Student Life at Bangor University

Sport at Bangor...

Canolfan Brailsford Sports Centre

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Sport facilities

The University's indoor sport facilities...

Canolfan Brailsford Sports Centre

Canolfan Brailsford is the University’s main sports centre and is situated next to the Ffriddoedd site. It provides sports and recreation facilities for both members of the University and for the general public. There are many indoor and outdoor facilities for a whole range of sports and fitness activities that are sure to suit your needs.

The sports halls at Canolfan Brailsford offer:

  • Badminton  
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Indoor Hockey
  • Five-a-side
  • Futsal
  • Table Tennis
  • Archery
  • Trampolining
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Various fitness classes

You can also take advantage of the specialist facilities at Canolfan Brailsford, which include:

  • weights training room
  • cardio-vascular training room
  • Squash Courts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Gymnastics Hall

Normal Site

The facilities at the Normal site are used by the School of Education from 9.00am to 6.00pm daily but are available every evening and at weekends. A number of the clubs and societies at Bangor take advantage of the facilities available

At the Normal Site Sports Hall you can try your hand at:

  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Five a side
  • Cricket
  • Archery

The two gymnasiums on the Normal Site are used for a number of martial arts classes including:

  • Ki-Aikido
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Fencing
  • Thai Kick boxing

The University's outdoor sport facilities...

Canolfan Brailsford Sports Centre offers many outdoor facilities including:

  • Floodlit Synthetic Pitch / Astro Turf
  • Floodlit Tennis and Netball Courts (indoor courts from September 2013)
  • Floodlit football pitch

At the University’s Treborth Site, located next to the Menai Straits you can enjoy:

  • 5 full size football and rugby pitches
  • A full size American Football pitch
  • Pavilion
  • 8 lane Athletics track

The University also has a Rowing Club who row on Llyn Padarn in Llanberis, with their boats stored on the lakeshore at the Surflines Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Local facilities

In Bangor itself there is a 25-metre swimming pool with 1m, 3m & 5m diving boards, an aquaslide and health suite. Other popular attractions include the Surflines Outdoor and Water sports centre in Llanberis, the National Mountaineering Centre at Capel Curig and the National Water sports centre at Plas Menai.


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