Abbeydale Sports Club


Tuesday 24th April 2018

Abbeydale is once again hosting the Sheffield Universities Varsity hockey fixtures. 

The first fixture pushes back at 12 and the last fixture at 6pm. 

The site will be very busy during this time and car parking will be restricted in the bottom car park. 

All members are welcome to come and watch some of Sheffield’s best hockey players.  The bar is open from 11am with food service and a BBQ from 12.30.


Sheffield Mens Rugby    Sat 3rd March 2018

Sheffield v Tynedale KO 3pm

Join us for a pre match lunch at 1pm – please book by Thursday lunchtime – call 0114 236 7011

Mens Hockey    Saturday 10th February 2018

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


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 August 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.

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

If you have any comments or suggestions, please email them to


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.


Make Abbeydale in Sheffield your place to watch sport on TV – and you can bring your friends! With BT and Sky Sports, you can watch all the big games at Abbeydale.  Check out Matchpint to see what games we are showing.

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.

Got a big birthday coming up?

Abbeydale is the perfect place for your party!  With special packages to suit all budgets we can help you celebrate in style. Call 0114 236 7011 for more details or check out the website