Childrey is fortunate to have a well-drained playing field close to the village. All local residents are welcome to use any part of it for playing and recreation. However there is a charge to use the football pitch for organised matches, which helps to defray some of the running costs.
The new and vastly improved Childrey Pavilion was completed in 2008 and incorporates changing rooms, (home, away and referees) with shower facilities, toilets, a function room and kitchen complete with cooking facilities. The pavilion can be booked for private parties, club meetings or other such functions by contacting Liz Rutter on 01235 751614. (Please note the pavilion does not have a bar or entertainments licence). The childrens play area adjacent to the pavilion has also been extensively improved with all new play equipment thanks to extensive fundraising. The site now offers something for all ages and includes swings, a fort, climbing net and zip wire…..and a picnic table for supervising adults! Please use the litter bins provided and report any faulty equipment to Iain Turner on 01235 751275 or Mark Bradfield on 01235 751727.
The playing field is home to two regular football teams which play every weekend throughout the season. They are The Old Has Beens and Childrey United. The playing field is also used by Childrey Junior Football Club who in recent years has had a very successful team which competed up to Under 15s. They currently run fun training sessions for children aged 5 to 11 years on a Tuesday afternoon and are aiming to have an U11s team in place for next season. Please contact Liz Rutter (01235 751614) for further information on the Junior Club. The playing field also accommodates a girls’ football club for winter training. It is hoped that a summer Kwik Cricket programme will be launched this year for local children. If you would like to be involved or find out more about it, please contact Doug Ronald (01235 751818) or Sam Abbott (01235 751116).
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR REASONS OF HYGIENE THE PLAYING FIELD IS A DOG FREE ZONE.
|Pitch Bookings||Liz Rutter||01235 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Old Has Beens||Iain Turner||01235 email@example.com|
|Childrey United||Lee Males||07747 563431 or 01235 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Childrey Junior F.C.||Chris & Liz Rutter||01235 email@example.com|
|Kwik Cricket||Doug Ronald||01235 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sam Abbott||01235 email@example.com|