Sports Park

A new destination for sport in Essex

Opening in Spring 2021, the Northern Gateway Sports Park is a 76 acre site providing both indoor and outdoor sport and leisure activities.

The Sports Park is unique to Essex and features a 1 mile floodlit cycle track. This facility is a safe space for both leisurely and challenging cycling. The track will have cycling provisions for people with disabilities and for those with special needs.

The Sports Park has a multi-use sports centre, indoor cricket facilities, a fitness suite and exercise and cycle studios. It has a new state-of-the-art rugby facility which will become the new home of Colchester Rugby Football Club along with two all weather pitches, additional grass pitches and an archery range for local clubs.

There’s acres of space to explore – whether for picnics, rambles, or kick-abouts with friends. Plus our new Paddy & Scott’s cafe is a great play to refuel or catch up with friends and family.

Run

Beat your personal best

Whether you’re training for a marathon, or simply enjoy a leisurely jog, find space to stretch your legs at the Northern Gateway Sports Park.

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Ride

Do laps around your competition

From beginners to elite, enjoy an exhilarating spin around the floodlit 1 mile cycling track, take on the cyclo-cross course, or discover the basics at our learn to ride facility.

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Gym

Start your fitness journey

Join as a member and make use of our state-of-the art fitness centre, offering personal training sessions alongside a timetable of exercise classes.

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Archery

Try an exhilirating new sport

Take aim at the Northern Gateway Sports Park with this unique sport that is both welcoming and engaging.

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Rugby

Train, learn and play rugby

One of Colchester’s largest established sports clubs, Colchester Rugby Football Club caters for all ages and abilities, with successful Mini, Youth and Colts rugby, plus several senior teams including a newly established Women’s side.

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Football

High quality pitches available for hire

Enjoy a game with friends or colleagues, or join a local league at the new 5 and 6-a-side 3G football pitches.

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Badminton

Challenge a friend

Badminton is a fast-paced game which can improve balance, co-ordination, agility and speed. Enjoy a match with two or four players, a sociable and fun way to keep fit.

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Cricket

Fast-paced indoor and outdoor cricket

Bowl out the competition with a choice of two or four nets when playing an indoor game. There is a bowling machine available for hire when you need some extra practice.

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Netball

Score goals in netball

Turn Goal Defence into Goal Attack on one of our bookable netball courts.

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Futsal

Favour ball control in Futsal

Futsal is a variant of football played on a hard court, smaller than football pitch, and indoors. The game favours ball control and passing in small spaces, with an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique.

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Table Tennis

Challenge your coordination with the paddle

Whether you’re an experienced table tennis player or a novice, test your speed and agility and claim victory. 

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woman jogging

Beat your personal best

Whether you’re training for a marathon, or simply enjoy a leisurely jog, find space to stretch your legs at the Northern Gateway Sports Park.


Find out more
cycling

Do laps around your competition

From beginners to elite, enjoy an exhilarating spin around the floodlit 1 mile cycling track, or discover the basics at our learn to ride facility.


Find out more
weightlifting

Start your fitness journey

Join as a member and make use of our state-of-the art fitness centre, offering personal training sessions alongside a timetable of exercise classes.


Find out more
Archery

Try an exhilirating new sport

Take aim at the Northern Gateway Sports Park with this unique sport that is both welcoming and engaging.


Find out more
Rugby

Train, learn and play rugby

One of Colchester’s largest established sports clubs, Colchester Rugby Football Club caters for all ages and abilities, with successful Mini, Youth and Colts rugby, plus several senior teams including a newly established Women’s side.


Find out more
Football

High quality pitches available for hire

Enjoy a game with friends or colleagues, or join a local league at the new 5 and 6-a-side 3G football pitches.


Find out more
Badminton

Challenge a friend

Badminton is a fast-paced game which can improve balance, coordination, agility and speed. Enjoy a match with two or four players, a sociable and fun way to keep fit.


Find out more
Man playing cricket

Fast paced indoor and outdoor cricket

Bowl out the competition with a choice of two or four nets when playing an indoor game. Our cricket facilities are available to hire for clubs, groups and individuals.


Find out more
Woman playing netball

Score a goal in netball

Turn Goal Defence into Goal Attack on one of our bookable netball courts.


Find out more
Man playing futsal

Favour ball control in Futsal

Futsal is a variant of football played on a hard court, smaller than football pitch, and indoors. The game favours ball control and passing in small spaces, with an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique.


Find out more
Person playing tennis

Challenge your coordination with the paddle

Whether you’re an experienced table tennis player or a novice, test your speed and agility and claim victory.


Find out more