Tel: 01233 613131


The Julie Rose Stadium,
Willesborough Road,
TN24 9QX

Centre Updates

All of the centre's facilities are open and operating to schedule as of 31st May 2016

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 08.30 - 21.00

Friday 08.30 - 19.00

Saturday 08.30 - 16.00

Sunday 09.00 - 16.00

Bank Holidays 08.30 - 17.00

The Julie Rose Stadium

Nestling beneath the beautiful North Downs with stunning views along the Stour Valley and across Conningbrook Lakes, the Julie Rose Stadium makes a dramatic backdrop for a wide range of events from world class athletics to triathlon. The stadium is now regarded as one of the finest athletics facilities in the country, and is home to Ashford Athletics Club.

CONTOURS GYM: The stadium also incorporates a fully equipped gym featuring up to date cardio and resistance fitness equipment, and provides an intimate, quiet gym for those who prefer a relaxed environment. The stadium also boasts an all weather, multi-use games area available for private, club or commercial hire for netball, tennis, basketball and 5-a-side football on an hourly basis.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: The Stadium provides a range of Group Fitness classes that are free to JRS adult direct debit members and Stour Centre (All site) Full adult members. Please note that enrolled courses are not available free of charge although discounted rates are available to members.

CONNINGBROOK LAKES AND COUNTRY PARK: On behalf of Ashford Borough Council the Trust coordinates access to and events that take place on the lakes.The former quarry has been transformed into a family orientated country park around the existing lakes providing a natural habitat for wildlife and access for walkers to explore the local environment. Public access to the park is available during the Julie Rose Stadium's opening hours and will close 15 minutes before the stated closing time and at dusk during the winter. Please be aware that public access to the lake and water based activities is only permitted through an approved club or association. Please call the stadium on 01233 613131 for more information.

VENUE HIRE: At the Julie Rose Stadium, the main stand can seat up to 800 people, and the Colin Jackson suite can accommodate up to 150 persons, but is partitioned and can be hired out for smaller events if required. The stadium also features an indoor facility ideal for indoor bootfairs, sports club training sessions through to children's parties. The stadium also has an on-site licenced bar which can be included in event hire. More details and prices are available on request by calling the reception team on 01233 613131.

INDOOR BOOTFAIRS are held at the stadium during the autumn and winter. Please click here for details.

The stadium is also home to Podplus which provides a wide range of athletics equipment and expert advice.