Football players line up with mascot

Welcome to Sport Lancaster

A warm welcome to our students, staff and local community from all of the team at Lancaster University Sports Centre.

Be a part of something special

Sport Lancaster is a joint partnership between Lancaster University and Lancaster University Student’s Union that brings together all the sporting opportunities on offer to you at Lancaster University.

We're super passionate about keeping active and want to get as many people involved as we can. Whether you're in to sports, just want a work out or maybe just looking for something to do, clear your mind. We are here to motivate, guide and also push you (if that's what you want) to achieve your goals and keep you going. Because keeping fit and staying active should be fun.

The Sports Centre is owned and managed by the University and is open to students across the UK, University staff and members of the local community.

Our staff pride themselves on their knowledge and experience in their chosen area and are always on hand to guide and advise you, to help you grow stronger, fitter and most importantly, more confident. We cater for all abilities and our facilities are fully accessible to everyone. We have some of the latest, industry leading equipment available for you to use as you wish, in your down time or as part of a professional training programme.

Performance sport

We work with the University to offer financial assistance, coaching and specialised training to Lancaster University clubs, societies and at an individual level, in a safe and professional environment. 

Our facilities

The University has invested over £25M in the sports facilities we have on campus today. The University attracts some pretty high-level budding athletes to study here and hosts Morcambe FC from time to time too, so you can be sure you are using some of the best facilities and equipment available within the UK.

The Sports Centre has been a part of Lancaster University since the early development of the University campus, starting out as a sports hall based on main campus, where the Engineering building is today.

In 2011 our facilities were moved to our current, purpose-built Sports Centre, facilitating our 8.5m climbing wall, a multi-function Sports Hall and the Olympic sized swimming pool. The building looks a little different today though, since moving here, we’ve built an extension to accommodate our professional strength and conditioning room and recently added a second sports hall, complete with movable spectator seating.

Recently, the fittness suite was upgraded with new equipment from TechnoGym. The upgrade included cutting edge treadmills, ski urgs, cross trainers, weights benches and much more. Take a look at the virtual tour to see inside our multi-floor gyms and conditioning facilities.

Supporting our teams and societies

The Sport Lancaster team support a huge variety of sporting teams and societies working towards the annual Roses competition and BUCS.

The Students’ Union do some really fantastic work with students of such a wide range of societies, not just sports related, so it’s well worth checking their website out for more information on how to get involved.

The Sport Lancaster team are on hand to offer guidance, access to facilities and even personal training to teams or individuals where needed. The Sports Centre facilities are used by Lancaster University teams as well as local teams such as Morecambe Football Club.

Crowd of Lancaster University students spectating from the sideline.

Clubs and college sport

Each college has it's own teams that play against each other throughout the year. These intercollege competitions are a big event for everyone and they draw some pretty big crowds. Want something a little more serious? We have more than 60 University Sports clubs to choose from and most of them compete in BUCS (British University College Sport), representing Lancaster University as you take on Universities across the country.

BUCS