|| Whether you’re content to cheer from the sidelines or want to get in on the action there’s plenty of football to keep even the keenest fan entertained in Bristol.
In terms of professional footbal the city's two main clubs, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers might be in different leagues, but both share the same amount of ardent supporters across the area.
Bristol Rovers has been established since 1883, and currently plays in the Coca-Cola Football League Two. To see a home match head to the Memorial Stadium [map], Filton Avenue, Bristol.
Bristol City Football Club is easily the more successful of the two and can be found at Ashton Gate Stadium [map] , Ashton Road, Bristol. The club is heavily involved in the local community and the stadium hosts a range of activities, primarily with a football or rugby theme, for people of all ages and abilities.
If you think you have a young Pélé in your family, you’ll find that Bristol has an excellent range of soccer schools. Running across the city the Brazilian Soccer School and Jamie Shore Soccer School both provide a safe and fun environment in which youngsters can brush up on their ball control whilst learning about team spirit.
Just because you’re no longer 18 years old, doesn’t mean that you can’t still be a legend in your own lunchtime by getting some mates together and heading to one of the indoor football facilities in the area. There are plenty of sports centres offering five-a-side opportunities including St Paul’s Community Sports Academy [map] on Newfoundland Road, and Hengrove Athletic [map], Norton Lane, Whitchurch.