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Our sports facilities recognised in a national award


Brunel is celebrating recognition in a national award for our quality sport and recreational facilities. In a recent inspection carried out by Quest, our facilities have improved from 'good' to a 'very good' rating. We are now one of only eight university sports centres in the country to receive this recognition.

Quest is Sport England’s recommended continuous improvement tool for leisure facilities, designed to measure how effective organisations are at providing customer service. Key elements of this assessment look at sporting facilities, including customer service, cleaning, environmental management, maintenance and health and safety, among other key management considerations.

The University is committed to providing opportunities for all to take part in sport and active recreation. The Indoor Athletics Centre (IAC), completed in 2015, is one of the centrepieces of campus. The IAC has the best indoor training facilities in the country, attracting UK Athletics Regional Performance Centre as their chosen training venue. The Sports Centre offers multi-purpose sport halls, a climbing wall and squash courts. More Energy Gym hosts four training zones, a cardio area and exercise studio provides the ideal space for any aerobic fitness, dance and spinning classes. At the Sports Park you’ll find a 400-metre athletics track with tennis and netball courts, pitches for football, rugby and hockey and an FA-registered 3G pitch.

Mark Burgess, Head of Sport said:

“The Quest assessment scheme represents a great opportunity to compare our services with a large number of community and university facilities across the UK and is vital in telling us what we’re doing well and what we could improve. I’m delighted with our ‘very good’ rating as not only does it mark an improvement on our previous performance but it also demonstrates the team’s commitment to providing the best possible service to everyone who uses our great facilities."