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Goals Soccer Centre

Baldon Sports Ground, Sidcup Road / Eltham Palace Road, Eltham, London, SE9 5LU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a bar/ function room and changing rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 3 full size grass pitches and 10 floodlit all-weather 5-a-side pitches.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Lee.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 630cm (11ft 10in x 20ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • The push pad is located to the left of the safety barrier.

Outside Access (Café/Bar Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the rear patio seating area directly into the café/bar.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The cafe/bar is located to the left of the main entrance foyer.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the cafe/bar entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe/bar opens at 9.00 and serves non-alcoholic drinks before 11.00.
    • Children are permitted after 18.00 only when supervised or attending a function.
    • The function room is available to hire.

Outside Access (Access to Pitches)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the changing room corridor to the side of the building facing the pitches.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The all-weather pitches have level access with light 125cm wide, push to open gates.

Level Change (Access to Pitches)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the right of the main entrance foyer, opposite reception.
  • The facility is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 240cm x 420cm (7ft 10in x 13ft 9in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible changing room.
    • The height of the baby change bench when extended is 109 cm.

Standard Changing Room (Group Changing)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the corridor, to the right from reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are 5 group changing rooms which may be allocated to male or female teams as required.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the entrance foyer, to the right of reception.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets within each of the group changing rooms.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the edge of the field or car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.