A MUGA, or Multi Use Games Area is designed to establish a specialised area for sport such as football, netball, hockey and basketball. They can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have different characteristics. They can be made from a variety of materials including, polymeric or porous macadam surfacing, or an artificial turf.
Multi-Use Games Area are an excellent way of preventing boredom in young people whilst providing a great source of physical activity and fun. This is because the MUGA pitches offer multiple games to play which combats the monotony that would otherwise occur in a playground setting. It also provides a chance for children to enjoy exercise in groups, increasing social interaction and their enjoyment of the space.
Transforming Spaces for Play: Exploring Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs)
In addition, MUGAs are a great option for schools with limited playground space. This is because they allow children to play popular sports such as basketball, netball, tennis and cricket in a safe outdoor space. They can also be used for after school sports clubs, helping to encourage a healthy lifestyle and social interaction in the community.
While many people see a MUGA as a compromise, this is because no single surface is perfect for all sports. Despite this, a MUGA will provide a quality playing surface, if it is installed correctly and maintained. To ensure this, you should always choose a MUGA installer who is a member of SAPCA, the UK trade association for sports and play construction.