Sport at Cambridge

Sport at Cambridge

  • 2017 winning women's Cancer Research UK Boat Race crew

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With a growing focus on student mental health nationally and within the collegiate University, sport and physical activity can play a key role in ensuring the wellbeing of our student community.

Participation in sport and other clubs and societies enriches students' lives, fosters important skills, and contributes to the overall experience, helping to ensure students can truly thrive during and beyond their time at the University of Cambridge.

Vision for sport

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Our mission is to support students, staff, and the wider community in pursuit of their health and wellbeing, and talented student-athletes in their competitive and high-performance sporting ambitions.

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University of Cambridge Athlete Performance Programme (UCAPP)

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UCAPP has been established to offer high-performance athletes at the undergraduate or postgraduate level the opportunity of a professional and coordinated support services network to improve their performance as an athlete. 

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The new pitches promote all levels of participation across the Cambridge community

All gifts made through the philanthropy.cam.ac.uk website are treated as being made to the University of Cambridge with an expression of wishes that the funds be allocated to the registered University club or society which you have indicated as the desired recipient of your generous gift. Whilst the University retains the discretion to allocate the funds for a broader purpose, it fully intends to apply the funds in accordance with your wishes wherever possible. An expression of wishes shall not give rise to a trust or other legally-binding obligation. The University maintains a catalogue of Registered Clubs and Societies (including Sports Clubs). The University of Cambridge is an exempt charity subject to regulation by the Office for Students (OfS) under the Charities Act 2011, and therefore does not have a Charity registration number. The University's HMRC reference number is X6296.