We do fun. We do community. And of course, we do sport.
Whether you regularly play sport in Derby and are looking for a bit of competition, or haven’t played sport since school and want to ease yourself back into it, we offer a warm welcome to everyone.
More fun than the gym, and no lycra required!
Some people love running on treadmills while staring at a TV screen in a gym. But that’s not our thing. We love team sports and having fun. Getting fit at the same time is an added bonus.
We’re so easy to get to – for everyone
Willows Sports Centre is in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter. We’re right in the centre of the city, and easily accessible from the new ring road, A52, A38 and all major routes into Derby. We have limited car parking facilities given our prime City Centre location. At busy times we suggest customers utilise one of a number of local car parks that are only a few minutes’ walk from the Centre. You can find details here.
If you’re not driving, all bus routes terminate close to the city centre, so we’ll be within walking distance of your stop.
If you’re a student at the University, we are just a few minutes’ walk from most halls of residence and the Student Quarter.
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We’re looking better every day
Thanks to generous funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Willows Sports Centre has been refurbished. So starting today, you’ll benefit from new facilities and equipment, you won’t even recognise the place!
A community space
We want to share our facilities with Derby’s community. So as well as the sports leagues, we offer great value kids parties, venue hire, pitch hire, and corporate days out – all in an ideal location in the centre of Derby. So when you’re organising your next event, consider hosting it at Willows Sports Centre. Schools that want to use our facilities – for PE lessons for instance – are especially welcome.