Poplars Sports Ground

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Welcome to the Poplars Sports Ground. The Poplars Sports Ground is home to Burton Joyce FC, Burton Joyce Cricket Club, Burton Joyce Archers and Burton Joyce Bowls Club.

The Sports Ground comprises a state-of-the-art 3G all-weather 7-a-side pitch which converts to two 5-a-side pitches, numerous full-size grass football pitches, a full-size cricket square, bowling green and a newly completed petanque terrain.

There are open air facilities for keep-fit and other sports as well as indoor facilities for pastimes such as Yoga, as well as a fully licenced pavilion and function room.

Facilities are open for hire. A list of general hire costs is available for download below.

Update 13th Feb —  Half Term 3G Arrangements 13th February 2017 – 20th February 2017

As usual the 3G will be available for full BJFC members from 10am to 5pm Monday/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Friday this week. This session is paid for by BJFC

Other users can gain access for £5 per week  you can email  poplars@burtonjoyceparishcouncil.org.uk  or contact David List

Access is with your swipe card through the turnstile ( not the gate). The usual Freeplay for residents is also available at the same time on Mondays.Wednesday and Fridays 3.30pm to 5.30pm so there will be some ovrelap

Hire Rates – October 2015


UPDATE -22nd  July Summer Holiday Access for 3G Pitch date and news letter added – click page thumbnail

Update – 21st July  Q& A on Poplars fence line added



UPDATE – 26 May 2016- 3G FREEPLAY

3G freeplay is now well established. We are pleased to announce that we are extending freeplay from the 2 sessions per week (Monday and Thursday 4pm-5pm) to 3 sessions per week (Monday and Thursday 4pm to 5pm and Friday 5pm to 10pm) with effect from the 27th May. Freeplay is open to all Burton Joyce residents. To enjoy the 3G facility under freeplay, you will need to register your interest by completing the forms below, accepting the terms and conditions of play and returning forms by e-mail to poplars@burtonjoyceparishcouncil.org.uk. Alternatively you can call us on 0115 9400743. We look forward to welcoming you to the Poplars.

3G Freeplay Registration Form             3G Freeplay Terms & Conditions


For the school half term break BJFC have again generously supported us in ensuring those who want to play have access. Firstly, as we did in the Easter Holidays, any BJFC registered junior players currently holding a Poplars access pass will be able to access the 3G pitch between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Secondly, any non-BJFC registered junior player who wishes to play over the half term holiday can be issued with a pass which allows access to the 3G pitches between 10am and 4pm each weekday of the holiday for a one-off payment of £5. Thirdly any BJFC or non-BJFC player who wants to ensure availability of a pitch can pre-book a pitch in advance at preferential rates. Pitches are subject to availability and time-slots will be after 5pm weekdays.

Freeplay arrangements are being changed and freeplay will continue to be available for BJ residents over the half term week (see above)

Over the school holidays the existing 3G terms and conditions apply and we would encourage all to play fairly and allow each other time on the pitches when oversubscribed. For further details of options 2 and 3, please contact the Poplars on 0115 9400743 or poplars@burtonjoyceparishcouncil.org.uk


Our Petanque pistes are available to book from the 11th April 2016

We have 2 pistes which make up the terrain. Bookings can be made for either individual pistes or for the full terrain by the hour. Each piste can accommodate up to 6 players.

Initially we will accept bookings from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and at weekends and in the evenings by arrangement. Equipment can be provided so not having your own set of petanque boules is no excuse!

Hire costs are as follows:

  • Single piste with equipment hire – £3.50 per hour
  • Full Terrain with equipment hire – £6 per hour
  • Single Piste with own equipment – £3 per hour
  • Full Terrain with own equipment – £5 per hour

To enquire or to book, please e-mail poplars@burtonjoyceparishcouncil.org.uk or call 0115 9400743 between 10am and 12 noon.-pm