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Our Purpose

Ashbrooke Sports Club’s charitable objects

To provide for the inhabitants of Sunderland and its surrounding area, in the interests of social welfare, facilities for bowling, cricket, hockey, rugby, football, squash, table tennis and other healthy recreation and leisure time occupations, irrespective of ability and with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

The Club has long been the home of sport in Sunderland. Set in the Victorian suburb of Ashbrooke the club is just five minutes’ walk from the city centre and has housed numerous sports clubs since it opened its doors in 1887.


The Club is currently home to bowls, cricket, hockey, rugby, squash, and table tennis. To find out more about these sports and how to get involved, visit Our Sports.

Our purpose is:

  • COMMUNITY - We want Ashbrooke Sports Club to be a major part of both sporting and local life in Sunderland.

  • DEVELOPMENT - We will offer a positive coaching environment, which encourages members to develop to their maximum potential

  • OPEN - Ashbrooke is open.  Open to everybody, regardless of age, disability, gender, race or religion.  Open to all, regardless of your standard in your chosen sport.

  • SOCIAL - Enjoy your chosen sport, but create relationships that last a lifetime.

Alongside the sports we also have two bars and host:

We hold many regular social gatherings so if you are looking for a great venue for a family christening, wedding or memorial for a dearly departed loved one, look no further. Please refer to our Ditchburn Room for details.

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