Recreation Centre

Recreation Centre and Sports Hall


Copmanthorpe Recreation Centre (”the Rec”) provides most of the sporting and many of the social facilities in the village. It is a registered charity run for the benefit of the whole village.

    • Football - Copmanthorpe FC
      • Copmanthorpe Football Club was founded in 1962 with one Senior team playing in the local league, it has now approx 300 members spread over 3 senior and 12 junior teams and is also a Soccability Coaching Centre (Pan Disability) for boys and girls across the region wanting to participate in football.
      • New players are wanted for the under 15s team - contact Brian Ferguson on 709455
      • Other queries contact Martin Brooks on 07711 564 377 or email at
      • The club website is:
    • Cricket
      • With senior and junior (under 11 and under 15) teams the cricket club ia going from strength to strength
      • Nets are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00pm from April at the Mount Sports Hall Gym
      • The season begins on Saturday 25th April at the Recreation Centre
      • New players, scorers, umpires, volunteers for groundwork and fundraising are always welcome
      • Contact Darren Hughes on 07709 947 1472 or Roy Atkinson on 706854
      • Peter Northfield, one of the Cricket Club’s main grounds experts, has started to write a blog on events in the life of a cricket groundsman.  His blog is very informative and Rec Centre users will gain an insight into all the work that goes in to maintaining the pitch.  The blog is at:
    • Tennis
      • There are three outdoor floodlit hard courts at the Recreation Centre
      • Annual membership begins on 1st April (new members may join at any time). Keys to the courts are purchased on first membership and are swapped every year on renewal
      • The club has two mens teams, three ladies teams and three mixed teams
      • Social tennis takes place year round using the floodlights during spring and autumn
      • Social Club Nights take place on Thursdays and Sundays from 6:00pm with all members welcome to socialise and play seven games before swapping partners
      • Juniors aged from 10 to 17 years are welcome and some coaching can be provided by professional coaches
      • 2013 subscriptions are:
        • Adult £70 plus £5 if purchasing a court key
        • Couples £100
        • Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) £120
        • Parent & child £80
        • Students and Juniors £20
        • Members may bring guests (up to a maximum of three times) for £2 per guest per hour
      • For application forms and enquiries please contact Jenny Davis, 17 Barnfield Way, Copmanthorpe, 01904 709980 or email: or Graeme Butcher (Club Chairman) on 07711 903184 or email:
    • Bowls
      • Copmanthorpe Bowling Club operates from mid April to mid September between 1:00pm and dusk.
      • New members and beginners are all welcome
      • No special equipment is required, bowls and overshoes are available free of charge. A specially adapted wheelchair is also available
      • For more information contact:
        Peter Tooze, tel: 01904 778411,
      • Membership of the Bowling Club includes the use of the Recreation Centre bar facilities when playing in league or cup matches
      • The Bowling Club web site can be found at:
    • Badminton
    • Five a side football
    • Netball

Socially the Recreation Centre includes the Sports and Community Club with licensed bar (with guest ales), a large screen television for major sporting events, darts board and pool table.

Quizes take place every Thursday evening and the club is available for private parties.

There is also a childrens play area with a variety of equipment on a safety surface and special equipment for older children including climbing wall, zip wire and monkey poles.

The Recreation Centre is a registered charity, it belongs to the village, is run by a committee and is available to all residents. The Sports and Community Club is run separately and commercially.