Originally built in 1831 as the hunting lodge and family retreat of the Duke of Sutherland, Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre is set in spectacular and secluded surroundings, and is a flagship residential training centre and award winning National Centre of Excellence for many of the UK's top sportsmen and women.
Over the last 40 years, investment in facilities and services for our athletes has meant a steady rise in the achievement of our GB teams at Olympic and Paralympic games, with athletes who trained at Lilleshall successfully bringing home 6 medals from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and 13 medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Through partnership working with National Governing Bodies based on site at Lilleshall NSC, including the English Institute of Sport, Archery GB and British Gymnastics, we can ensure that we continue to provide the best sporting environment for both elite athletes and the local community.
Sport England have recently invested a further £11m to improve sporting and conferencing facilities at Lilleshall NSC, with the addition of a new five-court sports hall, a new changing pavilion for the two artificial pitches, a training room for on-site first aid and physiotherapy, a new 25-room accommodation block together with refurbishment of the existing accommodation, provision of a strength and conditioning gym and a rehabilitation centre for the English Institute of Sport (EIS).
Further refurbishments and update works have also taken place across the site including the installation of new LED lighting, refurbishment of the existing sports hall, squash courts, dining area and improved disabled access routes.
We are very proud of the sporting environment we provide and our aim is to provide you with a world class experience during your stay. We want to demonstrate that we value you as a customer as we believe your satisfaction is paramount so you will return again and again and recommend us to others.
The Centre is fully open to the general public offering a wide range of activities and facilities. Find out more by clicking on the links to the right.
Filming and Photography Policy
Please be aware that unauthorised filming and photography of staff, facilities and buildings at Lilleshall NSC is strictly forbidden. Permission will be granted on a case-by-case basis following a formal request. To enquire please contact Michelle Griffiths with full details of your request.
Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre is owned by the Sports Council Trust Company. Serco Leisure Operating Limited is the agent and contractor to Sport England.