The Crudwell Recreation Action Group proudly opened the multi-sports facilities in the far corner of the Village Hall playing fields in 2003. CRAG was the inspiration of Rebecca Thomson and was designed, consented and constructed within 12 months of the first kick-off meeting. A key ethos of the facility was, and still is, Sport for All for the community of Crudwell.
- TOTALLY TENNIS takes place on Wednesday evenings in summer (from 6pm) and on Wednesday afternoons (from 2pm) in winter, weather, temperature and energy permitting. Most of us have played tennis before and are very keen but not very fit. Exceptionally active senses of humour are essential.
- NETBALL also takes place on Sunday mornings between 10.00-11.00 a.m. This can be traditional netball or the new craze, Walking Netball, depending on the fitness and enthusiasm of the players.
- The DICS (Dads In Crudwell) football started as FIVE-A-SIDE on the multi-sports facility but became so popular that it has long since moved outside the courts on the regular football pitch. The 5/side football posts moved with them for some reason. Football has now been going for so long that there is now healthy competition between the Dads and their (grown-up) sons; perhaps it ought to be renamed GDICS (grandads…..)
The multisports facility is self-funding purely from donations made to CRAG, a sub-committee of the charity. The original build was funded by a mixture of regular donations from subscribers, fund raising from the Crudwell 24 hour Bike Ride, and matched funding from third parties. Subsequent ongoing maintenance is still funded by subscribers to CRAG who donate £5/month. Other users are asked to make donations c/o Crudwell Post Office or The Wheatsheaf.
Please contact us if you would like to become a subscriber or want to know more about these activities.