The Clubhouse is coming

Downton Football Club has recently taken on the task of refurbishing and renovating the now sadly closed Brian Whitehead Sports & Social Centre and the Sherwood function Rooms.  Not wanting to see the village lose this community asset, the club have been working flat out to bring it back to life.  

At the time of going to press, more than £25000 has been raised towards the refurbishment of the building which is to be renamed ‘The Clubhouse’. 

At weekends, it promises to be a relaxed bar venue, where the whole community will be welcome.  During the week, groups will be able to use/hire the facilities for a wide range of social activities. A fully licensed function room will also be available for hire/events.

 Renovations are progressing well, thanks to a band of hardy volunteers, with the promise that the place will be ‘unrecognisable’ when it opens in June/July this summer, subject to COVID regulations.  More information will be shared around the village later in the Spring. 

In the meantime, if you would like to contribute to this project, and/or become a Founder Member of The Clubhouse, cheques can be made out to the ‘BWSCA’ and posted at The Borough Dental Practice opposite the park in Downton. The club is also seeking volunteers to help with the project in a wide range of capacities.  For a Gift Aid form, or for more information, please contact Luke Wordley on 07834 352647 or by email to  There is also a video available to watch at