Sport and Recreation

Swanwick boasts three recreational playgrounds for children. The parks offer various play equipment, including basketball facilities, swings, slides, climbing frames and a zip wire. Seating benches are provided for parents to sit whilst supervising their children. Playgrounds can be found near to South Street and the primary school, Swanwick Welfare recreation ground near chapel street, and the newly refurbished Crays Hill Park play area
at Crays Hill.








Sports Pitch 2Multi Purpose Sports Pitch
Swanwick has a multi purpose sports pitch located near to Swanwick School and Sports College. This Superb state of the art facility allows various sports including football to be played all year round on the special pitch surface. Sports can also be participated in after dark, with the sports facilty boasting excellent floodlights.

Swanwick Parish Council has agreed many hours of usage of the pitch for Swanwick
residents. If you are interested in using the pitch, please contact the Parish Council clerk by using the contact page of the website.


Football-2Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club

Swanwick Football Club was formed in 1965 by a few local people, Peter and Dorothy Walters, Rex and Jean Watkin, Ernest and Mavis Ells, Mrs. Lowe and Mrs. Reest.

The club first played in the Matlock League and then moved to the
Derby Combination and on to the Derbyshire Premier Division One
which was won by the Swans in 1978/79.

They then went on to play in the Central Midlands League One, then after a few seasons they moved to the Midlands Regional Alliance Division One.

Football-1After eight years they won the title in 1989 and were promoted to the Premier League.

This proved to be a very tough league to survive in and after five years they were relegated.

The Swans have five teams operating, two senior teams, one under 18 side
and two under 13 sides.

The first team currently compete in the MRA Premier Division. The club has a strong contingent of village players and are always on the lookout for new players and committee members.


Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club
Highfield Rd
DE55 1BW


Swanwick Hall Cricket Club
Swanwick Hall CC was formed in 1973 by a group of cricket-loving teachers and played in the Notts and Derby Border League until 1981 when the name was changed to the Derbyshire County League.

In the early years success was limited, and, but for one promotion in the early 80s, the cricket was played in the lower divisions.

The 1990s saw a change of fortune for the club when it was promoted as Division 7 champions; the success was short-lived when ground standards caused the club to be relegated in 1992. Between 1992 and 1996 ‘home’ games were played at Markeaton Park in Derby. During this period success in the league and cup competitions grew; the club ending 1996 as champion of Division 4a.

Cricket-1In the autumn of 1996, the club, facing problems at Markeaton Park, approached Swanwick Hall School with a view to returning to the village.

They were greatly encouraged by the response of the school governors and a “Coming Home” campaign was launched resulting in the club returning to Swanwick.

In excess of £5,500 was raised to bring the pavilion and ground up to league standards. This was largely due to the efforts of club members, but help from the community and Parish Council grants were gratefully received.


Cricket-2Today the club has a membership of around 90, playing cricket at all levels from senior cricket (1st XI, 2nd XI and Sunday XI) and junior cricket (under 15s, under 13s, under 12s and Kwik Cricket).

The club have been proud of their Youth Development Policy over the years with the younger members being introduced to senior cricket via the Sunday XI.

The club continues to thrive, especially with regard to their youth development, and has recently moved “up the road” to Crays Hill which gives the opportunity of increased potential with regard to facilities. This will, of course, mean major fund raising in the future to provide a welcome sports facility for the village of Swanwick.

Swanwick Hall Cricket Club
Crays Hill Park
Crays Hill
DE55 1LN
TEL:07771 544472

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