Cray Valley vs Fisher
Saturday 27 October 2018
SCEFL Premier Division
Badgers Sports ground
Middle Park Avenue
Eltham, SE9 5HT
Nearest station: Eltham
A Guide for First Time Visitors to Cray Valley (PM) Football Club
What you’ll find at Badgers Sports Ground. Badgers is situated in Middle Park Avenue, South East London, located just off the “Yorkshire Grey” roundabout on Westhorne Avenue, part of the busy London South Circular Road. Just a few minutes from the A2, the roundabout is named as a fond remembrance by locals of the Yorkshire Grey pub which stood nearby for many years before being turned into a McDonalds Restaurant.
There is a large, free car park on site and bus route 160, which runs between Sidcup and Catford Bridge railway stations, stops right outside the main gates (Eltham Green School stops). Eltham High Street is close by with its many and varied shops and well served transport links.
To get to Badgers by car, just follow these simple routes;
(From A20 Kent)
(From A2 Kent)
Mottingham Station is the closest main line train service to Badgers and is an approximate 30 minute walk along the 1.3 mile length of Middle Park Avenue.
Visit tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey to find your best way to the ground.
The entrance to the light, airy and air conditioned clubhouse is accessed from the car park, and is outside of the football ground and supporters requiring a drink before the match, would be advised not to enter the ground first! The bar is fully licensed to serve alcoholic drinks as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks and bar snacks. Large screen TV’s show live sport, including Premier League fixtures.
Once inside the ground, to your right is a small covered standing terrace with a 100 seat covered area on the opposite side of the pitch.
There is uncovered hard standing on 3 sides of the pitch while the area behind the top goal, by the Quaggy River, is unused and supporters are advised NOT to stand in this area.
The Club Tea Bar can be found in the Middle Park Avenue corner of the ground, just beyond the entrance to the Members Bar, and serves a range of hot food, drinks and snacks. You’ll usually find Leah serving at the counter, and I can recommend her burgers which are cooked fresh to order so please be prepared for a short wait! You can also order drinks from the bar from here but it’s probably best if you nip in to the Members Bar to purchase alcohol while the match is in progress. The Tea Bar usually closes once the half time rush has been served.
Access from the ground to the main clubhouse is usually available just before the half time whistle for you to grab a drink and catch up with the latest scores from across the country on the TV’s.
Supporters can take drinks outside of the clubhouse and into the ground, except during FA Competition matches, and your involvement in the match is fully expected – from behind the pitch side barriers of course! But please remember, we are a family club and Cray Valley (PM) FC fully supports the Kent FA’s “Swearing – Let’s Tackle It” campaign.
After the match, you are welcome to stay with us for a drink and watch the full time results and evening live football on the TV’s, where you’ll soon be joined by the players as they relax in the bar after their afternoon exertions! We here at Cray Valley (PM) FC want you enjoy your visit to Badgers and hope this guide will help you find your way around, but we also want you to come back and visit us again. If we can do anything to make your visit more enjoyable, or should you have any questions, then please let us know by emailing our Chairman, Frank May, who will be happy to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
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