Sports Facilities Available

Published: 21 January 2023

Banbury Town Council has responded to concerns about a lack of sports facilities.
Social media subscribers have claimed there is a shortage of football pitches in Banbury, and a recent Cherwell District Council study into sports provision concluded there was a lack of facilities in the town for adult and youth football teams.
But the town council says it has a number of soccer pitches for hire that are not fully booked – and is looking to attract more local teams.
The council says it has significant space for teams of all age groups.
It has full-size pitches at Moorfields Park, Easington Rec, Horton View, Hanwell Fields and Chandos Close – and all sites except Chandos also have mini-pitches for under-16s.
Pitches can be hired for the season or for one-off matches – with or without clubhouses with showers.
Cllr Martin Phillips, chairman of the council’s general services committee, said: “We have superb facilities with everything football teams need. We have pitches for adult and junior sides and there are 50% discounts for under-18s.
“We will be installing defibrillators at all five sportsgrounds as a safety measure.
“Anyone interested should contact the town council.”
Further information can be found on the town council’s website Click on ‘services’ and then scroll down to ‘football pitches and pavilions.’