Leisure Facilities Updates

GL1 and Oxstalls are now open following the appointment of Freedom Leisure as the new interim provider to manage the city’s leisure facilities.

Over the coming weeks more activities will return to the centres. For more information visit https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk

Now Open


  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Public Family and lane swimming
  • Badminton
  • Indoor football


  • Tennis courts
  • 1-2-1 Tennis Coaching
  • Hockey and Football Pitch Bookings
  • Tennis courts
  • Grass pitch bookings for adult and youth football clubs.
  • Car park - open 8am-10pm on Saturday and Sunday (for users of the outdoor playing pitches)
  • Park Run – Saturdays
  • Pre-booked 3G and 4G rugby and football pitches by clubs - subject to confirmation of booking

University Arena

For more information about bookings and community use of the University Sports Arena visit their website.

Visit GL1’s website https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/gl1 and Oxstalls’ website https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/oxstalls.

Freedom Leisure is urging any clubs or societies who previously hired the facilities to get in touch to register their interest by visiting https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/clubs

To contact the centres email gl1enquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk or oxstallsenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk.