Rye Town Council

Freda Gardham Playing Field

In 1983, Rye Town Council gave East Sussex County Council £12,000 for a 999-year leasehold on the Freda Gardham Playing Field. Adjacent to Freda Gardham Primary School in New Road (A259), the Field has become the spiritual and physical home of Rye Rugby Football Club which secured a 25-year underlease in late 2004.

The Field accommodates two full size pitches, a small training area, car parking and a temporary clubhouse (whilst fundraising continues for a purpose-built facility – the Spike Milligan Memorial Clubhouse).

The Club has been particularly successful in attracting younger people of all ages - and both sexes.