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.
We currently have 3 pitches marked out, with different size goals to suit the appropriate age of youngsters playing.
These pitches are as follows:
11v11 – 90m x 53m, with 24’ x 8’ and 21’ x 7’ goals
9v9 – 66m x 41m, with 16’ x 7’ goals
7v7 – 56m x 37m, with 12’ x 6’ goals
Most organised junior football is played at Hauxton Sports Ground, through the partnership between Hauxton and Whittlesford Warriors junior football club. These matches take place most Saturday mornings during the football season, ie September to May. Shelford & Stapleford Strikers play here on Sunday mornings using the large 11v11 pitch.
The Warriors draw youngsters from around the local villages, including Hauxton itself, and have teams grouped by age from under 5 through to under 9 playing at the Lawns recreation ground at Whittlesford, and the under 10, under 11, under 14 and under 15 teams playing at Hauxton Sports Ground. It is hoped to bring older age teams to Hauxton in the future.
Adult football teams will be welcomed at the Sports Ground but at present we cannot offer changing facilities. Please contact the Clerk for more information.
For more information and how to join the Whittlesford Warriors FC click here: Whittlesford Warriors
NB. There are also goals on the Church Road recreation ground (16′ x 6′ for 7v7) and Mini Soccer ones on the Willow Way recreation ground for younger players.
Hauxton are working in conjunction with local cricket clubs to bring both junior and adult cricket to Hauxton Sports Ground. The old cricket square was not of sufficient quality but a new 8 pitch square was built in autumn 2017, thanks to a Sport England grant of £53,000, and will be hopefully be ready for use in summer 2019. Like the Warriors football club, these cricket clubs draw in players from surrounding villages.
Hauxton Parish Council are set to get new tennis courts thanks to a £59,500 grant from funding body WREN.
The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to build two new hard surface tennis courts with surrounding fencing. We believe this facility will provide a real boost to the people of Hauxton and Harston wanting to become involved in tennis. It’s great that WREN have awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to the tennis courts taking shape during the spring of this year.
If you would like to join Hauxton Tennis Club, or find out more, please email John at email@example.com
Funding was also provided by Cambridge Lawn Tennis Association and the national LTA.
Work to build these will start Spring 2019.
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.