Cranfield University at Shrivenham has its own fitness centres, outdoor sports pitches, tennis, badminton and squash courts, a golf course, stables, and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

Swimming pool

The UK Defence Academy’s heated outdoor swimming pool is open from May until September. The fully supervised pool is available for use by staff, students and their families and also offers swimming lessons for adults and children.

The Defence Academy Golf Club

The Defence Academy Golf Club, established in 1956, is an attractive 18-hole course within the confines of the campus. The 18 different holes are achieved by a combination of 14 greens and 18 tees, making each hole unique. Find out more on the website.

The Saddle Club

The Saddle Club offers equestrian opportunities for all military, students, civilian staff, and their families working in the Defence Academy. A wide range of livery services are available for members with their own horses/ponies. Find out more information on the website.

Community Sports

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.

T: 07970481707

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.