Tag Archives : sports


Plympton Swimming Pool to close for essential maintenance

Plympton Swimming Pool will be closed for essential maintenance from 1pm on Saturday 8 December until Thursday 27 December. Works will include improvements to the showers and changing rooms as well as relining the underground tank used to hold water for the pool. The gym will remain open as usual throughout the works but there […]


Young footballers use new all weather pitches at Manadon for the first time

New artificial pitches open at Manadon

Work to create a brand new sports facility for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities reached a major milestone yesterday as young footballers took to its artificial playing pitches for the first time. The Football Association-standard third generation pitch, which also boasts new floodlights and security fencing, is now open for use – marking the completion […]


‘Serve-ay’ for tennis players in Plymouth

Tennis players of all ages and abilities are being asked for their thoughts on tennis courts in parks across the city. Plymouth City Council is working with the Lawn Tennis Association on plans to encourage people to pick up a racket and play more often. The two organisations have paired up to work together to […]


Argyle Community Trust appointed as sport coordinator for Mayflower 400

Argyle Community Trust have been appointed as Plymouth’s co-ordinator for sport and physical activity for the city’s Mayflower 400 commemorations in the lead-up to 2020. Mayflower 400 marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims sailing from Plymouth to America in 1620 and an incredible range of activity will be hosted across the city to commemorate […]


Plymouth warms up for top diving action this weekend

Plymouth will be the centre of the British diving world this weekend as it plays host to the sport’s biggest domestic competition of the year. Divers from all over the country will be heading to the Plymouth Life Centre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to compete in the 2018 British Diving Championships. Plymouth Diving is […]


Pitches at Staddiscombe ready following revamp

Playing fields that have been dogged by drainage and condition problems have been officially opened today following a major revamp. Staddiscombe playing fields are ready for the new football season after the eight full-size senior football pitches had high specification drainage and new goal posts installed. Other works carried out by the contractors include soil […]


Plymouth apprentices party with Ping!

Apprentices are being invited to a very special party at Oceana Plymouth on Friday 18 March. Ping! Party Plymouth will have all the usual attractions of a top night out – great music, light show, house DJ and licensed bar (for the 18-and-overs) – but with a difference. It will also include loads of table […]

Councillor Smith, Sports Development Manager Louise Kelley, Senior Apprentice Co-ordinator Ken Holder and apprentices Ashley Piggott and Jeorgia Best promoting Ping! Party Plymouth at Oceana

New footy facilities to serve north of Plymouth

Over half a million pounds is going to be spent on brand new football facilities for the north of the city. Council leader Tudor Evans has agreed to spend the money on new playing pitches and changing rooms at a new hub in Bond Street, Southway, for players from young children to adults to enjoy […]


Anyone for tennis apprenticeship?

An ace opportunity for a sports mad young person is being served by Plymouth City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association. The call is going out for a tennis development apprentice to help the Council and the association develop growing interest and enthusiasm for the sport in the city. The city has a Plymouth Tennis […]


Train for Race for Life for free!

Thinking of taking part in this year’s Cancer Research UK Race for Life? If so, don’t miss out on free training sessions organised by our sports development unit to help you get in shape for the charity run. The sessions will cater for women of all running abilities, including complete beginners, so if you’ve always fancied […]


Plymouth confirmed as an official Team Base for Rugby World Cup 2015

Plymouth’s sports facilities will be front row next year as the city plays host to one of the competing nations in Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015). England Rugby 2015 has announced that Plymouth is one of 41 official Team Bases that will host the 20 participating teams during the tournament, taking place in England […]