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 whilst parents enjoy a coffee shop for refreshments, and is also home to the HIVE. The idea behind the centre is to give the families (and of course staff and students) a place to meet old and new friends of differing nationalities in a friendly yet personal environment.
Within our friendly and vibrant community there is a plethora of exciting and friendly 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 their website.
Shrivenham Bowls Club
Outdoor Bowls club open April to September at Martens Road, Shrivenham.
Monday evenings free coaching available with fully qualified EBA coaches - come along and give it a go.
Shrivenham Tennis Club
Three all-weather courts with floodlights at the Recreation Ground, Manor Lane, Shrivenham.
For details of how to join, please contact Club Secretary Carol Hand,
Alternatively please feel free to visit the Tennis Club website
Shrivenham Ladies Netball Club
This thriving, friendly club plays in Shrivenham village on a Monday evening with training usually taking place from 7 to 9 pm on the single tennis court at the Recreation Ground in the village (Manor Lane, SN6 8AD). The last 1/2 hour of training is reserved for matchplay for the A & B teams.
The club currently has around thirty 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 the contacts page on 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 the Under 18s.
Information about the village cricket team can be found on their website.