About Us

Welcome to Blackrod Sports and Community Centre

We are a Charity that manages the Centre.  The Centre sits at the centre of the Blackrod village, and offers a fantastic resource and meeting space for residents both local and further afield. Excellent transport links mean it is easily accessible by bus, train and motorway, and there is a large car park.

The building boasts a large hall with full sized stage, kitchen, and a separate meeting room. There is a full sized football and sports pitch, currently home to Blackrod Town Football Club, Academy Juniors FC, Rivington Ladies Rounders Team, B&A Ladies Rounders and others.

There are a number regular sessions taking place in the daytime and evenings including Karate, Dance Mode Academy, Tai Chi, Morris Dancing, Art Club, Table Tennis, Walking Football, Walking, Tumble Tots, Yoga, Zumba, Chair based Zumba and Yoga, Pilates, Strength and Balance, Circuit Training, Over 50s Circuit Training, Personal Training and more.

We have a Women and Girls project that includes self defence and Body Blast sessions throughout the week.  All provided free of charge. 

We have a Men and Children’s project funded but the Bolton Fund that has circuit training, table tennis, badminton and more throughout the week. All provided free of charge.

About Blackrod Sports and Community Centre CIO

Blackrod Sports and Community Centre CIO was formed in November 2015, as a result of a public meeting to discuss the future of Blackrod Community Centre. The group formally registered as a charity (CIO) in 2017.

Our vision is to create welcoming and valued community facilities which give opportunity to all and add to the vitality of Blackrod and neighbouring communities.

Our aim is to develop, operate, manage, fundraise, maintain and promote the community facilities at Blackrod Sports and Community Centre to meet the needs of all sections of the community and to offer a range of activities and opportunities to all.

Opening Hours

We are fully reopen for children’s activity sessions indoors and all outdoor sessions including Walking Football, Walking groups one to one Personal Training sessions, Circuit Training and Body Pump.  We will soon be starting up our Running Club and introducing Cycling sessions.  


By Train:

The main Manchester-Preston train runs right through Blackrod with trains stopping every hour. The Community centre is a 20 minute walk from the station, or there are regular buses (see Bus directions). On foot, exit the station and turn right. Cross the traffic lights and go up the hill. At the top, turn right along Manchester Road. After half a mile, turn left down Vicarage Road, then immediately left down Greenbarn Way. The Community Centre is on your right hand side.

By Bus:

Several buses run through Blackrod, including the 575/576 between Bolton and Wigan, and the 8A from Chorley. The Community Centre is less than a 5 minute walk from the Methodist church bus stop. From here, head south down Manchester Road, turn right down Vicarage Road, then immediately left down Greenbarn Way. The Community Centre is on your right hand side.

By car:

From junction 6 of the M61 take the exit onto A6. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to Blackrod. Turn left at the traffic lights. Continue for a mile, then turn left down Vicarage Road. Turn immediately left down Greenbarn Way. The Community Centre is on your right hand side.

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