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Lilleshall National Sports Centre

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Lilleshall National Sports Centre

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Name:Lilleshall National Sports Centre
Sports:Archery, Football, Rugby, Gymnastics, Basketball, Judo, Taekwondo, Hockey

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The Lilleshall National Sports Centre is accessible for sports groups or individuals of all levels. The Centre can cater for UK based athletes and teams as well as those from abroad. Lilleshall also welcomes community based sport, clubs and schools.

The main building was completed in 1831 as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Sutherland and his family. Today the GB gymnastic and Archery federations are based here, together with the English Institute of Sport.

There are 9 grass pitches and 2 synthetic pitches. The King George Hall and Princess Royal Hall are home to all indoor activities 

Sports Camp Rates from just £55/24 hour period

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 Lilleshall is easily accessible by good road and motorway networks and is just 2 miles from the A41, 4 miles from the A5, 7 miles from Junction 3 of the M54 and 12 miles from Junction 10 of the M6.  Mainline railway stations with links to London and the rest of the UK are within a 15 minute drive. 

Stafford, Telford, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury are all within a 25 minute drive of Lilleshall.  Other local attractions include Weston Park, Ironbridge Gorge and Museums, Hoo Farm, Telford Town Park and Wonderland, The Wrekin, RAF Cosford, Telford Ski Centre and telford International Centre.




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Training Facilities


Lilleshall National Sports Centre hosted the England Football team completed their 1966 World Cup training camp


- Frequently used by clubs, colleges, semi-professional and professional teams
- 8 Grass pitches (4 of which are floodlit)
- Full size goals are portable, so the pitches can accommodate any style of training
- 2 floodlit synthetic pitches; one full size floodlit water-based polygrass pitch which is newly installed and an exact replica of the Rio 2016 Hockey Pitch.
- The second pitch uses a "Tiger Turf" surface
- The pitches are maintained to a high standard, being irrigated daily.
- Indoor sports hall for 5-a-side and Futsal

- Both Indoor and Outdoor areas.
- The Sutherland Hall has undergone major redevelopment to gibe GB archers the best chance for Olympic success.
- New outdoor archery range (70m) with a covered technical area.
- Refurbished indoor range (70m) with viewing area where state of the art high speed cameras are used for expert analysis.
- Permanent technical video analysis areas on both ranges with fixed speed cameras.
- The outdoor range meets FITA competition field orientation to mirror the conditions archers will face at the Olympics.


- 2 floodlit synthetic pitches
- One pitch has the new Polygrass Olympia surface same specification as Beijing and London Olympic games
- The pitch is regualrly used by GB and England Men's and Women's senior teams
- The second pitch is a "Tiger Turf" pitch
- Indoor sports hall for indoor practise


- Indoor sports hall


- Gymnastics Hall including pitted area perfect as a safe practice area for some of the higher equipment
- Has been the home of GB Gymnastics since 1970s
- Can cater for community, school and elite groups


- Wenlock Hall is a large multi purpose sports hall
- Sprung hardwood flooring
- Male and female changing rooms


Dedicated weightlifting facilities.

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Reviewed by Shaun
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:06

Comments:  Great place with Great food
Reviewed by Chris
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:23

Comments:  Excellent sports facilities
Reviewed by James
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:37

Comments:  Take my little girl to the gymnastics there, absolutely top notch facility!
Reviewed by Raverns
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:00

Comments:  Overnight stay for our inline hockey team. Very impressive site. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable , bar drinks & snacks reasonably priced . Breakfast buffet had plenty of choice and good quality.
Reviewed by Peter
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:20

Comments:  Fantastic accommodation, and the full board option is as cheap as chips. Well worth staying on site for the StrongFirst Course.
Reviewed by Charlie
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:39

Comments:  Great facilities.. Shame we got beat in our cup final, staff and hosts were great too... Hopefully we'll be back next year
Reviewed by Jan
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:01

Comments:  Lovely and peaceful. Grounds are beautiful. Good food and very reasonably priced. Lovely place to just get away from things.
Reviewed by Jo
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:56

Comments:  The staff at Lilleshall made our stay even more amazing, the reception staff were very accommodating, friendly, and kind and the cafe staff were also very friendly. It was perfect, we met Team GB gymnastics through Rays of Sunshine and our experience really was fantastic. The accommodation was lovely, very clean. The building was like something from a film, very interesting, we loved it. The grounds are beautiful, and the whole experience perfect. We would love to visit again sometime. Highly recommended. Thank you. From Steve, Jo, Thomas & Ella.
Reviewed by Alex
On 04-Sep-2019 14:1:09

Comments:  Absolutely mesmerised by the surrounding estate and original buildings, the accommodation buildings were a little like my old school dorm, but it is fundemetaly a sporting facility, and in that sense, it ticked all the boxes, it was very clean and tidy, i slept well, and got to have breakfast in a beautiful dining hall, and surrounded by all the avid sports people in there only added to the enthusiasm of my mood, it's good to see such good work going on in a world I wouldn't have ordinarily gone to in any other capacity, brilliant stay!!