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Published: 17 August 2021

#ClubSpotlight - London Road Sports Centre

Every month, we like to give one spa and one healthclub the spotlight. This month, we're going to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, to have a peek inside the London Road Sports Centre...

London Road Sports Centre provides a wide range of sports facilities for hire in Shrewsbury. Based in the extensive grounds of Shrewsbury Colleges Group, London Road Campus, people can enjoy their indoor sports halls, outdoor pitches, athletics track and fitness suite, all available with plenty of free parking.

Their newest and most popular facility is their premier 3G football pitch. The 3G surface is much more hard-wearing than grass pitches, with is playability making for improved technique, especially amongst younger players. With inclement weather, many grass pitches cannot be played on at certain times of the year. Not only does the rain and cold make them difficult to play on, but dangerous too. The 3G surface, however, is much more hard-wearing. Its playability also makes for improved technique, especially amongst younger players, which is important for the football stars of the future! Shrewsbury Town FC have used their 3G pitch for training, though the centre also welcomes local groups just wanting a game among friends. The pitch can be used for American Football, full pitch, half pitch, or even a third of pitch - there's plently of options.

The centre also converted London Road’s previous Redgra track into a top-level six-lane (eight-lane straight), 400-metre synthetic surface. The track is porous and, because a new drainage system was installed, which is much more resistant to the British weather. The athletics track is covered by new floodlights and surrounded by post & rail spectator fencing, with plenty of grass space around the track where friends and family can sit and enjoy the events on show. The track can be hired for both personal training and bigger events, as it meets the International Association of Athletics Federation’s standards.

The club also offers many great clubs and fun affordable fitness classes, along with membership for their Fitness Suite and Kids Parties in the main hall. Parents and guardians can choose from a large number of party themes, including bouncy castle, football, dodgeball, parachute games and more, at no extra cost. Yes, London Road Sports Centre has its very own bouncy castle! They also offer a Giant Inflatable Party which has an obstacle course, ladder and slide. 

If you're interested in learning more about this site, please visit their website at: www.londonroadsports.co.uk or call the team on 01743 342 591.

Published: 17 August 2021