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Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre


  • The £13 million STFSC was named after Preston’s most famous sporting son, former Preston North End and England legend, Sir Tom Finney.

    Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

  • The £13 million STFSC was named after Preston’s most famous sporting son, former Preston North End and England legend, Sir Tom Finney.

    Exercise balls

  • The £13 million STFSC was named after Preston’s most famous sporting son, former Preston North End and England legend, Sir Tom Finney.

    Fitness suite

  • The £13 million STFSC was named after Preston’s most famous sporting son, former Preston North End and England legend, Sir Tom Finney.

    Sports viewing area

  • The £13 million STFSC was named after Preston’s most famous sporting son, former Preston North End and England legend, Sir Tom Finney.

    Work out

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC) is UCLan’s multi-million pound, state-of-the-art, purpose built indoor facility on the main University Campus.

The outstanding facilities were recognised ahead of the London 2012 Olympics when UCLan was an official Olympic training camp. Fifteen Pacific countries completed their preparations at UCLan. The athletes from Fiji, Guam, Samoa and Tuvalu competed in athletics, archery, judo, mountain biking, swimming and wrestling at the Games.

STFSC was also a pre-Olympic training base for the USA and Australian table tennis teams. The Australian Performance Director, Jens Lang, said he was: “most impressed with the facilities at UCLan, and I'm sure they would consider another opportunity to visit us here again.”

STFSC offers a range of activities from UCLan Students' Union sports clubs to instructor led classes and individual areas. The Centre consists of seven activity areas:

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From September 2014 onwards, all UCLan students based at the Preston Main Campus will be entitled to a Free Sports Membership as part of their tuition fees.

What is the offer?

The Free Sports Membership gives access to:

  • Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre 
  • UCLan Sports Arena 
  • Activities delivered by University sports staff including exercise classes/fitness suite instruction

The Free Sports Membership does not include any activities organised and funded by the Students’ Union such as joining a sports club, competing in British University College Sport, GetIn2, Students’ Union Leagues or any other activity the Students’ Union may organise.

How do I apply?

Just come to Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre or UCLan Sports Arena at any time with your UCLan ID card and we will activate your Free Sports Membership. Eligibility will be verified by staff.

Who is eligible?

ALL STUDENTS at Preston Main Campus.

This includes:

  • Year 1, 2 & 3
  • Part-time students
  • Year 0 
  • Bursary students
  • International Students (including Exchange)
  • Students on short courses
  • Postgraduate research and taught students

i.e. all students with a UCLan ID card indicating University Main Campus.

Students at Partner Colleges can access STFSC and UCLan Sports Arena by paying the appropriate fee.

Fitness Suite

Cardiovascular, resistance machines, kinesis and free weights.

Cardiozone

Cardiozone

Boom Boom Shake the Room!! Work out with the loud beats and flashing lights of the Cardiozone. 20+ cardiovascular stations.

Sports Hall One and Sports Hall Two

Sports Hall

Badminton, basketball, dodgeball, fencing, five-a-side football, futsal, hockey, tennis and volleyball.

Studio Blue

Studio Blue

Zumba, Bootcamp, Boxercise, Kung Fu, Pilates, Studio Weights, and Jiu Jitsu.

Studio Red

Studio red

Circuit, Dance, Iyengar Yoga, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Legs, Bums and Tums, Spinning, Tai Chi, Table Tennis, Vinyasa Yoga and Yolates.

Squash Court

Squash courts

Our glass backed squash court is available for casual bookings, or why not see how high you can climb on the STFSC Squash Ladder?

UCLan Students' Union runs over 25 clubs, many of which have block bookings at STFSC for training and matches. STFSC also run a number of fun sports competitions throughout the year. Badminton, 3v3 basketball and five-a-side football are available to all STFSC members.

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What our students think

"Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre offer a variety of fitness classes which works for me as I’m encouraged to work at the best of my ability, keeping it fun and maintaining my fitness levels at the same time."
Dawn-Marie Carney

"I really enjoy the range of classes offered at STFSC. The instructors all offer different styles of workout to suite everyone, it’s really fun!"
Kate Smalley

"The gym offers a wide spectrum of facilities so sometimes you don’t even realise how the time flies by. On top of that you can always chat with lovely people."
Zuzana Garaiova

“A great range of classes and very helpful staff.”
Krupali Patel

“A wide range of machines which are great and easy to use.”
Rebecca Jones

“Staff always willing to help and personalise a beneficial training programme to suit your aims and goals.”
Connor Franks

“Ace layout, big history with Sir Tom Finney, atmosphere not intimidating like your usual gyms…love it!”
Mick Kelly

“STFSC really changed the experience of doing sports at University. The previous facilities were good but not enough in contrast. The new facilities are able to host every student and offer a wider range of high tech equipment.”
Dionysios Solomos

Contact Us

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 5400

Email: SirTomFinneySportsCentre@uclan.ac.uk

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Student playing netball


Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre viewing area