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Autumn has arrived, and with it brings crisp leaves and cold nights. Thus, turning your once pleasant activity, football practice, now being turned into a chilly chore. However, this does not need to be the case. London is now home to some fantastic indoor venues to play football so the fear of the cold is eliminated. Check out these MyLocalPitch indoor football venue we have to offer.
A very new member to the Mylocalpitch roster. Powerleague Nine Elms. Based in Wandsworth, central London. This is a state of the art 3G Astroturf to play football on in those ever approaching bleak evenings. Equipped with three indoor pitches, you’re spoilt for choice. Furthermore, changing rooms on site allows you to come and play straight from work.
Harefield Academy based North of London. The school has all kinds of facilities offering a range of sport. However, it is the indoor 3G Astroturf that is the most impressive. The indoor 3G pitch can be hired for either football or rugby. It can be subdivided into 2 x 7-a-side pitches. Great for training, matches and more. Weekly and casual/one-off bookings also accepted. The venue is available evenings, weekends and school holidays. If that isn’t enough the venue offers free parking available onsite.
Powerleague Docklands, set in the heart of the Isle of Dogs, London. You have the pick of three fantastic football pitches, helping you through those winter months. Powerleague Docklands is very easy to get to with the nearest train station being Crossharbour DLR Station, which is 328 feet away (1-minute walk) making it very accessible. The venue is open Monday-Thursday 09:00-22:30, Friday 09:00-18:00 and Saturday 10:00-18:00.
It is not just the athletics stadium that should be lauded in Crystal Palace. The indoor 3G Astroturf is a sight to behold. The area is 54.4m long by 35.7m wide. 5-a-side and 9-a-side can be played. This space-aged like facility will be like nothing you’d of ever experienced before. So get yourself down there and experience it for yourself. Even better still, you are able to block book, therefore, playing on such a pristine pitch regularly is made even easier.
Slightly different to the other indoor football pitches on the list, yet, it this by no mean diminishes what a brilliant sporting facility it is. Firstly, the playing surface is different. The MUGA creates a quicker, slicker outfield. As well as playing football, MUGA enables you to play all kinds of sports on this playing surface from Hockey to Netball to Basketball. Although, not necessarily an indoor pitch, more of a sheltered venue. This is still a venue that is a must play.
Like the indoor 3G Astroturf at Crystal Palace. The Dome in Camden is a very futuristic venue. The pitch is similar to MUGA. Equipped with brilliant goal posts, the Dome is a real treat to play at such a venue. Located in Camden, positioned a short walk from Chalk Farm Station. The Dome also has smart and spacious changing rooms on offer for customers, so no need to rush home after work to change out of your work clothes, you can do it at the venue instead.
Like the look of any of these wonderfully unique indoor football pitches, we have on offer in London? Wanting to play socially or competitively? Then don’t get worried about the dark nights and cold weather. Take advantage of the brilliant facilities London has to offer. Head over to MyLocalPitch to not miss out.
BY - George Tipper
3 October 2018