Sports Pitches

Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre is home to a number of world class sports pitches.  Our football, rugby and hockey pitches are used by some of the leading National and International sports teams for both training and competitions.


There are 11 football pitches available:  8 grass football pitches (4 of which are floodlit), a floodlit synthetic pitch and two indoor 5-aside pitches.

The FIFA standard pitches are maintained to a high standard, being irrigated daily (or as required) and the full size goals are portable, so accommodate any style of training session or practice.  Dedicated training grids and goalkeeping training areas are available upon request.  Tested by Turf Guidance Management System, the training pitches are rated medium-high in the Performance Quality Standards and our match pitches are rated as high.  Our state of the art grass football pitch is frequently used by local clubs and colleges as well as semi-professional and professional teams for training or competitions, including the FA Under 15’s Women’s Team.

We also have a water based tiger turf multi-purpose floodlit artificial pitch which can be divided into three 5-side pitches.

Dedicated changing facilities are also available pitch side.

A further two indoor 5-aside pitches are also available in Wenlock Hall.  The hall has a Junckers floor, controllable LED lighting which can be changed to fit the competition standard and electronic scoreboard.  The sports hall is also able to provide its own changing rooms and a viewing gallery.  It is fully accessible for disabled visitors, with the exclusion of the viewing gallery.



Used by England Hockey, the Centre is able to provide two hockey pitches, 1 full size floodlit water-based polygrass pitch  and a water-based tiger turf synthetic pitch.

The first of these pitches, the Polygrass Europa playing surface is of Olympic Standard and is an exact replica as that used at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics, and is the first of its kind outside of Asia.  It is an FIH accredited pitch of international standard and comes complete with dug outs.

The second pitch is a ‘TigerTurfWet’ surface and is floodlit.

Both pitches have their own dedicated training facilities and if needed seminar room.



Used by the RFU, a full-size RFU and RFL standard rugby training pitch for either league or union is available.  Dedicated training grids and scrummage areas are available upon request and dedicated changing facilities are also available pitch side.

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All our pitches are available for clubs, groups and teams of all levels to hire.  For more information and to book a pitch, please contact us and we will get in touch to directly to discuss your requirements.

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Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre
Near Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT
Tel: 01952 603003