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Free Access For National Sportspeople (F.A.N.S)

What is Free Access for National Sports People (F.A.N.S)?

The Nottingham City Free Access for National Sportspeople (F.A.N.S) scheme is designed to give free access to Nottingham City Council leisure facilities for sportspeople who are competing at a national level i.e. currently representing their country in any age group.

The Scheme is an important Sports and Leisure Services initiative which aims to provide support and encouragement to the city’s leading talented and elite sport performers to assist with their ongoing training and rehabilitation from injury.


Who is eligible?



How do I apply? 

Step 1 

You must fill out all of this digital form by clicking on the link.

Step 2 

If your application is successful a free-use Citycard will be forwarded to you. This card will be valid for 12 months from the date of your application. After this period you must re-submit your application to confirm your continued status as a national athlete.

Step 3 

Submitted application forms will be verified and approved by the Sports Development Team.


What facilities are included in the scheme?

The scheme allows athletes free use of selected activities at Nottingham City Council leisure centres. *Subject to availability and normal operating hours. Activities available as part of this scheme are:

What Active Nottingham leisure centres undertaking this scheme? 

For more information on each centre please click here.