The Eastbournian Society Sports Club (ESSC)

Those interested in keeping fit and seeing friends might be interested in a new initiative, The Eastbournian Society Sports Club (ESSC). The club is designed to encourage and enable our members to use the fantastic sports facilities at Eastbourne College at a competitive price.

Members can meet for registration in Tim’s café on Old Wish Road, from 8.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time, and the following facilities are available for use:

  • Swimming pool - 8.30-10.00am
  • Gym - 8.30-10.30am
  • Squash courts - 8.30-11.30am

All members will need to complete our online registration process which includes watching a video induction session and completing a PARQ (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) before they can access the facilities.

Our charitable status means that we are unable to charge for use of the facilities, but are entitled to accept donations. Whether you go on to use the facilities on a drop-in basis, or would like to commit termly or annually, we have some suggested amounts:

  • £5 for a one-off drop-in session
  • £65 for unlimited use during one term
  • £180 for unlimited use during the year (term-time only, 35 weeks in total)

The designated changing rooms will be used exclusively by our members, and consist of three cubicle showers and four open showers. These rooms are mixed but include twenty private changing cubicles or an open space for changing. To begin with, secure lockers will not be available for our members to use, but we are working to resolve this. You should note however that it is NOT advisable to bring with you or wear any valuables.

For more details please contact Helen Medlycott, Alumni and Community Engagement Officer, on 01323 452316 or

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