Our Open Field Day this year was inspired by the CSCA Ltd winning a Fields In Trust 2015 grant which has been used to install the Fit Trail, the outdoor table tennis table and sports equipment. The day was a great success and we thank everyone who came along to watch or join in the various dance demonstrations and sports events.
A King George’s Field is a public open space in the United Kingdom dedicated to the memory of King George V.
Fields In Trust (FIT) was founded in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V. Their mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities and sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development.
FIT is a national charity and operate throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.
Copthorne’s King George V Field and Copthorne Jubilee Pavilion are owned by Worth Parish Council and leased to and managed by the Copthorne Sports and Community Association Ltd (CSCA). This not-for-profit organisation utilises this facility for sport, health, fitness and wellbeing for all ages and all abilities in the surrounding community. Our King George V field is the home of many local sports clubs, including Copthorne Football Club, Copthorne Cricket Club, Copthorne Stoolball Club and Copthorne Youth Football Club.
If you would like to help the CSCA develop sports, health and fitness, please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.