Abbeydale Sports Club



Joe Root, the England test cricket captain and former Collegiate player visited the club on Friday 20th April 2018 to launch the Joe Root Cricket Academy. 

After coaching the young people, Joe took part in a Q&A with all the Abbeydale members before signing anything put before him!

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Abbeydale / Omega Catering : As you may be aware, following the announcement that Baldwin’s Omega would be closing in July 2018, we have been discussing with their team about a new function business being located at Abbeydale.

I am happy to tell you that we have now signed Heads of Terms (an outline agreement) with the new business with a view to them starting at Abbeydale in Autumn 2018. The plan is that they will take over the running of the Clubhouse and all its activities as well as creating an enlarged function business.  The new team will be running both bars and the food operation. 

Although the Clubhouse largely covers its own costs at the moment, it is not contributing a profit to the Sports Club.  The agreement will see Abbeydale receive a rental income which will contribute to the club and allow us to make further investments on the site to the benefit of all members.

Abbeydale will be making some changes to the building to help the new team and these include new toilets for use by members and visitors – something that have been needed for some time.

The agreement will mean some adjustments in how we all use Abbeydale but overall, it will be beneficial to all members at Abbeydale and contribute to the long term financial stability of the whole site.  


Abbeydale Developments

You may have seen that planning permission has been granted for the residential development on our land and that of the Tennis Club.  May I thank the members who supported this application.
We now begin the process of selling the development which we anticipate may take 6 – 12 months.

We intend to utilise the funds obtained from the development towards building much needed new changing room facilities for the outdoor sports on the Abbeydale site with grant assistance from Sport England and national governing bodies of the RFU, English Hockey and ECB.

In the longer term, the existing changing room block in the bottom carpark would be freed up and together with the adjoining buildings could be redeveloped providing an opportunity to generate rental income for the Sports Club and thereby helping to maintain ASC’s financial viability in the future.

May I once again thank the members that supported the planning application and we look forward to continually improving facilities across the site to the benefit of all members.

Richard Ibbotson.   Chairman, Abbeydale Sports Club  9/2/18


Abbeydale congratulates Sheffield’s Joe Root on becoming England Cricket Captain and wishes the whole team good luck in the Ashes series.  A product of the Sheffield Collegiate junior academy, Joe becomes the second Collegiate player to take on the role, following in the footsteps of Michael Vaughan. Watch the BBC video . The Joe Root Cricket School meets each Friday – new players welcome.

New Directors Required : Abbeydale Sports Club Ltd is looking for 2 new Directors to strengthen its board of directors.The board would prefer candidates that have relevant experience in Hospitality/Sporting and wish to contribute to a local sports club that has been part of the community for over 100 years.

If you are interested then please write in the first instance to the Company Secretary,  Abbeydale Sports Club Ltd.  enclosing a letter outlining your background supported by 2 existing members. 

The position is voluntary (i.e. not remunerated) but expenses will be paid where appropriate. The board meets once a month-currently the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.