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All our facilities are open to staff, students, alumni and the public and our venues are available for hire for sporting and non-sporting events and conferences. To see the facilities including the sports halls, fitness suite, fitness studio and 3GX artificial pitch, view the virtual tours online or visit us at the Sports Centre and Pavilion.

Kent Sport offers a wide variety of fitness and dance classes, sports courses and tournaments throughout the year.

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The Sports Centre, located near to the centre of campus, provides many of the indoor sports and events at the University including BUCS, Varsity and the Vice-Chancellor's Cup.

  • An air-conditioned fitness suite fitted with the latest StarTrac equipment. All CV equipment has interactive media access and there is free WiFi coverage throughout. View our Flickr album of photos of the fitness suite.
  • The Pit - a bespoke strength and conditioning training area equipped with four Olympic lifting platforms and Eleiko discs and bars.
  • The Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic is situated in the fitness suite wellness area, providing a seamless pathway from acute injury to full fitness.
  • Large group exercise studio which hosts a full timetable of dance, studio cycling, toning, holistic and combat classes. With enhanced lighting and sound.
  • Three multi-purpose sports halls for many activities including badminton, basketball, football, futsal, martial arts, netball, table tennis and volleyball.
  • Squash courts with viewing gallery.
  • Café area for hot drinks, refreshments and snacks, with vending machines and free WiFi access.
  • Accessible parking, showering and changing facilities.

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The Pavilion, located opposite Parkwood accomodation, facilitates all of the outdoor sports and events at the University, including BUCS, Varsity and the Vice-Chancellor's Cup.

  • The Cycle Hub - bicycle rental with advice and repair services available. Free bike rental for Gold and Silver Kent Sport members.
  • A full-size, floodlit 3GX rugby pitch which can also be used for football and American football.
  • A full-size, floodlit multi-use astro-turf pitch.
  • Grass pitches for sports including rugby, football and cricket.
  • Two bay outdoor cricket nets.
  • Sports pavilion with showering and changing facilities for players and officials.
  • The Pavilion Café Bar offering excellent views of the sports pitches with fantastic food and a fully licensed bar, Sky Sports, vending machines and free WiFi access.
  • Accessible parking, showering and changing facilities.
  • A four court Indoor Tennis and Events Arena is under development and will be available by September 2020.


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Last Updated: 17/03/2020