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Sports and fitness

Make the most of our state-of-the-art sports facilities to learn a new sport, to train, to compete, or just to have fun. Our Students' Union (SUSU) has over 80 sports clubs to help you enjoy sports with friends.

Playing netball

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Join one of our Student Union's many sporting clubs to have fun with friends

Our sports facilities

Click on the links below to jump down the page to details of our sports facilities.

Indoor facilities – Jubilee Sports Centre

Our eight-court sports hall is the only hall in the region suitable for international basketball matches
Basketball at Jubilee Sports Centre

The Jubilee Sports Centre is a state-of-the-art £8.5 million complex located on our Highfield Campus. It includes:

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Outdoor facilities – Wide Lane Sports Ground

Wide Lane has two floodlit synthetic turf pitches
Hockey at Wide Lane

Wide Lane Sports Ground is a 76 acre facility which has benefitted from a £4.3 million redevelopment. Located just a few minutes' bus journey from Highfield Campus, and within walking distance from Wessex Lane halls of residence, the facilities include:

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Watersports Centre

The University's Watersports Centre runs a wide range of Royal Yachting Association approved watersports courses, which are internationally recognised. Courses are run across our three watersports facilities and include Sailing, Kayaking, Powerboating, Windsurfing, and Essential Watersports Theory.

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Sports facilities at our halls of residence

As well as the sports facilities on-campus and at Wide Lane, we also have fitness suites and gyms at several of our bigger halls of residence including:

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Sports Performance Centre

To support members of our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and our Sports Bursary students, we offer an exclusive performance sports training centre as part of our funding. This fully equipped centre is based at our Wide Lane Sports Ground and provides:

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Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre

Sport and Wellbeing members also benefit from access to athletic and skiing facilities at the nearby Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre. The facilities here include:

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