Membership options to suit everyone | Kent Sport


Free and paid options for students, staff, alumni, and members of the public.

Whether you're looking to use the gym, take up a new sport, or want to experience everything, we have a membership option to suit you. 

We're open to all students, staff, alumni, and members of the public. So join us and make use of our fantastic facilities across the Canterbury campus.

Summer membership

Get a fantastic discount on one-month Kent Sport membership this summer, between 1 June to 31 August.

Summer membership prices

Our summer membership gives you access to the amazing facilities at Kent Sport
for as little as £14 per month.

  • University of Kent Staff and Alumni - £14 per month
  • Public Juniors* and Over 55s -  £19 per month
  • Public Adults - £21 per month

*To apply for the junior rate, you must be aged 16 to 17 years old. Offer valid from 1 June 2024 to 31 August 2024. Membership valid for one month from purchase date. University of Kent students can access Kent Sport with our monthly Recurring Card Payment (RCP) plans from just £13.99 per month. 

Free membership for students!

If you're a first-year student or living in Canterbury campus accommodation, you will receive a FREE Premium Plus membership with Kent Sport. This is automatically added to your Kent One card shortly after you arrive on campus. To make use of the sport and fitness facilities on campus, make sure you create an online booking account so that you can start booking classes, recreational sports, social activities, and more.

Creating your account is easy, simply visit our online booking system and enter a few details. 

Not eligible for free student membership?

Check out our paid membership options for students, including our new monthly payment option.

Membership options and benefits

Kent Sport membership options are available to everyone, including members of the public. In order to access our facilities and services, you'll need to have a membership with us. If you're not ready to commit to an annual membership, try out our free Pay to Play option.   

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    Premium Plus

    Our all-inclusive option includes:

    • All Plus member benefits
    • Unlimited use of our gym and fitness spaces
    • In-person and Virtual Instructor fitness classes
    • UNIversal gym membership (students and staff only)
    • Seven-day advance booking
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    Our sports-only option includes:

    • Bookings for our sports halls, artificial pitches, and indoor tennis courts
    • Club training (students and alumni only)
    • Free access to ALL Active sessions (students, staff, and alumni only)
    • Seven-day advance booking
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    Pay to Play

    Our pay-per-session option includes:

    • Access to all sport and fitness facilities on a pay-per-session basis
    • No joining fee. Low-commitment option
    • Three-day advance booking

Important membership information

When you purchase a membership with Kent Sport, make sure you review the membership terms and conditions and our health commitment statement before using our facilities. You will be able to review the terms and conditions when you create your membership online.

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