What is the FPFA?

The Fishbourne Playing Field Association (FPFA) are a registered charity based in Fishbourne. In 2020 the charity will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary!

But how did we get to 50 years? It all started in October 1969, when Rev. Roy Follis called a meeting in the Church Hall to discuss setting up a play area for children. A committee was formed and in 1970 the Fishbourne Playing Field Association became a registered charity. The FPFA therefore own the Playing Fields and Centre on behalf of the residents of Fishbourne. Its first event was what was to become known as the Fishbourne Fireworks – which made a profit of £28!

From this, the committee has sourced various grants to help develop the widely-admired playing field with facilities to accommodate:

  • Football teams such as The Fishbourne Romans
  • Cricket
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Croquet

As well as the above, the FPFA is also home to the very popular children’s play area, a multi-sports court, outdoor gym equipment and is a popular venue for dog-walking.

The Field is also the base for the Fishbourne Centre and for the Fishbourne Pre-School. So, as you can see, it is the hub of Fishbourne Village!

The FPFA needs your help!


Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer so please fill out the form here and send it back to admin@fishbournecentre.org.uk or deliver it directly to the Centre.