About the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association
Sport in Royal Wootton Bassett and the surrounding community is popular. So popular in fact that the Sports Association has out-grown the facilities it has owned for the last 80 years in the town, and moved to an all new site on the edge of the town. The move means there are lots more opportunities for everyone to take part and become a member of the Association.
Heritage is all important to us in the Association. In the 1920’s Major Gerrard Buxton gifted land to the town for ‘the carrying out of sporting activities by members of the local population’ (or similar quote from GB). For over 80 years, the Association has kept the dream of Major Buxton alive, and the new ground will allow us to build on this. We are keeping the name of the ground, and the same community values of ‘sport for all’. The new facilities will make a huge impact on sporting and social activity in the town.
The environment matters
Environmental footprint: design and construction of the new facilities has been carried out with minimising the environmental impact as much as possible. Solar panels for electricity generation, rainwater harvesting, use of borehole water source, highest levels of insulation etc etc all help to keep the impact low. Local archeology from the site has been preserved and will be on display in local museums. Landscape features such as hedges have been preserved where possible, and the drainage attenuation pond will become a wildlife feature.
Becoming a member
There are two ways to become a member of the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association.
Join one of the Clubs which are members of the Sports Association. Details about each club can be found on the ‘Our Clubs’ tab at the top of this page. Each page includes a link to their websites where contact details can be found.
Or you can join the Sports Association as a ‘Social Member’ and enjoy the benefits of using our members bar, watching sporting events and being able to enjoy the many events taking place at the new Gerard Buxton Sports Ground. A membership form can be found here.