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Performance sports training venue

Plymouth Marjon University is a compact, single-site campus situated in Plymouth, on the South Coast of England. With a multi-million pound world class sports complex and onsite accommodation and catering the University is a perfect venue for clubs/sports organisations to hold a training camp.

We have a strong reputation of hosting elite sports teams. The University hosted the Ghanaian Olympic Squad prior to the London 2012 Olympics and more recently we were an official training venue for the England 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosting the Namibian team. In addition to this we have significant experience of hosting training camps for professional and elite sports teams including Bedford Blues and Plymouth Argyle.

"We are grateful to Marjon for the use of their first-class facilities, and the valuable help we receive from their staff. They are splendid hosts and the amenities are superb. It is a partnership we cherish."

Derek Adams, Plymouth Argyle FC Manager.

"The facilities at Plymouth Marjon University were a great asset to the players during our pre season training, with the ability to use the swimming pool, climbing wall, Altitude Chamber and Biomechanics & Physiology equipment. All this combined in a modern facility with helpful staff which made for a successful visit for both our players and coaching team.”

Mark Twiggs, Head of Strength & Conditioning: Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club.

Our sports facilities are world class and we were recently recognised as joint fourth university in the UK for sport facilities by the Times Higher Education (THE) Supplement. Our facilities include:

  • Gymnasium
  • 12 Badminton court size sports hall
  • 3G Artificial Grass Football / Rugby Pitch
  • 1 Sand-dressed National Standard Hockey Pitch
  • 25m Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • 2 Grass Pitches
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 90 Station Fitness Suite

  •  4 Olympic Lifting Platforms
  • Squat cages
  •  Free weights (Olympic bars and plates)
  • Kettle bells/dumbbells
  • Plyometric Equipment
  • Treadmills, rowing ergometers, exercise bikes
  • Recovery area (Swiss balls, foam rollers, matted section)

With a BASES accredited Sports Science Lab, Sports Rehabilitation & Therapy Clinic and Video Analysis Suite the University has the facilities and expert staff to support your athletes and teams to reach their peak.


Our BASES accredited sports science lab includes separate areas for physiology, biomechanics and performance analysis. Key features include:

• Environmental Chamber (altitude/heat/humidity) 
• Isokinetic dynometer 
• Online gas analysers 
• Wingate bikes 
• Non-motorised treadmill – repeated sprints 
• Measurement of blood count, lactate, haemoglobin mass and hydration status 
• Video analysis suite 
• Sports psychology consultation suite

  • 9 sports therapy beds
  • Private and open treatment areas
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Rehabilitation Gym
  • Anti-gravity treadmill


The University has a total of 450 bedrooms on campus, 60 of them are ensuite. In addition to this University Catering has experience of working with Elite Sports teams and provides a flexible and responsive service to the needs of the individual clubs. Menu options can be discussed and agreed in advance of each elite team arriving for their camp. The University also has a wide range of conference style rooms including an ispace centre for team meetings, social areas to relax in, a library, computer centre and a chaplaincy.

The South West coast is fantastic for surfing, sailing and diving and we are close to Dartmoor for climbing, mountain biking and hiking. There are plenty of tourist attractions to visit including the Eden Project and The National Marine Aquarium as well as entertainment at theatres, restaurants and bars throughout the region. The University can arrange sight-seeing tours of the area.