About Us

Our vision…

Ipswich School Sports Centre aim to create an environment that instills passion in sport. Our Sports Centres provide top quality sports facilities and coaching for local schools, communities and clubs.

What we do…

We hope to enthuse people with a love of sport and fitness.  We run activity programmes for young people during school holidays, including hockey camps and masterclasses, tennis sessions and multi- activity courses.  These are open to young people from any school and college.  Our camps and masterclasses provide technical understanding to help take individual performance to the next level.

During the day adults can join us at ISSC Rushmere for Zumbawalking netball and badminton.  In the evening and at weekends ISSC Henley Road is used for swimmingcricket and other activities, and Suffolk county cricket is playedon the School Field in the summer months.

Home of local sports clubs…

ISSC Rushmere is home to Ipswich and East Suffolk Hockey Club and many other community groups and sports teams use our facilities on a regular basis, view our clubs webpage to find out more.


Supporting the local community…

We support local schools and organisations by hosting tournaments and events, School Games, Suffolk Sport and local charity events at our Sports Centres and provide coaches for after school activity club.

Top class facilities

Our multi-million pound training venue at ISSC Rushmere offers first class sports and events facilities which are available to hire for community use.  We have a fully licensed bar, a light and airy lounge with a dancefloor and a separate meeting room, suitable for up to 20 people.  There’s an indoor sports hall with a sprung floor, three astroturf pitches, plus tarmac netball/tennis courts and grass sports pitches. Click on ISSC strategy to find out more.



Paul Wranek

Director ISSC

Roger Osborne

Sports Centre Manager

Tim Last

Sports Officer

Alex Hayes

Hockey Development Officer

Heather Dixon

Sports Development Officer

Tom Osborne

Sports Officer

Jenny Hyam

Touchline Café Manager

Bev Hudson