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About Us

Watton Sports and Recreation Centre is a Charity providing a comprehensive and outstanding range of sports, recreation, gym and leisure facilities for of all ages and abilities. It is located in Watton, in the heart of Breckland, Norfolk, and is open to all 7 days a week. For those just wishing to socialise over a drink or meal our Social Club is the ideal place to relax. All profits go to maintain the centre.

  • Find out more about our outstanding sports, recreation, gym and leisure facilities, its origins, and history.

There is something for everyone at Watton Sports Centre, including:

Follow the bold links for more information about all the exciting things on offer at Watton Sports and consider membership if you are a regular user. Also, ensure you keep an eye on our News & Events page. There, you can keep up-to-date with activities and events going on throughout the year as well as catching up on news about clubs, shows and celebrations.

How it All Began

The Watton Sports and Recreational Centre has roots dating back to July 1947, when Mr G Peeke-Vout, a local builder and WW1 veteran, raised the sum of £3000 to purchase 9 acres of land on the Dereham Road to create the Memorial Playing Fields to honour the memory of WW2 veterans and give local people a games field and simple pavilion. In 1968 representatives of local sports clubs came together to discuss building a Sports Centre for the town and in 1973 the main building was opened. On 3rd February 1975 the Watton Sports and Recreation Centre became a registered charity number 268128. Over the years the centre has expanded but is still run by a board of unpaid volunteer trustees for the benefit of the community.

About Us

Watton Sports and Recreational Centre is a Charity providing a comprehensive and outstanding range of facilities for people of all ages and abilities.  We have floodlit Football pitches, a floodlit Astroturf Hockey pitch, Gym, Badminton and Squash Courts, Tennis, Snooker, Pool and a Bar serving food and drinks. We also host Loch Neaton Bowls Club who have a fabulous green. It is located in Watton, in the heart of Breckland, Norfolk, and is open to all 7 days a week. All profits go back into maintaining the facilities and the board of Trustees, who manage the Charity, are unpaid volunteers.
There is something for everyone at the centre including:

Follow the bold links for more information about all the exciting things on offer at the centre and consider a monthly Gym or Racket Sports membership if you are a regular user. Also, ensure you keep an eye on our News & Events page. There, you can keep up-to-date with activities and events going on throughout the year as well as catching up on news about clubs, shows and celebrations.

How it All Began

The Watton Sports and Recreational Centre has roots dating back to July 1947, when Mr G Peeke-Vout, a local builder and WW1 veteran, raised the sum of £3000 to purchase 9 acres of land on the Dereham Road to create the Memorial Playing Fields to honour the memory of WW2 veterans and give local people a games field and simple pavilion. In 1968 representatives of local sports clubs came together to discuss building a Sports Centre for the town and in 1973 the main building was opened. On 3rd February 1975 the Watton Sports and Recreation Centre became a registered charity number 268128. Over the years the centre has expanded but is still run by a board of unpaid volunteer trustees for the benefit of the community.

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  • Watton Sports Association & Recreation Centre is a registered charity, number 268128.
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