Medway Sport offers opportunities to play football across all our sites and is suitable for all ages and abilities including:

3G Facilities

Strood 3G Soccer Centre (mini 7 and 5 aside pitches)

Find out more about Strood 3G Soccer Centre.

Watling Park 3G Football Centre (full size pitches)

Find out more about Watling Park Football Centre.

Medway Sport Football Academy

Medway Sport runs fun-based coached sessions for children at Strood Soccer Centre during term time.

Walking football

Medway Sport also hosts walking football sessions:

  • Monday 10.30am to 12pm (Medway park - indoors)
  • Tuesday: 11am to 12pm (Strood - outdoors)
  • Friday: 11am to 12pm (Strood - outdoors).

Community football

Genesis Football Project

Genesis Football Medway is an exciting collaborative project between:

  • churches and Christian organisations in Medway
  • Medway Night Shelter
  • Medway Sport
  • Anchorians Football Club
  • Ambassadors Football.

The aim is to engage with marginalised and vulnerable adults, those that are homeless and vulnerably housed to see an increase in fitness, aspiration, and positive relationships. This is through a weekly opportunity to play football, share a meal and for those interested, an opportunity to explore faith.

Being part of Genesis football has been fantastic, and seeing how everyone is benefitting from it socially, physically and mentally is brilliant. It's such a valuable local scheme for people in Medway, and I'm glad that Anchorians have been able to be part of this opportunity for the community," - Anchorians Coach Andy Brown

If you would like to find out more about Genesis Football, or you would like to share the details, you can head to the St John's Church website for full details.

Or come along and find out more. Sessions run every Thursday 10am to 12pm at Watling Park Football Centre.

Community Football Hubs

Medway Sport, Medway Libraries, Medway Youth Service and StreetGames have joined up with Alive and Kicking and Sport England to establish 3 football hubs in Medway.

The football hubs are:

Young people can:

  • borrow a ball for free from one of 3 local libraries and community hubs
  • have a kick about with their mates
  • bring the ball back once they have finished.

The aim is to increase access to sport and the use of local pitches, playgrounds, and parks.

To access the footballs all you need to do is join your local library and bring the ball back once you’ve finished.

The 3 libraries and hubs have also received Alive and Kicking’s award-winning mental health education football coaching curriculum and access to several football-related books.

Floodlit drop-in football sessions

Medway Sport are partnering with child-friendly Medway to run a series of floodlit drop-in football sessions during February and March.

For more information on any of the above opportunities, email

Additional resources

Find a football club.

Outdoor 11-a-side football pitches in Medway are generally booked via Medway's football leagues. If a club wishes to make an ad hoc booking email