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Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

Named after a Preston and England footballing legend, the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre is our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art indoor facility located at the heart of our Preston Campus.

We offer a range of activities from Students' Union sports clubs to instructor-led classes, court hire and a well-equipped gym.

Fitness suite

Our Fitness Suite incorporates more than 100 stations of state-of-the-art Technogym equipment including cardiovascular and resistance machines, an extensive free weight area, core area, 'Cardio Zone' and ‘Row Zone.’

  • Inclusive environment – We have an IFI accredited range of equipment that meets design standards to be fully inclusive for disabled users.
  • Qualified instructors – Our professional qualified fitness instructors are always on hand to offer training advice and support.
  • Fitness assessments – We offer fitness assessments and personal training to get you on the right path and help you achieve your fitness goals.
  • Blast classes – If you like to train in small groups but still like the gym environment, we deliver Morning and Afternoon Blast classes which will give you a 30-minute intense fitness suite workout.

For further details, and an up-to-date list of equipment, please contact our reception team.

Sports membership

All UCLan students based at our Preston Campus have free membership to the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, as well as the UCLan Sports Arena. There are separate arrangements for students based at our Westlakes and Burnley Campus at their local facilities.

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

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Opening hours

Opening hours from 23 May

Monday to Friday

7.30am - 10.00pm

7.30am - 7.00pm


10.00am - 5.00pm

10.00am - 5.00pm


10.00am - 4.00pm



  • Students: Free for all students based at our Preston Campus.
  • Staff: £9.99 per month, for minimum of three months. Payment is taken directly from salary or via upfront payment.
  • Alumni: £130 per year or £12.50 per month (three months minimum). Alumni must get a library card in order to gain access to sports facilities. This can be collected from the library during opening hours on the production of two forms of ID (one to be photo). Sports membership fees can then be paid directly to Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre via reception.
  • Casual admissions (staff and registered alumni): £4 per session.


Exercise classes must be booked in advance using the online booking system.

Student Membership

Activate your free sports membership by enrolling on your course.

Your account will be activated once you have watched the induction video

If you are in at 'at risk' group please follow the NHS guidance.

Please stay safe, wash your hands regularly and follow social distancing recommendations. If you have any questions at any time, please ask a member of staff as we are more than happy to help.

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