Berkswell & Balsall Rugby Club

Seniors play semi-professional Saturday afternoon, Minis and Juniors (5 onwards) Sunday Morning at 10am.  New players always welcome at the club on Honiley Road.


Berkswell & Balsall Rugby Football Club (BBRFC) was founded in 1981 by Les and Steve Edwards. The club progressed from modest beginnings borrowing space at the Heart of England School, to fielding three regular senior sides, as well as an occasional Veterans side.   The senior 1st team squad has been climbing the leagues at a steady pace and began the 2012/13 season in The Midlands West Division One, a particularly good standard of semi-professional rugby.   The club also has a thriving youth section and vibrant social scene and has earned a fine reputation not only for the standard of rugby they play, but also for the quality of their social events, which they open up to the wider community.   For anybody interested in playing or coaching with the club contact Club Secretary Lesley Fahy:   Email: Tel: 07881 942616   Web: Berkswell & Balsall Rugby Club

Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club


For Adult membership visit on a Saturday afternoon (2pm-5pm) or Tuesday evening (7pm-9pm); there are always people playing and just ask anyone about membership and how they enjoy the club and it’s facilities.

For Junior membership come along between 4.30pm and 6pm each weekday, or on Saturday morning between 10.00am and 12.00pm when the coaching staff are at the club.  They will be able to give you more details of junior sessons that match the ability of your child.Open_Day_promo_pic_May_2011

Alternatively contact our membership secretary Jackie Bland on 01676 532349 or 07775 615555 or email


Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club is located on Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common. Organised adult club sessions are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with regular competitions held at weekends. There is a very active junior membership, with structured coaching at individual and group levels available throughout the week. The club is near the village centre and is part of the Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports & Community Association, which manages the grounds and building on behalf of the Lant Trust.

The club has 6 astroturf all weather courts, all of which are floodlit.

The club has several teams in the Coventry & District league, with both men’s and ladies teams playing at various levels. There is a very active junior membership, with structured coaching at individual and group levels available. The club holds an annual closed championship, with both men’s and ladies competing for singles and doubles titles, with an open competition and by age groups.


Berkswell And Balsall Common TC
Meeting House Lane
Balsall Common

Give our membership secretary Jackie Bland a ring on 01676 532349 or 07775 615555 or email




Berkswell Cricket Club


Berkswell Cricket Club is one of the top cricket clubs in the West Midlands and is situated at the Lant Sports and Community Ground on Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common. The club offers cricketing opportunities for all ages and abilities from beginners aged 7 years upwards right through to ECB Premier Division semi-professional cricket.


Berkswell T20 Challenge Cup final winning squad
Berkswell T20 Challenge Cup final winning squad

For membership enquiries and details of training times through the year contact Craig Burgess via craig.burgess.emails @ < ==== remove spaces before sending   Berkswell won entry to Birmingham and District Premier League’s Premier Division for the first time by winning the Division 1 Championship in 2011. The club finished a creditable 4th position in its' first Premier Division campaign in 2012 and has placed in the top half ever since.     The Premier Division sits at the top of a four division league, which in turn sits at the head of a four county pyramid feeder system (Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire).  The Birmingham League's Premier Division is widely regarded the highest level of cricket attainable outside the county game and as a result regularly attracts famous overseas players from the Test Arena.  Famous names to have played in the Birmingham League include international stars such as Alan Donald, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram and Andrew Flower to name but a few.   Website:


Address: The Lant, Balsall Common and Berkswell Sports & Community Centre, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry CV7 7GE


Berkswell’s pre-season indoor training for senior cricketers runs at Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club’s indoor facility, before moving outside at Berkswell’s Meeting House Lane ground in Balsall Common. The club runs 3 senior sides on Saturdays plus two more on Sundays. New faces are always welcome across a wide spectrum of abilities because of the wide range of levels of competition the club competes in.


The club also welcomes youth cricketers from the age of 7 years upwards. Berkswell’s youngsters are privileged enough to enjoy access to some of the best coaches in the Midlands, courtesy of top coaching consultancy Complete Cricket, whom provide regular access to current and former county professionals. The training focuses on a wide range of skills, drills, technique and fitness in all areas of the game, whilst fostering a thoroughly enjoyable experience.


Winter training


Senior Winter Training

Senior winter nets will take place at the indoor centre at Kenilworth Wardens CC for 10 weeks from Tuesday 4th February 2014.


Frequency: Every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks
Starts: 3 February 2015
Ends: 7 April 2015
Venue: Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club
Times: 8:15pm – 9:30pm
Address: Glasshouse Park, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2AL


Youth Cricket – Winter Training


The Youth Winter training details are repeated here to include a correction to the sequence of dates for the older boys.


Under 10s


Sessions for our younger age groups, for children aged 7* years upwards, get underway at the Heart of England School from Sunday 12th January 2014.


As usual Complete Cricket will have a coach in attendance to compliment Berkswell’s own coaches.




Under 10s Winter Training Programme


10 week programme


Starts: Sunday 12/01/2014
Runs every Sunday (except 16/02 and 23/02)
Ends: Sunday 30/03/2014
Location: Heart of England School (Main Sports Hall), Gypsy Lane, Balsall Common
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Youth Chairman Alan Warwood: alan.warwood @ <=== remove spaces - anti-spam   * Note: children must be 7 years of age to attend these sessions. This is a requirement under the terms of our insurance.   Under 11s to Under 16s   Sessions for our younger age groups, for youth cricketers up the the age of 16, get underway at Solihull College from Saturday 11th January 2014.   As usual the excellent Complete Cricket coaching consultancy will have a coach in attendance to compliment Berkswell's own coaches.  

Under 16s Winter Training Programme


10 week programme


Starts: Saturday 11/01/2014
Runs every Saturday (except 15/02 and 22/02)
Ends: Saturday 29/03/2014
Location: Solihull College, B91 1SB
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Youth Chairman Alan Warwood:


* Note: The upper age limit is be capped at 16 years of age for safety reasons.