FAQs

Do you have any part time vacancies at Northumbria University Sport?

When we do advertise for general vacancies, information is always available through the central University website at http://work4.northumbria.ac.uk/.

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How do I book an event at Sport Central?

To book your event please contact our dedicated Events and Conferences team at the following email address northumbriasportevents@northumbria.ac.uk.

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Do I need to read the Terms and Conditions before hiring a facility?

Yes, it is very important that the Terms and Conditions are read in full before you make your purchase to ensure that you are fully aware of the terms of your purchase.

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What type of events does Sport Central host?

The type of events range from 3,000 spectator events, through to conferences for 100 delegates and day to day meetings for 12 people.

To find out more please contact our Events Team via northumbriasportevents@northumbria.ac.uk.

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How can I pay for my membership?

Annual Membership can be purchased using our Memberships page. Annual membership can also be purchased in person at Sport Central. Payment must be made in full by either cash, cheque or credit/debit card before any use of sport facilities or services takes place.

Monthly membership paid by Direct Debit can be purchased using our Memberships page.  Monthly membership may also be purchased in person at Sport Central.

Direct Debit payments will be collected from your account on the 1st of each month or the nearest working day after that date and relate to the month ahead. When purchasing a Direct Debit membership, a pro-rata payment will be required for the amount that relates to the time between the membership contract being entered into and the first Direct Debit collection date. If purchasing online, this amount must be paid for by Credit or Debit Card. Payment may also be made in cash or cheque if purchasing in person at Sport Central.

Please note however that any membership contracts entered into after the 15th of the month will be liable for a longer pro-rata payment as it will not be possible due to the processing time required to collect on the 1st of the following month

Example A: If a membership contract were entered into on the 10th November, a pro-rata payment for the period 10th November to the 30th November would be payable. The first Direct Debit deduction would take place on the 1st December and relate to the month of December.

Example B: If a membership contract were entered into on the 16th November, a pro-rata payment for the period 16th November to the 31st December would be payable as the deadline for processing would have been missed. The first Direct Debit deduction would take place on the 1st January and relate to the month of January.

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I am a graduate of Northumbria University; do I qualify for student membership rate?

Student membership is only available to individuals who are on a current accredited course at Northumbria University and are registered on the Northumbria University student database. If you have graduated from Northumbria University you will qualify for Associate membership, a degree certificate is required as proof of graduation.

Retired members of Northumbria University staff, direct family members of Northumbria University staff, NUS Card Holders and 16-18-year-old bus, metro or train Card Holder also qualify for associate membership.

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I would like to cancel my membership; how do I do this?

You can cancel or modify your membership by completing an Online Membership Modification Form.

Please check our Terms and Conditions carefully to find out whether you are eligible to cancel your membership.

To ensure that we can contact you to confirm your cancellation or discuss any issues, please check that your email address is input correctly and add the domain '@northumbria.ac.uk’ to your safe senders list.

Modify/Cancel My Membership

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I am a Northumbria University staff member, what is Salary Sacrifice?

Salary Sacrifice was a scheme where employees had a NORTH membership that was taken from their pay before tax, saving them money. The scheme has now been removed by our government and is no longer available. Current salary sacrafice will have their membership price honoured until 12 months after the sign up date (until 31st March 2018 at the latest. 

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Do I need to read the Terms and Conditions before purchasing a membership?

Yes, it is very important that the Terms and Conditions are read in full before you purchase your membership to ensure that you are fully aware of the terms of your purchase. You will also be accepting our Health Commitment Statement when joining, which can be read here.

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Do I need to sign up for membership for a year or do you offer monthly memberships?

We offer two membership options, annual and monthly direct debit. All annual memberships runs from 1st September to 31st August of the following year irrespective of when the purchase takes place.

Monthly NORTH Fitness subscriptions are offered on a minimum three-month Direct Debit contract period. You may not cancel your membership in this period other than in accordance with section 2.14.5 of the Terms and Conditions.

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Kids Camps - All you need to know

 

WHAT TO BRNIG

During camps there are a few things that your son/daughter will need:

  • Packed lunch containing enough food for lunch and any snacks they might want throughout the day
  • NAMED water bottle that they will be able to fill up at sport central throughout the day
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear e.g shorts, joggers, sports top/t-shirt and trainers.

Please do not send your child in wearing crop tops, jeans or football boots.

  • Swimming kit on the days specified from the Academy team. For swimming days you will need a costume/trunks, towel, goggles (optional) and shampoo/conditioner (optional)
  • Colouring/work activities and pencil cases can be brought in for lunchtime use and towards the end of the day

 


 

A TYPICAL DAY AT SPORTS CAMP

In the morning kids can be dropped off from 8:30 – 9am where they will sign in and meet everyone at camp.

The morning sessions run from 9 until 12 where kids will meet the coaches and other children, play some warm up games and take part in the first few sports of the day.

Lunch is from 12-1 every day. Everyone will have time to eat their food and have some time to rest and do some work activities if they wish (colouring sheets, quizzes and word searches). All lunches are supervised by Northumbria staff.

The rest of the afternoon sports will run up until 4/4:30 with a different sport being offered each hour. From 4-5 when parents begin to collect, there will be some cool down games and free time where the kids can decide what they play.  

Please be aware drop off time is from 8:30am – 9am and collection is from 4pm-5pm.

Please do not arrive before 8:30am or after 5pm. 

 


ACADEMY COACHES

Every camp will have a Northumbria Sport member of staff as a Camp Manager, accompanied by one lead UKCC Level 2 coach. We also use Level 1 coaches and student volunteers to support the delivery of our camps.

ALL staff are registered/cleared with the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) with an ENHANCED CHECK. 

 


COMMUNICATION FROM THE ACADEMY TEAM

Approximately 1 week prior to your camp you will receive a confirmation letter/ information pack via email which includes information for that week. In this email you will receive a rough session plan from the coaches and a few forms to be filled out including a consent and walking permission form. 

You can bring your registration forms with you on your first day, where we will ask for medical information and photography consent. Alternatively, you can download the form or complete one on the day you arrive.


EXTRA BOOKINGS

If you would like to book onto any additional days you can do so by contacting r.winbow@northumbria.ac.uk to check what availability we have. 


ACADEMY SPORTS

 

Take a look at some of the sports we offer

 

Athletics

Dodgeball

Parachute games

Tunnel ball

Badminton

Football

Quidditch

Ultimate Frisbee

Basketball

Handball

Quizzes

Volleyball

Capture the flag

Hockey

Races

 

Chaos game

House tournament

Rounder’s

 

Climbing

Kwik cricket

Swimming

 

Colouring

Netball

Table tennis

AND MANY MORE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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