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 (see centre pages) designed to enhance the student and staff experience.

Performance Sport, under the banner of ‘Team Newcastle’ encompasses our Sports Clubs, was ranked 11th in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table 2014/15 with outstanding performances from our Basketball, Fencing, Rowing, Rugby Union, Tennis and Water Polo Clubs. Newcastle will have 11 BUCS Premier League teams in 2015/16 with Basketball (w), Lacrosse (w) and Tennis (w) gaining promotion to join Fencing (m) and (w), Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union (m) and (w), volleyball (w) and Water Polo (w). In 2015/16 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. 2015/16 will see an expansion of the exercise class programme and the addition of women’s 5-a-side Football, Touch Rugby and Cricket as Intra Mural Sports.

The Newcastle University Student Union (NUSU), who operate the student run AU clubs, will once again be running the Go Play and Hall Sport programmes. New for 2015/16 will be Inclusive Newcastle. If you need extra support, assistance or reassurance to get involved in sport, Inclusive Newcastle is here to help.

Customer PromiseThe staff take great pride in the quality of the sporting experience provided to all users as articulated through 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. The Centre places great emphasis on the health and wellbeing of its members. 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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