Community Centre

Located near the Defence Academy, the Community Centre provides facilities for Service personnel and their families, from both the United Kingdom and overseas, together with all other Station personnel. The centre includes a soft play area for younger children to enjoy while parents enjoy a coffee shop for refreshments. The idea behind the centre is to give families (and of course staff and students) a place to meet old and new friends of differing nationalities in a friendly and personal environment.

Community sports

Within our friendly and vibrant community there is a plethora of exciting sports clubs to try out, ranging from beginners to experts. 

Shrivenham Football Club

The local football club has historic roots, having been founded in 1900. Team news and results can be found on the club's website.

Shrivenham Bowls Club

The outdoor bowls club is open from April to September at Martens Road, Shrivenham. On Monday evenings, free coaching is available with fully qualified EBA coaches - come along and give it a go. Further details can be found on the club's website.

Shrivenham Tennis Club

Three all-weather courts with floodlights are available at the Recreation Ground, Manor Lane, Shrivenham.

For details of how to join, please contact Club Secretary Carol Hand:

T: +44 (0)7970481707

Alternatively, please visit the club's website.

Shrivenham Ladies Netball Club

This thriving, friendly club plays in Shrivenham village on a Monday evening with training usually taking place 7-9pm on the single tennis court at the Recreation Ground (Manor Lane, SN6 8AD). The last half hour of training is reserved for match play for the A and B teams.

The club currently has around 30 members and three competitive teams playing in the Oxfordshire League. Matches are played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at a central venue in Oxford. 

Players of all standards are welcome, although there is not currently a junior division. You can choose to play competitively or just for fun.

For more information, contact the club via their website, or anyone is welcome to just turn up!

Shrivenham and Watchfield Royals

The Shrivenham and Watchfield Royals give local children the opportunity to train and play competitive football in a safe environment. Their website contains up-to-date information, fixtures and results from all the teams, ranging from under 7s to under 18s.


Information about the village cricket team can be found on the Shrivenham CC website.