Facilities and membership
DMU is dedicated to providing exceptional sporting facilities to enhance the student experience. Over the last few years, the university has invested millions of pounds into state-of-the-art facilities for its students. These include the £8 million Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, the £1 million Watershed Facility and £2 million on developing FA standard grass and artificial pitches at Beaumont Park for outdoor sports.
If you would like to join one or more of DMUsport's numerous sports teams, you will need to purchase a specific membership for that club. All student activity memberships are managed by De Montfort Students Union. You can find out more about our clubs and how to purchase a club membership here.
Alternatively, if you'd like to take advantage of the different leisure centre memberships available to students that include access to fitness suites, the climbing wall, our swimming pool and weekly instructor-led exercise classes, you can visit the DMU Leisure Centre membership page for more information.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre
The QEII Leisure Centre provides our students, staff and the general public with state-of-the-art facilities including a 25 metre swimming pool, climbing wall, eight court sports hall, fitness suite and dance studio. A comprehensive programme of workout classes are also held at the centre, catering for all fitness levels and interests. The current offer can be found here.
There are a range of membership and pay as you go options available to students, staff and the general public.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 6.30am-10pm | Saturday, 8am-8pm | Sunday, 9am-8pm
The Watershed Facility
The Watershed Facility is home to the DMUsport department, cardio suite, outside launch area for watersports and the Strength and Conditioning suite which is home to our dedicated and qualified strength and conditioning coaches.
Situated on Liberty Island, just off campus, the university has invested in this facility to offer additional space for DMU’s student activities including sports club and societies.
With classroom spaces and a multi-purpose sports hall, the spaces meet students’ needs and provide an ideal venue for events. The facility also hosts training sessions for DMUsport clubs. The DMUsport Social Leagues and recreational sports opportunities through the DMUactive programme are held here on a regular basis too.
Beaumont Park is situated on the outskirts of Leicester and has recently seen £2.5million of investment on developing changing rooms, club house and new pitches. Outdoor sports take place at this venue including American football, football, lacrosse, rugby and Ultimate Frisbee.
Club training sessions, fixtures and friendlies all take place at this venue which is popular amongst students. Community and student tournaments have also taken place here along with numerous charity events supported by the student body.
External Facilities used by DMUsport
You can view the wide range of sports facilities that our clubs access and in-depth information around travelling to and accessing those venues on the DMUsport Map below. For organised DMUsport activity that takes place beyond a three mile radius of the Campus, student transport is provided. Your sports club committee can provide you with further information on this.