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Sport training facilities and services

Key to the selection of St Mary’s as a Pre-Games Training Camp was the close proximity of outstanding sports facilities, accommodation and support services within easy reach of Heathrow Airport and central London.

This high performance environment was further enhanced in October 2011 with the opening of a new sports centre with a performance hall and a world-class strength and conditioning facility.  The Sports Village includes the Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track, 120 acres of playing fields, a floodlit sand-based hockey pitch, a tennis centre and a range of other sports facilities. For endurance athletes St Mary’s is ideally situated near to both Bushy and Richmond Parks. 

The Sport and Health Services offer a BASES accredited physiology lab, a biomechanics lab and a physiotherapy and sport rehabilitation clinic.  Qualified experienced staff can provide support services or if required, it can be arranged for the visiting squad’s support team to work out of the facilities.

Not only can athletes benefit from St Mary’s world-class sports setup, we offer excellent accommodation with 272 en-suite rooms and other residences providing different options that are situated right next to the sports facilities.  We also work with partners located near to the University that can offer 4* accommodation.

There is a dedicated conference centre and a number of spacious rooms that can be allocated to teams. The Dolce Vita café provides a relaxing area situated next to the track for athletes and coaches to use.  Our catering staff have lots of experience and will work with teams to provide the kind of diet required.