PlayFootball News


PLAYFOOTBALL OPENS TWO INDOOR VENUES -  MARCH 2016


PlayFootball have recently acquired two new indoor futsal Arenas in Swindon and Birmingham. The centres will be redeveloped to offer products or services to both the Futsal education community and the social football community. This will be achieved by a combination of pitch offerings in both 3G surfaces and Futsal surfaces. Swindon will consist of five small sided indoor pitches, and Birmingham will have an impressive ten small-sided indoor pitches and marketed as The PlayFootball National Indoor Arena.

Barry Hunter CEO of PlayFootball said: “These acquisitions are excellent additions to our small sided football estate; geographically this gives us a West Midlands presence and along the M4 corridor. Futsal is fully embraced by the FA Football League trust and the Premier League as a key component of education and football development programmes."

  

PLAYFOOTBALL OPENS SMALL SIDED FOOTBALL CENTRE IN COLCHESTER - MARCH 2016 


PlayFootball announces the opening of a small-sided football arena in Colchester this March. The new centre has fully floodlit 5, 7 and 9-a-side all weather football pitches, alongside rebound boards and roof nets to allow the best possible football experience. The site offers competitive leagues, all of which are officiated by FA qualified referees and governed by the FA’s rules and regulations. There is a club house on site with a reception team, changing rooms, hot showers and a licensed sports bar where live BT sports is available.

PlayFootball Chief Executive Barry Hunter said: “The opening in Colchester reinforces PlayFootball’s strategy to develop our presence in the South East. This location compliments our national coverage in Blackpool, Bury, Gillingham, Liverpool, Luton, Newport, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Preston, Romford, Shepherd's Bush, Southend, Swansea and York."

 

PLAYFOOTBALL OPENS LATEST SMALL SIDED FOOTBALL CENTRE IN SHEPHERD'S BUSH - FEBRUARY 2016


PlayFootball announces the opening of its latest small sided football centre, in Shepherd's Bush. The arena has 10 dedicated and fully floodlit 5-a-side football pitches. All pitch surfaces have 3rd generation rubber crumb technology with rebound boards and roof nets to maximise playing time. A fully furbished club house is on site with a reception team, changing rooms, hot showers, and a licensed sports bar with live BT sports. The opening of Shepherd's Bush takes the full PlayFootball Arena portfolio to 15.

PlayFootball Chief Executive Barry Hunter said: “This is a landmark site for the brand. It is our first central London site surrounded by some iconic landmarks in West London. It's also a significant venture with the local community and one we expect to flourish for the long term." 

 

PLAYFOOTBALL OPENS THREE VENUES IN THE SOUTH EAST - JUNE 2015


PlayFootball have opened three new Hubs: Bournemouth Littledown, Bournemouth Pelhams & Bournemouth Sir David English, which will service over 200 teams weekly. 

All these Hubs benefit from fully FA accredited leagues on modern 3G all-weather floodlit pitches.

PlayFootball Chief Executive Barry Hunter said: “These Hubs complement existing Hub operations in Guildford, Bracknell, Walton and Bromley. This is a parallel scheme alongside our own branded site roll out. They form part of a key strategy to extend our reach to footballers across the UK and get the nation playing."

 

PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY FOOTBALL CLUB PARTNERS ROKO AND PLAYFOOTBALL - JUNE 2014


Portsmouth Community Football Club are coming back to the city with a new training ground base at our Roko/PlayFootball clubs on Copnor Road in Portsmouth. The agreement will see PCFC develop two state-of-the-art training pitches and install an administration centre and purpose built fitness suite. With fully refurbished changing rooms and a dedicated players' lounge, the club end their search for a new training venue. The club will also benefit from specific use of the premium Roko health club facilities, normally only associated with Premier League teams. Local football club Pickwick will also benefit, with their teams moving their training and playing operations to Alexandra Park after the City Council joined with Roko and Pompey to help find them a new long term home that can accommodate the whole club. Contractors have been working on the site since April and the club hopes to be using the facility by the end of the year.

Blues chief executive Mark Catlin said: “We are delighted with this deal and are very grateful to Roko, the council and Pickwick FC for making it happen."

Sports and Leisure Group’s CEO Barry Hunter said: “We are delighted with this news and that the club have found a permanent home locally. We have a long standing relationship with Pompey and we are delighted that this will extend long into the future." 

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