A Guide for First Time Visitors to Cray Valley (PM) Football Club

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What you’ll find at Badgers Sports Ground. Badgers Sports Ground is situated in Middle Park Avenue, South East London, located just off the “Yorkshire Grey” (now McDonalds) roundabout on Westhorne Avenue, part of the busy London South Circular Road.

Just a few minutes from the A2, the roundabout is named as a fond remembrance by locals of the Yorkshire Grey pub which stood on the site for many years before being turned into a McDonalds Restaurant. The pub closed in the early 1990s and was demolished in 1994.

There is a large, free car park on site and bus route 160, which runs between Sidcup and Catford Bridge railway stations, stops right outside the main gates (Eltham Green School stops). Eltham High Street is close by with its many and varied shops, the country’s smallest Wetherspoon’s pub, (The Banker’s Draft, 80 High Street, SE9 1BW) and well served transport links.

To get to Badgers by car, just follow these simple routes;

(From A20 Kent) Sidcup bypass to ‘Big Yellow Storage’ (Clifton’s) roundabout. Take last exit (back on yourself), then immediately 1st left onto Eltham Palace Road. 1st left onto Middle Park Avenue. Badgers Sports Ground will be on your left.

(From A2 Kent) To A205 exit, for the South Circular Road, and turn left onto Westhorne Avenue, which leads to the ‘Yorkshire Grey’ McDonalds roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto Middle Park Avenue and the Badgers Sports Ground will be on your right.

Eltham Station is the nearest mainline train service to Badgers and is an approximate 20/25 minute walk (1 mile), while Mottingham Station is a 25/30 minute walk along the 1.3 mile length of Middle Park Avenue. Both stations are operated by Southeastern and are in Travelcard Zone 4. Trains operate from Charing Cross, Victoria, Dartford and Gravesend.

Visit to find your best way to the ground.

Enter the ground through the turnstiles and on your immediate left, are the toilets. Probably needed after a long journey into South East London!

Back inside the ground, to your right is a small covered standing terrace with a 150 seat, covered area, on the opposite side of the pitch.

To the left, there is covered hard standing at the Middle Park Avenue end of the ground, while the Quaggy End of the ground, (named unsurprisingly, after the Quaggy River which runs between the ground and the allotments beyond), is uncovered.

The entrance to the light, airy and air conditioned clubhouse is accessed via a walkway between the changing room block and the entrance to the Committee Room. The bar is fully licensed to serve alcoholic drinks as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks and bar snacks. Large screen TV’s show live sport, including Premier League and Championship fixtures.

The Club Tea Bar can be found in the Middle Park Avenue corner of the ground, just beyond the entrance to the Committee Room, and serves a range of hot food, drinks and snacks. The Tea Bar usually closes once the half time rush has been served.

Supporters can take drinks outside of the clubhouse and into the ground, but only in plastic containers please, except during FA Competition fixtures, where no drinks of any kind may be taken outside, and your involvement in the match is fully expected – from behind the pitch side barriers of course!

But please remember, we are a family club and Cray Valley (PM) FC fully supports the Kent FA’s “Swearing – Let’s Tackle It” campaign.

After the match, you are welcome to stay with us for a drink and watch the full time results and evening live football on the TV’s, where you’ll soon be joined by the players as they relax in the bar after their afternoon exertions before making your way home.

We here at Cray Valley (PM) FC want you enjoy your visit to Badgers and hope this guide will help you find your way around, but we also want you to come back and visit us again. If we can do anything to make your visit more enjoyable, or should you have any questions, then please let us know by emailing and we will be happy to help!