With more than 800,000 members spread over almost 10,000 clubs, the region demonstrates its attachment to the practice of sports. The greater Lille area alone has more than 350,000 sports club affiliates.
The region is also home to prominent football/soccer and basketball teams, and hosts international competitions in athletics.
Last but not least, the region boasts a beautiful natural environment with many seaside resorts and harbours along its 120 kilometres of coastline, lovely rivers and several regional parks. A short walk from the university is the Lille zoo.
This association proposes several possibilities to sports fans:
The sports section has a notice board located near the cafeterias.
The Sports Bureau provides IÉSEG students opportunities for regular training and/or sports tournaments. It organizes the practices of various activities (rugby, football, basketball, handball, dance, tennis, badminton …).