Barnards SC re-opens Oct 2022

Suffolk FA re-open site at Barnards

SUFFOLK FA are to bring Barnards Soccer Centre in Lowestoft back to life.

SUFFOLK FA have taken over the tenancy of the Barnards Soccer Centre in North Lowestoft.

The move comes after Sentinel Leisure Trust, who operated the centre, ceased trading and closed the site earlier this year.

This means that the local football community will be able to once again grow, develop and thrive in North Lowestoft. 

Matt Stebbings, who is Suffolk FA Football Development Manager and Facilities & Investment Lead, said “We have taken on the site to allow those who rely on the site to continue to train, play and use this important facility.

“There is some work needed to bring the site up to full working order but providing we can make the facility sustainable our long-term vision is to bring the site back to life and reinvigorate it over a period of time to the benefit of grassroots football in North Lowestoft.

“It will be a slow process but with the right people working together we are confident the facility can be a success.”

Suffolk FA have a job advert out now for a Facilities & Football Development Officer post, to support the day-to-day management of the facility. The advertisement closes on Monday 24th October at 10am.

The site currently hosts Waveney FC, Lowestoft Town FC, Access Sport Education and Jamie Godbold Football Academy to name a few.

Further bookings will become available once the facility has been successfully re-opened and staffing is in place. 

The site has numerous sponsorship opportunities to get involved in a local grassroots football facility. These include 3G pitch-side boards, internal and external signage, to whole-facility sponsorship.

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact Matt Stebbings on 07432 735961 or via email


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