Fields In Trust
Fields In Trust (FIT) was founded by our namesake King George V in 1925. Starting as the National Playing Fields Association, the charity helps to ensure that all Brits have access to free, local outdoor spaces for sport and recreation, helping to build healthy and happy communities.
We are proud to be active members of the trust, find out more at
History & Fundraising
Schools & clubs
King George’s Playing Field Barford
Welcome to the fundraising and information site!
As part of Barford Sports Club we are delighted to be able to offer football and dedicated coaching to local children within our community. Thank you to our generous local sponsors and Barford Community Charity for helping to provide team kit. The team is very proud to wear it!
King George's Field is an award winning free to use sports facility for the residents of Barford, Sherbourne, and Wasperton . Construction of the fields was a community led project, and now offers the local community and school tennis, MUGA, bowls, football (Barford United juniors), outdoor gym equipment , netball and recreational facilities all the year round.
The project was voted UK’s number 1 Have a Field Day with its Celebration Day held in Barford last May and also a finalist in the Most Improved playing Field 2016 at a gala dinner presented by TV Sports Personality Jill Douglas and ex football international Graham Le Saux. The scheme was recognised by judges with hundreds of entries from all over the UK. Our community are extremely proud of our Field and that everyone is able to enjoy it.
Keep up to date with local news and sports events via our blog (link), and please get in touch if you are interested in forming or joining a local club or team (link). It's best to book ahead if you are looking to use the courts or pitch, and you can do so here (link).
Thanks to all those involved in making our patch of Warwickshire a better place to live, learn and play.
Joint Parish Council and Barford Sports Club
Don't listen to us, listen to the children!
“Good opportunity to have a special place to visit anytime and have fun. There will be a lot of equipment to play on when children visit during the school day. I can go with my sister and play games and when the new pitches and courts are available we can play games such as football properly, following proper rules.”
“It will provide different activities and we will be able to use this equipment for free. Families will get together and have a picnic with plenty to do on the courts and other equipment. It will provide plenty of space for dog walkers.”
"Children won’t be bored and it will be a place to meet up with friends. We have really good tennis players at school and they will be able to practice their tennis nearer to where they live. As a family it will be really spacious with lot of things to do in a safe environment.”
The transformation of King George’s Playing Field would not even be thinkable without the hard work of the local community, generous sponsors and supporters and everyone who has got involved. Special thanks goes to all customers, volunteers, suppliers and staff of Barford Village Shop who have each made a difference to this project by supporting our fantastic local cause.
Contact or try
Mark Griffin - Chair, Barford Sports Club
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Rob Miatt - PR , Marketing & Communications
John Murphy - Treasurer , Barford Sports Club and Chair, JPC
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Simon Morgan - Secretary , Barford Sports Club
Ellie Lees - Netball Section , Barford Sports Club
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Bill Worrall - Bowls Section , Barford Playing Fields
Mark Edwards - Chris Lee , Barford United FC Junior Football Club
Carl Gallagher - Tennis Section , Barford Sports Club
Wendy Barlow, Roger Clay and Harry Gadsden - JPC Members
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