Covid-19 Update: Our Sports & Fitness facilities have now re-opened with some important adjustments in order for us to create a safe environment. The major changes will be communicated on this web page, but for further information on how this affects each facility please contact our Sports Centre reception using the details below.


The fitness facilities include a Cardio Suite, a Resistance Training Suite and Group Cycle Studio, which enable our members to achieve a broad range of fitness goals in a friendly, supportive, community environment. Our sports facilities are available for hire and include a recently revamped Sports Hall, a FIFA standard 3G pitch and a squash court.

The Sports Centre staff would like to encourage all interested staff, students and community members to drop in and see the facilities we have to offer.

See also:
Sport at Newman University
Prices and Opening Times
3G Pitch

The Fitness Suite rooms feature high quality commercial gym equipment from Technogym including:

  • Purpose built air conditioning
  • 22 Cardiovascular equipment stations (including 4 treadmills, 2 exercise bikes, 8 spin bikes, 2 cross-trainers, 2 rowers, 2 steppers, 1 ski erg and 1 Assault Air Bike)
  • Matted area for core exercises and stretching
  • 11 Resistance machine stations (Leg Extension, Leg Press, Chest Press, Low Row, Vertical Traction, Shoulder Press, Dual Adjustable Pulley System, Ercolina, Plate Loaded Row, Plate Loaded Incline Leg Press)
  • 1 multi-functional half rack and 2 Olympic lifting platforms
  • Dumbbells running up to 38kg
  • Plate loaded equipment and 800kg of plates
  • Conditioning equipment including battleropes, slam balls, kettlebells, plyo boxes and Bosu balls

The Sports Centre will continue to offer membership prices at a competitive rate, to enable students, staff, alumni and local members of the community to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. There is no joining fee required to activate a membership.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about the Sports & Fitness Centre please contact:
Tel: 0121 483 2286


3G Pitch

In September 2017 Newman Sports Centre unveiled a new on-campus 3G Artificial Grass Pitch, which was officially opened by ex-Aston Villa and former England international footballer Darius Vassell.

Supported by the Football Foundation, Newman University’s new facility will help to address the shortage and demand of football in Birmingham by contributing to community programmes and by facilitating governing body local strategic plans. The pitch is available to hire in thirds; prices are dependent on FA Charter status.

To enquire about the availability of the 3G pitch, please contact the Sports Centre on 0121 483 2286 or email any requests to



Covid-19 Update: Please note that in order to use the fitness suites you are required to sign in with your membership number; this can be done at the Sports Centre reception. This measure has been put in place to help ensure that we comply with track and trace purposes. To ensure there is no over-crowding, there are also limits on the amount of people allowed in the fitness suite rooms. For further information please contact the Sport & Fitness Centre reception on 0121 483 2286 or via email

Facility Community Prices Student/Staff
Fitness Suite Memberships*:
Pay as you go £5 £4 £4.50
1 Month £20 £15 £17.50
3 Months £50 £40 £45
6 Months £90 £70 £80
12 Months £160 £110 £135​
3G Pitch Price per third:£37.50 per hour for non-chartered clubs Price per third:£35 per hour (one third) Price per third:
£37.50 per hour (one third)
Sports Hall £37.50 per hour £37.50 per hour £37.50 per hour
Badminton £8.50 (45 mins)/£7 at the weekend £8.50 (45 mins) £8.50 (45 mins)
Squash Courts £7.50 (45 mins)/ £5 at weekends £7.50 (45 mins)Free before 3pm for Newman Sport Membership holders, or £1.00 per player £7.50 (45 mins)
TableTennis £7.50 (45 mins)/ £5 at weekends £7.50 (45 mins)Free before 3pm for Newman Sport Membership holders, or £1.00 per player £7.50 (45 mins)
Gymnasium £20 per hour £20 per hour £20 per hour


Details of the Sports & Fitness Centre’s  free inductions, prices, benefits of membership and opening times.


To join Newman’s Fitness Suites, please complete our form below.

Sports and Fitness Centre

Opening Times


Monday – Friday 7.00am – 10.00pm


10.00am – 5.00pm


10.00am – 3.00pm

*Memberships allow access to the fitness suites during opening hours; further sports facility use, personal training and exercise classes are not included in the prices.


Free Induction

Our professional and qualified staff are available for free scheduled inductions for the Fitness and Sports Performance Suites from 6pm on weekday evenings and during opening hours on weekends. To book or enquire about induction times, please drop in during opening hours, call or email the Sports Centre. This process should take 20 – 30 minutes depending on your level of experience.


We prefer payments by debit or credit card for memberships and facility charges. Payment must be made in person at the Sports Centre reception.

To join Newman’s Fitness Suites, please complete the form below and return to the Sports Centre during normal opening hours:



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Sport at Newman

Newman Sport

Newman Sport: Enrich Your Student Experience By Engaging In Sport 

Sport at Newman is run by the University and Newman Sport is the department that co-ordinates the sporting and recreational needs of students. Newman Sport not only offers recreational sessions for students that just want to enjoy an active lifestyle and have fun, but is also promoting competition within the University and also with other Higher Education institutions at the British University and College Sport (BUCS) national competitions, across a number sports. Delivery of recreational sport and the promotion of physical activity is supported by Newman Students’ Union.


Opportunities To Build Leadership Skills

Each university sports club has a student in the capacity of Captain, Vice-Captain and Social Secretary. Roles of responsibility within the sports teams are offered to students and can be a great way to build leadership skills or to be involved in the development of a sports club. For further information on any available roles for the 2021/22 year please contact Dominic Ridgers (, Head of Newman Sport & Fitness Facilities.


Competitive Sport At Newman

BUCS sports for the 2021/22 season are:

Men’s Football

Training: Newman 3G Pitch, Mondays 5pm-7pm

Start Date: September 27th 2021

Captain and contact details: Dominic Ridgers (



Training: Newman Sports Hall, Mondays 5pm-6.45pm

Start Date: September 27th 2021

Captain and contact details: Dominic Ridgers (




Development Sport

Further to these competitive sports teams, Newman Sport are keen to progress emerging sports at the University that are currently in a development stage. These developing sports include:

  • Men’s Basketball: Newman Sports Hall, Mondays 8.30pm-10pm
  • Women’s Football: Newman 3G Pitch, Tuesdays 5pm-6pm
  • Jiu Jitsu: Newman Gymnasium, TBC
  • Racket Club: Including Table Tennis, Badminton, Touch Tennis and Squash, Newman Sports Hall, Thursdays 5pm-6pm
  • Touch Rugby: Newman 3G Pitch, TBC
  • Running Club: TBC

If you would like to express an interest in any of the activities above and would like further information, then please get in touch ( Newman Sport also support the development of new sports, if there is enough interest, then where possible we will trial new activities and promote them.



Physical Activity & Recreational Activities

Give It A Go Sessions, Pitch Up & Play

Over the course of the year Newman Sport and Newman Students’ Union will offer Give It A Go sessions for students, an environment where you can try new activities which are aimed at being inclusive. For those that would like to engage in more familiar sports but in a casual, non-competitive setting please keep an eye out for Pitch Up & Play Sessions held at the Sports & Fitness Centre.


For further details of events please check your Newman student email accounts or our Facebook and Twitter pages listed in the Contact Us section below.


Newman Sport Memberships 

Newman Sport Memberships (NSM) are required in order to participate in any organised sports club or development club activity through the academic year. The NSM entitles students to access to any sports team training session, eligibility for BUCS competitive fixtures and the necessary insurance cover for training and fixtures. The NSM membership system is set in place so that revenue raised assists in funding sports and recreational activities run by Newman Sport. Newman Sport understand that due to the diverse range of course offered at Newman University, our sports memberships must be flexible to suit you. Please see below membership options for the 2020/21 season:

  • Newman Sport Basic Membership – For those that just want access to training for the season – £30.00
  • Newman Sport Basic Membership (One Semester) – For those that just want access to training for the semester – £20.00

Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, competitive sports fixtures have been postponed and so Newman Sport BUCS Membership options have been removed. Newman Sport will be monitoring the situation and will be offering alternative options when university competitive sport is confirmed to return.

The membership is compulsory for students who wish to access Newman Sport and can be purchased from the Sports Centre reception. Please note that all students are eligible for taster sessions so they can try out an activity before committing to a membership. The NSM fee also includes personal accident insurance cover, entitling students to a claim in the event of any incidents during training or fixtures.

Further Information

For further information on all matters relating to student sport and recreation please contact Dominic Ridgers:

Contact: Dominic Ridgers
Position: Head of Newman Sport & Fitness Facilities
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2286)
Facebook: Newman University Sports Centre
Twitter: @NUSportCentre