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Bristol Rugby submit plans for new training ground

Aviva Premiership club Bristol Rugby has formally applied for planning permission to develop a brand new training centre.

The training centre would be built on a 23-acre site at Beggar Bush Lane in Failand, near Bristol, UK and will include three grass training pitches, an all-weather 4G floodlit pitch and an indoor half-pitch training barn.

The state-of-the-art facilities will also feature a gymnasium, changing rooms and the Club’s rugby staff offices.

Chairman Chris Booy said:

This is a significant development for Bristol Rugby and underlines our ambitions to be one of the leading clubs in the country. It’s vital that we have a top-class facility for the squad to train at, not just to drive performance, but also to attract the calibre of players we want at the Club.

We already have the fantastic stadium at Ashton Gate and now the planning process has begun with North Somerset Council to build a training centre that matches those high standards. The site is close to Bristol City FC’s existing training ground and will facilitate improved inter-club use of various specialised facilities.


North Somerst Council will decide whether or not the plans can go ahead.

Bristol Rugby currently lie bottom of the Premiership having failed to win any of their opening eight games of the season.

Images courtesy of Bristol Rugby