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Fancy making use of 60 acres of outstanding sport and leisure facilities? Keep fit and healthy, play recreational sport for fun, or compete for university sports clubs. Take the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation at every level.

Edge Hill Sport

Edge Hill Sport is home to our Sports Centre, 80 station fitness suite, 25 metre swimming pool and running track, all open to our students, staff and the public to enjoy. We also offer a range of fitness classes, covering the full spectrum from yoga and Pilates to high impact aerobic sessions.

We have a choice of membership options available, with concessionary prices for Edge Hill students. You can also take advantage of a free trial membership at the start of your course (some exclusions may apply).


Our sporting campus

We’ve made major investments and developments of our Sports Centre and outdoor spaces, creating an ideal sports environment, complemented by high-quality and well-equipped indoor facilities.

If you’re looking to expand your sporting skills or try something new, Edge Hill Sport offers a wide range of activities for you to get involved with.

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Indoor facilities
Outdoor facilities

The Sports Centre opening hours are 7am-10pm Monday-Thursday, 7am-9pm Friday, and 9am-5pm at weekends (closed on all Bank Holidays).

Team Edge Hill

If you want to represent the University in competitive sport, there are plenty of opportunities to do so as part of Team Edge Hill.

group of sports students getting a picture through an Edge Hill selfie frame. BRIT Challenge logo is in the bottom right hand corner

Get involved by taking out a Team Edge Hill membership, joining one of the variety of clubs available. You’ll then train with and represent Edge Hill University, competing against students from other universities as part of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues.

There are opportunities for you to get involved as an individual or part of a sports team. BUCS options at Edge Hill are currently available in athletics, American football, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, equestrian, football, futsal, handball, hockey, karting, netball, pool and snooker, rugby league, rugby union, swimming, table tennis, tennis, trampolining, and volleyball.

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Every year, Edge Hill University and University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) sport teams compete in an annual varsity competition. Varsity is always an eagerly awaited day of sport with fixtures including football, hockey, rugby, basketball and netball. Each fixture contributes towards the varsity total with the University with the most points taking home the trophy. It’s also a great opportunity to get involved in competitive sport, whether you’re playing or supporting your friends.

Will you help to bring Edge Hill to victory?

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Campus sport

A great range of sport and recreational activities are available for you to get involved with through our Campus Sport programme. Take the chance to:

  • get involved with different sports and activities in a social, non competitive environment
  • keep active in weekly sport and activity sessions for all abilities, including badminton, basketball, dodgeball, 5-a-side football, walking football, futsal, handball, Jiu Jitsu, netball, rounders, touch rugby, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, trampolining, Ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball
  • participate in social leagues to boost skills, motivation and confidence
  • join beginners fitness, running or sports classes or a weekly running club
  • enjoy free events throughout the year, such as a Dodgeball Tournament and Old School Sports Day.
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A group of students playing netball in the sports centre.

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