Aynho is lucky enough to have a great sports and recreation facility in the form of the 7 acre sports field and Pavilion. The Pavilion was built in 1980 and opened by legendary cricketer Dennis Compton. The Sports Field is accessed by vehicle from the Charlton Road and by foot from two entrances in Portway one of which is a disabled entrance.
The field is currently home to Brackley Town Under 10’s and Under 14’s footballers who play over the winter season and Evenley Men’s Third 11 cricket team who play over the summer.
As well as the grass pitches, there is a hard tennis/basketball court and a 680m amenity track used for walking, running and cycling throughout the year.
The Pavilion houses two changing rooms with showers and toilets on either side of a committee room with a kitchen and disabled toilet. This room is currently home to a Monday afternoon Canasta club and a Thursday morning walking group. There is a café open to the whole community from 10am until 1pm every Thursday and we’d love to see everyone taking advantage of this.
The left hand changing room with its toilet can be accessed at all times by using the key in the key safe by the door. The code is the same as the gate code.
There is a bookshelf on the veranda where we operate an informal book exchange. Please feel free to borrow and return, or replace with one of your favourites.
Various bands hire the facilities a couple of evenings a week and the space can also be booked for parties and functions. A marquee is available for hire to complement this. Fund raising for the maintenance of the facilities comes from the monthly Park Club Draw which is £12 collected annually in January.
If you’d like to start a group, or get involved in Aynho Active, we’d love to hear from you. One of the biggest annual events in the village is the Quiz and Curry Night which fundraises for us. We’re always keen to hear from those willing to raise money for individual projects. We also have a number of options where you can informally contribute to this space and therefore the village.
For more information or to hire the Sports Pavilion or join the Park Club Draw or share your views, please contact Rachel Moroney (07801 673354) or Valery Taylor (07982 741968) or email email@example.com.
SPORTS PAVILION RATE CARD
£3 per hour for hire of middle/committee room or £10 per part day – morning/afternoon/evening. This includes full use of kitchen facilities.
Please note, you will need to clean up the pavilion after your event, but we can put you in touch with a local cleaner who you can hire directly to clean the pavilion if you prefer.
£50 for hire of marquee – hirer to assemble and take down.
Sports field – potentially available to interested sports teams, rates negotiable.