GC Active does fun sports. We’ve had indoor football, yoga, squash, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, kickboxing and skiing – what’s next?
Check the current timetables to see what’s on. Remember, if you don’t see what you want, get in touch with Paul Hewitt, our College Sports Maker, and ask – it may be possible for us to arrange a session or add it to our timetable permanently.
|Indoor 'Street' Cricket||Tuesday 12-1pm||Sports Hall|
|Table Tennis||Wednesday 12-1pm||C 001|
|No Strings Badminton||Thursday 12-1pm
|Mars 'Just Play' Football||Friday 12-1pm||Sports Hall|
|Indoor Football||Tuesday 12-1pm||YMCA Sports Hall|
|Rush Hockey||Tuesday 1:30-3pm||Hard courts at rear of campus|
|RFU O2 Touch||*From 25th September||Cheltenham Saracens Rugby Pitches|
|‘Smash Up’ Badminton||Thursday 12-1pm||YMCA Sports Hall|
|Squash||Monday 4-6pm||Leisure at Cheltenham|
|Badminton||Tuesday 4-6pm||Leisure at Cheltenham|
|Volleyball||Wednesday 4-6pm||Leisure at Cheltenham|
|Mars ‘Just Play’ Football||Friday 4-6pm||Leisure at Cheltenham|
Forest of Dean Campus
|Table Tennis||Monday 11:30-12:30pm||Canteen|
|Girls' Rugby||Wednesday 12-1pm||Rugby Field|
|Dodgeball/Handball||Thursday 12-1pm||Coleford Leisure Centre|
|Mountain Biking||Thursday 3-4pm||
Meet by the bike sheds
*Signed consent form required
Sports with a difference
Sometimes sport is more fun when you play with the rules! See our explanations of some of the more unusual sports we do.
Fancy a game of hockey without the usual commitment or rules? Rush hockey is flexible and open to mixed or single gender teams for five-a-side play.
- You use a standard hockey stick but the balls and goals are different to the ones you’ll see at a ‘normal’ hockey match.
- You can play indoors or outside, on almost any size pitch.
- No need for an umpire. The teams are in charge!
The students' favourite! Mixed teams can have a laugh and enjoy the action. Get into teams and come to the leisure centre to get started.
Indoor ‘Street’ Cricket
A simplified version of traditional cricket, which is normally played in the street. At GC, we use the sports hall!
Looking for an adrenalin rush? These sessions give you the chance to go out on Forest trails with a qualified instructor. Enjoy the twists, turns and jumps on the forest paths! All abilities welcome - kit and bikes provided.
No Strings Badminton
No partner? No experience? Come and play anyway! This is sociable badminton.
Rugby Football Union O2 Touch
Less dangerous than normal rugby, this game replaces tackles with touches. Simply touch your opponent’s body, clothing, or the ball, and the ‘tackle’ is made with no blood or broken bones. Very civilised!
“Smash Up” Badminton
Is normal badminton too boring for you? Why not add some thumping music, throw out the rule book, add some challenges and turn it into a social activity? That’s right – it’s smash up badminton!
Mars “Just Play” Football
If you want to play football without the weekly commitment or getting into a league then just play! All levels of fitness and experience are welcome in this casual kick-about sport.
If you're interested in any of these activities, talk to the College Sports Maker, or one of the College Sports Reps.