- A Football Association-standard artificial playing pitch and new floodlights to replace the current sand-dressed astroturf, which is not fit for purpose
- Two new junior grassroots football pitches
- A new artificial cricket wicket and eight grass wickets
- A two-storey pavilion with:
An office for the Argyle Community Trust
New four changing room complex (built to Football Foundation and England and Wales Cricket Board guidelines)
Large function room
- Improved car park and entrance, with security gates
- A security fence to protect the grass pitches, with room around the outside for dog-walking
- Open access at designated times
At a later stage we hope to provide:
- A multi-use games arena next to the 3G pitch
- Four-lane cricket nets for training
The project completion date is November 2018 but it is anticipated the artificial pitch will be available by early Spring 2018.
- improve the current site and make it more secure
- provide first class facilities for the local community
- increase opportunities to participate in sport and recreation within the local area
- provide accessible sports facilities
- be staffed every day, giving the site a greater presence within the local community
The Trust is currently tendering for a bookings platform. In the meantime, you can email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Identified grassroots clubs through the Devon FA will be given priority.
Plymouth City Council
Argyle Community Trust
England and Wales Cricket Board
Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough Cricket Club
Devon Football Association
Devon England and Wales Cricket Board
There will be some ‘meet the partners’ events, dates announced soon to showcase the project and give people a chance to ask questions and share their views.
It is a community facility first and foremost but first team players and management will attend community events at the site. The team may also undertake some open training events at the site to engage with the local community.
Parking spaces will be made available for Plymouth Parkway and spectators, with a cordoned-off area for users of the facility.
The aim is to bring more cricket teams back into the city and we are delighted that Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough Cricket Club will reside at Manadon. Their aim will be to increase participation in cricket.
Please email email@example.com or call 01752 562561 (extension 162) and the trust will provide you with contact details for clubs in the local area. We would love to hear from you, whatever your age, ability or gender. If you are interested in taking part in football or cricket activities or fun fitness associated with these sports, get in touch.
We are just finalising costs, which will be published shortly on the Argyle Community Trust website.
We will liaise with the local county FA to accommodate as many clubs as possible. If the site is unavailable, we will work with other community sports facility sites and schools to provide alternatives.
Priority times and hours will be available for local residents.
What will the opening hours be?
The artificial pitch will be open at the following times:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 7pm
Sunday, 10am to 7pm
The pavilion opening hours will be confirmed at a later date.
The trust is appointing a facilities manager for the site. In the meantime please contact Mark Lovell on 01752 562561 (extension 4) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple activities will be on offer for young people and children throughout the year, including turn up and play football and multi-sport sessions, cricket, health sessions and more.
Yes, we will have a number of activities.