Sport and Recreation

Whether you are a seasoned competitor, a person who likes to take a jog every now and then, new to sport and exercise or simply just want to give something new a go, then Chester Sport can accommodate you.

The University of Chester is committed to providing students with sporting opportunities which are at the heart of many student experiences.

Great facilities, passionate professionals and a first class support network to help you engage in sport at any level will help you to both settle into life at Chester and enhance your student experience.

The University of Chester recognises the importance of sport, fitness and health to its institutional mission and core values. Sport and fitness plays an integral part of this in ensuring that there is a pursuit of excellence, a distinctive student experience, inclusiveness and a supportive culture.

The University continues to develop and enhance its facilities, provision and support of sport to ensure that all students and staff are able to participate at appropriate levels to fulfil their sport and fitness needs  and desires.  

The University of Chester is also home to some of Chester and Warrington’s elite sports clubs namely: Warrington Wolves, Chester Football Club, Chester Rugby Club, City of Chester Swimming Club and Chester and Lymm Hockey Clubs.

By working closely with the Students Union, the department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Grounds and Gardens department and many other individuals, departments, groups and agencies, we hope to continue to enhance the sporting profile of the University.

 

Facilities

The university has a wide variety of sports facilities, all of which are available for recreation use at varying times throughout the week during the academic and non-academic year.

Chester Swimming Pool

Sport Facility Old Gym

  • Fitness Suite
  • 2 Squash Courts
  • Hockey Specific Astro-Turf
  • 6 Badminton, 2 Volleyball, 2 Basketball courts and 2 Cricket Nets (Sports Hall)
  • 25m, 5 lane Swimming Pool 
  • Floodlit 3-Pitch Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
  • 2 Floodlit Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • 3 lane 60m Running Track
  • Gymnasium

Various University of Chester sport and recreation facilities are available for use by members of the public. All facility bookings and payments must be made through the Fitness Suite reception. The swimming pool must be booked via the swimming pool office. All payments must be made in advance.

 

Further information

For further details on any of these activities, please contact the Chester Sport and Recreation reception on 01244 513452 or at recreation@chester.ac.uk