The new Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre will be located on the site of the existing Hagley Horticultural Hall, which sits 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, the building 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.


Thanks to the generous contribution from The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust, a grant from the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) and donations already made to the project, there is $3.65m 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 utilise facilities that have been absent too long, a space where coaches and players can develop and a space where all players, no matter their ability, can grow their skills and love of cricket.

Your contribution to this special project will allow much more than bricks and mortar to be built. You will be helping to build a centre that will secure the future of cricket for our community.

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