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Bristol has a passionate sporting population thanks to the many professional teams in the area. Football is massive in the community and allegiances are split between City and Rovers. Both have had big success in the past. Rugby and cricket are also very popular and each of these professional teams has ensured a grassroots legacy for Bristolians. There are numerous grassroots football facilities around to cater for multiple formats and surfaces. Grass pitches can easily be booked online and if you’re looking for an artificial equivalent then there are 3G and astro-turf options. Leagues or one-off casual games are just as easy to book. There are lots of mixed and female fixtures to get involved in too.

Racket sports are great fun to play and Bristol has plenty of facilities to choose from. Tennis can be played on multiple surfaces, including grass, concrete, macadam or even indoors. Coaching is easily sorted too. Squash is always played indoors and means players can avoid the poor weather that sadly we see too often. Sports in Bristol are a fantastic way to meet new people and become better integrated with the community. It’s also a wonderful way to keep fit and maintain a good mental wellbeing.

Pitches and courts in Bristol

Cotham Gardens & Elmgrove Venue

Looking to hire a space for an event or class in Bristol? Look no further than Cotham Gardens Primary School in North Bristol. The Elmgrove site boasts two large main halls, perfect for your next function or to run regular fitness, yoga, or pilates classes. The venue is easily accessible via a short walk from Redland station or by car where you can make the most of the free parking on site. The versatile halls are also suitable for meetings, with tables and chairs available on request.

Playfootball Bristol Horfield

If you’re looking to get involved and play some 5-a-side football, then look no further than Playfootball Bristol Horfield. There is a wide selection of 3G 5-a-side pitches to choose from online before placing a booking. Each is looked after brilliantly to ensure the pitch markings, goals and surfaces are always playable. Powerful floodlights surround the pitches to make it possible to play throughout the year. Leagues and tournaments are ideal to host at Playfootball Bristol Horfield. Always check before arriving whether it’s possible to hire football equipment, such as a football, bibs and pumps. Kids parties can be hosted here too.

Wellsway Sports Centre

There are not many better recreational football facilities than the Wellsway Sports Centre. Footballers who live in and around Bristol will find a wide selection of football pitches, all incredibly looked after by a dedicated workforce. Visitors can book and play on either artificial pitches or grass. There is a 11-a-side astroturf pitch, that also takes bookings for 7-a-side matches. If you fancy an indoor football fixture then there is also a sports hall for players. Floodlights and lovely changing rooms help put the finishing touches on this spectacular grassroot football venue in Bristol. Do check with the venue before booking about what footwear is allowed.

Goals Bristol North

Goals Bristol North is perfect for grassroots footballers looking for a small-format game. There are numerous 5-a-side pitches here at Goals Bristol North. Each of the pitches is fortunate to be 3G to ensure an unrivalled playing experience. The goals, markings and side-boards are all looked after constantly. This grassroots football facility has floodlights surrounding all the pitches to ensure the dark evenings do not get in the way of a match. Goals Bristol North is equally brilliant for a casual game with friends or colleagues. Leagues and tournaments often run here too for those football players wanting to test themselves in a more competitive environment.

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