The Department of Physical Education and Sports at our University is one of the leading in St. Petersburg. There are 20 full-time highly qualified lecturers and 22 leading trainers-specialists in various sports at the Department. Most of them have academic degrees or sports ranks.
There are 25 sports groups at University, such as athletics, football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, handball, rugby, motor sport, tennis, skiing, all kinds of martial arts, sports tourism and many others. More than 400 students attend these groups.
The Athletics group is one of the strongest at SPbSFTU. 11 students that became further champions of Russia among the young sportsmen were trained there. In 2012, N. Antykh won the Olympic Championship at 400 meter distance race with barriers.
The European boxing champion D. Tsaruk and World champion in kickboxing A. Berdnikov were also trained at our University.
The University student team is a 15-time champion in sport car all-round events among all Saint Peterburg’s universities; our graduates I. Borodulin and S. Monakhov won the Champion title of Russia in this kind of sport.
Hockey and football players of the University teams are multiple winners of the Championships of Universities in St. Petersburg, other students’ major competitions, including the championships of the Soviet Union and Russia.
The team of rugby athletes has repeatedly won the title of Champion among the Universities of St. Petersburg, its players are part of the Russian National Rugby Team.
The girls’ basketball team won silver medals in streetball competitions at the First All-Russian Student Sport Festival.
The sportsmen and sportswomen of Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University have been winning prizes in complex inter-university events for many years.