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Sports, Clubs and Centres - Facilities

Whatever your sport, the likelihood is that you will need to find a facility where you can participate. The New Forest has a number of facilities available across the District, from Health and Leisure Centres to football pitches.

Facilities These facilities are controlled by a variety of groups including New Forest District Council, the Local Parish Council, schools and private bodies. Parks and open spaces are maintained and controlled by local Town and Parish Councils.

The unique situation of the New Forest and its status as a national park means that the development of new facilities are subject to tight restrictions.  In recent years the New Forest District Council has helped to develop a number of new facilities, where possible, attracting new possibilities into the area and opening up existing facilities to a wider percentage of the population.

The New Forest District Council directly controls five Health and Leisure Centres around the local authority.  Dibden Golf Centre is managed by Mytime Active on behalf of New Forest District Council.

For assistance in finding a sports facility in your local area, please look at the Get Active Hampshire and Isle of Wight website.

Along with Community Centres and the New Forest Health and Leisure Centres, other sporting facilities available in the New Forest area are:

Other useful links:

Applemore Health and Leisure Centre
Brockenhurst College Sports Facilities
Calshot Activities Centre
Gang Warily, Fawley
Hampshire Outdoor Centres
New Forest Activities
Portsmouth Watersports Centre
Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre
Southampton Water Activities Centre
Stubbington Study Centre
The Country Trust
Totton Health and Leisure Centre
Woodmill Outdoor Centre
 Avon Tyrell, Bransgore
Burgate School and Sixth Form, Fordingbridge
Dibden Golf Centre
The Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre
Lymington Health and Leisure Centre
New Milton Health and Leisure Centre
Privett Centre Out of School Education
Southampton Snow Sports Centre
Sparsholt College
Testwood Sports College Facilities
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Minstead Study Centre Wild Wood
Updated: 30 Mar 2015
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