SPORTS SCENE – June 2022

Facilities for all the Chalke Valley

The Sports Centre’s AGM took place last month and the Executive Committee agreed to stand again for a further year with Michaela Johns as Treasurer, Simon Dawes as Secretary, Edward Fry as Vice Chairman and Chris Rothwell as Chairman.

Michaela reported on the financial position of the Sports Centre which is reasonably healthy at the current time following successful applications to various funding sources, however there are some outstanding grant aided purchases and significant costs ahead (floodlight replacement). We also continue the approach to build up reserves towards the Multi Use Games Area replacement.

Chris reported on the development of facilities over the last year; on the new Petanque and Pickleball clubs that have been formed; and on the challenges the centre still faces to remain financially viable, and in terms of people willing to help in the running of the Centre.

It was agreed that membership to the sports centre is to be offered free to Ukrainian guests in the Valley and for the junior membership charge to be deferred until September 2023 to help Clubs in their recovery post pandemic.

We are delighted to be hosting the following events on behalf of the village and wider Chalke Valley

Sunday 5 June Jubilee Picnic on the Sports Field from 12.30pm. To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. Come and enjoy time with family and friends. Bring your own picnic.

Saturday 6 August Chalke Valley Fete and Produce Show- Starting at 2.00pm Free admission and lots of fun activities and Market Place stalls from local artisans. Prizes for home grown vegetables, home baking, photography, and fancy dress. Good old village values and traditions to celebrate the Jubilee.

Chalke Valley Sports Centre Contacts:

Interim Chairman: Tel 07552159369

Treasurer: Tel: 01722 780915

Deputy Chairman:


Sports Centre general email:

Our website is


Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) the Chalke Valley Sports Centre serves the valley villages of Alvediston, Bishopstone, Bowerchalke, Ebbesbourne Wake, Stratford Tony and its location village Broad Chalke.
Our facilities include a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) with floodlights, two changing rooms with showers, separate toilets, fully equipped kitchen, indoor hall,one full sized football pitch, petanque courtsand an all weather cricket crease.
The centre also has ample on site car parking, an outside terrace, children’s playgroundand general grass recreation ground.

For more information go to the centre website - here.