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Highfields Sports Complex

Highfields Sports Complex

Home to two pavilions, a large conference room, two meeting rooms, six changing rooms and dual-aspect balconies for spectators

VP Williams Exterior Building

Top sporting and conferencing facilities

Opened by England rugby legend and alumnus Brian Moore in 2010, the Highfields Sports Complex offers top sporting and conferencing facilities. 

The Highfields Sports Complex has two pavilions including the rugby ball shaped, Vaughn Parry Williams Pavilion, offering a large conference room, two meeting rooms, six changing rooms and dual aspect balconies for spectators. Playing fields provide courts and pitches for football, rugby, cricket, tennis and netball. 

Located adjacent to Highfields Sports Complex is the Nottingham Hockey Centre which includes a University-owned international standard water-based hockey pitch as well as a further three artificial pitches. The Nottingham Tennis Centre is also a short walk away. 

Facilities at Highfields Sports Complex

Vaughn 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 

Nottingham Hockey Centre

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

Perfect for...

 Sport training 

With a range of courts and pitches to choose from, the Highfields Playing Fields is perfect for any team training days 

 Large sports events & conferences 

The Vaughn Parry Williams Pavillion includes a large conference room, perfect for any sporting events and conferences. 


There are 2 meeting rooms equipped with everything you need for a day of meetings or team away days.

 Use of the Nottingham Tennis Centre

The Nottingham Tennis Centre is a short walk away

Interested in Highfields Sports Complex?

Get in touch with our Campus Venues teams to discuss your event needs

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