Sunderland sport

Sport at the University is very well catered for - for full information see the Institute of Sport website.

The City of Sunderland also has a great range of sport facilities, ranging from snowboarding to scuba diving, rock climbing to kayaking.

City sport facilities:

Marine Activities Centre: Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating and climbing at Roker beach, Sunderland.

Sunderland Wall: one of the UK's highest competition-grade indoor climbing walls.

Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre: 13 indoor and outdoor tennis courts and 25m swimming pool.

Sunderland Sports Complex and Ski Centre: 165m outdoor dry ski and snowboard slope, floodlit outdoor 400m athletics track, two full-size astro-turf sports pitches, angling lake, skate park.

Sunderland Aquatic Centre: The only Olympic-standard swimming pool between Leeds and Edinburgh. Features a 10-lane 50m pool and a diving pool with 5m, 3m and 1m platforms.



Watching sport

If you prefer to watch rather than play sport then you're spoilt for choice in the North East.

Sunderland is, of course, home to premiership football club Sunderland Association Football Club, and Newcastle United and Middlesbrough football clubs also on our doorstep.

The world's most popular half marathon, the Great North Run, takes place between Newcastle and South Shields every September.

International cricket is played at nearby Durham County Cricket Club, Rugby fans can watch Newcastle Falcons and Gateshead Thunder, and for basketball we have the Newcastle Eagles.


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