Hauxton Sports Ground is primarily for organised team sports and training, although we welcome local youngsters for ad hoc games of football at any time when matches or training are not in progress during the football season.
For details of individual sports, click on the activity below:
History of Hauxton Sports Ground
The Hauxton Sports Ground (formerly the sports field belonging to the Bayer Sports and Social Club or Fisons – if you go back far enough) is now owned and managed by the parish council (with effect from 8 September 2015). The intention is to use the Sports Ground mainly for organised sports, principally football, cricket and tennis. To achieve this the parish council has agreed partnerships with local football and cricket clubs. This joint approach has enabled, and will continue to enable, Hauxton to provide opportunities for sport, especially for youngsters, much quicker than would have been possible by starting up new clubs solely from existing residents. Other clubs or organised groups wishing to hire the pitches will be able to do so.
During the summer of 2015 much work was done in recovering the playing surface. Unused for approximately 9 years the pitch was in a very bad state with moss, weeds and poor quality grass. The subsequent investment in work to remove the moss and weeds, aerate and scarify the surface and reseed the whole site with amenity grass species has vastly improved the pitches but there is always work to be done and volunteers are always welcome.
Proposed pavilion and pitch layout
As many will know the previous pavilion on the sports ground was unsafe and had to be demolished as part of the clean-up operation before handover, leaving a car parking area in its place. Some limited funding was made available from the developers to start a fund for a replacement building. This still requires a major fund raising and any contacts or ideas are most welcome. Until this happens there are no permanent toilet facilities on site.
Designs have been prepared for a new pavilion and car parking at the Sports Ground. The planning application has been approved. We continue to talk with possible funding organisations to help us build it. To view the proposed Sports Ground pavilion plans click on the images below.