Sport Aston run 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.

Contact Information

The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre

Including for:

  • ASV Pitch
  • Gosta Green Pitch


The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre
Woodcock Street
B7 4BL

Tel: 0121 204 4623

Aston University Recreation Centre


Aston University Recreation Centre
Great Barr
B43 7AJ

Sport Aston team

Michele Robins

Facilities Operations Manager
Tel: 0121 204 4621

Lyanne Golding

Assistant Operations Manager
Tel: 0121 204 4621

Ben Lonsdale

Marketing and Systems Manager
Tel: 0121 204 4618

Beverley Ward

Finance & Admin Manager & PA
Tel: 0121 204 4627

Terms and conditions

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
  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 Special 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 PricesProof of Status
Aston StudentAston Student ID Card
Aston StaffAston Staff ID Card


Affiliated PricesProof of Status
BCU Students and StaffBCU Student/Staff ID Card
Birmingham City CouncilProof of ID
Innovation Campus Birmingham Staff ID 
NUS Card HoldersNUS Card
Aston AlumniCopy of Aston Graduation Certificate