Sports Arena Membership

The Sports Arena at Hopwood Hall College is FREE for students to join. We actively encourage private members who for only £18.50 per month can enjoy some of the best sports facilities in the area – that’s less than 52p per day!

Whatever your ability, you will benefit at The Sports Arena!

For more information on how to become a member, call in and see us or give us a call on 0161 653 2070

Aged 12-15?

You get FREE use of the facility if accompanied by a paying member (terms and conditions apply)


  • All aerobics classes
  • All circuit/fitness training
  • Use of fully fitted air-conditioned gymnasium
  • Full induction and fitness consultation
  • Free use of the NEW personal training room and spin studio
  • Body fat analysis and full-personalised programme
  • Discounted physiotherapist treatment
  • Save money on our flexible membership options
  • In-house competitions and prizes
  • TV and music entertainment
  • Free CCTV parking and onsite security
  • Free use of lockers
  • Discounts on a range of specialised classes and activities, including massage and aromatherapy
  • Special discounted prices for members who wish to hire the facility for special events or children’s parties
  • Free guest passes for a family member or friend, to use any time on any activity

Student Membership

Hopwood Hall students receive FREE access to our fitness suite. This includes an induction, consultation, access to all classes and use of the fitness suite from 9am to 9pm.
All students must fill out an application form and complete a full induction programme before being allowed to train. Students will be given a membership card to gain entry and must sign in at front reception.

Membership typePay in full
(1 year)
Pay monthly
£20 joining fee
External Student Membership
(Includes access to all classes)
£130£12.50 p/month
Single Membership£202£18.50 p/month
Dual Membership£397£34.75 p/month
Corporate Membership£166£15.50 p/month


We offer special discounts for large corporate companies such as Police, Fire, Ambulance, Armed Services, Rochdale/Oldham Council employees and NHS staff from just £15.50.
Call now for more information. (All corporate memberships must be proven, i.e. payslip or staff card.)

PLUS – FREE memberships to serving army personnel


If you have over indulged in the last 12 months or just want to look and feel healthier, get back on track and book in with one of our instructors who will work out a specific programme for you. Take advantage of this great facility open to the general public.


Our ‘7 Point Health Check’ can help you achieve your goals by taking a comprehensive look into your fitness regime and showing you areas you can improve on. It’s an excellent way of monitoring your fitness and is completely free to all members (£25 to non-members). Download the Consultation Health Check booklet for more information.


This year we will be offering new community rate tariffs for charity events etc. Please ask at the Sports Arena reception or call us for more details.


While most classes and activities are included in the membership price, we do have to charge for specialist ones where qualified external instructors deliver the programme. See the current timetable for more information.


There are special discounts available for members and the wider community to take advantage of. They might be partnership schemes or limited events, but you’ll find full details on this page. Keep checking for the latest offers!


Our sports halls, football pitches, aerobic studio and fitness suites are all available for hire. Full Details.

Additional benefits that are available to members:

  • Massage
  • Physiotherapy treatments
  • Court & pitch Hire
  • Children’s parties
  • Conference & team room hire
  • Personal training
  • Free consultation
  • Free programmes
  • Up to 25% discount on physiotherapy and massage
  • Up to 10% discount on sport courts and room hire (subject to availability)
  • Up to 25% discounts on personal training
  • One-to-one football coaching
  • College sports clothing lines available

Have you got a Vectis Card? Then use it to take advantage of the great facilities we have at the Sports Park & Arena.

Please speak to our friendly team at the Arena regarding further promotions on our wide range of commercial areas. Members can also have a pamper session at our state-of-the-art Riverside Salon or see a show at Hopwood Theatre.

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346