Student Sport Facilities

21st Century Sports Facilities

Whatever your level, we have outstanding sports facilities for you! Since 1999, we have invested £5 million to improve the sports facilities at Strode College. In conjunction with the Football Foundation, the multi-purpose all-weather pitch was completed in February 2008.

The College has a multi purpose sports hall incorporating:

  • an indoor climbing wall,
  • a refurbished, state-of-the-art fitness suite, offering a good balance of cardio-vascular and resistance training equipment,
  • a fully sprung dance and exercise studio.

A range of sporting activities are available to students including athletics, football, netball and hockey, as well as a range of more unusual opportunities such as volleyball and climbing. The College regularly competes in the Somerset Colleges and Association of Colleges tournaments and leagues which take place on Wednesday afternoons.

To contact the Strode Sports Hall directly, please call 01458 844408.


All Weather Pitch

The fully floodlit All-Weather Pitch has been jointly funded by Strode College, Crispin School and the Football Foundation, so the main focus of use is for the development of football for males and females at all levels of ability. The surface is made of Generation 3 plastic grass with a rubber crumb infill, which gives a texture and feel of real turf (unlike the old sand-filled astro-turf pitches, where friction burns were often evident). Our All-Weather Pitch has excellent drainage, so no more threat of cancelled matches due to water-logged pitches!

The All Weather Pitch is shared between Strode and Crispin School students during the day and is open to the local community for hire during evenings, weekends and holidays.


Sports Centre and Activ8 Fitness Suite

Strode College offers a wide variety of sporting and recreational activities for all full and part-time students. The College has a multi purpose sports hall incorporating an indoor climbing wall and a state-of-the-art fitness suite, offering a good balance of cardio-vascular and strength resistance training equipment. In addition the College has access to shared playing fields for all major team sports, a hard court area and indoor swimming pool.