Football is a popular sport with many different variations. In general, football is played between two teams consisting of five to 11 players.


Many different formats of the game are available to play, including but not limited to; five-a-side, six-a-side, seven-a-side, 11-a-side, Futsal, Walking Football and many others.


While our leisure centre facilities are available to hire for playing football, we also offer children's football parties in addition to coaching sessions for young people of all ages.

5-a-side Football

We accept bookings for 5-a-side football at our leisure centres. Please call the following numbers to book:


  • Mill House Leisure Centre: 01429 223791

  • Brierton Sports Centre: 01429 284864

  • Headland Sports Hall: 01429 236564

Children's Football Parties

Football parties are available at Brierton Sports Centre, Mill House Leisure Centre, Headland Sports Hall and Grayfields Sports Pavilion.


For more information please call Mill House Leisure Centre on 01429 223791 or email

Football Coaching

Supervised football session for all ages and abilities. Includes fun and games to improve skills,co-ordination and fitness.

Brierton Sports Centre

Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, 5-11 years

Fridays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, 5-11 years

Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:00am, 5-11 years

Casual - £3.30, Members - £3.00, Concession - £2.80

Footy Tots

Football fun session for children ages three to five years with our qualified instructor.

Brierton Sports Centre

Tuesdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am


Casual - £3.30, Members - £3.00, Concession - £2.80

Walking Football

A slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at getting players back involved in the sport, walking football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle long after their time in competitive football has come to an end, as well as getting those back playing football who had to stop due to injuries. Open to both male and female players aged 16 and over.

Mill House Leisure Centre

Wednesdays 1.30-2.30pm

FREE session on behalf of Sport and Physical Activity Team in partnership with Volunteer Matters and Sporting Chance Initiative. Aimed at men ages 50+

No need to book just confirm attendance with the coach

For more information contact the Sport and Physical Activity Team on 01429 284054

Football Pitches

We accept bookings for a number of football pitches across Hartlepool, check out the Sports Pitches page for more details.

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