Sport & Wellness


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

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

Club Sports Enquiries :


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

Timetable 2020-2021

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Sports Activities are very different at present, attached PDF which indicates what we are offering dependant on how the situation progresses.

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Local gym facilities

Explore our resources


Covid-19 Participant Guidance

Law books in the School of Law library at the University of Bolton

Club Sports Handbook

University of Bolton Degree Certificate

Insurance certificate

Finance University of Bolton

Risk assessments

a few rules

Club Sports Code of Conduct

Bolton One is home to the Athlete Development Centre (ADC) and specialist suites for rehabilitation and strength and conditioning, where you can gain direct experience at the University’s clinician-led Sport and Spinal Injury Clinic.

Sports Centre Terms and Conditions of Use

Local sporting attractions

Sports and Wellness Centre News

Athlete Development Centre

What jobs can you get with a Sports Rehabilitation Degree?

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What a career in Sport, Sport Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy looks like

09 Sep 21

Deciding on a career path can seem like a daunting task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially which career to pursue. The next step is to look fo...

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Ready for a career working with sportsmen and women?

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University's Jason Kenny Triumphs in Tokyo!

09 Aug 21

It is always an incredible feeling to be associated with a winner who is one of Bolton’s very own, and Jason Kenny has certainly done the University of Bolton proud by winning his eighth medal, at the Tokyo Olympics.

New clothing range for 2020/21

A full range of university sports merchandise is available to purchase online

Secure sports kits with awards

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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