Developing our potential

Changing for the better

These are exciting times for NPL Sports Club. We’re actively expanding our offering as part of our aim to become one the leading independent community clubs in the area within the next 3-4 years.

This ambition was sparked by the Royal Parks’ decision to grant us a 21-year licence in 2013, enabling the club to develop long-term plans. It’s already had a positive impact with:

  • The Football Foundation, London Marathon Trust, Sport England and HFAC investing £500,000 to build of our high-spec, low energy changing room block
  • Increasing commitments from National Physics Laboratory, The Football Association, ECB, LTA and other sporting bodies
  • Newland House School hiring grounds for pupils during the week and investing £150,000 to refurbish the Pavilion

Raising the bar

The Pavilion is the oldest building on the site, dating from 1923. It’s been added to over the years but a major upgrade was overdue.

Newland House School’s generosity has enabled this flagship renovation project to take shape. We consulted with members of all sections, the school and a local architect to develop plans that include:

  • A radically-improved exterior with double-glazed tri-fold doors opening out onto the club grounds
  • Lowering of floors to improve access
  • Creation of extended storage
  • Upgrading of insulation and other ways to reduce carbon footprint
  • Improvement of ground staff facilities to improve standards of upkeep

Spot the difference

We're delighted to confirm that the renovation and building works were completed on schedule and the newly refurbished pavilion space is now open and ready. Pop in to enjoy great food and drink from Piptree Catering along with increased venue hire options ranging from team meetings with colleagues to club events and parties.

Check out the photo gallery on this page to see different stages of the pavilion refurbishment project.

More information

Find out more about how the committee manages the club along with the results of our recent membership survey and other important information.

Watch this space

The greatly improved, accessible pavilion building is now open for business. Don't miss the chance to pop down and pop inside to check it out.