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Football

Play football at Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC), South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC) or Dovedale Sports Centre.

We also have football pitches in some of our parks.

Football at SWFLC

outdoor football

Get fit and have fun with friends. Whether you want a quick kick-about or a full match, we have something for you at SWFLC.  

You can play on our: 

  • Outdoor 3G astroturf pitch 
  • Multi-use games area (MUGA) which has two 5-a-side courts 
  • Indoor 5-a-side sports hall pitch 

Our football pitches are available to book on a pay as you go basis or as a regular block booking.  

Pitch bookings start every two hours, and last for two hours.

Times and prices

3G Astroturf times

Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday 9am to 10pm


MUGA and Sports hall 

Peak times

Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm

Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm (during Essex County Council school term only)

 

Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 8pm

 

ourChelmsford Lite card prices

3G Astroturf prices

Quarter pitch: £31.80

Half pitch: £53.90

Whole pitch: £93


MUGA peak prices

Standard: £21.20

Discounted: £19.30

MUGA off peak prices

Standard: £18.10

Discounted: £16.50


Sports hall peak 

Standard: £46

Discounted: £42


Sports hall off peak 

Standard: £37.20

Discounted: £34


ourChelmsford Plus card prices

3G Astroturf peak prices

Quarter pitch: £31.80

Half pitch: £53.90

Whole pitch: £93


MUGA peak prices

Standard: £20.20

Discounted: £18.30

MUGA off peak prices

Standard: £17

Discounted: £15.50


Sports hall peak prices

Standard: £42

Discounted: £38


Sports hall off peak prices

Standard: £33.20

Discounted: £30


Booking

You can: 

 

You can book a pitch:   

  • seven days in advance if you have an ourChelmsford Premium or Plus card. 
  • two days in advance if you do not have a membership or ourChelmsford Plus card


Cancellations

If you want to cancel your pitch booking, you need to cancel at least 24 hours before you are due to use it. We will charge you the full amount if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend. 

Things you need to know

Lockers and changing rooms
  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key. Lockers are located in the gym.

  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area.

  • Accessible changing is available on poolside at all times, or near to the gym after 5pm.

What to bring

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SWFLC

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm
Saturday, 7am to 8pm
Sunday, 7am to 8pm
Bank holiday, 7am to 2pm (pool, MUGA and 3G pitch only)

Our other facilities may have separate opening times, so please check individual pages.

Facilities

Contact

Contact form

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre
Brickfields Road
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex
CM3 5JU

01245 605600

All prices are correct to 30 March 2020.

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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