Free sport five days a week with North Lanarkshire Leisure

Lace up your trainers and get involved with North Lanarkshire Leisure‘s (NLL) innovative and exciting sports programmes: Friday and Saturday Night Project and Street Soccer.

The purpose of NLL is to deliver sport, recreational, health improving and social welfare services to the community of North Lanarkshire. NLL want to be all encompassing and ensure that sport is available to everyone, and not just those who are able to pay for it.

Credit: North Lanarkshire Leisure

For this reason they are proud to offer two amazing initiatives.

Friday and Saturday Night Projects

Every Friday and Saturday evening NLL centres are closed to the public and are made available for the young people in the community to come along and enjoy a range of sporting activities including football, dance, badminton, basketball and swimming.

Credit: North Lanarkshire Leisure

The Friday and Saturday Night Projects, which have been running with NL Leisure for over three years, provide a fun and safe environment for young people to socialise with friends and play a variety of sports.

They also provide young people the opportunity to seek advice from the coaches of their venue on many different challenges they face in life.

The best part about these projects is that they are completely FREE of charge and all you need to do is turn up on the night.

NLL like to encourage friendly competition and therefore each week, they also run various sports competitions and challenges.

Under 16s have to be accompanied by a parent/ guardian on their first night to complete a registration form.

All venues run from 6pm – 10pm with the exception of Calder Community Centre which runs from 6pm – 9pm.

Please see below for all NLL venues and further information:

Friday Night Project

9 to 18 years old

Saturday Night Project

9 to 17 years old

Birkenshaw Sports Hall

01698 815872


YST Sports Centre

01236 341960


Keir Hardie Sports Centre

01698 833803


Airdrie Leisure Centre

01236 341956


Townhead community Centre

01236 341825


Shotts Leisure Centre

01501 823333

9 – 18 years old

Calder Community Centre

01236 843019

Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex

01698 747466

Street Soccer

Participating in football has many health benefits for children therefore NLL have introduced another initiative named Street Soccer. This programme is for 9-16 year olds and is used to encourage young people to improve their health and wellbeing in their communities through football.

Credit: North Lanarkshire Leisure

Street Soccer will take place between 7pm – 9pm at the following venues:

Tuesday nights
Motherwell – Logans Road, ML1 3QL

Wednesday nights
Wishaw – Denholm Drive, ML2 8SH

Thursday nights
Airdrie – Katherine Park, ML6 8P

Street Soccer is completely FREE and requires no sign up’s just simply turn up on the night and have fun.

For more information on these and other excellent programmes NLL offer click here.

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