The John Pounds Centre is Portsmouth’s flagship community and enterprise facility boasting a 350-seat capacity multi-use Sports Halls, Gym/Fitness Suite, Meeting & Training Rooms, IT Suite, Arts Spaces, Library, Youth Rooms, Nursery, Launderette, Office Space, Cafe, and Dentistproviding affordable and accessible activities and services to local residents and the wider city.

The John Pounds Centre has established a reputation for its quality of service as it seeks to encourage Wellbeing & Healthy lifestyles to all its members.

All Abilities  All Abilities Badminton  Badminton  Basketball  Basketball 
Children's Parties Children's Parties Cricket  Cricket Dance Studio  Fitness Studio
Education & Groups  Education & Groups Fitness Sessions  Fitness Sessions Football  Football
Gym  Gym Indoor Bowls  Indoor Bowls  Sports Hall  Sports Hall
Table Tennis  Sports Hall Trampolining Trampolining Venue Hire  Venue Hire

I never realised the Centre had so much going on... and the staff always seem to be on hand to help

INSET Teacher Training


The Centre has a comprehensive disability policy, which incorporates access, signage and staff training, with an aim to achieve access for all

Wheelchair Users or Restricted Mobility

Full or restricted wheelchair access is available at the centre, with two lifts allowing access to the first floor.

Disabled Hoist and Changing Room

Available for public use on the first floor.

Blind or partially sighted members

Guide dogs are welcome at all times at all of our clubs.

Deaf and hard of hearing customers

Meeting rooms and reception have hearing loops, and we have two portable hearing loops that are available at all times.