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Find your play in Birmingham
Birmingham has been bestowed with a wide range of brilliant grassroots sports facilities. The city is renowned for its football after Birmingham City and Aston Villa have shared many successes at the very top of the game. That football fever has helped grow the grassroots game and players living locally can play at many wonderful football venues. There are 11-a-side pitches on grass and artificial versions across the city. For those wanting the smaller format game, there are tonnes of 5-a-side, 6-a-side and 7-a-side pitches.
Cricket is hugely popular too and the famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground can be found in the city. There are full size cricket pitches and nets for players to book. Tennis, squash and badminton are thriving in Birmingham too and there are both indoor and outdoor options available for players. Birmingham has lots of squash leagues and ladders for players to get involved in too. Outdoor tennis covers macadam, concrete and astro-turf surfaces. Birmingham has a strong netball scene too for league games as well as casual games with colleagues or friends. Recreational sports are a fantastic way to meet new people if you’re new to the area through a job move or family. Keeping fit is becoming more and more important for physical and mental wellbeing.
Powerleague Birmingham, situated just by Salford Stadium, is home to a huge selection of wonderful grassroots football pitches. Each pitch is 3G and meticulously looked after by the passionate and knowledgeable staff. The football pitches at Powerleague Birmingham are either 5-a-side or 7-a-side. There are floodlights surrounding all the pitches to enable footballers to enjoy matches for 12 months of the year. Before placing a booking, please check with the venue manager about what footwear is allowed. The venue hosts casual games as well as tournament and competitive leagues. Hiring equipment is usually an option, but do call ahead if you need a ball.
Light Hall School is based in Shirley and has a diverse range of wonderful grassroots sports options, all available to book online or through the app if you’re out and about. Football is hugely popular here and there are 11-a-side options on grass and astroturf. If you’re looking for a shorter format match, then Light Hall School has 5-a-side astroturf outdoor pitch or indoor option for the winter months. Grassroots players can also book rugby, hockey, cricket, badminton, basketball, tennis and netball. Each sport offers casual games as well as competitive action for those wanting regular matches throughout the season.
Holte School is hugely popular with grassroot sports players living in and around Birmingham. The school is renowned for its football pitches and visitors can take their pick11-a-side and 5-a-side football options. The 11-a-side pitch is astroturf and can also be used for the smaller version of the beautiful game. There is also an indoor pitch for those footballers wanting to keep a bit warmer in the winter months. Rugby, hockey, badminton, basketball, netball, cricket, handball, tennis and athletics are all possible to book online or through the award-winning app. Each of these grassroots sports is possible to enjoy as one-off games or a block booking.
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