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Introducing Sugden Sports Centre

Whether you’re a student, member of staff or live nearby, The Sugden University Sports Centre welcomes you! You’ll find a state-of-the-art gym, pitches and sports hall here - featuring a fantastic range of fitness classes to choose from and a packed programme of activities to enjoy, there’s something for everyone at your local university sports centre. Conveniently located in Manchester city centre, and offering a great choice of inclusive membership options to try, there’s no better time to get active, make new friends and make a positive impact by supporting your local university centre – which is run as a not for profit charitable social enterprise.

The centre is jointly owned by Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester’s and has recently undergone a £2.5 million refurbishment during 2018 – so you can get the best from your local university acilities today.

What we offer

We'd love to help get you motivated and kick-start your active life with us here at Sugden Sports Centre and there's no better time to get started. Whether you're a team player, want to try something new, or enjoy a work out at the gym - there's something for everyone at your local centre. So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re a student, member of university staff or live in the local area – now’s the time to join! You’ll find a membership package to suit you and your needs.  

What we offer

Get active

Need a little push?

Whether you’re a student looking to workout for the first time. or a gym aficionado - our personal trainers are here to support you on your fitness journey to a better you.

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Sports Hall

Get your heart pumping and take part in a variety of sports - from basketball and volleyball to netball – and with four sports halls to choose from you can give every sport a try! Our halls are also available to hire.

Get active


Bring your squad together at our indoor and outdoor courts - perfect to hire for a friendly match. Bookings are available in 55 minutes slots, and off peak pricing of £15 avaialble.


Get kicking


Fancy a game of squash? Join the squash league and make new friends or hire our courts to boost your fitness levels.

Play squash

Work it Out


Dance away your stress with our Zumba classes or develop strength and a peaceful mind with yoga. We offer a wide range of fitness classes to help you feel better inside and out. 

Take a look at our timetable to find out which classes are currently running and to book your place today. 

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University Opportunities

Thanks to both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester’s support - you can enjoy a wide range of activities completely free! If you’re a student or member of staff make the most of this great opportunity to try a new activity, meet new friends and have fun.

To find out more about free activities simply click on your University below, to access the latest timetable.

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Find us


Sugden Sports Centre

114 Grosvenor Street


M1 7HL

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