Bowthorpe Park, Norwich, NR5 9ED

theFDC is a modern, state of the art football facility featuring:

  • Six 5-a-side 3G pitches with roof netting
  • Two 7-a-side 3G pitches with roof netting
  • The 'Field of Dreams' - our 11-a-side grass pitch matchday facility.
  • Two air conditioned rooms for meetings and conferences
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Function room for private parties
  • 7 large TV screens showing live football
  • Changing and shower facilities
  • Fully floodlit, CCTV monitored car parking for over 200 vehicles

book a pitch

Want to book one of our 3G pitches? Or how about our 11-a-side Field of Dreams?

Get in touch or book online!


county 5ives

The FDC is County 5IVES' biggest venue, with adult 5-aside leagues taking place between each evening Monday to Thursday.

We also host a 6-aside league on a Tuesday night and women's league on a Monday! 

The FDC Youth Cup


Our FDC Youth Cup is returning once again for 2018!

Last year saw over 108 teams compete across 10 different age groups, and is set to be one of the largest youth tournaments in Norfolk once again. Interested in entering your team? Get in touch with us using the number provided and we can provide more information and register your interest.

Phone: 01603 704050 (option 2)


You can book a pitch by phone, by email or online via

Our prices vary depending upon size, block bookings, Charter Standard status and more - please visit to check availability and pricing or call the centre to speak to a member of staff.

Our opening hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 9am-11pm

Friday: 3.30-8pm

Saturday: 9am-1pm (Later by request)

Sunday: By request

Yes! We host pay&play every school holiday and most weekends where customers can pay £2.50 and play all day. (Subject to availability - please check pay&play page/ social channels for latest opening hours).

You bet! The FDC is County 5IVES' biggest venue, with adult 5-aside leagues taking place between 7 & 10pm each evening Monday to Thursday.

We also host a 6-aside league and women's league - visit our County 5IVES pages or email to find our more.


Yes - theFDC has BT Sport, showing Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, Women's Super League, Scottish Premier League & FA Cup fixtures as well as European Domestic League games (E.g. La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1) and many other competitions and sports.

We do!

 With our Gold package you'll have a 3G pitch reserved for 2 hours, and also receive:


    • 75 minutes of time with a Norfolk FA coach, who will oversee fun football games, teach some skills, and referee a match at the end.
    • Your own private party room
    • A football themed present for the birthday boy/girl
    • Free teas & coffees for parents, and squash for the kids
    • The opportunity to bring your own food and to decorate the party room as you wish (see pictures)
    • Access to our fully licensed bar, where parents can relax whilst we take care of the football activities



A flat rate of £115 includes all of the above, with 18 children able to experience this special day. We will also provide you with invites to give to your guests and thank you notes for each guest!

Alternatively, our Silver package offers a 5-a-side pitch and party room for a one off fee of just £60. Both the room and pitch will be secured under this booking for a period of 2 hours.

Get In Touch

To speak to a member of staff about the services on offer at theFDC contact us on the below details.

By Phone: 01603 704050 (option 2)

By Email:

Walking Football

Walking Football

We offer Walking Football sessions every Monday, from 10.30am-12.30pm and Friday, 10am until midday at the Football Development Centre, Bowthorpe.

While not aimed exclusively at the over-50’s, Walking Football has proven to be extremely popular with this age group as well as those recovering from injury, given that the game is played at a walking pace with any running punishable by a free kick.

Interested? Come along!