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Grays and the surrounding area have a number of well organised and facilitated sports clubs. Below are the crucial ”up front” details and  links to the appropriate Sports club you require (at present we detailed only the most popular sports) If you wish us to profile any other sport club please contact us to request this.



There is a drive locally to get more local people playing sport. The "Turn-up –and-play" option is the best option for the more causal footballer as its cheap easy and flexible and very open to all comers or all ages; also it’s a great way to meet people outside of your work place and get a game.

Male Turn up and Play Football 21+
WHEN: Mondays evening 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Palmers College, Chadwell Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5TD
ABOUT YOU: Be 21 years or older - Just bring trainers NOT boots (as it’s on an All-Weather pitch surface) and shin-pads.   

Male Turn up and Play Football (16-21)
WHO: Men aged 16-21
WHEN: Thursday
TIME: 19.00 - 21.00
WHERE: Palmers College, Chadwell Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5TD

Male Thurrock 11 a-side Flexi League
This option is a bit more formal in trying to develop teams to compete in age group brackets.  
YOU: Men - 16-21, 21+ and 31+
WHERE: Palmers College, Chadwell Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5TD

More information and an expression of interest form is available through Nick Emery (, Tel: 01245 393077, or Faye Lambert (, tel: 01245 393099.
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Thurrock Harriers Athletics Club – this is the premier athletics club in the area. With running track and field event facilities.

WHERE: Thurrock Harriers, Blackshots Athletics Stadium, Springfield Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 2QT
WHEN: Monday to Thursday, 6.00 - 8.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

HOW MUCH: £6 FOR UNDER 11’S to £29 for over 21. But you can join for the year for just £89 and this covers all training costs
The standard varies from all abilities and levels
Use this link to find out more
Or speak to Vicki Soame on 01375 377599 for more details
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Grays primary Rugby club is based near Blackshots Gym see this link (

WHERE: Oakfield, Long Lane, Grays, Essex, RM16 2QH, 01375 374877
HOW MUCH: price of membership varies hugely. Full Member goes up to £100.00 (p/a) or for Juniors start around £35.00.   But the system seem to be dependent on the individual and level of involvement desired
CONTACT: Jason Bedding - General enquiries - / 07980 745516
TRAINING ON: Tuesday/Thursday
TIME: 7PM – 8.30
ABOUT YOU: Any standard invited to try. Starting from under 7’s to adult.
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The major club is the Thurrock lawn tennis club, excellent facilities and quite affordable

WHERE : Thurrock Lawn Tennis Club
Montgomery Close
Victoria Avenue
RM16 2ER
HOW MUCH: Junior member’s starts at £9, Adults member ship goes up to £105 for unlimited access
(It's all members only though)

There are free tennis courts available in Grays Park (close to Clarrence Road RM17 6RD)  Also next to and by Blackshots Gym on the park (King Georges Field) but these are turn up and play so no guarantee of availability.
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Thurrock Volleyball Club – Thurrock’s newest and only club centring on Volleyball welcomes all players and standards.
WHERE: go to Gable Hall School, Southend Road, Corringham SS17 8JT
WHEN: Saturdays 2am-5pm
HOW MUCH: FREE (Club is new so no fee applicable at present)
Contact (after 4pm) - Deji Adeaga on 07956 372344 or Luis Pereira on 07523 706389
Email: thurrockvolleyballclub[at]
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