Sport in the City

Sport is integral to Newcastle's identity, and there are lots of opportunities to make the most of this, whether you're watching or taking part.

Rugby match

Watch sport

Be a spectator at world-class sporting events, including:

Take part

There are a wide range of opportunities to take part in sport in Newcastle and the surrounding area, including:

  • climbing at city-centre leisure centres
  • cycling, with lots of routes across the city
  • surfing at our pro-quality beaches, which are just 25 mins away by Metro
  • the city's two roller derby teams 
  • dancing at Dance City


The University Sports Centre offers activities for people of all abilities:

  • access to over 60 clubs, many of which are supported by professional coaches
  • take a fitness or dance class
  • improve your fitness at our 125-station health and fitness suite
  • represent the University in the BUCS league, where we're in the top 10 in the UK

Find out more

For more information about sport in Newcastle, see the NewcastleGateshead website.