There are some great ways to indulge your passion for sport in the town. Cricket has been played at the Chislehurst & West Kent Cricket Club ground for the last 193 years consecutively (except during the Second World War), with illustrious players such as W.G. Grace occasionally taking part in fixtures there during the late 19th century. Or if you prefer Golf, you could try a round at Chislehurst Golf Club. The Club was founded in 1894 and has an 18 hole course situated within 70 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of Chislehurst. The jewel in Chislehurst Golf Club’s crown is its magnificent Clubhouse, Camden Place, which was built around 1717 and was, for a while during the 1870s, the home of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and their son the Prince Imperial.
Whilst some of the sports clubs are steeped in history, the town also plays host to a modern football ground at the Glebe FC. Since recently moving to the ground, the Club has installed a new 1200 capacity Football Stadium and have recently renovated the Bar and Reception Halls.
There is also a local tennis club, Bootcamp and Personal Training classes at the Rec and an array of Dance and Pilates classes at The Studio. For more information on our local clubs and societies, please visit our “Community Life” section.
Slightly further afield on the A20 (but still within the BR7 postcode), there are plans for a new home for the Cray Wanderers FC, known as “Foxbury Park” which will be a brand new “Sports Village”. Check out their website for more information on this project and their collaboration with Coopers School.