Sports Fanatic

If you’re so sports obsessed that the thought of going a day without knowing how your team is performing or squeezing in a workout leaves you in a cold sweat, you’ll meet lots of like-minded people at Derby.

Our new £10.8 million sports centre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like badminton courts, a fitness suite and gym, a dedicated fitness studio, studio cycling space, squash courts, a climbing wall, 3G pitches and outdoor tennis courts.

Sport is central to Derby’s culture, with Pride Park Stadium home to Championship team Derby County Football Club, a brand new 250-metre indoor velodrome, golf courses and one of the country’s best BMX tracks. Derby also has loads of options for watching sport, whether live or on TV in the pub. For anyone into adventure sports, the Peak District National Park with its range of outdoor sports is just a stone’s throw away.

So whether you’re looking to stay fit and play sports yourself or follow favourite teams old and new, Derby is the place to be.

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