to learn something new, get fitter or meet new friends. Read on to find out some of the new sport sessions like skateboarding (pictured above) taking place over the next few months.


This was so popular last year; we've brought it back for another semester! Originating in ancient India, kabaddi is played by two teams of seven players, where the aim is for one player (the raider) to touch out as many of the opposing team's defenders on the opposite side of the court. The raider must do this without being tackled by any of the defenders and in a single breath! If this sounds like your sort of sport, where there's a lot of pressure and holding your breath (literally) then come along to sessions every Wednesday from 17.00 - 18.00 on the Oval 3G pitch on College Lane campus.


If you fancy trying out a non-competitive sport, look no further than parkour. Parkour is where you free-run, jump, and climb in towns and cities (anywhere with buildings) to get to your chosen destination. Sessions will take place in the Sports Halls in Herts Sports Village on de Havilland campus, so you don't need to worry about falling and bruising yourself as there will be mats and cushioning for your safety. Follow @activestudents on Instagram to keep up to date with when parkour sessions are happening this semester.


Do you want to be the next Tony Hawk? Then take part in our monthly sessions to try out skateboarding. For those who aren't familiar, skateboarding is where you balance and ride on a small board with wheels. Don't let the size of the board fool you, as many pro-skateboarders can also do gravity-defying impressive tricks! Follow @activestudents on Instagram to keep up to date with when skateboarding sessions are happening this semester.  

Flag football

Like American football, the aim of flag football is to get as many points as possible by getting the ball into the opposing team's end zone by crossing the line or kicking the ball through the tall goal posts. However, the big difference with playing flag football is that instead of physically tackling the opposite team you must remove a flag from the person with the ball! So if you're interested in this brand-new sport to the Active Students timetable for Semester B, sessions take place every Wednesday from 17.00 - 18.00 on the Oval 3G pitch on College Lane campus.

You can also view the Active Students timetable to find out what other sessions are on offer this semester completely free of charge with no booking required. Just turn up with your UH student ID card.


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