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Northumbria Sport is primarily based out of Sport Central, a £30 million state of the art sports facility, that offers students, staff and the general public access to facilities and services that are of the highest quality. Click on the links below to find out more about the facilities we offer or to book on to group exercise classes or hire individual facilities, such as squash courts. 

Sport Central's opening hours are listed below, however individual facilities may have reduced hours, so please use the facility links below to find out more.

Customer Notices

Due to staffing issues, the Climbing Wall is temporarily closed at all times.

General Opening Hours

Every Day (including weekends): 07:00-22:00

Bank Holiday closure

Sport Central will be closed on the following bank holidays:

Spring bank holiday: Monday 28 May
Summer bank holiday: Monday 27 August

Smartcard Access

All members require a Smartcard in order to access the facilities at the various sites.

Staff and Student members of Northumbria University Sport will have their access privileges uploaded to their Northumbria University Smartcard. Replacement cards must be acquired from Northumbria University Library and the associated fee payable in full by the member.

Associate and Public members will be provided with a Smartcard as part of their membership package which will be uploaded with access rights appropriate to their choice of membership package. There will be a £10 charge for replacement cards.

Book a Tour

To book a tour of this amazing £30 million sports facility, please telephone Sport Central Reception on 0191 227 4700 or email 

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