Lancaster Sports Complex

There are many opportunities for you to take part in sport & physical activity. From badminton to squash, swimming to spinning, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and all at great value rates.

Fitness suite

Our air-conditioned fitness suite is equipped with rowers, treadmills, bikes, upper and lower body resistance machines, a selection of free weights and cross trainers.

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Multi-purpose sports facilities

Our large multi-purpose sports hall is suitable for a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball and badminton. 

You can also take your sports outside on our grass football pitch and floodlit artificial turf pitch.

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Salt Ayre Sports Centre

Student and staff membership includes use of all facilities at Lancaster City Council's Salt Ayre Sports Centre, which is equipped with a 33 metre swimming pool, spa pool and water slide, outdoor floodlit athletics track, purpose built floodlit cycle track and more.

You can also access the community swimming pools in Hornby, Carnforth and Heysham.

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Coaching qualifications

We offer a wide range of sports award courses throughout the year for our students. A variety of coaching qualifications are available, from individual sport governing bodies to Sport Coach UK. If you're interested, then find out how to get started.

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Sport degrees

The University of Cumbria is a great place to kick start your career in sport. Alongside our wide range of sport degrees in Lancaster and Carlisle, we offer students the opportunity to put their skills to the test in the real world.

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