Sport and Leisure

Scratch the skin of Wolverhampton and its immediate surroundings and you’ll find sport running through its veins. So why just sweat over your studies? There’s loads of sport to take in, or take part in.


We've invested millions in our sports facilities. They're based at City and Walsall Campuses and are open to students, staff and members of the public.

University sports facilities.

Your Athletic Union can let you loose on any of 30 or more sports. You don't have to be good (although if you are, there’s professional coaching to push you that little further). You just have to have the same sporting passion as the city.

Out and about, you’ll find a dry ski-slope and a professional ice rink in Telford and 10-pin bowling alleys there and in Wolverhampton city centre.

For less-organised sport including swimming, it may be worth investing in a leisure card for public facilities in the region as it will save you money throughout the year.

Of course, you might prefer a hot coffee and a seat on the sidelines. If you do, you’ll be glad to hear the University sporting spectator is spoilt for choice.

There's football with Wolves at the Molineux, Walsall at Bescot Stadium or West Brom at The Hawthorns.

From horse racing at Dunstall Park to speedway and dog racing at Monmore Green, the list is as long as the Wolverhampton Marathon.

And don't forget that a short tram ride to Birmingham gives you:

  • The National Indoor Arena - a regular World Championship venue
  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground
  • Alexander Stadium
  • and the impressive homes of Aston Villa and Birmingham City FC