Sports and Outdoor Activities

Parks and Facilities

The Bront. CovenCoven: The Parish Council owns a playing field in Coven which has an extensive range of modern play equipment to cater for children of all age levels, a full size and a 5-aside football pitch, a tennis court, basketball nets and a skateboard ramp. The football pitches and changing rooms are available for hire - contact the Parish Council on 10902 850809 for more details. There is also free access to The Bront, where walks are available beside the River Penk, and there is a playing field with an adventure playground. Access to The Bront is from Riverside Way, Moors Drive and from Poplars Farm Way.

Brewood: The Parish Council owns a playing field in Brewood, which has an extensive range of modern play equipment and two skateboard ramps to cater for children of all age levels. A new bowling green is currently under construction. The Council also owns a sports ground in Engleton Lane that is leased to the Brewood Parish Sports Association. The ground has changing rooms with showers, football pitches and an all-weather cricket wicket. The facilities are available for hire.

Bishop's Wood: The Parish Council owns a playing field in Bishop’s Wood, which has an extensive range of play equipment to cater for children of all age levels. 

The nearest leisure centres are at Codsall, Penkridge and Cheslyn Hay, where numerous activities are available, including gym facilities & swimming pools.

Allotments

The Parish Council rents out allotments in Coven and Coven Heath. The allotments in Coven Heath provide off street parking, water and now offer small taster plots for those new to allotments. Anyone requiring further information or wishing to be considered for an allotment should contact the Parish Council on 01902 850809, via this website or Facebook with their contact details. A waiting list may exist.  

Walks and Rambling

Barnfields Sandbeds, BrewoodWalking is another leisure pastime well catered for with many scenic walks to be enjoyed, including part of the noted Staffordshire Way, which runs through the Chillington Estate. Regular footpath walks are organised by the Parish Council to cover the thirty-six miles of public rights of way in the parish. These are detailed on a definitive map which is available for inspection at the Parish Council offices.

Coven Ramblers - More Information

Silver Strollers - Brewood W.I. Walking Group, walking bi-weekly. Contact: Shirley Plowright, 01902 850009.

The South Staffordshire Council has put forward a proposal to designate the Barnfield Sandbeds in Brewood as a nature reserve. The Wildlife Trust is supporting the project which is welcomed by the Parish Council and the community.

Fishing

Angling is well catered for in the area and good fishing is obtainable in the local rivers, canals, some pools, and also in the neighbouring reservoirs. Hunting and shooting are also readily available. The Shropshire Union Canal runs through Brewood and the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal through Coven. There is a wharf at Brewood. Licenses are required.

Brewood Cricket Club

The Brewood Cricket Club ground in Four Ashes Road is of county standard and matches can be viewed there on most weekends during the season.

HQ and ground in Four Ashes Road, Brewood. New members always welcome. Contact Tony Gubby Tel: 01902 843321. The club premises are available for hire for private functions - contact David Wild Tel: 01902 851803.

For further details visit the Website: brewoodcricketclub.co.uk

Football Clubs

There are very active football clubs for juniors and seniors in Brewood and Coven.

Brewood Junior Football Club. FA Chartered Club with FA coaches.  Teams for 7-16 year olds.  Contact: Mac Webb, 01902 850671.  www.brewoodjfc.co.uk

Lion Football Club. Contact Howard Morris Tel: 01902 850218

Three Stirrups Football Club.  Tel: 07584 401521. We are always looking for
players to join our team in the Wolverhampton Sunday League. Over 16s only.

Three Hammers Golf Complex

Old Stafford Road, Coven. Tel: 01902 790940

For more information access their website: www.3hammersgolfshop.com/contact.htm

Tennis Club

Brewood has a very active Tennis Club with a junior section. Club matches and coaching take place on the tennis courts at the Council’s playing field in Engleton Lane. The courts are also available for public bookings at pre-arranged times. Bookings can be arranged through the caretaker.

Club nights on Monday and Wednesday. New members and visitors welcome. For further details contact Sheila Latham Tel: 01902 850084. Junior coaching on Saturday. Contact Lilian Tipton Tel: 01902 851211

Badminton Club

Meet on Mondays from 6 to 8pm at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre. New members welcome.

For further details contact Margaret Garbett. Tel: 01902 864001

Badminton Club

Meet in Brewood Jubilee Hall, Sunday evenings, 8.00pm – 9.30pm. Contact: Liz Singleton, 01902 850851 or Terri 01902 851115.

Brewood Bowling Club

Contact: Helen Skidmore on 01902 850188.

 

Brewood Indoor Bowling

Meet Jubilee Hall, Brewood, Tuesdays 7.00pm. Contact: 01902 851596.

Brewood Men's Keep Fit

Meet at St Dominic’s School, Brewood, on Thursday evenings.

Brewood Parish Sports Ltd.

For information contact: Tony Wynne-Jones, 01902 842806.

Dancercise Classes

Bishops Wood Village Hall, Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm, other classes available in South Staffs.  Contact: Liz 07720 835042.

Dance-X-Treme

Coven Memorial Hall, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Contact: Sue Weaver 01384 352564.

Over-60s Exercise Class

Exercise class for the over-60s at Brewood Middle School. A gentle exercise class targeting over 60’s, men and women. We will do a variety of different exercises, using resistance bands, balls etc, and even get the parachute out on occasions to keep the variety up. The classes are run by a fully trained instructor. Starting at 9.30, with free refreshments afterwards, the cost per class is just £2. For further information call Lisa Embrey on 01902 696683 or 0777 332 6373.

Karate

Bishops Wood Village Hall - Mondays 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Contact: Tony Holt, 01902 846591.

Rosemary Conley Fitness and Diet

Coven Memorial Hall, Tuesdays, 6.00pm to 7.15pm.  Contact: Julie Edwards 07736 902699.

Weight Watchers

Coven Memorial Hall. Wednesdays 7.00pm. Contact: Alison Jefferies 01902 747612, 07973 890879.

Pleasure Cruises

The South Staffordshire & Worcestershire Union Canal passes next to Coven and the Shropshire Union Canal goes through Brewood, both are extensively used by pleasure craft. There is a wharf at the Fox and Anchor Inn, Coven and also a marina at Calf Heath where you could enjoy a pleasure cruise.

Coven Outdoor Education Centre / Laches Wood Centre

From April 2006, Coven OEC will be known as Laches Wood Family Learning and Outdoor Centre.  This exciting new facility for the whole community will provide residential courses for schools, early years, community and adult groups.

This new building provides an added dimension to Staffordshire Outdoor Education provision.  Over one million pounds is being invested on the site of Coven Outdoor Education Centre to provide a modern building in the rural landscape adjacent to Laches Wood.  The building will include family and single rooms, all with en-suite facilities, together with bedroom accommodation for school parties in rooms of 6 or 8.  Laches Wood will also considerably improve access to the outdoors for those with disabilities. 

 Artist's impression of the new building.

It is widely recognised that Family Learning improves the life chances of vulnerable children and in turn supports the five outcomes of 'Every Child Matters'.  It is envisaged that this new facility will enable parents and their young children to be given opportunities to learn together in a supportive, harmonious environment.  The Centre currently provides Forest School courses to promote this philosophy and the new facilities will enable these courses to reach a wider audience.

The new building will also provide an excellent venue for schools and other organisations wishing to use Laches Wood Centre for a variety of courses, in-service training and other events.

For further details please contact the Centre Manager, Paul Bailey, on 01902 790388 or email paul.bailey@staffordshire.gov.uk