Whether you are a beginner wishing to try a new sport or an Olympian looking to hone your talents, Sport Solent is here for you.
As an integral part of the University’s lifestyle, Sport Solent is committed to providing a quality service to students, while also supporting the needs of staff, alumni and the local community.
Our product and service range is carefully designed to maximise sporting opportunities and to underpin the student experience. We offer competitive and recreational sport, coach education and coaching opportunities, healthy lifestyle expertise and talented athlete support.
Our facilities include a nationally renowned watersports centre and award winning cricket and football venues and exciting development plans are in place to greatly enhance our sporting provision.
Find out more about Sport Solent
Sport Solent's main gym facilities are found at Sports Centre St Mary's, which has a separate fitness suite and weights room as well as a larger sports hall for hire. The gyms have all the necessary cardiovascular, resistance and free-weight equipment needed for you to get the workout you want.
Students receive a huge discount on membership prices with a year long gym only ticket available for £110 or £16 a month pay-as-you-go membership!
On the main campus there is the Performance Fitness Centre, which is available to staff members at specific times during the day and a sports hall, which is available for hire.
The Performance Fitness Centre hosts some new and exciting fitness classes, which are available to all members including staff, students and the public. There are fitness class timetables for three separate locations.
For more information, please visit the Sport Solent reception (SH102).
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Find out more about the Warsash Health and Fitness Centre
Southampton Solent University has over 30 student sports teams which compete as 'Team Solent' and they finished 58th out of 145 Higher Education establishments in the BUCS league in 2010/11.
All members of the Sports Development Team are also involved in liaising with teams to help get them up and running, offer advice and give support throughout the year. Sport Solent also employs a number of professionals to coach and manage the clubs to ensure they are able to compete and develop to the highest standard.In addition to the teams that compete in BUCS every year, we also have a Wessex League Football team and a National League Division 2 Basketball team.
For more information on Team Solent and the clubs that we offer, please come along to the Sports Fair in Freshers Week to find out more. This year the Sports Fair will be held on Thursday 27th September 2012 at Sports Centre St Mary's. The Fair gives all students the opportunity to meet members of the teams and to find out about signing up for clubs and trials. If you missed out on the Sports Fair then feel free to get in touch with us to find out more information about clubs and sports run by Solent.
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High Performance Academy
Sport Solent provide a service exclusively for elite athletes who are currently competing at national or international level, or at least have the ability to do so. Those selected to be on the programme will receive a range of benefits to the value of £2,500 per academic year, including physiotherapy and sports specific training.
Athletes will also benefit from the new Performance Fitness Centre, which will be the main hub for their conditioning and sport specific training.
Find out more about the High Performance Academy
The Watersports Centre is located in a purpose-built building on the Warsash Campus, situated at the mouth of the River Hamble.
The Centre, which is RYA recognised , delivers practical courses in yachting, dinghy, keelboat sailing, and powerboating. In addition, it offers RYA theory courses in Navigation, First Aid, VHF Radio and Diesel Maintenance. We are not only open just to Solent University students but also to the general public, and operate all year round.
The Centre boasts a range of new equipment and is ideally suited to teaching everyone from beginners all the way through to Advanced or Instructor level.
Visit the Watersports Centre website
To find out more about Sport Solent, call Reception on the contact details below:
Telephone: +44 (0) 2380 319277