A new era of Homerton sport

By Laura Kenworthy 1min read
Judge Jeff Blackett and Deborah Griffin
Judge Jeff Blackett with Homerton Bursar Deborah Griffin

Homerton celebrated the opening of the new pavilion at the College's Long Road sports ground today, marking the completion of a two-year building project which has continued throughout the pandemic. 

The site, which is shared with St Mary's School, includes facilities for rugby, football, hockey, netball, tennis and athletics, on floodlit all-weather pitches and courts. The pavilion provides changing areas as well as a multi-purpose event space. 

The pavilion was officially opened by Judge Jeff Blackett, President of the Rugby Football Union 2020-21. Judge Blackett and his wife, Sally, were in Cambridge as part of 150 mile walk they are undertaking over 15 days, to raise funds for the Injured Players Foundation.

Homerton Bursar Deborah Griffin spoke of the importance to students' mental and physical health of having the opportunity to participate in sport during Cambridge's intense terms, and said that she was proud that Homerton now has "the best sports facilities of any College in Cambridge."