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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 public 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 public memberships include free parking.

Community memberships are temporarily unavailable.

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Community memberships at Colchester

Following a full review of all Essex Sport activities, and after careful consideration, we have sadly had to take the decision to limit access to University staff and students only, for the time being; temporarily suspending all community access.

This decision will be reviewed by Monday 2 November and we will share any updates with you as soon as possible.

Please read the full statement for more information.

 

 

Bronze membership package

Cost

£180 per year or £11.99 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

Our online membership form is temporarily unavailable.

Silver membership package

Cost

£300 per year or £20.99 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

Our online membership form is temporarily unavailable.

Gold membership

Cost

£350 per year or £25.99 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

Our online membership form is temporarily unavailable.

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

Bronze membership

Cost

£145 per year or £10.99 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 £17.99 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 £21.99 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.

Bronze membership 

Cost

£99 per year or £7.99 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 £11.99 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 £14.99 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.

Our online membership form is temporarily unavailable.

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.

Concessions and juniors

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