Football Centre

Our state of the art 3g Astro Turf Pitch that is a Tiger Turf Atomic Pro 60 is an outstanding football surface, compliant to FIFA 1* and 2* Standards. That includes state of the art floodlight system, spectator areas including disability access and off-road parking.

The 3G Astroturf football pitch is available for community use from 5.00pm-9.50pm every weekday and weekends 8.00am-8.00pm. The format of the pitch is the following:

  • 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 3G Astro turf available we have a number of grass pitches too. We have the following pitches available.

  • 2 x 11 aside grass pitches
  • 3 x 9 aside grass pitches
  • 3 x 7 aside grass pitches
  • 1 x 5 aside grass pitches

Wreake Valley Academy is connecting to a range of ages of the community and further afield to make this fantastic facility a Sports Hub Centre of Syston. Wreake Valley Academy are 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 every Monday 5.00pm – 6.00pm for £2.00 pay as you play (includes a hot drink).

Primary Schools League

Wreake Valley Academy host and run a local Primary Schools Football League. There are four leagues that run weekly throughout the year. This is 7 aside and for years 5 and 6, both girls and boys to enjoy.

Holiday Camps

Wreake Valley Academy host a number of different holiday sport camps, some specific to sports, others multi sports. 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 more details please contact Ian Harrison (Football Development) on either or T:0116 2641080 ext 252 & M: 07752898577