Iffley Road Sports Centre

This page contains information about the facilities available within Iffley Road Sports Centre. Please use the expandable tabs below to find out more about a specific facility.

Descriptions

Oxford University Sport boasts a diverse range of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, split across several gym spaces within Iffley Road Sports Centre. 

Main Gym

The Main Gym includes a wide variety of equipment to suit your workout needs from cardio and resistance machines to free weights and stretching areas.

Powerlifting Gym

This is a great option to train specifically for weightlifting and powerlifting or if you like to train with heavier weights. The equipment within the gym includes an Olympic lifting platform, two squat cages, a combo rack and an Olympic bench press. Dumbbells are available up to 50kg and we have bumper plates and bars to satisfy all your weightlifting needs.

Outdoor Gym

This offers a different way to train in nice weather and is also situated next to the Sir Roger Bannister Running Track, allowing our gym users to train next to the iconic site and add variety to their training with a track use too. The Outdoor Gym contains suspended rings, pull up bars, monkey bars, a climbing rope and squat racks.

Performance Gym

This facility designed to offer strength and conditioning support to our talented athletes and teams. Equipment within the gym includes three squat racks, Olympic lifting bars and bumper plates, a large free exercise area with numerous free weights and functional equipment and conditioning equipment such as a Watt bike and a Versa climber.

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Using These Facilities

Main Gym

Access to the Main Gym is available to all ‘gym only’ and ‘gym and swim’ members or using a Gym Day Pass. Full details of all our memberships and prices can be found on our memberships and activity passes page.

Powerlifting Gym

Access to the Powerlifting Gym is available to all ‘powerlifting only’ members or can be purchased as an add-on to gym or swim memberships. Full details of all our memberships and prices can be found on our memberships and activity passes page.

Outdoor Gym

Access to the Outdoor Gym is included in any of our gym memberships. Full details of all our memberships and prices can be found on our memberships and activity passes page.

Performance Gym

Access is available exclusively for our student athletes and teams that are eligible and selected for our Blues Performance Scheme. All sessions must be supervised by one of our coaches. Find out more about the scheme on our Blues Performance Scheme page.

Description

Swim for fitness or leisure in the fantastic Rosenblatt Swimming Pool at Iffley Road Sports Centre. Completed in 2003, the pool is a 25m, deck level, 8-lane facility with a moveable floor and is open 7 days a week.

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Using This Facility

The pool is a members only pool and is pay as you go swimming is not available. If you are interest in becoming a member you can try out the facilities using a free trial swim. To access a trial swim please visit reception during swimming pool opening hours on contact us for further details. Trial swims are limited to one per customer.

Memberships and Activity Passes

Memberships are available to anyone over the age of 16 and further details of how you can get involved can be found on our memberships and activity passes page using the button below.

 

SEE OUR MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITY PASSES 

Swimming Pool Timetable

Our swimming pool timetable is now availabe to view on our opening hours page. Please use the link below to see our current swimming pool timetable.

 

SEE OUR SWIMMING POOL TIMETABLE

Description

The Gallie-Lewis-Dean Studio is the home of our fitness class programme and also provides another training facility for Oxford University Amateur Boxing Club, whose former coaches are honoured by the name of the facility. Completed in 2017, the studio is purpose built to provide a fitness and training facility for all abilities.

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Using This Facility

This facility is only available for the use of fitness classes or for University clubs and external parties with a specific booking, it is not available for general usage by our membership outside of classes and bookings.

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Acer Nethercott Sports Hall

The Acer Nethercott Sports Hall, named after the late Olympic gold meal winning Oxford Alumnus, was completed and opened in 2018. The hall features innovative glass floor technology with LED line markings, allowing for one sports line marking to appear indendantly of other sports. This hall currently has line markings for badminton, netball, basketball, volleyball, futsal (reduced run-off), handball (reduced run-off) and korfball.

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The Main Sports Hall

The Main Sports Hall is a traditional hall with a wooden sprung floor. This hall currently has line markings for badminton, netball, basketball, volleyball and 5-a-side football but also has the option to facilitate circuit training and boxing.

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Using These Facilities

These facilities are available via booking only. For more information on booking this facility please visit our casual bookings - activites and facilities page or our venue hire page.

Description

Iffley Road Sports Centre is the home of the iconic Sir Roger Bannister Running Track, site of the first sub-4 minute mile by Sir Roger Bannister himself in May, 1954. The track is now a competition standard 400m UK Athletics accredited track. Other facilities also include an infield for throws (shot, javelin, discus and hammer), a long jump / triple jump area, a high jump area, pole vault facilities and some spectator seating.

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Using These Facilities

We offer the opportunity for students, staff and the local community to utilise the facility trough our track memberships. Track memberships are free for students and staff and still great value for local community members. Find out more about accessing our track by visiting our membership and activity passes page using the button below.

 

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Description

The cricket centre is an dedicated indoor cricket facility with two full length cricket nets. This facility is also used for shooting and fencing training for our University clubs and is available to book for external cricket clubs.

 

Using This Facility

This facility is available via booking only. For more information on booking this facility please visit our casual bookings - activites and facilities page or our venue hire page.

Description

The rowing gym and tank are the land training bases of the Oxford University Boat Clubs. There are two gyms kitted out with multiple rowing ergs and weights for squad training and a rowing tank capable of seating 8 rowers at a time.

Using These Facilities

For existing members, this can be booked and paid for online using the button below, at Iffley Road Sports Centre reception or by contacting our reception team on 01865 611476. The rowing tank is available to book up to 30 days in advance but all users must have a qualified rowing coach in attendance. All prices include VAT where applicable, are subject to our booking terms and conditions and subsequent facility use is subject to our Sports Facilities: Conditions of Use.

 

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OU Students – Booking online for the first time: On the login screen, click on “forgotten password” and enter your “@college.ox.ac.uk” email.  Log-in instructions will be sent to your university email address. If you have problems logging in, please contact our reception team via enquiries@sport.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 611476.

Description

The Fletcher Field Artificial pitch is an England Hockey accredited, floodlit water-based artificial turf pitch which can also be used to play a variety of other sports including football.

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Using This Facility

This facility is available via booking only. For more information on booking this facility please visit our casual bookings - activites and facilities page or our venue hire page.

Description

Iffley Road Sports Centre has 10 outdoor tennis courts in total. The facilities include 6 grass courts (during the summer season) and 4 outdoor artificial clay courts. The artificial clay courts were installed in summer 2018 and the redevelopment has been a welcome addition to our tennis facilities.

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Using These Facilities

The grass and artificial clay courts at Iffley Road Sports Centre are available to book casually but only to members of Oxford University Lawn Tennis Club. The club do offer a casual membership, which will then allow you to book courts using our online booking system. If you are interested in booking courts at Iffley Road Sports Centre, please visit the club website using the button below to enquire about casual membership.

 

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Description

There are three indoor squash courts at Iffley Road Sports Centre, which are overlooked by a viewing area for spectators and/or officials.

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Using These Facilities

Squash courts are available to book for £6.00 per 45 minute slot. For existing members, courts can be booked and paid for online using the button below, at Iffley Road Sports Centre reception or by contacting our reception team on 01865 611476. Courts are available to book up to 8 days in advance. All prices include VAT where applicable, are subject to our booking terms and conditions and subsequent facility use is subject to our Sports Facilties: Terms of Use.

 

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For new members, an activated Activated 'Rackets Access Card' required to book – for further details about how to activate an access card, please visit our membership and activity passes page.

Description

The dojo is a dedicated indoor training space for martial arts, featuring a fully matted floor. This facility currently services our University martial arts clubs including Aikido, Jui Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Karate-Do-Shotokai, KO Krav, Kickboxing, Kendo, Shorinji Kempo, Sulkido and Taekwondo.

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Using This Facility

This facility is available via booking only. For more information on booking this facility please visit our casual bookings - activites and facilities page or our venue hire page.

Hiring Our Facilities

Our facilities are also available to hire depedant on availability. For further information on hiring our facilities, please visit our venue hire page.

 
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