The goal of the Hintlesham & Chattisham MUGA Club is to provide a multi-use sports facility for our community, encourage the creation new village sports teams/clubs including coaching for our younger residents and to generally help our community keep fit and healthy.
The MUGA court is available for tennis, netball and 5 a-side football, basketball (hoop one end only) and hockey (goals to come once funding secured). It can be booked through the third party Booking Website. Initially use is restricted to members of our community or those with strong ties, this is to ensure the maximum opportunity for our community to use this exciting new facility.
The Rule of Six, which came into force on 14/9/2020 means that you must limit the size of your group to 6 if you are playing informally. It is illegal to do so in a larger group and you may be fined.
You can, however, continue to take part in organised sporting or licensed physical activity in groups of more than 6. These activities either need to be organised by a club, business or charity and/or involve someone who has received an official license to use equipment relevant to the activity. In all cases, the organiser must conduct a risk assessment and ensure compliance with COVID-19 Secure guidance. You should only be playing team sports where the relevant governing body has published guidance on how to do so safely.
The court is located on the playing field opposite Church and Community Hall in Hintlesham and has a lighting facility with use limited until 22:00 to respect our local residents. The facility will not be locked, however if abuse of the facility is found then the court may move to have restricted access.
The court is reserved after school for children to use (15:00-17:00, Mon-Fri in term time). Bookings are to be made in 1 hour slots, starting on the hour, for example 11:00-12:00. The maximum number of back to back bookings is two which would give two hours play, for example 13:00-15:00. Advance bookings can only be made up to 6 weeks in advance if there is a requirement beyond this please contact the Admin team. Initially the court is only for use by members of our community with their friends, family and guests. In the future we may open to those outside our community at an additional charge.
Any of our community involved in teams or clubs which wish to use the facility with their club are welcome, they just need to ensure they are a MUGA Club member and that they play in the games. Therefore at least one person playing would be a member of the MUGA Club and therefore also part of our community. There will be a fee of £20 per hour for these games to help fund the annual management and maintenance of the facility. To arrange this and longer terms bookings please message the Admin team via the Booking System.