University sports teams offer an active outlet outside of academics as well as space for camaraderie, teamwork and competition. However, organised sports at university are a microcosm of the wider issues of inaccessibility and elitism within Britain's institutions.
The first UK lockdown felt very different to the one we are in now. Last year’s lockdown for many was characterised by sun, iced coffee, walks and hair dye. Being in lockdown in the depths of winter in January and February, there certainly are less positive aspects to cling to.