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We boast a multi-use four-court sports hall available for hire for a range of activities, such as badminton, table tennis, 5-a-side football, volleyball and much more.

We also have social sport activities, fitness classes and a 50ft climbing wall with many sessions FREE for University of Bolton students.

If you are a little more serious about your sport and fancy having the opportunity to compete for the university in competitive leagues this can be done by joining a club at the University Sports Centre Reception.

Whether you want to compete, engage in sport for fun, or make new friends, come and try us out.

Remember sport welcomes all!

Sports Centre Activity Bookings

We have a variety of activities on offer here at the UOB Sports and Wellness Centre which we categorise as below. Please see what suits you best and then check the Activity Finder to book on. Remember to use the filter feature to check by days of the week, specific sport type etc!

Wellbeing Workouts – workouts designed to give you a little boost, whether to help you de-stress, relax, meet people or just enhance fitness! Beginners are very welcome with the instructor adapting exercises accordingly.

Social Sports – Fun social sessions in a variety of sports. Beginners, returners and seasoned players all welcome! It’s all about giving it a go and having fun!

Club Sports – although these sessions will still be fun and friendly the Club Sports Sessions are a little more serious with clubs training for competitions / fixtures. Rusty / returning players are still very welcome though! Clubs always need large squads so please book and give it a try!

Climbing Wall - The UOB Climbing Wall is available for casual use to competent climbers and social sport sessions are available for beginners.

Sports Hall Hire - The UOB Sports Hall is available for hire for a range of activities such as badminton, basketball, 5 a side football. Give us a call to book some space.

Follow us online, on social channels and keep an eye on the activity finder for all the latest!

Search for sessions and book on the Activity Finder

University is a great time to discover new sports, or get even better at ones you already play. We have a range of student activities both recreational and competitive, which you can find here

In addition to the University Facilities, Bolton town and the local area is rife with sporting opportunities. Check out Bolton Councils numerous local leisure centres or google sport in Bolton to find various community sports clubs many with student rates.

Bolton also offers opportunities for outdoor adventurous activities with the Chill Factore nearby for snow-sports and the West Pennine Moors ideal for walking running, cycling, horse riding and water-sports.  For any keen climbers in addition to the universities own wall there are numerous local crags.

If you prefer to watch the action The University of Bolton Stadium is the home of Bolton Wanderers FC, and the Bolton Arena hosts indoor sporting events such as tennis and boxing. Also remember to come along and support the University Club Sports Teams who play fixtures locally most Wednesdays from October – March!

University of Bolton Sports Centre
Bolton One
Moor Lane

Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 172

Email: General Enquiries

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To book one of the below events please call the Sports Centre Reception for on 01204 903172

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You can now use your UniAsItShouldBe award to purchase O'Neills University of Bolton branded sports kits. To use your award go to the #UniAsItShouldBe website, log into your account with your username and password and then select the kit you want to order; you can use your UniAsItShouldBe award as full or part payment. If you have any questions about this or need support please email @ Customer Service.

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