Football

Football in Derby's parks

We have a number of sites that are used for grass football. We have developed our sites for outdoor sport and the most recent developments are the Racecourse and Alvaston Park. Having received funding from the Football Foundation, we are committed to developing these sites and football across the city.

We work closely with a range of partners such as Derbyshire County Football Association (DCFA), various leagues, Football Foundationthe FA (Football Association), Derbyshire Sport.

We operate a 'open' football season from August to April each year to support and develop football grass participation. The FA affiliated leagues have priority for league fixtures and cup games through this period. 

Fixture updates and pitch conditions 

All updates and pitch conditions can be found on the Noticeboard.

Which venues can I book for football?

We will operate 6 HUB football sites for the 2017/18 football season – Racecourse, Alvaston Park, Chaddesden Park, Darley Playing Fields, Sinfin Moor and Moorways Sports Complex.

Chellaston Leisure Limited will operate Chellaston Park and all enquiries to use this site should be sent directly to bookchellastonpark@outlook.com

How do I book for the 'open' football season?  

Applications for the 2017/18 Open Season for football bookings are now open.  The closing date is Friday 28 July 2017.  Late applications will not be processed until after those who applied by the closing date. 

You can apply for the 2017/18 season on our website here.

Please contact parksbookingsadmin@derby.gov.uk if you have any queries.

Download a copy of the Terms and Conditions for 2017/18 season here.

How do I book pre-season and casual games?

Pre-season and casual games can be booked online from 1 July 2017 - bookings online can only be made 14 days in advance. 

To book visit our Online Bookings portal.

If you are new to booking online, you will fist need to register.To do this please email leisure@derby.gov.uk to request a Casual Membership Form.

How much does it cost to book a pitch?

For prices visit the Parks prices page.

How do I pay for a booking?

For open league fixtures payment will be by invoice or direct debit, terms and conditions apply.

For cup matches you can pay over the telephone by calling 01332 641234, in advance of the booking date by debit or credit card.

Cancellations

We will cancel fixtures if the ground conditions are such that play would damage the pitches or if playability is deemed to be dangerous.

All cancellations and pitch updates can be found on our Noticeboard.

Expected standards of behaviour

Visit our Terms and Conditions page.

Forums

We meet with leagues four times a year to:

  • discuss the development of clubs, football and venues
  • address an operational issues and any sport/football updates.

Derbyshire County Football Association

The Derbyshire County FA is responsible for more than 520 affiliated clubs and runs over 17,000 teams across the county. They aim to establish safe and structured football opportunities for the benefit of all concerned irrespective of age, colour or gender.

They are also a lot more than affiliating teams, through a broad range of strategic priorities and investment, aims to increase the quality and quantity of pitches and facilities, thus providing increased opportunities and enjoyment for all, such as Derby City Council Steve Bloomer pitch at the Racecourse.

Derbyshire County FA also offers a wide range of courses such as refereeing and coaching, as well as league and team support. There is a wide range of resources offered, visit www.derbyshirefa.com for further information.

To follow on facebook or twitter: /derbyshirecountyfa or @DerbyshireFA.

Partner organisations

Here are some of our partners - please click their name to take you to their site for more information.

Get into Football

For more information on the initiative and how you can take part please visit the Facebook page or Twitter feed (@GIFDerby).

Terms and Conditions

You can find our terms and conditions here or download them below.