Football pitch hire

COVID-19 Update 

Updated 29 March

As part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, outdoor sports facilities are open, and organised outdoor football can now take place. This applies to all outdoor youth and adult football, including all formats of the game.

For further information, see the Government roadmap to ease restrictions and the Football Association (FA) update.


A selection of football pitches are available for hire in various locations across Elmbridge. Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis, either for a whole block booking playing season, occasional games or on an ad-hoc basis.

Please submit your booking request to us at the beginning of the season. Priority will be given to regular hirers.

Follow our user guide if you need any help with the booking process.

How to make a request:

  • You can view pitch availability using the online form.
  • Once you have selected the date range and site available dates will be shown at the bottom of the screen
    Select the dates and times you would like to book and add them to your booking.
  • Once you have added a date you can change the pitch, time and day options to add multiple sessions to your booking.
  • If the time and date you would like to book is not shown on the drop down list it is not available to book, and you will need to amend your search terms to find an available slot.
  • You must agree to the terms and conditions of booking.
  • You will be asked to upload a copy of your organisation’s Public Liability Insurance with a minimum indemnity limit of not less than £5m (Accepted file types:  .jpeg, .jpg, .jpe, .pdf, .xps).
  • Please remember to upload your Covid-19 risk assessment
  • Ad hoc bookings (less than 5 bookings per request) will be payable online at the time of booking.
  • Regular bookings (5 or more per request) will be payable by invoice.
  • The amount you are charged will adjust depending on the number of bookings you add to your request. Please see the table below for match pricing.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing to leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk by the end of the Tuesday before the week when the match is due to take place. Refunds will not be issued for matches cancelled by hirers after this time.

Block bookings that meet the conditions set by HMRC will qualify for a VAT exemption. 

Football pitches for hire

Venues

  • Cobham Recreation Ground - pitches 1 and 2
  • Coronation Recreation Ground - pitches 1, 2, 3 and 4 (pitch 4 = 80 yards x 50 yards)
  • Elm Grove Recreation Ground - pitch 1
  • Long Ditton Recreation Ground - pitches 1, 2, 3 and 4 (pitch 4 = 60 yards x 40 yards)
  • Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground - pitches 1 and 2
  • West End Recreation Ground - pitches 1, 2 and 3 (pitch 3 = 80 yards x 50 yards)
  • West Molesey Recreation Ground - pitch 1

Pitch hire rates (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022)

Charges (ex VAT)

  • Senior casual (11v 11) per game - £129.00
  • Senior block booking (11 v 11) per game - £86.00
  • Under 18 casual (11V11) per game - £58.00
  • Under 18 block booking (11 v 11) per game - £38.00
  • Junior 7v7 or 9v9 casual per game - £58.00
  • Junior 7v7 or 9v9 season block booking per game - £38.00
  • Junior 5v5 casual game - £26.00
  • Junior 5v5 season block booking per game - £25.00
  • Hire of pavilion: day - £43.00 / evening - £43.00
  • Adult training sessions - £55.00

Additional Xcel3 football pitches available for hire

Xcel3 Synthetic Turf Pitch, a full-sized, floodlit, third generation synthetic turf football pitch at the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex,  Walton-on-Thames. To book a pitch contact 01932 260300.

Third (per hour) - Peak £51.40, off peak £38.50

Full (per hour) - Peak £99.70, off peak £62

Match rate (for a 2.5 hour booking) - £116.80

Casual pay and play rate - £2.65

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