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Staff Activities

Staff Activities

Team Sunderland run a range of activities that are available to University of Sunderland staff throughout the year.

Check out the list of activities we have on offer below and contact andy.turnbull@sunderland.ac.uk to find out more.



Staff Walks

We organise regular walks around the North East and surrounding areas which staff are able to sign up to.

There are weekly walks on a Thursday for staff and students led by Reverend Chris Howson. 

Indoor Sports Sessions

Team Sunderland are organising ‘come and try it’ sessions for staff. During these sessions staff will be able to try a new sport each day. We are looking to offer Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball and Dodgeball. These sessions will be very casual, with the hope that staff will rediscover or learn a new sport.


We run a weekly Pickleball session in CitySpace for staff on Tuesday from 12-1pm. 

Fast becoming one of the most popular racket sports in the world, pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Players can play as both singles and doubles, using paddles to hit a plastic ball between them.

Staff Tennis

Staff Tennis runs at Silksworth Tennis centre and is £40 for a block of 10 sessions. It is a coached session, and anyone interested should email andy.turnbull@sunderland.ac.uk for payment details.