5-a-side Football

Play 5-a-side Football at Derby's favourite indoor venue

Willows Sports Centre is Derby’s original and best loved indoor 5-a-side football venue. We’ve more players, more teams and more leagues than anywhere else in the area and with fantastic pitches, changing facilities, and great customer service from industry leading staff, you can’t go wrong when choosing us as your 5-a-side or Futsal venue. 

Whether you’re looking to hire a pitch, join a league, or perhaps hold your own charity or company event, we have pitches, facilities and innovative technology to make your time with us a great one. 

Choose from the following activities for 5-a-side and Futsal at the Centre – 

No.1 for 5-a-side Leagues

We run leagues SEVEN days a week! 

We have leagues for men, youths, women and students; affiliated to the Derbyshire Football Association and run by some of the most experienced staff in the industry with 25 years + experience. 

Play weekly 5-a-side league matches on great pitches, with interactive scoreboards that share results and league tables as each final whistle blows and exclusive Action Replay Cameras allowing you to relive every goal, great assist and even one or two howlers! 

See the clips on big screen after you play, or share them with your friends on social media.

Our leagues are fully managed with helpful website, app and social media platforms to make running a team a little bit easier. 

We have a Facebook group with nearly 1k likeminded individuals, all looking for games, or players for their team. Join the conversation.

For more details on our leagues, or to enter your team, get in touch now!

If you’re on Facebook, click the messenger icon on this page to talk to us now!


Get Back to Football!

Life is gathering pace! Maybe you used to love playing football and due to work, family, or injury, had to give up?

We recognise that playing regular 5-a-side is something that many men would love to do, but for one reason or another, the opportunities to do so have drifted away. 

Join us in our 25th year and Get Back To Football! 

Register as an individual, or with a friend and we’ll match up you up with like minded individuals and get you back on the pitch once more!

We’ve carefully selected leagues where we think the returning player like you would fit and now want you to join our teams!

We do the organising, you just turn up as scheduled and play; couldn’t be easier!

The aim is to get everyone an opportunity to play in our leagues. So if you fancy a run out, be it weekly, or when it suits, then get in touch now. 

Click the messenger icon on this page, call us on 01332 204004, or send us an email

One of our football team will be happy to help you lace up those boots once more!

Great football facilities, that are only getting better.

We’ve got a fantastic 3G astro turf pitch and refurbished multi-sports surface pitch perfect for fast flowing five-a-side. They are both floodlit, indoor carpeted courts, so you can enjoy playing football in all weathers and at all hours.

There are also changing rooms and a bar where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat before or after your league match. Just what you need if you’re rushing straight from work, or if you just want to celebrate (or commiserate) with your team mates afterwards!

Thanks to generous funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Willows Sports Centre is now fully refurbished. So starting today, you’ll benefit from new facilities and equipment, and if you haven’t visited for a while you won’t even recognise the place!