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Chester boasts some impressive facilities across its Chester sites for you to enjoy your physical activity in and be inspired to continue to stay fit and healthy. Facilities include:

Sports Hall (6 badminton courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 netball court, 2 volleyball court, futsal court)

Our multi-function sports hall, allows students and staff to alter the space according to their chosen sport. The sports hall currently has the space and facilities to create either six badminton courts, two volleyball courts, two basketball courts, a netball court or two cricket nets.

Teams of students playing netball indoors in the sports hall.

Floodlit Hockey Astro with spectator stand

Our floodlit astro-turf provides the space to enjoy a number of sports, such as hockey and lacrosse, and is used by our sport teams, or for recreational use and also by Chester Hockey Club.

Chester's floodlit astro-turf pitch

Floodlit 3G MUGA pitch

A popular sport facility; our floodlit MUGA pitch provides a fantastic surface to play a wide range of sports on, including football, rugby and American football.

Floodlit 3-Pitch Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

3 Lane Sprint Track

Centrally located at Exton Park, our 60 metre, 3 lane sprint track is available for staff and student use.

3 lane 60m Running Track

Floodlit Tennis Courts x 2

Enjoy access to our two outdoor tennis courts, one of which can be converted into an outdoor netball court.

Tennis Courts

Squash Courts x 2

Providing staff and students with two glass backed squash courts.

Squash Courts

25 metre Swimming Pool

The University’s swimming pool is located at the heart of Exton Park, within the Fitness Centre complex. The 25 metre, 5 lane pool is home to the University swim and water polo teams, and also plays host to numerous recreational swim activities, as well as invaluable training for the sub-aqua club.

Swimmer in the swimming pool at Exton Park

Fitness Suite with over 100 pieces of equipment

The Fitness Suite is staffed by friendly, approachable and qualified fitness instructors on hand to provide you with as much support and guidance as you need. Membership options are available to suit all lifestyles and budgets.

Group of people exercising using the treadmills in the Fitness Suite at the University of Chester

Gymnasium/Dance studio

Providing an open and light space to enjoy a range of fitness classes and sport teams, the gymnasium also has a sprung floor and mirrored wall, to help perfect your sport.


Spin Studio

Exercise bikes lined up at the Spin Studio

Strength and Conditioning studio

People using modern equipment in the gym to strength and condition their muscles.

Grass Football Pitches X 2

University of Chester womens football player during a match

Rugby League/American Football Pitch

Rugby player holding the ball and running ahead of the team on the outdoor pitch.

Access to offsite facilities inc Rowing Club, Rugby Union Pitches, 400m Athletics Track, Equestrian Centre, Rock Climbing Centre