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There are two methods for sourcing training facilities: You can either find a suitable facility yourself, paying for it from your Club account, or you can apply to use Student’s Union UCL sports facilities, which are centrally funded and therefore available for use at no extra cost.

Union Sports Halls

Student’s Union UCL allocates training slots at the following facilities:

  • Astor College Sports Hall (Terms one, two and three)  *Unfortunately, Astor College will be closed from 27 June until summer 2018 refurbishment. The sports hall will not be accessible or available for booking during this period*
  • Bloomsbury Fitness Centre (terms one, two, three and over the Summer)
  • Somers Town Community Sports Hall (terms one and two only)

Incoming Sports Club Presidents & Treasurers, who are current users will be contacted with facility information over the Summer, after you have recieved your Club and Society Training,

Space will be allocated as fairly as possible, and you will be notified which facility and time you have been allocated before the start of the incoming academic year.

Any remaining free slots will then be offered out to all sports clubs.

There is no charge for hiring Student’s Union UCL Sports Halls to clubs during the times outlined above.

External Facilities

Your club can also hire external facilities.

If you have been granted money for external hire, this should be used towards paying for the hire.  If needed you can supplement your grant funding with non grant income to help cover costs.  If you have not been granted any funding for facility hire then you will need to fund external hire through your non grant account.

Grant allocations are sent out after the C&S Training week. These and your account balance should be checked before making hire enquiries.

To book and pay for an external facility you should first contact the facility to check availability and the terms and conditions of hire.
Clubs training is generally held during Terms 1 and 2, often excluding reading weeks, but this will vary by sport and its competitive season. 

If you wish to continue with the booking, complete the facility’s booking form.

The booking should be made in the name of your Club, i.e. Team UCL RUMS Tennis Club c/o Student’s Union UCL Finance, 25 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AY.

Submit this booking form and/or booking contract unsigned along with an order request form to

The contract will be checked by the CSC and Finance and then signed off by the Activities & Events Officer.

Student’s Union UCL will then book the facility on behalf of your club using the submitted Order Request Form. Your club treasurer will receive confirmation once the booking has been confirmed and paid for.