Grassroots Football Update

We are pleased to announce that as part of Phase 2 of the Government’s Covid-19 roadmap for easing Lockdown restrictions, grassroots football can return to play from Monday 29th March.

In line with the FA, availability of the football pitches managed by Tivoli Lifestyle across the Arun District Council region will be extended until 30 June 2021 to match the updated grassroots football season dates.

Please note the following additional points for the 2021 season:

  • We anticipate full pitch availability, but there is small chance that some events may be permitted if government guidelines are relaxed. Therefore we may need to retain a level of flexibility with clubs and seek to rearrange a small number of fixtures at alternative venues if required.
  • As the ground dries it may become too solid to safely proceed with planned matches. It will be the responsibility of the Referee/Club to call off the game due to the ground conditions if required.
  • Due to the possible volume of potential bookings, please note that clubs may not get their first choice of pitch.


The same procedures will apply this season. All football pitches must be booked in advance. Please make sure you book and not just show up for matches. If we haven’t received a booking for a certain pitch, it is unlikely it will be marked out and cut for the game. For this reason, pitch bookings must be made by 12 noon on the Wednesday before the weekend of the match. Any mid-week games must also be booked by 12 noon on the Wednesday of the week before (for example, if you wanted to book a pitch for Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd April, it would need to be booked by 12 noon on Wednesday 14th April – the Wednesday of the week before). Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you via email so please make sure all your club details are up to date.

Like previous seasons we are also unable to accept pitch bookings for the next month until after the 15th of the current month, this is due to league rearrangements etc.

Booking Line Details:

Monday – Tuesday: 9am – 4pm, Wednesday: 9am – 12pm

Tel: 07803 695474, Email:

We look forward to welcoming you back this season!