Sports Zone

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. We pride ourselves on delivering sporting excellence and supporting our students and clients to realise their full potential. We also offer our students real life work experience in order to get them ready to take on the world. 

Onsite Parking

We have over 500 parking spaces available at evenings and weekends with provision for further temporary parking areas during major events. 

Parking can be reserved on request.
 Monday to Thursday  8.30 am – 10.00pm
 Friday  10.30am – 8.00pm
 Saturday & Sunday   9.00am – 6.00pm
*Times can be flexible to accommodate your booking.

For more information or to book your event:

     01727 737014
Health & Wellbeing

In beautiful ambient surrounds, we are excited to be offering relaxing & rejuvenating one day retreats with magnificent parkland views at Oaklands.

Upcoming retreats:

Weight Loss & Yoga/Pilates Retreat        

  • Yoga
  • Juicing & smoothie workshop
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Meditation for weight loss
  • Pilates 
  • Yoga & Juice-Fast Detox Retreat

  • Yoga
  • Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Fresh juices throughout the day
  • Nature walk
  • Talk - How & why to detox?

  • Day retreats are £65 per person. Check here for future dates.

    After School Clubs

    Coming soon – multi activity after school clubs in sports, crafts, technology and more.

    Astro Turf

    We have two state-of-the-art sand dressed Astro Hockey Pitches which are floodlit. 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.

    Oaklands College is the current home of St Albans Hockey Club. For more information about playing Ladies, Men’s or Junior Hockey please visit the SAHC club website.

    Click here to see pitch dimensions 

    Children's Birthday Parties

    We can offer a wide range of self-catering or catered children’s activity parties. A typical party would include one hour of your chosen activity and one hour in the Party Room for food, beverages & party games.

    Possible activity themes include:

    • Football Party
    • Netball Party
    • Multi-sports Party
    • Mini-Athletics Party
    • Basketball Party

    Conferences, Seminars, Exhibitions and Fairs

    Our indoor and outdoor facilities are fully adaptable for seminars, conferences, exhibitions, fairs and other events. Please contact us to discuss your event needs.

    Examples of past or upcoming events include:

    • Antiques Fair
    • Graduation Ceremony
    • Employment Opportunities Fair
    • Craft Conference & Seminars
    • Charity Fundraising Quiz
    • Sports Awards Presentation
    • TV Documentary and Advertisement Filming

    Disability Sports

    At Oaklands Sports Zone we pride ourselves on inclusiveness and making sports activities accessible to everyone. Several former and current Oaklands academy students have competed nationally and internationally in Paralympic and disability sports. Our modern facilitates are fully accessible and we will work with you to meet your individual needs and requirements.

    Massage and Treatment Room

    Our Massage & Treatment room is ideal for team or individual use.
    The Room Contains:

    • Three fully adjustable treatment beds
    • Privacy curtains
    • Fresh Ice Machine
    • Wi-Fi

    Performance Training Room

    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.
    There is a dedicated cardio area with treadmills, exercise bikes, cross trainers & rowing machines.

    The training room includes:

    • Elieko Weightlifting Platforms
    • Olympic Bars & Plates
    • Weightlifting racks & benches
    • Dumbbells up to 60kg
    • Life Fitness Resistance Equipment
    • Nine-Station Cardio Area
    • Power Bags
    • Suspension Training
    • Swiss Balls


    The Oaklands gym has a wide variety of brand new state of the art equipment from brands such as Hammer StrengthPulse fitnessLife Fitness and Eleiko.

    Gym equipment:

  • 2x Multi use Squat Rack
  • 2x Row machines
  • 3x Adjustable Benches
  • 2x tredmills
  • 2x Elliptical trainers
  • 1x Bike
  • 2x Recline Bikes
  • 3x Plyometric Boxes
  • 12x Barbells
  • Dumbells from 1kg through to 50kg
  • Adujustable free standing arms
  • Horizontal row bench
  • Power Bags
  • Bosu/Balance Board
  • Medicine balls/Exercise Balls
  • TRX (weight suspension)

  • Strength Machines:
  • Shoulder Press
  • Lat Pul Down
  • Pectoral Fly/Rear Deltoid
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Ab Curl
  • Leg Exntension
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Changing Facilities

    In the Sports Zone we have four modern team changing rooms equipped with lockers, shower cubicles and toilets. There are also two separate changing rooms for sports officials or coaches. Separately, our outdoor pitches have five team rooms with shower facilities. 

    Club Room

    This facility comprises a bright and modern environment with casual and relaxed seating arrangements. It is ideal for club days, team meetings, parties & other functions. The Club Room is currently home to St Albans Hockey Club. Bar and catering facilities are available on request for your event. 

    Pitch Dimensions

    Basketball Courts

    National Level:
    28m x 15m
    Astro Turf Pitches 


    91.40m x 55m with a 4m run off and a 5m run off of the back line

    91.40m x 55m

    6 a side Football:
    30m x 55m
    Netball Courts
    Reduced Size:
    27.95m x 13.45m

    National Level:
    28m x 15m
     Badminton Courts

    Club Level: 
    13.4m x 6.1m