The excellent sporting facilities available at the University of Worcester include a sports centre with a six-court sports hall, dance studio, gymnasium and fully equipped fitness suite.

Opening hours

St John's Sports Centre - daily from 7am - 10pm. 

Subject to bookings these times may change.

The Riverside Centre is also open from 8.30am-9pm (Monday - Friday), 9am-3pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.



Facilities at St John's Sports Centre




Sports hall

Our international standard sports hall has a sprung wooden floor and has enough space to house 6 badminton courts, 2 basketball or netball Training courts and 4 indoor cricket lanes. The space can be divided into 4 areas to accommodate different groups or to split academic activities.

The hall is equipped to hold large events for a range of different sports, and seating for 500 spectators.






A large gymnasium/studio space utilised heavily by academics across schools such as Sport, Education and Arts.

The space has wall mounted climbing bars and ropes used for teacher training and gymnastic themed sports modules. The space is also well utilised by student sport for training and external community groups. 



3G astro

Fully flood lit high quality all weather rubber crumb surface able to withstand cold weather up to -4°C.

The pitch can be used for 11-a-side fixtures or can be divided into thirds and be used for small sided training sessions. The pitch is well utilised by academics, student sport and external users.

Students can book this facility for free outside of other bookings. 





Sand filled astro

Fully flood lit sand based all weather surface.

The pitch is used for full sized hockey fixtures or can be divided into thirds and be used for small sided training sessions.

The pitch is used by various academic departments, student clubs and external users.  


Where we are

We are located next to the Edward Elgar Building on St John's Campus (WR2 6AJ). When you arrive head to Main Reception and ask for directions.

For those with limited mobility there is dedicated disabled parking on site and easy access is provided by a lift adjacent to the main entrance.