Football is a massive part of how many people are active in Barnsley and as well as being fun it is also really good for you. There are lots of different types of football that you can play or get involved with.

Football can reduce your risk of certain chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.  

The combination of running, walking, sprinting and kicking can increase stamina, improve cardiovascular health, reduce body fat, improve muscle strength and tone, increase bone strength and improve coordination. As well as have a positive impact on your mental health.  

Clubs and teams   

We have lots of football in Barnsley and you can find the perfect club or team for you by visiting the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA website. 

Walking Football  

If you would prefer a slower version of the game, then joining your local walking football group may be the answer.
Find out more about Sheffield and Hallamshire's walking football groups or
find out more information on Live Well Barnsley   

Places to Play Football  

There are also plenty of places to play football in Barnsley.  

Secondary School Sites   

We have nine Secondary Schools in Barnsley and many of them football facilities available for the community to hire. You can find your local secondary school below:  

Find out more about Council owned pitches.

You can also find football facilities by using the Football Foundations pitch finder