University of Southampton

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.

Our sports facilities

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

Indoor facilities – Jubilee Sports Centre

Basketball at 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:

  • a six-lane 25-metre swimming pool
  • a split-level gym with 140 fitness stations - one of the largest facilities of any UK university
  • a magnificent eight-court sports hall, used for badminton, netball, volleyball and basketball - the only hall in the region suitable for international basketball matches
  • four squash courts
  • martial arts studio
  • dance studios and activity room
  • bouldering wall
  • second sports hall for five-a-side football, cricket, handball, Frisbee, and roller hockey
  • an extensive range of fitness and activity classes including yoga, spin classes, aerobics, and aquafit

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Outdoor facilities – Wide Lane Sports Ground

Hockey at Wide Lane

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:

  • grass pitches for cricket, football, rugby, lacrosse, baseball, and mini soccer
  • two floodlit synthetic turf pitches for hockey, 11-a-side and 6-a-side football
  • eight floodlit tennis and netball courts
  • additional gym facilities at Team Southampton Gym

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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:

  • strength and conditioning rooms
  • free weights
  • Olympic lifting platforms
  • physiological and biomechanical analysis
  • individual training sessions with a UKSCA coach who has a minimum of three years' experience developing county, regional or national athletes

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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:

  • a 400m, 8 lane, 8 lane straight, synthetic athletics track
  • 110 metre artificial ski slope, with equipment available to hire free of charge

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