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Find your play in Edinburgh
If you love grassroots sport and live or work around Edinburgh, then you’re in luck. Edinburgh has some of Scotland’s very best grassroots sports facilities, all can be found and booked online or through the app if you’re out and about. There is a strong professional sports scene too, with Hibs and Heart leading the way in the Scottish Premier League. Edinburgh Rugby are going well too. The famous Edinburgh University also attracts plenty of grassroots sports players north of the border for term time. Sports players looking to book football pitches in the city will find a wide range of formats, including 11-a-side, 9-a-side, 7-a-side, 6-a-side and 5-a-side.
There are indoor facilities too if the weather turns too wet and windy during the winter months. Netball is well loved in Edinburgh and there are lots of courts available for booking online. Hockey, tennis, badminton and squash are also very popular to play at recreational levels. Each of those fun sports are a wonderful way to keep fit and maintain your health. An added benefit of playing regular group sports is the improvement of mental wellbeing, which comes from exercise, getting outside and socialising with friends. Lots of leagues and tournaments are possible to join too.
Powerleague Sighthill is one of the very best places to enjoy grassroots football in Edinburgh. Footballers that book Powerleague Sighthill are able to pick from a fantastic selection of smaller format football pitches. There is 5-a-side and 7-a-side options available. All the pitches are lucky to have floodlights surrounding the playing areas to allow matches to kick-off all year long, even in the darker winter months. Players can take advantage of the changing rooms here to get ready before a game or have a quick turnaround before heading out for a beer following a football match. Leagues and tournaments are regularly run here.
Powerleague Portobello is the perfect place for grassroots football in Edinburgh. Footballers are able to play on a multitude of football pitches, all of which are bookable online. The pitches are all 5-a-side 3G astroturf and are in prime condition thanks to the friendly and hard-working staff. The team also keep the pitch markings, goal nets and surfaces in good nick. Players can use the changing rooms onsite to put boots on before a game or quickly get changed following the final whistle. Floodlights have been installed to ensure matches go on all year long. Please check about footwear requirements before arriving at Powerleague Portobello.
Additional info for Edinburgh residents
Edinburgh Leisure have partnered with the City of Edinburgh council in order to impact individuals and communities’ physical, mental and social health and wellbeing. They aim to inspire people to get, and stay active through sport.
Registered charity SSF have worked extremely hard in recent years to improve the wellbeing of the country, using sport as a medium. SSF claim introducing more people to an active lifestyle has had major benefits which include; increased activity levels, reductions in anti-social behaviour as well as increasing confidence & self-esteem of individuals involved with the charity.
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