London grassroots sport booking platform, crowns outstanding sports venue winner

Market Road pitches in Islington have been announced as the first winner of the MyLocalPitch 'Outstanding London Sports Venue Award'.

The Islington ground, which was reopened by Arsenal’s Liam Brady in September following a £2.1m refurbishment, has two full-size and three 5-a-side 3G pitches as well as an eight team changing room, a training room and improved spectator viewing facilities. The ground also plays hosts to a variety of local leagues and offers a comprehensive programme for juniors.

The award, which was determined by MyLocalPitch users, was based on pitch quality, venue amenities and customer experience.

The MyLocalPitch platform is for sports players who want to find and book sports venues in London. The challenge for keen sports people is having access to all these options in one place, and platforms like MyLocalPitch provide a solution for this.

MyLocalPitch covers all sports facilities in London, which extends to over 1,000 venues. This allows for more courts, pitches, gyms, pools to be used, catering for 15 different sports, which gives people more opportunities to play sports. It also encourages more people to play sport, especially at grassroots level by giving them an easy to use booking system.

David Sheepshanks, Chairman of the St George's Park National Football Centre:

“Sport plays a vital role within communities and MyLocalPitch’s initiative is the perfect way to reward stand-out venues. The team behind Market Road ATP deserve all the credit for providing an exceptional grassroots sporting experience.”

Jamie Foale, Co-Founder of MyLocalPitch, explained the award “We were hearing so many positive stories from our users that we thought we should let the venues know what our players thought of them so we set up the awards. Given the quality of experience people have at Market Road we are delighted that they are the very first recipients of this award.”

Aleksandra Chmielewska, Block Bookings and Administration Officer for Market Rd said “The team here is thrilled to receive this award and it’s gives us huge satisfaction that our customers appreciate our ongoing efforts. We always aim to deliver an excellent customer experience for our sports enthusiasts for years to come.”

MyLocalPitch will be making an award to a stand out sports venue each month based on the feedback from its users. To find out more about the award or how to sign up to MyLocalPitch please visit