Sports Facilities Hire

Just a few miles from St Albans City centre, the Sports Zone at Oaklands College offers state-of-the-art sporting and events facilities. Built to the highest standard, our facilities are suitable for recreation through to elite sporting use and can be hired for a one-off event or regular bookings.

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Specialist sports facilities

We have two state-of-the-art sand dressed floodlit Astro Hockey Pitches. These benefit from a water irrigation system that maintains optimal playing conditions. As well as Hockey, the Astro pitches are used by the Oaklands College Sports Academies for winter training in Rugby, Football and Athletics.

Our new Discovery centre, which was built on St Albans campus in 2012, houses all facets of our sporting provision in Sports Zone. This includes everything from the hotspot of sporting action in our Sports Hall to the specialist gym equipment and treatment rooms for use by our sporting stars.

The Club room is ideal for club days, team meetings, parties and other functions. This facility comprises a bright and modern environment with casual and relaxed seating arrangements.


In the Sports Zone we have four modern team changing rooms equipped with lockers, shower cubicles and toilets. Separately, our outdoor pitches have five team rooms with shower facilities.

Areas to Hire in Welwyn Garden City

Our Dance Studio at our Welwyn Garden City campus is available for dance, yoga and fitness classes.

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Our Wellbeing Centre at our Welwyn Garden City Campus is suitable for fitness assessments and personal training and features both gym equipment and treatment rooms.

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Our main hall at Welwyn is a adaptable space, used for all kinds of sporting activities. 

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Areas Available to Hire

Our Sports Hall is a adaptable space, used for all kinds of sporting activities. Kitted out with nets, hoops, and all the latest kit for your chosen favourite sport, it is home to many of our campus matches and games.

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Our massage & treatment room, featuring fully adjustable treatment beds and privacy curtains, is ideal for team or individual use.

Our new 3G sports pitches are now available to hire. For more information, please email us.

Our modern strength and conditioning gym is designed to maximise the potential of our students and visiting athletes. With a selection of free weights, weightlifting platforms and resistance equipment, our Performance Training facility can help individual athletes and teams to achieve their training goals.

The Oaklands gym has a wide variety of brand new state of the art equipment from top brands such as Hammer Strength, Pulse fitness, Life Fitness and Eleiko.

We have multiple grass pitches available for hire.

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