The are a number of local sports clubs, both community based and commercial
There are two boxing clubs and some martial arts clubs:
- Kirkby Amateur Boxing Club in Northwood;
- Knowsley Vale Amateur Boxing Club in Westvale;
- KC Fightbase mixed martial arts
Kirkby Golf Club is based at Kirkby Golf Course on Ingoe Lane.
There are a three ponds/lakes within Kirkby and another nearby in Lancashire for fishing:
- Mill Dam Angling Club based in Mill Farm Park off Mill Lane;
- Northwood Forest Hills Lake – it’s unlcear if there is any association here at the moment;
- Spinney Woods pond – it’s unknown is there is any association here at the moment
- Newbridge Farm Lake Fishing Lakes is a commercial course fishing site.