LJMU Sports Centre
The LJMU Sports Centre is open to all LJMU students, staff and alumni from the summer of 2021. The Sports Centre is part of LJMU’s multi-million pound development on Copperas Hill in Liverpool City Centre. The site is also home to the LJMU Student Life Building. The Sports Centre includes an 8 court sports hall, two multifunctional studio rooms and a two floor gym comprising of over 120 training stations complete with the latest Technogym Excite range.
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LJMU has a proud reputation for sport from the iconic physical education programmes developed at IM Marsh, to world leading sport science programmes developed at Liverpool Polytechnic under Professor Tom Riley.
The University is now going through some major changes with the closure of the IM Marsh Campus and the development of exciting new facilities at Copperas Hill. The higher education landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. The new £14m Sports Centre is a significant investment by the University in sports facilities for students and staff. The new programmes and facilities will also help develop a sense of community and will assist in preparing students for life beyond university.
A new Sport Strategy has been developed that will link into the strategic plans in Estates, the Students Union, Professional Services and the Faculties. This will ensure a coordinated approach to the development of facilities and programmes that will result in an excellent sport service for all users. There will be new programmes available on a daily basis to increase fitness, health and well-being. There will also be an emphasis on increasing the number of competitive student sports teams at the University.
The new Sports Centre, opening in July 2021, will be at the heart of linking the Campuses within the city. The facilities will host the academic teaching of sports courses, research projects, student teams, recreational sport, staff wellbeing activities, community sport and external groups. In addition, the new facilities could be used for non-sports events such as Fresher’s Fayre, Career Fayres, Open Days, examinations as well as conferences in the vacations.
The Active LJMU team sits within the Estates and Facilities Management department of LJMU. The team is made up individuals with a vast amount of experience skills and qualifications in higher education sport, the leisure industry and sport governing bodies including BUCS, UKActive and Sport England. The team is committed to ensuring that all of the LJMU community is given an opportunity to use the new LJMU Sports Centre.
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Spread out over two floors, the gym comprises of over 120 exercise stations complete with the latest Technogym Excite range. The first floor includes many cardio machines and Technogym’s Skill range as well as an area for free weight training. On the ground floor there are four weight lifting platforms, further free weights and strength resistance machines.
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Fitness class timetable
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There will be over 40 health and fitness classes to choose from each week. The classes are included within the Sport Centre membership and non-members can book and pay for individual classes.
There will be a huge variety of classes to match your ability and goals. Some classes are designed to strengthen and tone whilst others are designed to improve flexibility and leave you feeling relaxed and calm.
The classes will be very popular and you are advised to book ahead to avoid any disappointment. You can attend as many classes as you wish and all equipment is provided.
Instructor led classes are taught by qualified instructors and are ideal for all levels and abilities.
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Our sports halls and studios can be hired out for a range of activities on an ad-hoc or block booking basis. Spaces are also available for larger events.
The wooden semi sprung Dynamik flooring equipped sports hall can be home to many sports including football, futsal, basketball, badminton, netball, cricket, volleyball, archery, trampolining, cheerleading and judo. The hall is equipped with top of the range Continental sports equipment including two cricket lanes, archery target boards and has built in stereo speakers and GPS Catapult sensors. Each sports hall measures 34.5 x 20m.
Two multi functional studio rooms, fitted with wooden semi sprung floors are both equipped with integrated stereo sound and one with built in posture mirrors, The studios provide opportunities for a range of group exercise classes and martial art disciplines. Each studio measures 15 x 15m.
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The Active LJMU Programme is run by the Sport and Physical Activity Department.
‘Intramural’ means ‘inside the university’. We offer a wide range of leagues, cup competitions and tournaments. You’ll compete against teams and players of LJMU students and staff. This is your chance to make up a team from your halls, your class or just a random group of friends. The competitions take place at lunchtimes and the weekend. You will be able to keep up to date throughout the eight week season with fixtures, results and top goal scorers.
‘Try Sport’ is an opportunity for you to learn a new activity in a series of progressive classes. The courses will last for between two and six weeks. All equipment is provided and you are advised to book early as it will not be possible to join an activity halfway through the programme.
‘Play Sport’ is an exciting programme that does exactly what it says on the tin… just turn up and play sport! There is no membership, you are not in a league and all you need to do is come along every week just to have fun and ‘Play Sport!’ You can attend as many sessions as you wish with no weekly commitment to attend. You need a basic skill level and a member of staff will organise all the activities. It is a superb way to keep fit, make friends and have fun. Please remember to book early as places are limited.
How to find us
Copperas Hill, Liverpool, L3 5AJ