Welcome to Riverway Events!
Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club have created this website to promote the club and its facilities at Riverway in central Stafford. The club aims to forge strong links with local businesses and improve access to sports for the local community, attracting new sporting and social members.
For all the up to date news and events at Riverway, please click on the NEWS link above.
Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club was formed in 1864, which almost certainly makes it the oldest sports club in Stafford. The club appears to have originally played at The Lammascotes before being offered a field at The Hough (Lichfield Road/GEC site) in 1899 which belonged to the Grammar school (The new ground there was opened by the mayor, a Mr Mynors in May of that year). In 1984 the club negotiated a move to Riverway as The Hough came under the ownership of GEC. We currently own 11 acres at Riverway and we host numerous sports all year round - we have 2 cricket pitches in the summer and in the winter we host football, mini football, rugby and hockey.
In 1999 we were awarded a £200K lottery grant towards a new pavilion which was completed in the millenium. The pavilion has 6 changing rooms, a members lounge and a function room for members and guests. The function room may be hired for all kinds of celebrations, as well as business meetings and charity events.
The club has a rich history, documented via minute books that go back to 1888 and many pictures that you can see in the history archive.
We are currently investing in our facilities at Riveway with a view to making it one of the best sports grounds in the county of Staffordshire. We are always looking for new playing and social members, so feel free to come along and watch. Our discount club is now up and running, with many benefits from local businesses on offer, so please visit the website on a regular basis.