Surrey Sports Park VISIT GUILDFORD

Surrey Sports Park

Surrey Sports Park is a multifaceted, elite sports training venue with world class facilities that hosts a number of professional teams, athletes and sporting events. Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s leading sites for sport, health, wellbeing and leisure as well as having top-class corporate facilities for business activities.

“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.”

Owned by the University of Surrey, the £35 million pound facility offers a venue that hosts some of the best facilities in the world, attracting its own international and national events and teams that bring world class athletes to Surrey. Since opening in April 2010, the park has hosted a number of high profile sporting events and continues to play its part in building a national legacy of sport.

Some of the bigger events it has hosted in the past include: the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup, Great Britain Women’s Eurobasket and Four Nations Tournament basketball matches, the 2010 and 2011 FA Futsal Grand Finals, the inaugural GB Paralympics SportsFest event, the 2013 Danone Nations Cup Qualifiers, and the BUCS Big Wednesday Grand Finals 2014. Surrey Sports Park will also be the host venue for the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Surrey Sports Park was also an official Pre-Games Training Venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, hosting several international teams and athletes including Great Britain, China, Nigeria, Singapore and USA. On top of this, the Park has played home to a number of elite sports teams and governing bodies such as: the RFU Men’s and RFUW Women’s senior and youth rugby squads, Brazil Sevens rugby, Samoa rugby, Harlequins Rugby Union, the academies for Fulham FC and Aldershot Town FC, Great Britain Women’s and Men’s Futures Basketball teams, Surrey Storm Netball, Surrey United Basketball, England Squash and Racketball, Guildford City Swimming, Great Britain Synchronised Swimming, England Netball, England Lacrosse and the Oman National Football Team.

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It’s state-of-the-art facilities put Surrey Sports Park in a totally different league to anything else currently available in or around Guildford. With Surrey’s first ever 50 metre indoor pool, there’s enough water to go round and with ten grass pitches and six floodlit artificial pitches, you won’t find it difficult to have a game of footy any day of the week. Or if that’s not your thing, make use of the glass backed squash courts, three multi-sport halls, eight outdoor floodlit tennis courts, 120 station health and fitness centre or the 12m high Climbing Centre with unique bouldering facility.

As well as this, Surrey Sports Park offers a multitude of fitness classes, hosts regular 6-a-side football leagues, has a 1000-seat capacity sports arena and provides personal trainer sessions for those wanting to push themselves even further in the gym. There’s over one hundred fitness and aqua classes on offer in the fully equipped, state-of-the-art, mirrored studios with everything on offer from Pilates, Yoga and basic aerobics to Boxercise, spinning and Zumba.

The Bench Bar on the top floor of the Sports Park has six, large, widescreen televisions, showing coverage of all the major sporting events on Sky Sports, BT Sport, ESPN and others. It’s a great place to relax before or after sport, with panoramic views of the outdoor pitches and the rolling Surrey Hills. And the daily menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches and soups are all freshly prepared to order and complimented by some delicious specials.

It’s also a great place to hold a private function for your business or sports team or host a birthday party, family event or award ceremony. Surrey Sports Park’s versatile facilities provide the ideal venue for a Hog Roast or BBQ and offer a great choice of catering and entertainment. The Sports Park can also cater for conferences and offers bespoke corporate hospitality packages.

There are also quarterly business networking events called ‘Surrey Talks Business’ that began back in October 2013 with Apprentice star Neil Clough giving an inspirational and motivational talk. These business meets are a great way to learn from other business professionals and network with others from around Surrey.

Surrey Sports Park has both members and non-members covered with whatever sporting activity you’re looking for, so head down for a look or check out their website HERE for any more information you may need.

James Martin

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