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About Us

Sport Aston run all of the sports facilities at Aston University. The facilities are open to students, staff and the local community allowing everyone to take part and be active. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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Contact Information

Campus Facilities:

  • The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre
  • ASV Pitch
  • Gosta Green Pitch


Address:

The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre

Woodcock Street

Birmingham

B7 4BG

Tel: 0121 204 4623

Email: sportsenquiries@aston.ac.uk

Off Campus Facilities:

  • Recreation Centre
  • Grass Pitches
  • Hockey Pitch


Address:

Aston University Recreation Centre

Great Barr

B43 7AJ

Tel: 0121 204 4625

Email: recreation@aston.ac.uk

Mike Kirkman

Director of Sport, Security and the Nursery

Tel: 0121 204 4624

Email: m.kirkman@aston.ac.uk

Ben Lonsdale

Sport Marketing & Development Officer

Tel: 0121 204 4618

Email: b.r.lonsdale@aston.ac.uk

Malcolm Edwards

Head Groundsman

Tel: 0121 204 4173

Email: recreation@aston.ac.uk

Michele Robins

Facilities Operations Manager

Tel: 0121 204 4621

Email: m.j.robins@aston.ac.uk

Beverley Ward

Finance & Admin Manager & PA

Tel: 0121 204 4627

Email: b.s.ward@aston.ac.uk

Hilary Heron

Administration Assistant

Tel: 0121 204 4625

Email: h.heron@aston.ac.uk

Please read this before booking any sports facilities at Aston University. 

  1. Bookings can only be taken 8 days in advance if made in person at reception or over the phone. Bookings made using the online booking system can be made 9 days in advance. For 1 off bookings please contact 0121 204 4623 or visit reception. For event bookings or block bookings please contact sportsenquiries@aston.ac.uk.
  2. The setup/take down of equipment needed for your booking is included in the time of your booking.
  3. Payment is taken at the time of booking and is non-refundable. 
  4. Proof of Aston Student, Aston Staff or Affiliated status must be provided for at least half the number of participants in order to receive any discounted price. (For a full list of Affiliated organisations and acceptable proof please see the table below). 
  5. If you are making a phone booking and are an Aston Student, Aston Staff or Affiliated customer you must provide evidence of your eligibility for the discounted prices before you use the facilities. If we find that you are not eligible for a discount then we reserve the right to charge you the full price for your booking. (For a full list of Affiliated organisations and acceptable evidence please see the table below). 
  6. Bookings can be cancelled at reception or over the phone (0121 204 4623). 
  7. If you cancel a booking it will be added to a cancellation list. If the court/pitch of your booking is booked by another customer then you will receive a free credit. The free credit will allow you to rebook the same activity at a different time within the 8 day booking period for free. If the slot which you have cancelled is not resold there will be no free credit applied. 
  8. No refunds will be given except in exceptional circumstances. 
  9. The Sport Aston office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 


 Categories Eligible for Discounted Prices

If you fit into one of the categories and can provide one of the accepted proof of status below you are eligible for a discounted price on pay and play activities and memberships: 

Aston Prices

Proof of Status

Aston Student

Aston Student ID Card

Aston Staff

Aston Staff ID Card

 

 

Affiliated Prices

 

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council ID Card

Birmingham Science Park - Aston

BSPA ID Card

Birmingham City University Students

Birmingham City University ID Card

Birmingham City University Staff

Birmingham City University ID Card

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital ID Card

NUS Card Holders

NUS Card

Cross Country Trains

Cross Country Train ID Card

Millennium Point Staff

Millennium Point ID Card

Aston Alumni

Copy of Aston Graduation Certificate

Affiliated Aston Students Union Members

Affiliated Aston Students Union Card

 

You can contact us on 0121 204 4623 or email sportsenquiries@aston.ac.uk


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