Bournemouth University


Welcome to sportBU - Providing positive experiences through sport recreation and physical activity

Whether you want to compete in the Olympics, improve your fitness, play with friends or take up sport for the first time then sportBU is the place for you.

At sportBU, we're proud of the fantastic facilities, physical activities and sports that we can offer all year round to students, staff members and the community.

We cater for all the sports, activities and fitness classes that you would expect to find, and we are constantly adding new sports and activities to meet our members' interests too.

Please download our new brochure now and book a class or activity online.

sportBU is a great way to socialise and meet new people! We want everyone to get the sportBU buzz.

Sign up to one of our memberships either online or at sportBU reception to make the most of your time at BU and all the facilities that sportBU has to offer.

Please have a look around our website and find out about the opportunities available to you. You should find everything you need here, but you are always welcome to pop in to sportBU and talk to our friendly team.

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Where to find us
Contact us

Tel: +44 (0) 1202 965012

In this section

Classes & programmes

At sportBU we offer a wide range of classes and programmes that are open to everyone.

The gym

Fully refurbished, extended and energised in 2012, the sportBU gym is the perfect place to train!.

Adventure Events & volunteering

Learn more about our sports adventure expeditions, plus volunteer with sportBU to gain experience, qualifications and give back to the local community.


sportBU hold a number of events which range from badminton and beach front games to cricket and netball matches.


Find out more about the facilities sportBU has to offer.

Focus sports

sportBU has four focus sports: cricket, golf, tennis and volleyball.

'Free Your Fitness' Project 2011-2014

sportBU has been given funding from Sports England to increase participation in sports.


Find a membership type that will suit your sporting and physical activity needs.

Opening times

Opening hours for the gym and other sportBU facilities.


Meet the sportBU team.


Please see our price list for 2013/14.

Social sport

Get involved with a variety of social sports across the University.


Our intramural sport programme is designed to provide a variety of recreational sport across BU with an emphasis on fun, team spirit, and that competitive edge!


Here are some details of our scholarships that are available to talented athletes.

sportBU kids

sportBU run kids sports camps over the Easter and Summer periods, plus you can book your kids parties here too!

Academy of Performance Coaching

sportBU is proud to be an approved centre for a range of Active IQ Fitness Qualifications.

Strength & conditioning

Strength and conditioning is a service offered to all our sports teams and external clubs designed to improve performance.

Leisurewear and gym accessories

Feel and look like part of the team! How to purchase BU branded clothing.

Varsity sports

Information about the opportunities offered for students to compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions.