Essex Sport

Community Membership

Community membership

Colchester general public

The University of Essex Sports Centre's excellent health and fitness facilities are all located within the Wivenhoe Park grounds. With community memberships starting at less than £16 per month, and include access to facilities such as our climbing wall and tennis courts, we've got tons to offer.

Plus, all of our community memberships include free parking.


Become a member

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Community memberships at Colchester

We are looking forward to welcoming back community members and facility users from 1 August 2021. To celebrate re-opening we are offering 3 months of half price Direct Debit memberships! The offer is available until 31 October 2021.

The prices below reflect our full prices. The discount will be applied when purchasing your membership. Members eligible for Concession or Junior memberships should contact our reception team in order for the correct fees to be applied when joining.


Become a member

 

Bronze membership package

Cost

£180 per year or £15.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 7 day advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking allowing you to book facilities and manage your membership wherever you are 
  • Anytime access to sports facilities listed above

Become a member

Silver membership package

Cost

£300 per year or £26.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 10 days advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are
  • Off-peak access to the gym and fitness classes (off-peak times are before 3pm)
  • Peak access to sports facilities listed above
  • Timetabled fitness classes


Become a member

Gold membership

Cost

£350 per year or £32.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Peak access to the gym and fitness classes
  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 14 days advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

Become a member

Concession community membership

Concession eligibility 

  • Husband/wife/partner of current UoE student or staff
  • Essex graduate
  • Temporary summer/conference staff
  • Disabled user – physical or long-term mental disorder
  • Current student at another university or college
  • Senior citizen
  • Registered unemployed
  • Intermitting Essex student
  • Non-University community service volunteer for Essex student
  • Colchester Institute (non-sports) staff

 To purchase a concession please visit the Sport Centre Reception, as you may need to provide proof of concession eligibility.

Bronze membership

Cost

£145 per year or £13.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 7 day advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking 
  • Peak access to sports facilities listed above

Silver membership

Cost

£250 per year or £22.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Off-peak access to the gym and fitness classes.
  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 10 days advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

Gold membership

Cost

£315 per year or £27.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Peak access to our Colchester Campus gym
  • Peak access to specialist fitness classes, such as cycle fit and Pilates included at no extra charge
  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 10 days advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

Junior community membership

Junior membership eligibility 

For children aged 8 to 17 (if in full-time education). Restriction apply, so please check the appropriate age restrictions (.pdf). Proof of date of birth is required when applying for membership.

To purchase a junior membership, please visit/contact the Sport Centre Reception, as you may need to provide proof of age.

Bronze membership 

Cost

£99 per year or £9.99 monthly by direct debit 

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 7 day advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

Silver membership

Cost

£170 per year or £15.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Off-peak access to the gym and fitness classes.
  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 10 days advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

Gold membership 

Cost

£215 per year or £18.99 monthly by direct debit

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Peak access to the Colchester Campus gym
  • Peak access to specialist fitness classes, such as cycle fit and Pilates included at no extra charge
  • Recreational sport activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 10 days advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

How to join

Join online

When joining online you will be asked to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions (.pdf) and the health commitment statement (.pdf), so you may wish to do this first.

You can also complete an application form at our Sport Centre reception at our Colchester Campus and pay in full.


Become a member

Pay in instalments

You can pay for your membership by monthly direct debit. You can set up your direct debit membership online, but if you would prefer to do it in person then please complete a direct debit form (.pdf) and hand to the Sports Centre reception.

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