We will be opening on Monday 3rd August 2020!
We are happy to announce that we have been working hard to ensure that the Gordon Banks Sports Centre is a safe space for our students, staff, and customers. With increased sanitising stations, one way systems in place, safe sports spaces and key signage we have created a secure and safe environment in which we can again do what we love! We recommend all users to read the information below as well as our CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CHARTER to ensure you can enjoy the activities in a safe and secure environment.
The Sports Centre will be open from 8.00am – 18.00pm from Monday to Friday only until the 31 August 2020.
INDUCTION DAYS: Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 July we'll be hosting 'Induction Days' to take members around the Gordon Banks Sports Centre, to show them what's new and the updated procedures in place, between 8am - 3pm.
Our gym has been re-designed with equipment ergonomically laid out to allow a safe and secure workout environment. Equipment has also been relocated to the Dance Studio. The two gym areas will be open from 8.00am – 5.00pm.
Prior to participating in any activities, we will ask you a series of questions to ensure that you are fit and well and are able to exercise with others safely.
For the month of August we will be trialling a ‘Gym Usage’ advanced booking system for anyone wishing to use the gym or book into the outdoor fitness classes. This is due to the limited numbers permitted to use the indoor space. The gym sessions will operate on an hourly basis. Our changing rooms will be closed so please arrive and leave in your training kit and please be aware that showers will not be permitted.
The water stations are still in operation around the Centre, but please bring a plastic water bottle with you as the plastic cups have been removed.
More cleaning stations have been added alongside regular deep cleans of equipment and gym areas. The Gordon Banks Sports Centre is doing all we can to ensure a safe environment and ask for your support by cleaning equipment before and after usage.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to join any new members for the month of August.
Due to the reduced Centre opening the membership fee will also be reduced for the month of August:
> Members who have paid for their membership upfront, we will extend your membership
> Monthly membership – A one off fee of £10.00 will be charged for the month, to be paid upfront via card as a one off payment.
> Pay as you go to be £2.00 per session, to be paid upfront and by card for the month of August only
No Membership Direct Debit / Staff wage payments taken until further notice. No cash payments will be accepted
Our Sports Hall is now open for bookings – for safety reasons our Sports Hall can currently only be booked for Badminton usage (under Badminton England guidelines). We will update our hirers as this usage changes with government and sporting body guidance.
Our Astro Turf pitch is now open for casual bookings. We ask all sports bookings to follow FA and sporting body guidelines when using this space alongside our own centre guidelines for best practice.
As we build back up to a full capacity we ask all our members and guests to follow guidance around the centre as well as those from the government and any sporting bodies related to the activities you may be undertaking here at the Gordon Banks Sports Centre.
Outdoor Fitness Classes
We now have a ‘Covid Secure’ Group Exercise timetable. Our group classes have been designed to allow our members to work out in a safe space. We have designed an outdoor fitness class timetable which can be viewed here.
If you wish to make a booking for the gym, outdoor fitness classes, sports hall or 3G then please do not hesitate to contact us,
We look forward to welcoming you all back.
Your Gordon Banks Sports Centre Team
Situated at Newcastle College, the Gordon Banks Sports Centre features a 25 station air conditioned gym, dance studio and a 4-badminton court sports hall. Also offers a wide range of fitness and exercise classes for any level of ability.
Monthly memberships and pay as you go options are available.
Dance studio, sports hall, 3G outdoor pitches and grass pitches are available to hire.