Football Centre


We are pleased to announce our extension to the excellent PE & Sporting Facilities at Wreake Valley Academy. The new state of the art 3g Astro Turf facilities includes:

A new Tiger Turf Atomic Pro 60 3G AstroTurf pitch is an outstanding football surface, compliant to FIFA 1* and 2* Standards.

State of the art floodlight system.

Spectator areas including Disability Access.

Ample off road car parking.


The new 3G Astroturf football pitch will be made available for community use from 5pm-9.50pm every weekday, please see 3G pitch availability, there are still weekend and midweek bookings available and the opportunity to use the 3G pitch / grass over the summer ‘off season’ months. The format of the pitch will be the following, and will be available to hire:

4 x 5-a-side pitches (Red markings)

2 x 7-a-side pitches (Yellow markings)

1 x 9-a-side pitches (Blue markings)

1 x Full size 11-a-side pitch (White markings)


Not only have we got a new 3G Astro turf available to hire we have grass pitches too. We have the following pitches accessible.

2 x 11 aside grass pitches

2 x 9 aside grass pitches

4 x 7 aside grass pitches

2 x 5 aside grass pitches


Wreake Valley Academy will be connecting to a range of ages of the community and further afield to make this fantastic new facility a Sports Hub Centre of Syston. Wreake Valley Academy will be running the following:

Walking Football

Do you think your footballing days are over? WALK no further…

The 3G Astro Turf pitch isn’t only for pupils to enjoy but also their parents too. We are looking to start Walking Football. Walking football is a modified version of association football that is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved, but is also open to all ages. You may have stopped playing due to a lack of mobility or for other reasons and therefore not able to play the traditional game. There are now over 400 walking football teams in the UK, and a genuine buzz for the sport’s future.

If you are interested in playing the new craze, come along to Wreake Valley on Monday 5th March 5pm – 6pm for only £2.50 pay as you play.

FA Level 1 Football Coaching Qualification

This course provides an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for football players. The course will introduce practical drills to develop players’ technical skills such as shooting, turning with the ball and heading. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players. You must be over 16 years old to take this course.

Primary Schools League

Wreake Valley Academy are looking to host and run a local Primary Schools League. This will run throughout the year. We are looking at having a minimum of 2 leagues, dependent on entries it could be more. There will be 4 meetings each term to fulfil fixtures. This is for year 5 and 6, both girls and boys to enjoy.

Click here for League tables

Holiday Camps

Wreake Valley Academy will be looking to host and run our own sport camps, some specific to sports, others multi sports. Not only running our own, but outside sport companies to run their camps at school. This to allow pupils a chance to attend and also the general public to come on site too.

Local Partnership Football Clubs

Two local grass root football clubs, Syston Town and Riverside Juniors are based at Wreake Valley Academy, using the new 3g pitch for training and matches. Both clubs are always looking for new young talent to join their teams for information see their websites: and

Football Trips

Once the new Premier League season starts, pupils will be given the opportunity to watch the reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The trip will consist of: football matches on the new 3g pitch, followed by pizza hut, then on to a fixture at the King Power Stadium. There will be limited spaces available.

For bookings please contact the person below:

 Ian Harrison
Football Development
Wreake Valley Academy
T:0116 2641080 ext 252
M: 07752898577