Rugby 365 artificial grass pitches (AGPs) are now available for hire, offering year-round rugby facilities.
To book a pitch, select a location on the map below and click on the link to the booking website.
Use our interactive map above to find your nearest Rugby 365 pitch.
To book a Rugby 365 pitch, you must first register a booking account. Select a location on the map above and click on the link to the booking website.
Football can be played on a Rugby 365 pitch, however set-up will be required. All sites have 4 sets of 6-a-side-goals available. If you wish to mark the pitch, you will need to use either tape or cones as it will be marked for Rugby only.To book a pitch for football, please contact Play Football at www.playfootball.net or call 0333 577 4625.
|User||Full Pitch per hour (peak times)||Full Pitch per hour (off peak)|
|Local rugby partnership||£30||£20|
- All prices exclude VAT
- To enquire about block rates and half pitch prices please click here
|User||Opening Times||Peak Times|
|Monday||1000 - 2200||1800 - 2100|
|Tuesday||1000 - 2200||1800 - 2100|
|Wednesday||1000 - 2200||1800 - 2100|
|Thursday||1000 - 2200||1800 - 2100|
|Friday||1000 - 2200||1800 - 2000|
|Saturday||0900 - 1900||1200 - 1700|
|Sunday||1000 - 2200||1000 - 1800|
If you wish to book a pitch for other sports, please contact Play Football at www.playfootball.net or call 0333 577 4625.
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Accidents and Incidents can be reported using the link or form provided in Rugby 365 booking emails. They can also be reported here.
These are laid down in World Rugby Regulations (number 22) which defines the required performance characteristics and standards of an artificial grass pitch that is suitable for rugby union.
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Over half of RFU clubs are overusing their pitches by an average of 75%, which ultimately has a detrimental impact on the standard of the surface, games and training sessions and player satisfaction. The installation of the pitches will create over 50,000 more playing hours for clubs across the country, ensuring more matches and training sessions can occur. The additional games and training sessions created will allow more participation at flexible times to suit the changing playing demands we are currently seeing. We also expect the creation of additional AGPs will generate over 16,000 participants playing at least once every two weeks, with 58,000 players exposed to rugby for the first time each year and ensure there will be over 20% World Rugby compliant AGPs in England.
There is no application process for this scheme. We have a list of selection criteria and through our consultation with the relevant Constituent Body (CB) will gain the local knowledge of where these pitches should be located, either fully-funded by the RFU or in partnership in the case of community sites.
Third generation or 3G artificial grass pitches are recognised as durable, safe, year-round playing surfaces, able to withstand intensive use and all kinds of weather. They mean more people can benefit from all the associated social and health benefits of physical activity.
Concerns have however been raised about the safety associated with these pitches and their constituent parts, most commonly the presence of rubber crumb. We take these concerns very seriously.
We have monitored numerous independent scientific studies on this issue, which have reported a very low/negligible level of concern for human health as a result of 3G pitches and rubber crumb.
Indeed, the European Chemicals Agency has recently published its own findings, following an extensive EU-wide study, and has found no reason to advise people against playing sport on 3G pitches with rubber crumb.
The Sports and Play Construction Association, the UK trade body for the sports pitch industry, is working to develop a voluntary industry standard that will provide restrictions that go above and beyond what is currently required for rubber crumb under European regulation. The RFU, Sport England and leading sport governing bodies all support this approach and will continue to work with the industry to provide reassurance that pitches in this country are safe.
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When taking part in physical activity, whether as a player, coach, spectator, employee or volunteer, it is important to take sensible measures to maintain good hygiene. The RFU endorse guidance and advice for physical activity that is available from here. Clubs and individuals are able to download the ‘Good hygiene for sport and physical activity guide’, as well as hygiene materials that can be utilised in clubhouse and changing room environments.
During prolonged periods of hot and dry weather, rugby players playing on both natural turf and artificial grass are likely to be more susceptible to skin abrasions. The RFU have a guide that outlines recommendations on how best to minimise the incidence of these abrasions and how to manage them when they do occur. The guide can be downloaded from here.