Department of Sport

Highfields Sports Complex

Our Highfields sport complex offers a wide range of top sporting and conference facilities. 

Opened by England rugby legend and alumnus Brian Moore in 2010, the Vaughan Parry Williams pavilion honours the University's former Director of Sport for 33 years– Vaughan Williams.

Located adjacent, the National Hockey Centre includes a world-class water-based hockey pitch owned by the University. 

Hosting a several student sport programmes, all areas are also available for external bookings. 

Booking enquiries

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The facilities

Vaughan Parry Williams Pavilion 

  • large conference room 
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 6 changing rooms
  • officials' changing rooms
  • first aid room
  • dual-aspect balconies 
  • car parking 

Highfields playing fields

  • 8 grass football pitches
  • 3 rugby pitches
  • 2 cricket squares
  • 3 tennis courts
  • 2 netball courts
  • additional 13 changing rooms
  • additional officials' changing

National Hockey Centre

  • international-standard water-based hockey pitch owned by the University
  • partnership with National Hockey Centre facilities
  • car parking 

Take a look around

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Vaughan Parry Williams pavilion
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Grass pitches
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National Hockey Centre

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000