Home advantage: Developing Topsham Sports Ground
Our Topsham Sports Ground, which opened in 1999, is home to our top teams in Rugby, Football, Cricket, and Lacrosse. We finished the 2015/16 season as the number one ranked UK University for Rugby and number two for Cricket and Lacrosse.
The playing surfaces have seen significant investment, however growing student numbers combined with our teams playing at a higher level than ever before puts increased pressure on facilities. The need for upgrading the infrastructure of Topsham Sports Ground is now urgent.
Our ambitious development plans for the site will greatly enhance the sporting experience for students, spectators and community partners. Students will benefit from enhanced changing rooms, a dedicated treatment area, and a teaching space for performance analysis, workshops and seminars while a floodlit artificial turf pitch will enable training and fixtures to continue later in the day and in all weather, freeing up other facilities for additional activity. A first floor double-sided grandstand would afford spectators views of the rugby and cricket pitches, while a hospitality suite would host guests in comfort.
With your support these developments will enable us to promote Topsham Sports Ground as a premier sports venue for our students, offering increased usage and more opportunities for schools, clubs and professional sports teams and will benefit the University and the wider community for many years to come.