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About Sport Brighton

Sport Brighton is the collaboration of sport and recreation services at the University of Brighton. This includes the use of the sport & fitness facilities across all campus sites for students and staff of the University or community clubs, organisations and gym members.

Sport Brighton also leads on the development of the University of Brighton participation programmes which includes the Sports Federation (student-led clubs), Parklife (social sport & physical activity programme) and performance scholarship athletes.

As members of the university community the Sport Brighton team provides you with masses of opportunity to participate in sport whilst at the University of Brighton. Whether it is purely for fun, to improve your fitness, make lasting friendships or to take part in serious competition we can assist.

We aim to increase sporting opportunity, improve the range of health and fitness opportunities, improve health and safety in sport, develop structured sports development opportunities and provide a great service. By working closely with the elected Student Union Vice President (Student Activities) we want to ensure a strong voice for students in the management and development of sport at Brighton. As well as services for the university community, Sport Brighton also offers a range of services and opportunities for members of the public and community groups and organisations.

Sport Brighton Programmes:



Gym Membership

Sport Brighton offer a membership that includes classes (including online booking system), gym access, swim (Eastbourne only) and priority booking rights for classes and facilities. This is offered as part of a variety of affordable categories to suit your status; student, staff, associate or community member.

For more information please click here.


Fitness Classes

Sport Brighton hosts a range of classes available to both gym members and non-members held at both Eastbourne and Brighton sites. These range in intensity so what ever your fitness level you will be able to find something.

View the current class timetables here.


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Sport Federation Clubs

Whatever your game or level, the university and our Students' Union (Brighton SU) will attempt to find a way for you to enjoy and develop your skills.

From popular team games through to individual pursuits, our clubs provide opportunities for training, competition and fun, run and organised by students for students at subsidised rates, so make sure you make the most out of your time at the University and join a club.

For more information on the available Sport federation Clubs click here.


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Parklife aims to increase student engagement in social sport & physical activity through traditional, dynamic and innovative programmes. Parklife provides students a variety of flexible and affordable participation options including ‘turn-up and play’, intra-mural leagues, beginner courses, mini-competitions, club development sessions, calendar-specific events or pop-up activities at various locations across all campuses. In addition to participation routes, Parklife provides a comprehensive volunteering scheme and sport officiating or coaching development.

Visit for more details on this programme.


Performance Scholarship Athletes 

Sport Brighton manages and trains a number of scholar athletes in a variety of different sports. These scholars have access to additional support such as lifestyle planning, discounted physiotherapy and personalised 1-to-1 strength & conditioning sessions to aid their development competing at a national or international level.

Find out more information about the programme and our current performance scholarship athletes here and be sure to watch out for updates of their progress via our social media channels.


Facility Hire

Sport Brighton offers a range of sports and fitness facilities available to hire on a casual basis as a student, staff or member of the community.

Please visit the Eastbourne or Brighton Facilities page for further information and booking details.