Warwick University's investment in high-class sports facilities was recognised recently in the Sunday Times University Guide 2003 with a 5 star rating.
The recognition that Warwick is now ranked as having some of the best University sports facilities in the country comes as a reward for the investment and effort spent in the last few years to improve facilities, equipment and opportunities to take part in sporting activities across campus.
In the last 12 months the University sports centre has opened a new fitness room, improved sports hall, studio, reception, changing rooms and artificial pitch, representing an investment of over £3 million.
Sport is well represented in the Students Union with 72 Sports clubs at Warwick, offering the chance to try out everything from Aikido and Archery to Volleyball and Yoga. All of the facilities are on campus and are easily accessible from halls of residence and teaching centres. The Sports Centre also runs courses where students can try out new sports or improve their skills under the guidance of professional coaches and instructors.
The University has seen the development of innovative sports management courses, such as the Warwick Business School Football certificate, which has a number of famous faces enrolled on the programme. The Sports Centre is keen to develop relationships with national sports bodies and associations as well as providing quality facilities to staff and students.