About sport

Olympia Building
Teesside Sport

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Elite Athlete Bursary
If you're talented enough to compete internationally or have the potential to, our bursary gives up to £1,000 worth of support.
More on our Elite Athlete Bursary

Teesside Sport provides top-quality facilities and professional advice for beginners and experienced competitors - don't miss out while you're here.

We have everything you need to enjoy sport and well-being at Teesside – whether you are an elite athlete competing at international level, or you just want to try a new sport or volunteer – you’ll find what you’re looking for with Teesside Sport.

£17m home for sport and health sciences

We have a £17m sport and health sciences building. The showpiece dental education and sports therapy complex provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for students studying sports therapy and dental nursing and technology.

Olympia sports complex

Sport on campus is centered in our Olympia sports complex, which has a large sports hall for major tournaments - 500 spectator capacity.

We have superb facilities for sport including:

  • top of the range sport & exercise labs
  • temperature controlled environmental chamber
  • climbing wall
  • floodlit, artificial turf pitch
  • sauna and steam room
  • fitness suite
  • squash courts
  • two sports halls.

Watersports Centre
River Tees Watersports Centre

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Teesside Sport also offers a range of focused initiatives, such as:

  • elite athlete bursary scheme
  • social sport sessions
  • intra mural sports leagues
  • Students’ Union clubs
  • coach education courses
  • volunteering and community sport projects.

Off campus you can enjoy our 60-acre Saltersgill Sports Ground, the River Tees Water Sports Centre for rowing, canoeing and kayaking and the nearby Tees Barrage, which has a world class white water rafting course. Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit, Tennis World and local authority swimming pools.