Extended sports facilities for UCL students
6 December 2013
Refurbished sports facilities close to the Bloomsbury campus are now available to UCL students, following the reopening of the Somers Town Community Sports Centre by UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur.
The centre, originally opened in 1996, provides further opportunities for a range of sports at UCL. The facilities are directly equipped for badminton, basketball, football, netball, volleyball, indoor bowls, cricket, table tennis, martial arts, fitness and aerobics classes.
The refurbishment has also extended the space to include an Activities Studio with a sprung floor that can be used for dance and gymnastics.
UCL students can use the centre at an affordable price through a partnership that includes UCL, UCLU, Camden Council and Regent High School. The refurbishment also benefits the Somers Town community, students of Regent High School and other local schools.
Zayyan Butt, Ethics, Environment & Operations Officer for UCLU said: “UCLU celebrates the special connection that students at UCL have with Somers Town Community Sports Centre in its constant demand for various student activities.
“I firmly believe that these extended and newly refurbished facilities will serve the needs of the students and the larger community for many years to come.”
Alan Chesters, Chair of the Somers Town Community Sports Centre Trustees, said: “The Centre has always been a wonderful facility for schools, students and the community alike. It is now splendidly refurbished and extended to provide even more benefits over at least the next 15 years.”