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Sports Training Pass

To apply for the Pass, download and complete the application form, returning it by email to

Please note that as of June 2023 we can no longer accept applications from athletes who are not Gateshead residents.

Sports Training Passes allow free access to some GO Gateshead services and are available to athletes who are Gateshead residents that have achieved the performance criteria at regional* competition level or above. Please see the application form for full details.

Sports Training Passes are awarded for 12-months from the date of the eligible competition. Applications using competitions that took place more than 12 months ago can therefore not be considered.

Please note that it can take up to two weeks to process or verify applications from date of receipt before a pass can be issued. Access cannot be granted to facilities once a pass has expired even if you have an application pending. Those re-applying for a Sports Training Pass should take these timescales into consideration when submitting their forms.

Apply for a Sports Training Pass (PDF) [167KB]

Please ensure you read the guidance notes within the application form for full details of eligibility. If you have any queries or need to discuss your application, please contact

*Regional competitions in most sports are those that cover northern England, that is, a larger area than the North East.