Centre Details


Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR5 9ED


01603 704050 (Ext 2)

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A modern, state of the art football facility home to County 5IVES and a hub for local grassroots football in Norfolk, We have everything to cater for your footballing needs.

The centre boasts:

  • Six fully enclosed 5-a-side 3G pitches with roof netting
  • Wembley and St George's Park themed 7-a-side 3G training arena with roof netting
  • Male / female changing and shower facilities
  • An 11-a-side 'Field of Dreams' grass pitch with separate changing and shower facilities
  • Two air conditioned rooms for meetings and conferencing catering from 2 to 50 people
  • Fully licensed bar and café area
  • Function room for private parties
  • 7 large TV screens showing live football
  • Fully floodlit, CCTV monitored car parking for over 200 vehicles

We provide a range of services that include:

  • Small sided 'County 5IVES' football leagues
  • Casual pitch hire
  • Adult tournaments
  • Annual FDC Youth Cup
  • Conference and meeting room hire
  • Tailor made corporate events
  • Venue for private functions
  • Kids birthday parties
  • Charity events
  • Venue for Cup Finals
  • Venue for Educational Courses, including those of The FA & City College Norwich

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Birthday Parties

Sit back and relax, as the kids enjoy a birthday party with a difference!

Gold Package
With our Gold package you'll have a 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
  • Access to our fully licensed Bar, where parents can relax whilst we take care of the football activities
  • Personalised Invites and Thank You notes

A flat rate of £115 includes all of the above, with 20 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!

7 days a week (subject to availability) 

Silver Package
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.
To book your next children’s party or more information please contact us on 01603 748944 or email theFDC@NorfolkFA.com

We regularly host small-sided tournaments with a range of great prizes up for grabs.

Adult tournaments are perfect for socialising with friends, team mates or even work colleagues, while youth tournaments give energetic kids another football fix. 

Each tournament runs to a similar format, starting with group stages and progressing to knock out stages. FDC Tournament winners receive prizes that relate to the particular theme of the event.

Our bar and function room which can hold up to 120 people is available to hire at weekends for anything from birthday parties, christenings and weddings. Our fully stocked bar has a range of alcoholic, non-alcoholic and hot drinks. You can bring you own disco and party foo, however we can provide both if required. Prices start from £75.00. for more information or to book your next function at the FDC please contact us on 01603 704050 (ext 2) or email theFDC@NorfolkFA.com  

Room Hire
We have two fully furnished, IT equipped rooms available for private hire - ideal for meetings, courses and events.

The Boot Room
Perfect for professional meetings or groups, seating up to 15 people.

Full Day - £40 (9am-5pm)
Half Day - £30 (9am-1pm or 1pm – 5pm)
Evening - £30 (7pm-10pm)
Fixed rate for use of the hot drinks machine on request.

The Technical Area
Larger room ideal for conferences, courses and events, seating up to 50 people.

Full Day - £60 (9am-5pm)
Half Day - £40 (9am-1pm or 1pm – 5pm)
Evening - £40 (7pm-10pm)
Refreshments - Start at £10

*Please note, discount rates are available for affiliated clubs and leagues.

For more information, or to book, contact us on 01603 704050 (Ext 2) or at theFDC@NorfolkFA.com.

11-aside pitch – The Field of Dreams
The FDC is home to a fully enclosed and floodlit, pristine 11-a-side grass pitch.

Fondly named the Field of Dreams, it has hosted training sessions for a number of professional clubs - including Stoke City, Sunderland, Ajax and numerous semi-professional clubs. The FDC's Field of Dreams can be justified as one of Norfolk's top playing surfaces.

In keeping with this standard, first-class facilities including sheltered seating, a refreshments hut, hospitality suite and access to the centre's fully licensed bar means the venue is also able to host prestigious events such as County Cup Finals, County Representative fixtures, and FA Education Courses. To best serve teams, the Field of Dreams has its own separate changing and shower facilities for players and match-day officials.

The pitch is also a multi-purpose facility, as it is available for Corporate and Charity Events and our Match Day Experience, which allows players to experience a ‘Cup Final’ atmosphere.

For further information about hiring the Field of Dreams for your next 11-aisde event or the FDC Match Day Experience please contact the FDC on 01603 704050 (Ext 2) or email theFDC@NorfolkFA.com