Facilities at Watling Park Football Centre

The new full size 3g pitch and associated pavilion is due to open on 1 August 2021. We have teamed up with the Football Foundation and Anchorians Football Club on the £1.3 million development to support grassroots football in Medway.

We have contributed £400,000 towards the project and have received a £900,000 grant from the Football Foundation.

The new pitch is being built at the football club’s home in Darland Avenue.

We have worked with Anchorians FC, in partnership with the Kent FA, to ensure the facility will be well used.

The new 3g football pitch will be managed and maintained by us and Anchorians. Once complete, grassroots groups and members of the community will be available to book to use the pitch for training and matches.

New changing rooms for teams are also being built.

You can book by emailing watlingparkfootball@medway.gov.uk

Multi sport hub 

The wider site is a multi sport hub and currently home to the following clubs:

  • Anchorians Football Club
  • Anchorians Hockey Club
  • Anchorians Rugby Club
  • BBMA gym.

The site also has open park spaces and playing surfaces.


Opening times:

  • weekdays: 10am to 10pm
  • weekends: 10am to 8pm

The pitch is floodlit for evening usage.

Location: Anchorians Recreational Grounds, 40 Darland Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 3AN

Contact us

Phone: 01634 336 655
Email: watlingparkfootball@medway.gov.uk
Booking: email watlingparkfootball@medway.gov.uk.
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