The new Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre will be located on the site of the old Hagley Horticultural Hall, at the heart of the cricket playing areas, centrally within South Hagley Park. 

This building was used by Canterbury Cricket until 1989, when the Canterbury Horticultural Society took over the building. Now, with a substantial refurbishment, it is returning to cricket with a renewed focus and revitalised energy. 

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre is vital for our community.  It will enable all grades of men’s and women’s cricket (from junior, college, club, and age group levels, to provincial, national and international teams) in Canterbury to have access to a quality indoor facility in central Christchurch, ensuring future generations of cricketers can grow, develop and achieve.

The Centre will also provide a multi-use space available for community groups and other sports codes; meaning the wider community will also gain from having this centrally located world class facility.

Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre Flythrough

Take a sneak peak through what the new Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre will look like when it’s completed in time for the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2022. (Please note flythrough is indicative only and final building design may differ slightly).

Help Grow the Next Generation of Legends

Thanks to the generous contribution from Stephen and Heather Boock, The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust and donations already made to the project, there is $1.6m remaining to be raised for the total $4.75m project.

Demand for indoor facilities is high, as there are not enough existing fit-for-purpose spaces to cater for all of those that need to use them. The time to make this happen is now.  

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre will be more than simply a training facility. It will be a space where our community can easily access and utilise central city world class facilities that have been absent too long, a space where coaches and players can develop and a space where all players, no matter their age, gender or ability, can grow their skills and passion for their sport.

All contributions, no matter how big or small, are valuable in building a Sports Centre that will secure the sporting future for our community.” Be part of the legacy today.

Significant contribution queries can be directed to Sarah Barrer at or phone +64 27 544 9977.

For general donation enquiries please email or phone +64 27 285 8588.