New Sports Facilities Will Be Competition-Standard

Sports facilities in Scilly will be competition-standard when the new Carn Gwavel multi-use games area opens.

A pair of special, all-weather playing surfaces will be available for five-a-side football, hockey, netball and tennis.

Richard McCarthy, the Council’s Community Services chairman believes the MUGA will allow many more children to develop their sporting prowess and will keep older residents fitter for longer. It will also encourage more mainland sporting contact and could boost visitor numbers as well as locals’ sporting competitiveness.

The larger of the two facilities – the MUGA – is equivalent to the size of two tennis courts. Its sanded astroturf surface has been marked out for a number of sports.

The smaller ‘netball court’, has a rubberized surface and is intended primarily for that sport and for basketball.

Amy Hiron says the MUGA won’t have floodlights when it opens so opening times will vary by season.

Some people feel the costs are high but Amy says it has to be affordable and costs are partly due to the special maintenance required – a caretaker will be employed to do that.


The MUGA will be available for hire outside school hours. The price is £25.00 for the full MUGA; £12.50 for the tennis court sized half-MUGA.