Main entrance of the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre

Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre

Named after Stoke City player and football legend, Sir Stanley Matthews CBE, the our sports centre is located on our Leek Road campus and is open to students, staff and the public.

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Sports Centre - Gym

Our gym features a suite of the latest MATRIX Fitness equipment.

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Sports Centre - Sports Hall

Home to basketball, climbing and much more, discover our large indoor sports hall.

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At Staffordshire University, we recoginse the social model of disability, meaning we're committed to making our spaces safe and accessibile for all of our staff, students and visitors. The Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre is no exception. We offer step-free access around our gym and level access to all equipment. We also offer an accessible changing room and shower. 

If you want to find out more about access to Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre, check out our AccessAble guides, or you can get in touch with our team to discuss your individual needs via email or telephone

Neurodiverse Awareness sessions

Loud music can be a trigger for members with Sensory needs, making activity in a gym environment very challenging. We have dedicated daily neurodiverse awareness sessions which aim to create a more accommodating gym experience, that some members with Sensory needs may appreciate.

Our Neurodiverse awareness sessions will be running:

  • Monday to Friday 08:00 – 09:00
  • Saturday 17:00-18:00
  • Sunday 20:00-21:00

Members who would like to listen to music during these times are encouraged to bring headphones. 

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