About Us

University Sports CentreAt Newcastle we believe that your time spent at University should be so much more than reading for a degree or a place of work. The Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport (CPRS), in conjunction with the Athletic Union (AU) and its 63 Sports Clubs, offers an exciting range of sporting opportunities designed to enhance the student and staff experience.
Performance Sport, under the banner of ‘Team Newcastle’ encompasses our Sports Clubs, was ranked 9th in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table 2015/16 with outstanding performances from our Basketball, Fencing, Hockey, Rowing, Rugby Union, Squash and Water Polo Clubs. Newcastle will have 13 BUCS Premier League teams in 2016/17 with Basketball (m), Hockey (m) and (w) and Squash (m) gaining promotion to join Fencing (m) and (w), Rugby League, Rugby Union (m) and (w), volleyball (w) and Water Polo (w). In 2016/17 our sports scholarship offer will be enhanced to provide additional financial, educational and mentoring support to aid high performing student athletes achieve their full potential.
Campus Sport comprising of Intra Mural Sport, the Exercise Class programme and casual usage ensures that students and staff have the opportunity to take up or continue their participation in sport at a level suitable to them. 2016/17 will see the consolidation of the exercise class program at 45+ classes in term time and 25+ classes in vacations whilst the 10 sport Intra Mural program will be supplemented by several cup competitions and the Campus Sport Tournament. All these exciting opportunities are available once you become a Sports Centre member.
The Newcastle University Student Union (NUSU), who operate the student run AU clubs, will once again be running the Give it a Go, Hall Sport and Inclusive Newcastle programs.

Customer PromiseThe Centre places great emphasis on the health and wellbeing of its members. The staff take great pride in upholding our customer service promise where our aim is to put our customers first. Whatever your ability or experience - casual user to club member, novice to elite performer - there is something for everyone. We look forward to you getting involved, forming new friendships and making the most of your time at Newcastle University through sport.

Colin Blackburn
Director of Sport

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