Royal Wootton Bassett Town is one of four members of the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association (RWBSA). Other member clubs are:
The purpose of the Sports Association is to promote the amateur sports of football, cricket, tennis and running in the Royal Wootton Bassett area and encourage community participation in these activities.
The Sports Association is based at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, a state-of-the-art facility on the northern edge of Royal Wootton Bassett, opened in 2015.
The facility is named in honour of Major Gerard Buxton, who bequeathed the land which comprised the Association's original facility at Rylands Way for 'the carrying out of sporting activities by members of the local population' and was opened in May 1930.
There are two ways to become a member of the Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association.
The first is by joining one of the member clubs (all RWBTFC members are thus entitled to RWBSA membership).
Alternatively, individuals can join the Sports Association as a 'Social Member', entitling them to enjoy the benefits of using the members' bar, watch sporting events and participate in the many social events throughout the year.
For more details on becoming a 'Social Member', please visit the RWBSA website.
The Gerard Buxton Sports Ground facility comprises:
There is also a large, spacious function room with a fully licensed bar, capable of holding up to 50 people in a theatre-style layout or up to 150 people when set up to allow a mix of seating and standing. This is available to hire and can accommodate a range of events, including business meetings, celebration parties, wedding receptions and more (room hire is free for wakes). When organising events, RWBSA can also arrange catering and refreshments for small and large groups.
The facility can easily be accessed by foot, cycle and car. There are 150 parking spaces and three coach bays available.
The sporting and social facilities are all available to hire at competitive prices (subject to use by the Sports Association's member clubs).
Please note that dogs are not permitted on the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground site.