Football is a massive part of how many people are active in Barnsley. As well as being fun it's also really good for you. There's lots of different types of football that you can play or get involved with.
Football can reduce your risk of certain chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
The combination of running, walking, sprinting and kicking can:
- increase stamina
- improve cardiovascular health
- reduce body fat
- improve muscle strength and tone
- increase bone strength
- Improve coordination
- have a positive impact on your mental health
Clubs and Teams
We have lots of football in Barnsley and there's plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved.
There's a range of teams for all ages.
You can find the perfect club or team for you by visiting the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA website.
If you would prefer a slower version of the game, then joining your local walking football group may be the answer.
You can find details of men's, women's and mixed walking football groups below:
There's never been a more exciting time to get into children's football in Barnsley.
Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA support an incredible grassroots community of leagues, clubs, coaches, volunteers and parents to provide a safe and fun environment for young people to play football.
Places to play
There's plenty of places to play football in Barnsley. There's great facilities are some of our sports centres and secondary schools as well as pitches owned by the council.
Secondary School sites
We have nine Secondary Schools in Barnsley and many of them football facilities available for the community to hire. You can find your local secondary school below:
- Barnsley Academy
- Outwood Academy Carlton
- Darton Academy
- Holy Trinity
- Horizon Community College
- Kirk Balk Academy
- Netherwood Academy
- Outwood Academy Shafton
- Penistone Grammar School
Council owned pitches
You can also find football facilities in Barnsley on the Pitch Finder website.