Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s premier sites for sport, health, wellbeing and leisure.
Driven by three key principles of performance, participation and personal development, our vision is to inspire and support the sporting ambitions of all users, from world class athletes to grassroots beginners.
The multi-million pound University of Surrey owned facility has seen over 5 million visitors through its doors since opening in 2010, providing world class sports facilities, activities and events to the university students, staff, elite teams, athletes and the local community.
Now a renowned sports events venue, the Sports Park has hosted over 400 events including the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup, 2013 Danone Nations Cups and the inaugural Paralympics GB SportsFest.
The Park has also played home to some of the world’s top elite sports teams and athletes. A regular host to Harlequins Rugby Union, Surrey Storm Netball, Surrey United Basketball, Surrey Smashers Badminton and Guildford City Swimming Club, the venue was also selected as an official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Training Base, which saw it host 17 nations for training camps.
Others including the England Men’s and Women’s Rugby squads, England Cricket, Great Britain Women’s Basketball, England Netball, Swansea City FC, Samoa Rugby, Chemmy Alcott Ben Ainslie, Denise Lewis, Louis Smith, Ellie Simmonds, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Sir Viv Richards and Zinedine Zidane have all been welcomed to the Park.
Surrey Sports Park has also brought a plethora of sporting opportunities to the local community, with 8,500 young children taking part in holiday sports camps and 3,000 young swimmers learning to swim in its 50m swimming pool. As a major partner and sponsor, it has also hosted five consecutive Surrey Youth Games and 475 local primary and secondary schools.
Since opening the £36million investment in 2010, the University of Surrey has risen to joint 2nd place for ‘good sport facilities’ in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015. The same period has also seen Team Surrey rise 43 places to 32nd in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) League table. In autumn 2014, the University of Surrey also launched its Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduate degree programme.