Hockey and football are the two main winter sports at Shobnall, although courses and tournaments run throughout the year.
The pitch provides one of the best surfaces in the Midlands and with its ‘state-of-the-art’ floodlighting; there is a high demand to play at Shobnall, particularly on Saturdays. Rugby Shobnall Leisure Complex now has a number of pitches for use.
Football is played on the six grass pitches at Shobnall Leisure Complex – the largest single number of pitches in the district. These pitches are supported by other pitches provided on the outlying grounds of St Lukes Road, Anglesey Road, Eton Road, Edge hill, Heath Road, Newton Road & Meadow Lane also Pennycroft and Oldfields in Uttoxeter. Most of the football on the grass pitches is organised by the football leagues who regularly use Shobnall for Saturday and Sunday matches.
Burton Junior Football League also use Shobnall Leisure Complex for the venue of their Saturday morning league, currently using a variety of pitches ranging from the six mini soccer pitches to the intermediate pitch for the Under 15s. These pitches are also available for hire by clubs at other times.
There is a synthetic pitch available for hire at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Uttoxeter, 6.00 – 10.00pm weekdays and 9.00am – 5.00pm weekends. It is also available during school holidays. Children’s sports activities are available on the synthetic pitch.
Shobnall has six courts available for hire, either for casual use or competition and courses. It is advisable to pre-book courts, particularly around the time of Wimbledon. Some courts are left open throughout the winter for limited use. Equipment is available for hire and for sale.
Pitch and Putt
This golfing area is a popular attraction during the summer months and is an 18 hole course. All the equipment is available for hire or use your own equipment and pay a reduced fee.
Adult - £3.55Child - £2.40Senior Citizen - £2.40
Crazy golf course. The 9 hole course is open throughout the year.
Price - £1.80 per game | £5.00 Deposit
The bowling green at Shobnall is a crown green and one of the best in the area. It is available to hire for competitions but is mainly used for casual visitors. Jacks and woods are available for hire from reception, or use your own equipment and pay a reduced fee. Please note that the green is closed from September to April.
Shobnall has seven netball courts, which are available for hire by clubs and competition organisers. It is necessary to pre-book the courts as tennis takes priority of use.
Rounders pitches and equipment are available for hire on a casual basis during the summer months.
A purpose built skate park is located within the grounds at Shobnall. Access to this facility is free.