St. George’s Park Sheffield Graves is the first football hub to open as part of the FA Parklife Programme. The facilities have been built as part of the Football Association's plan to revitalise grassroots football across England. The Parklife Football Hub Programme pilot is funded by The FA, Sheffield City Council and the Department for Culture Media and Sport in partnership with Sport England.
Their well-maintained natural grass pitches can offer six to eight playing hours of football a week. But the artificial surfaces can support accommodate double that volume on a daily basis – massively increasing the number of playing opportunities and offering football at flexible times.
How to get there
The SatNav postcode for SGP graves is S8 8JR.
via Car -
From the north, south and east (M1)
Approach Sheffield on the M1 and leave the motorway at Junction 33 - the A630 exit to Sheffield (Centre) / Rotherham.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Sheffield Pkwy/A630. Follow for 3.6 miles
Take the exit A6102 South onto Prince of Wales Road
Follow the A6102 for 4.4 miles until you reach the entrance for Graves Leisure Centre on your left
From the west (A57 Snake Pass)
Follow the ‘City Centre’ signs. Turn right off of Manchester Road onto Lodge Lane
Continue straight onto Lodge Lane until you reach the bottom of School Green Lane, turn right onto Quiet Lane
Continue straight until you reach Ringinglow Road, turn right onto Ringinglow Road.
Turn right onto Bents Road
Turn right onto Ecclesall Road South
Turn left onto Abbey Lane, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Bocking Lane
Continue on Bocking Lane
Turn left onto Greenhill Main Road and take the 2nd exit at the roundabout.
On your right you will see Graves Leisure Centre on the other side of the carriageway, carry on straight until you reach the roundabout and make a U-turn.
Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St Pancras (2 ¼ hours), Birmingham (1 ¼ hours), Leeds (1 hour), Manchester (1 hour) and Nottingham (1 hour). The Sheffield bus interchange is a short walk away from the train station.
For more information and timetables, visit www.travelsouthyorkshire.com .
There are taxi ranks at Sheffield Train Station and at City Hall. City Taxis – (0114) 2393939