World class playing surfaces at Bisham Abbey
Major redevelopment works are taking place at Bisham Abbey as part of a £7m redevelopment of the site. This work is due for completion in May 2014 and will provide a world class sporting facility for elite athletes and the wider community.
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre is home to a number of world class sports pitches. Our football and hockey pitches are used by some of the leading National and International sports teams for training and competitions.
We have 3 state of the art football pitches which are frequently used by professional national and international teams as well as local clubs and colleges.
The pitches feature moveable goals of various sizes to match specific training requirements.
A world class playing surface representing a precise replica of the Wembley pitch - in terms of both dimensions and playing surface. The pitch is recommended by FIFA and used by the top European football clubs including Liverpool, Manchester City, Internazionale and AC Milan.
Footwear: Moulds, studs or blades only.
A high standard natural grass pitch being developed to recognised Uefa standards.
Footwear: Moulds, studs or blades only.
A UEFA standard third generation playing surface with a long piled tufted carpet featuring rubber and sand infill. The 3G pitch provides maximum comfort under foot, exceptional ball bounce as well as superb ball roll and control.
Footwear: Rubber moulds, rubber blades or astroturf trainers only.
In addition to the football pitches, Bisham Abbey also offers complimentary facilities including:
- Six changing rooms
- Specialist services
- Sports massage
- Sauna & steam room
- Elite strength and conditioning gym (subject to availability)
- State of the art 90 station fitness suite with Sky Sports and iPod / music interface
- Extensive free weights and functional area
- Squash and tennis courts
Dedicated on-site catering providing tailored menus to meet a team’s precise dietary and nutritional requirements. All menus are pre-approved by the English Institute of Sport
Six dedicated conference
rooms accommodating between 2 - 90 delegates in the thirteenth century historic Abbey beside the River Thames.
All rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology
FAB Football Academy
We also have a full time football academy based onsite - FAB Football academy who run several courses including a full time 2 year scholarship course.
FAB Academy was an ambition of Nas Bashir throughout his time in the professional game, Nas recognises that young players do not reach their true potential all at the same time and in his experience it comes at different stages in their teenage years. He has coached players coming into a professional environment late which then gave them the opportunities that other talented boys were not given.
Bisham Abbey's hockey pitch is a precise replica of the world class playing surface used for the 2012 Olympics. The pitch has been inspected and tested for compliance with the latest FIH requirements. The pitch is fully floodlit to 500 Lux and there are also new Olympic-standard goals. The watering system has been overhauled and adjusted to provide optimum conditions.
Beside the main pitch, a practice area laid out with two D's provides for dedicated goal-keeping and short-corner training, as well as for warming up and for general practice and training.
There is a 6m video tower behind the goal at one end of the pitch, providing the perfect platform for filming play for coaching purposes. Large shelters give plenty of space for substitutes and for storage of kit bags. The video tower and shelters are interconnected by Ethernet cabling and are provided with power.
As the home of England Hockey, the pitches are regularly used by the Great Britain and England Men's and Women's senior teams.
Available for Hire
All our pitches are available for clubs, groups and teams of all levels to hire. For more information and to book a pitch, please complete the Contact Us form below and we will contact you directly to discuss your requirements.