The Parish Council and Youth Council jointly funded the
installation of a basketball goal which was supplied by the Sports
Lottery Fund. This is freely available for use and has proved very
popular with young people.
A grant from Chelmsford Borough Council’s Jubilee Fund also
helped us to provide a new kicking wall and basketball goal in
Hard and grass tennis courts are available to hire. In 2000, two
grass courts were converted into All Weather Sports Pitches, to
enable use for other sports as well as tennis.
The Great Baddow Recreation Ground Tennis Club hires courts on a
regular basis throughout the year and welcomes new members. Contact
the Secretary on 01245 475660.
The football pitches are in great demand and are used by a number
of local adult and youth teams.
The all weather sports pitches provide excellent facilities for
5-a-side football and training sessions.
have been working in partnership with Great
Baddow Parish Council since 2001 to deliver a community football
session at the Recreation Ground. This football session has engaged
over 500 children and young people over the years, providing a
positive sporting activity for them to engage in at a minimal cost.
Long may this partnership continue.
Great Baddow Cricket Club lease the wicket from the Council.
Arrangements can be made with the Cricket Club for young people to
have coaching sessions at the practice nets.
The Parish Council installed a
set of outdoor gym equipment in the Recreation Ground in summer
2011. This equipment is free for all parishioners to use and we
hope plenty of people will enjoy using it to keep fit.
Please click here
to see charges for tennis, bowls,
football, all weather sports courts and changing rooms.
Play in the Park (Sports and Play) Scheme 2012
Chelmsford City Council's Sports Development Unit ran a Play in the
Park (Sports and Play) Scheme at the Recreation Ground again in
2012, offering two hour multi-activity sessions during the Easter
and Summer school holidays.
These were FREE
to all young people aged up to 16,
as the Parish Council subsidised the cost. There were sessions for
children aged up to 11 and separate sessions for the first time
this year for young people from 12-16. The sessions for the younger
age group were very successful, although the older age group proved
more difficult to attract. We look forward to being able to
participate in the scheme again in 2013 and are told that the
City's sports development officers are already looking at improving
the sessions for teenagers next