Willison Sports Centre

Fantastic sports facilities, competitive prices, experienced and friendly staff, local clubs

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The Willison Sports Centre

Welcome to The Willison Sports Centre which was established and officially opened in 1994 and has been the hub of sport and leisure in the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire community ever since.

Part of The Elizabeth Woodville School, the sports centre operates across the two school sites which are based in Roade and Deanshanger, covering both Northampton and Milton Keynes areas.

The Willison Sports Centre is the umbrella heading for all commercial use of the school facilities; these include use of the leisure centre and any of the school sports facilities which are available for use by members of the public.

Classes and Sports that we offer

  • Circuit Training
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Pilates


To find out more about our sports centres, click on the links below.

Deanshanger Campus Roade Campus


Our Sports Facilities

The Willison Sports Centre is proud to boast a fabulous range of facilities available to the public for use and hire. These include:

  • 2 x Floodlit Astro Turf
    • 3G All Weather Astro Pitch at Deanshanger
    • Sand-based Astro at Roade
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • ‘Bodyworks’ Gym & Fitness Suite
  • 2 x Multi-Use Sports Hall
  • Floodlit Tennis Courts
  • 2 x Gymnasium Hall
  • Conference Room
  • Classrooms
  • Outdoor Multi-Use Games Area
  • Grass Rugby and Football Pitches
  • Dance & Drama Studio
  • School Assembly Hall
  • Changing & Shower Facilities

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Lessons available


We are proud to run a very successful swim school for swimming lessons whereby we have approximately 270 children enrolled for every week. We also offer fantastic gym and swimming memberships for those looking to use our health and fitness suite and our swimming pool.

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Local Clubs

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Local Clubs

We are proud to host many local clubs and teams who train and coach at one of our venues; we can also provide facilities for weekly practice and club matches. Facilities are also available for competitions, leagues, tournaments and children’s parties with parking for up to 250 cars.

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Mark Tanton Memorial and Just Racing events


We are also extremely proud to host annual Triathlon events at our venue in Roade, Northampton. We host the ‘Mark Tanton Memorial’ and the 'Just Racing’ triathlon events each year whereby we have over 1000 entrants competing.

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Bodyworks Gym

membership available

Bodyworks Gym

Our gym memberships are very well priced and all memberships include use of the indoor heated swimming pool enabling members to use the pool during the public sessions. Our gym Instructors can offer inductions, gym programs and nutritional advice.

Gym Membership


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