Sports pitch maintenance

The weather conditions in the South West can be very variable.  The skills and knowledge of the Grounds staff are applied to try and ensure the facilities are maintained to a high standard.  The aim is to permit maximum participation.  Surfaces are prepared to a performance level that matches or exceeds the requirements of the sportsmen and women who use them.

Topsham Sports Ground hosts the premiere fixtures for the University football, rugby and lacrosse teams - it also hosts cricket.  Duckes Meadow is by far the largest grass pitch sports provision and in addition to rugby, football and lacrosse, also features American football and archery.

The Sports Park on Streatham Campus has a range of artificial outdoor sports provision.  The water-based pitch is of international standard for hockey.  The rubber-crumb and sand based pitches host a variety of ball sports, in all types of weather.  A brand new artificial golf facility features tees and greens unique to the South West.  A MUGA (multi-use games area) is available for those who wish to participate in sport in a less formal manner.