Kent Sport

How will you get involved?

Sports facility developments

Kent Sport has an ongoing program of development to ensure students have every opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports enjoying first class modern facilities.

Completed developments

We have now completed the addition of a £1m world-class 3GX pitch. The new pitch enables back-to-back fixtures and training for rugby, football and American football and delivers the optimal playing conditions for matches from recreational to top-level rugby and football. More details about the pitch can be found on the outdoor facility webpage. Watch a video about the development and completion of the 3G here and a timelapse video here.

The Cycle Hub is the most recent addition to Kent Sport facilities, providing bike hire, maintenance, tuition, group rides and more. Whether you are a recreational cyclist or training to an elite level and whether your interest is mountain biking or road racing, this will be the place for you. Conveniently located at the Pavilion, members will be able to choose from a range of bicycles for hire, use the workshop facility to maintain and repair their own bikes and participate in cycling events and activities.

The Pavilion is the ideal location for the Cycle Hub as you will be able to relax in The Pavilion Café Bar before or after your outings and make use of the changing and shower facilities there. It is also very close to the Crab and Winkle cycle path that makes a fantastic ride through to Whitstable.

Cycling is a great way to get exercise and spend time with friends in the outdoors. There is some very helpful information about cycling on the NHS website.


Future developments

Swimming pool

Making it happen

This subject arises more than any other aspect of sport at Kent. It is the most popular activity in any leisure facility and is the one in greatest demand. A fundraising campaign is now underway to make a 25 metre swimming pool and spa facility a reality on the Canterbury campus. Please invest in the future of sport at Kent through Project 100.

A swimming pool facility will greatly contribute to the exceptional student experience that Kent provides.

  • It is the most attractive activity for non-traditional sports people and more likely to engage those who don't ordinarily take part in sports
  • Swimming is one of the most beneficial types of exercise. The positive impact it has on health and wellbeing is well documented
  • Wet facilities are an effective stress reliever and will enhance the wellbeing of students and staff

Fundraising and planning is underway and it is anticipated that the new pool facility will be at the Pavilion within a few years.

Comments and enquiries about this project can be emailed to If you would like to see a swimming pool facility on campus please do let us know.

Kent Sport swimming pool

Kent Sport swimming pool

Kent Sport swimming pool

The above images are an artist's impression of what a swimming pool facility could look like at the University of Kent Canterbury campus.



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Last Updated: 02/03/2017