Football

Football in Derby's parks

We have a number of hub sites that are used for grass football and work closely with partner organisations to continually improve the facilities onsite such as at the recent improvements to Derby Racecourse.

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 September 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 4 HUB football sites for the 2024/25 football season – Alvaston Park, Chaddesden Park, Darley Playing Fields and Sinfin Moor Park.

Teams interested at playing at the venues below should contact them directly:

Moorways Sports Village - contact Everyone Active by email - jaybetchley@everyoneactive.com
Chellaston Park - contact Chellaston Leisure Limited by email - bookings@chellastonleisure.org
Derby Racecourse Hub - contact Leisure United by email - info.derbyracecourse@leisureunited.com

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

You can apply for the 2024-2025 season by completing this application form.

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

How do I book pre-season and casual games?

We are offering some pitches for casual and pre-season grass pitches at Darley from 20 July to 18 August 2024.

These can be booked up to 14 days in advance online here.

If you are new to booking on-line, you will first need to email parksbookingsadmin@derby.gov.uk to request a Casual Membership Form.

How do I book an astroturf pitch on a regular basis for my team?

Teams can book a regular astroturf pitch at Springwood Leisure Centre. Please complete our online football block booking application 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 as per our current terms and conditions.

For cup matches you can pay over the telephone by calling 01332 641234. Payment must be made 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

Please see our current terms and conditions.

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.

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.