From fitness newbies to aspiring Olympic athletes, we can offer you a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. What’s important to us is that you’re able to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing, that’s why we encourage all of our students to participate in keep-fit activities, using our extensive sports facilities.

Indoors we have a four badminton court Sports Hall, Sports Lab and a fully refurbished gym with a wide range of equipment; all available for you to use throughout the college day. Head outdoors to our wonderful field space where you can use our All weather pitch, football pitch, rugby pitch and hard courts. 

We have a number of Team Sports that you can get involved in at Long Road; click below for more information on your favourite sport! 
We will also support you in taking part in individual sports, such as badminton, cross-country running, tennis and golf.

Can’t see the sport that you love?  Let us know - we’re always happy to try and facilitate any sport based on student demand.

Casual Sports

If you’re just in it for the fun, try our Casual Sports programme which runs throughout the week. You can turn up, play for fun and get involved with the social side of sport! 

All activities on offer are inclusive and relaxed, where students can attend with their friends and make positive changes to their lifestyle. For casual sports sessions you are not required to wear a change of sports clothes, we just ask that you wear sensible clothing and footwear e.g. no sandals.  

We currently run the following casual sports sessions: 

  • Badminton: This activity has proven to be very popular with students due to its informal nature. With music on and racquets in hand, students love to relax and have fun by playing Badminton!
  • Female-only gym and fitness classes: Female-only dedicated time in the gym and at the same time a fitness class in the sports lab. A different choice of fitness class each week, such as Zumba, Boxercise or aerobics with our College personal trainer
  • Girls Basketball: Come along and shoot some hoops at our weekly girls' basketball sessions! Players of all different abilities join us so don't worry if you have no experience at all!
  • Volleyball: This is another one of our most popular causal sports activities. Every week we set up the nets & the music, then it's over to you to have some fun playing Volleyball in a relaxed environment. If you've never played before this is a great opportunity to give a new sport a try!
  • 5-a-side football: 5-a-side football is open to all students, and with our choice of indoor and outdoor facilities, 5-a-side football runs whatever the weather! Teams play in a round-robin tournament style each week.

College Gym

We have our own own-campus Gym open exclusively to Long Road students and staff. Our gym offers a variety of equipment including cardio-vascular machines, free weights and fixed-weight machines. 

If you wish to use the college gym you will need to arrange an induction session with our Sport Services Team (you can find them in the Sports Centre!) and pay a £15 induction fee via ParentPay. During your induction our team will explain all aspects of health & safety you need to know whilst using the gym, as well as demonstrating how to use each piece of equipment. 

Your £15 induction fee is a one-off payment and means you have a college gym membership for the entirety of your time at Long Road. The gym is open to students Monday - Friday, please visit the Sports Centre for specific opening times. 

We have 2 sets of male and 2 sets of female changing rooms in the Sport Centre equipped with toilets, showers and mirrors; lockers are also available free of charge for you to store your belongings whilst using the gym. 


Men's Basketball Academy 

Pete Charlwood, Head Coach

Our Basketball Academy offers students the opportunity to combine a high performance basketball programme with academic studies at Long Road. Click here for more information.

Women's Basketball

Matt Payne, Sports Services Manager

Our women's basketball team welcomes everyone, regardless of skill level and experience. Although we are competitive, we ensure everyone has the opportunity to partake and enhance their skills. Weekly training sessions are held every Tuesday from 2:45p - 4pm.  Fixtures are less frequent than other team sports, due to limited numbers of women’s basketball teams in the Eastern Region. However, we aim to organise matches at least once a month. In addition to local matches, we enter the AoC Regional Tournament, giving you the opportunity to face teams outside of Cambridgeshire.


Matt Payne, Sports Services Manager

Men's Football

We currently run two men’s football teams:

  • Our 1st team play in the Cambridgeshire University League. They also Compete in the AoC Sport Regional 7 aside tournament.
  • Our 2nd team play in the Cambridge Sixth Form Development League.

Both teams will either train or play fixtures every Wednesday afternoon

Women's Football

Our women’s football team play in the AoC Sport Eastern Region division and also compete in the AoC Sport Knock Out Cup and Regional 7 aside tournament. The team will either train or play fixtures every Wednesday afternoon


Histon Football Club Scholarship

Harry Smart, Scholarship Lead Coach

Exclusive to Long Road Sixth Form College, joining the Histon Football Club Scholarship programme gives you the opportunity to further your passion whilst enjoying your studies. Click here for more information.


Matt Payne, Sports Services Manager

Long Road offers weekly men’s, women’s & mixed hockey fixtures to suit all levels of ability. All three teams feature players from a range of playing backgrounds and welcome all players whether you are a regular club player or simply want to experience the sport for the first time. 

Our teams will either train or play fixtures every Wednesday afternoon; we currently play in the AoC Sport East League as well as the AoC Sport Knock Out Cup Competitions.


Matt Payne, Sports Services Manager

We are a friendly but competitive squad who play regular fixtures on Wednesday’s afternoons against local schools and colleges in the AoC Sport East League. We enter the AoC Sport Regional Tournament and Knock Out Cup, which are fantastic opportunities to play some excellent teams from outside Cambridge. The netball team trains on a Wednesday afternoon when there isn’t a match.


Matt Payne, Sport Services Manager

Our Rugby team currently operates with squad of 30 players all with different playing backgrounds - whatever your ability we welcome you to join. The team will either train or play fixtures every Wednesday afternoon. We currently play in the AoC Sort League and Cup Competitions, with opportunities to play Rugby 7's throughout the academic year.