Rediscover The Edge campaign

Sport and Physical Activity Update, April 2021

Reopening of facilities

The team have been busy planning their reopening and were excited to open the doors to customers once again on Monday 12 April. Reopening began with outdoor campus, including Sports Park Weetwood and Bodington Cycle Circuit on Monday 29 March, followed by The Edge on Monday 12 April. For now, The Edge has reopened for gym, swim and climbing only and members are still required to use the online booking system. At Bodington Cycle Circuit, SPA are offering free pedal sessions to all University of Leeds staff and students until the end of May. All that is required is to show a staff or student card at the front desk. More information is included on the Bodington webpage.


Applications opened on 15 March for on-campus sports volunteering roles in the 2021-22 academic year. Leeds Sport have a variety of roles available for students to develop their skills and broaden their horizons right here on campus. Students can support the return to sport by getting involved in coaching and officiating roles within their club or society. Students seeking more applied, educational experiences can also apply for roles within our professional teams in the fields of Media, S&C, Sport Development and Wellbeing. Applications close on Friday 7 May and Leeds Sport hope to recruit around 80 student volunteers. More information about the Leeds Sport volunteering portfolio and can be found here.

Hybrid Grass installed at Sports Park Weetwood

Revolutionary hybrid grass has been installed on one of the cricket wickets up at Sports Park Weetwood. Five percent of the existing grass has been replaced with a synthetic surface which allows for more playing time and faster recovery post-match, improving the facilities and improving the player’s experience.

Staff Healthy Week 2021

Staff Healthy Week returns on Monday 7 June to support you and your colleagues to get active and focus on your mental and physical wellbeing. Like last year, events will be virtual with a range of live classes and workshops, as well as pre-recorded videos and blog resources to access in your own time. Further information to follow.

Read April updates from across the Facilities Directorate:

FD Bulletin, April 2021. Foreword by Dennis Hopper

Facilities Directorate Update, April 2021

Facilities Directorate Support Services Update, April 2021

Campus Support Services Update, April 2021

Estate Services Update, April 2021

Sustainability Services Update, April 2021

Residential Services Update, April 2021

Conferencing Update, April 2021

Great Food at Leeds Update, April 2021

Sport and Physical Activity Update, April 2021