Mainsforth Sports Complex
Mainsforth Sports Complex is situated on the eastern edge of Ferryhill on the site of the former Mainsforth Colliery. Ferryhill Town Council secured ownership of the site in 2001 but has been responsible for its maintenance since as far back as 1974.
Ferryhill Town Council and Mainsforth Cricket Club are thrilled to announce that the new Sports Pavilion at Mainsforth Sports Complex in Ferryhill is now officially open. The Pavilion which is owned by Ferryhill Town Council but leased long term to Mainsforth Cricket Club can be hired for events and functions, for meetings and by community and sports groups. The new facility, which was officially opened on Thursday, 11th June by Paul Collingwood MBE, was the result of five years of planning to design building and secure the funds required to replace what was a dilapidated old Cricket Pavilion. The project was funded by Ferryhill Town Council, Mainsforth Cricket Club, Lafarge-Tarmac Ltd, Sport England, The ECB and individual Councillors who contributed monies through their Neighbourhood Budgets. Contractors and Sub-Contractors worked tirelessly on the building, especially TB Tarn and Eurokit and the project was managed by Sports Clubhouses.
Costing £400,000, the new building is already the envy of other Clubs in the area. Bookings for the Pavilion are coming in thick and fast and the impact on grassroots sport, especially Cricket, promises to be enormous as more and more young people become encouraged to participate.
Mayor of Ferryhill Town Council, Councillor Pauline Crathorne said “this project is an excellent example of what can be achieved when the local community work in partnership with the Town Council. The new Pavilion provides an outstanding facility which can be used and enjoyed by the whole community. It is a credit to the area. A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved with the project.”
For more information about the Pavilion please contact Karen Younghusband, Ferryhill Town Council on tel: 01740 652157 or to hire the facility contact Tom Stoddart, Mainsforth Cricket Club on tel: 01740 657861.
As well as providing Cricket facilities Mainsforth Complex also provides a football pitch, bowling green, bowls pavilion and childrens play area.
Members of the public and the various groups, who use the Complex, including Durham Bowls Association, Durham County Cricket Under 18’s and local football clubs Ferryhill Dynamo's F.C. and Coxhoe Red Lion FC continuously praise the facilities available at Mainsforth.
Since 2007 the Complex has won awards in the Nortumbria In Bloom Competition and since 2009 the Complex has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Status, which Ferryhill Town Council are committed to maintaining in future years. For more information on the Green Flag Awards <<click here>>.
To join the Friends of Mainsforth Sports Complex group please ring 01740 652157 and register.
To view the Public Information Leaflet for Mainsforth Sports Complex please <click here>