Douglas Eyre Sports Centre

Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow
London E17 7HE

douglas eyre sports centre - kids playing

Borough: LB Waltham Forest
Acreage: 33

Booking information

Henry DiStasio

T: 020 7323 0331

Our Facilities

  • 9 adult football pitches
  • 9v9 (junior) football pitch
  • 7v7 (mini-soccer) pitch
  • 1 cricket pitch
  • 1 full size 3G artificial turf pitch (includes 2 x 9v9 and 4 x 7v7 pitches)
  • A grass athletics track (for school use during the summer term)
  • 2 softball diamonds
  • Car parking
  • Hall with bar/catering facilities

Head Groundsman

Gary Morford

07500 069 182


Douglas Eyre Sports Centre is our largest ground acquired in 1909. It is home to two ground breaking social inclusion projects, Coping Through Football and Green Hearts.

The centre is also the main base for the London FA’s coach education programme and has qualified thousands over the last 26 years. The state of the art 3G pitch has pitch markings for 11v11, 9v9 and 7v7 football.

In addition to intensive use by local clubs, Waltham Forest schools also use the field for their sports days and the pitches for inter school competitions at school, district (Hackney) and county (Inner London) level.

How do I book a pitch?

Please visit our Book a Pitch page for further information.

How do I book the function space?

A fully licensed bar with catering facilities is available to hire for parties, weddings and sports club social events as well as post-match refreshments. For more information please contact Gary Morford on 07500 069182

How do I book on to a coaching course?

For enquiries about FA coaching and referee courses please contact London FA directly on 020 7610 8360 or

Can I run around the field?

Yes, you can register to join our Green Hearts project to walk or jog around the field, or join the weekly yoga classes.


Green Hearts

Find out about our Green Hearts initiative and our other social inclusion projects

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Coping Through Football

Support our groundbreaking social inclusion project to help people with mental health problems get their lives back on track.

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Field of Dreams

Download Field of Dreams to read more about the impact of Douglas Eyre Sports Centre.


Get involved

Pitch In

There are many ways you can get involved in our work to help enrich people’s lives through sport

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