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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 (Union Southampton) has over 80 sports clubs to help you enjoy sports with friends.


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Find out more about our sports facilities, classes and courses across Southampton

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Discover the benefits of the Sport and Wellbeing membership scheme

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

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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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Facilities in the city

Sport and Wellbeing members can enjoy using facilities across the city thanks to a partnership with Active Nation. Facilities in Southampton include:

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