Sparsholt College’s exciting new sports centre was opened in 2014 and includes a full size sports hall, an exercise studio with sprung floor, a fully equipped fitness suite and a purpose built state of the art climbing wall. The new climbing wall includes natural rock features, overhangs and a number of sport routes to suit climbers of all abilities.
The fitness suite is specified to a high standard. It contains a variety of individual station resistance training equipment, free weights, a Smith Machine and Power Rack to allow a wide variety of resistance programmes to be undertaken.
The suite also contains a number of Concept II rowing machines and a kayak trainer, together with cycles, treadmills, cross-trainers and a stretching/warm-up area. Qualified instructors are on-hand for advice and support on training programmes, rehabilitation and dietary issues.
The Exercise Studio has a sprung floor and Interactive TV and is ideal for a variety of dance and fitness classes, including BODYSTEP™, circuit training, yoga and more.
The Sports Hall is marked out for the following sports: indoor football; handball; volleyball; badminton; netball; basketball; indoor tennis. It houses the following equipment: fully retractable competition basketball nets/boards for full size basketball; four more additional basketball nets/boards for split use of the the hall; 4 x badminton nets/posts; 2 x indoor football goals; 1 x full size volleyball net/posts; remote controlled digital scoreboard.
The Climbing Wall spans 20 metres and incorporates over-hangs, ridges and sections of simulated real rock. There are a large number of sports routes available to cater for the advanced climber as well as the beginner.
The department has a fleet of mountain bikes, canoes and kayaks used extensively for practical training locally and further afield in areas such as the New Forest, Purbeck Hills and South Wales. Hill walking and rock climbing equipment is deployed for higher level and extended expeditions.
Andover Town FC
The club is run by the College and plays Wessex League football at the Portway Stadium in Andover. This gives senior opportunities for our second year players as well as a progression route at the end of our Football Academy program.