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Sports clubs

We’re proud to work with all sporting clubs and sporting partners to provide better opportunities across the community. So, whether you run a club sport or you’re part of a community sports club and you need a space for practices and events, we can help by offering the use of a facility near you.

A space for your team and training

Our Better leisure centres play host to over a thousand sports clubs across the UK every year. As a social enterprise and the largest operator of sports facilities in the UK, we work closely with the national governing bodies of England, Wales and Ireland along with other industry stakeholders to ensure our facilities and development programmes follow guidance and where required form part of their National Development and Performance Pathways.

Our swimming pools, sports halls (including badminton, basketball, netball, handball and volleyball courts), gyms and fitness studios form part of our core offer available nationally.

In addition, you will also find a number of locations with the following available facilities:

  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • 3G 5-a-side football pitches
  • 3G and grass 11-a-side football pitches
  • Hockey pitches
  • Cricket pitches
  • Indoor cricket training facilities
  • Athletics tracks
  • Indoor athletics training facilities
  • Diving boards
  • Dry diving training facilities
  • Ice rinks
  • Gymnastics halls
  • Trampolining facilities
  • Martial arts spaces
  • Canoeing and watersports facilities
  • Cycling facilities
  • Surf simulators
  • Open water swimming facilities

LGBTQ+ Sports Clubs

Clubs like the London Royals, Out To Swim, Goslings London and many more are providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community to engage with sport, connect with others and keep physically active. We hear more about their individual stories and why sporting clubs are important for the LGBTQ+ community. From practice sessions to competitions and events, we’re proud to provide inclusive spaces that play host to many LGBTQ+ sports clubs every week.

Football in Mind

Football in Mind is a group in Eynsham that meets at Bartholomew Sports Centre every Friday. Founded by Will, this group emerged in the wake of the devastating loss of Daniel Johnson, aiming to create a supportive environment for men to forge connections and empower them to be open about their feelings.


We believe everyone should have the chance to reach their full potential. The GLL Sport Foundation is the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK and aims to support young athletes achieve their dreams by reducing the financial burden of training and competition costs as well as inspire communities to be more active. It does this solely through funding made by Better leisure centres and their partners.

Young and aspiring athletes are invited to apply on an annual basis for funding and support that will help them progress towards achieving their goals.

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Get in touch with us

Whether your sports club is looking to hire space for regular training, a one-off hire for an event or are interested in a membership offer then contact for further information. 

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