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Norwich is a sporting city with excellent facilities provided including a large number of gyms and sports fields. Whether you’re interested in participating or watching Norwich provides a variety of opportunities from grassroots level all the way up to the highest tier of professional sports.

Student in NUA Rugby kit

NUA Rugby

Norwich University of the Arts Rugby Club was established in 2009 and has entered, and in some cases won, many tournaments on tour such as in Cardiff, Somerset and Southwold.

Norwich City player Alexander Tetter beats Manchester United's Robin van Persie to the ball

Barclays Premier League Football

Norwich City Football Club, nicknamed ‘The Canaries’, play at Carrow Road in central Norwich. Home matches provide an opportunity to see Norwich’s established top flight team take on the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.


Yarmouth Stadium, a 25 minute drive from Norwich, offers greyhound racing and motor racing throughout the year.


The Sportspark complex housing an Olympic-sized swimming pool, running track, racket courts, climbing wall and gym is a short bus or cycle ride from campus. Student membership deals make it an affordable way to keep fit.