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Sport, fitness and activities

Use our top-class facilities to get a healthy body, which supports and stimulates your mind.

We offer a wide choice of sport, fitness classes and activities for you to get involved with. In fact, we have one of the most extensive ranges of sports facilities of any university in the UK.
Our flagship £8.5m Jubilee Sports Centre, which is based right next to the Students' Union, offers state-of-the-art facilities including a swimming pool and gym with over 160 fitness stations. Our 76 acre outdoor site at Wide Lane also offers floodlit football pitches and tennis courts for team games and specialist activities.

Open to everyone

We actively encourage you to make full use of our facilities, whether you are a student, member of staff, or a local resident. But if you are a student or staff then be sure to take advantage of the huge discounts on offer.
Find out more about sport membership prices.

State-of-the-art facilities, activities and services

25 metre swimming pool

Our six-lane pool offers general swimming, lane swimming, aquafit, and a variety of swimming lessons. One swim costs £5.10 for members of the public, with multi-swim cards (12 swims for the price of 10) available for regular swimmers. Swimming is free for members.
Find out more about our swimming facilities and timetables .

 Our 25 metre swimming pool is a great place to exercise and relax
Indoor swimming pool

Multi-floor gym

Our University gym has over 160 fitness stations (one of the largest of any UK university). All members can use the gym for free.
Find out more about our indoor facilities .

Wide range of fitness classes

We host a variety of fitness classes from yoga and pilates to aerobics and boot camp.
Download the fitness class timetable from the sports and wellbeing website.

 We have over 160 fitness stations in our Jubilee Sports Centre gym
Gym facilities

Sports pitch and court hire

All members are able to book our sports courts and halls, which include tennis courts, football and rugby pitches and a sports hall suitable for five-a-side, cricket, handball, Frisbee games and roller hockey.
Find out more about hiring a court or pitch .

Watersports, shooting and other activities

We also offer a variety of other specialist activities including rock climbing (using our indoor climbing wall), watersports (in association with the Royal Yachting Association), shooting (air rifle and clay pigeon), and performance sports training facilities for aspiring and professional athletes.
Find out what qualifications and courses you can take.

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:

Physiotherapy and massage

This flagship centre offers sports and leisure facilities to students, staff and the public
Jubilee Sports Centre

We offer a successful physiotherapy service run by Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy Ltd , who are trained specialists able to treat acute and chronic injuries.
We also offer sports, remedial and Swedish massages for those looking to relieve muscle, ligament or tendon pain - as well as people who just want to relax.
Find out more and book an appointment .

Contact the sports centre

Contact the sports centre team by phone or email, or visit the sport and wellbeing website for more information.
023 8059 2119 or email here

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 You can hire courts and pitches for team sports at our outdoor facilities
Outdoor sports facilities
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