Wilberfoss is blessed with fantastic playing fields for hosting football and cricket. Changing facilities and a club house, The Pavilion, are available.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT "The Pavilion"
Wilberfoss Pavilion has now been fully refurbished and, after nearly 40 years in existence, has its very own postcode at last – YO41 5AB!
On the sporting side, four Football Foundation approved changing rooms have been built, together with two refs rooms, a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities. The Playing Fields Association Committee has handed the running of the bar and kitchen over to Dougie and Alison Cowgill. Although the Committee is still responsible for the maintenance of the grounds and building, they are relieved that experienced people are now running front of house! Dougie is a professional singer and has contacts throughout the entertainment industry. Alison is a trained cook and provides meals whenever the Pavilion is open. They are keen to provide great value for money food and entertainment and the Pavilion has gone from strength to strength since they came on board. The function room at The Pavilion can be booked for private parties. Call Dougie on 07786 375256 or email email@example.com
The Pavilion is a community facility where everyone is welcome. We will look forward to seeing you!
Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge
The Olympics were a great success. So how can we feel closer to them? Fields in Trust's QEII Fields Challenge has given us a unique chance to create a legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games that means something to everyone in Wilberfoss.
As a Committee we have joined over 1300 communities across the UK by protecting our playing fields, ensuring that people now and in the future will have somewhere to play and practice sport in Wilberfoss. This includes the play area and tennis courts too!
Protecting our playing fields is a vital element of building grassroots sports. We have safeguarded this space forever so if there's a budding Jessica Ennis or Mo Farah in our village they will have somewhere to develop their talent!
Here are just a couple of people who think we're wise to protect what's ours!
The Duke of Cambridge is Patron of the Challenge and is committed to the importance of outdoor spaces: "We take it for granted that children like to run and to play games and most people agree that leaving children to be cooped up inside all day is bad for them. If we are serious about that, then we must be serious about preserving the fields and parks on which children can play. if parks and fields continue to disappear at the rate at which they have done for the past few decades, many communities will have nowhere for their young people to enjoy. Some of my happiest memories as a child were those times I spent outside playing games, and I think that is true for most people".
"Hosting the 2012 Olympics in the year of the Diamond Jubilee is a great honour for the UK and I cannot think of a better way to pay tribute to these events than by ensuring the future of outdoor spaces across the country. I full support the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge and hope that it will play a key role in securing the next generation of sporting stars". Sir Chris Hoy, Olympic Champion