Our Lady & St John Catholic College Sports Centre

North Road Blackburn Blackburn with Darwen BB1 1PY

Football (11 a side) Netball Football (7 a side) Football (9 a side)

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The brand new 3G outdoor football pitch at Our Lady & St John's College in Shadsworth, supported by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, is available to hire and can accommodate 11, nine and seven-a-side. The multi-purpose football surface allows the general public to play the beautiful game at day or night, with the pitch floodlit and can handle the most severe of weather conditions.

Male and female changing facilities are available with a refreshment and spectator area on site. The facility is in easy access to Blackburn town centre and the M65. Please note, only moulded rubber boots and astroturf trainers are permitted on the football pitch - no blades or metal studs are allowed. The facility also has two multi-purpose indoor sports hall.

An outdoor netball court is also available - please note the court has no artificial lighting and games can only be played using natural daylight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the outdoor 3G pitch floodlit?

Yes, the pitch is covered by numinous floodlights providing plenty of light to the pitch.

What sports can be played in the Sports Hall?

The sports hall has basketball, badminton and 5-aside football markings down. We recommend only under 8's or walking football take place in the sports hall due to the size and fabric of the building,
Please email if you require any equipment.

Is the outdoor netball court floodlit?

No, unfortunately the court has no artificial lighting and it is the hirer's responsibility to determine whether there is sufficient natural light to play safely. No refunds will be issued for lack of natural light.

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Opening times

Monday: 17:00-21:00 
Tuesday: 17:00-21:00 
Wednesday: 17:00-21:00 
Thursday: 17:00-21:00 
Friday: 17:00-21:00 
Saturday: 09:00-16:00 
Sunday: 09:00-16:00 
Bank Holidays: Closed 

Contact details



Pay and play : Yes
Indoor/Outdoor : Outdoor
Disabled Access : Yes
Membership : No
Floodlights : Yes
Car Park : Yes
Surface : Synthetic 3G
Lockers : No
Changing rooms : Yes
Showers : Yes


Cafe : No
Bar : No
Vending machine : Yes

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