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Performance Sports Training Venue

Plymouth Patriots playing basketball in a packed 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, First-Team Manager: Plymouth Argyle Football Club (2015-2019)

"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

Marjon Sport and Health Centre exterior of building

Our Sports Facilities

We are proud to provide outstanding sports facilities to both our students and the local community to use

Our Facilities Include:

  • 12 Badminton Court Sized Sports Hall- able to facilitate Netball, Basketball, Futsal, Ultimate Frisbee, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Badminton
  • 3G Artificial Grass Football Pitch
  • 2 Sand-Dressed National Standard Hockey Pitches
  • 25m Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor Climbing Wall (Currently not available for public use)
  • Padel Courts- 3x double and 1x single courts
  • 90 Station Fitness Suite / 01752 636876

Sport Centre - Facilities & Services - Fitness Suite

Strength and Conditioning

Our strength and conditioning lab offers:

  • Four 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)

High Performance Facilities

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.

Sport Science Lab

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

On-site Sport Therapy Clinic

  • 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 our Catering providers work with Elite Sports teams and provide 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 and social spaces for team activities.

Scenic Devon and Cornwall

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.

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