In 2008 Monmouth School marked the official opening of the £2.3 million Sports Pavilion.
The Sports Pavilion has since become the focus of many great sporting encounters, whether it be rugby, football, cricket, tennis, athletics or rowing. It has become a place where parents and boys meet after home matches and the opposition are warmly entertained.
The exciting and vibrant design incorporates a tall, double height, fully glazed main entrance and a spectacular double curve roof. As well as changing and shower facilities, the new Pavilion has a dining and reception area and a balcony overlooking the playing fields and surrounding countryside, affording spectacular views up the Wye Valley.
Bill Lewis, who was a keen rower whilst a pupil at Haberdashers’ Aske’s, generously donated funds for a new rowing boat for the School which was named ‘Bill Lewis’ in his honour at the opening. This was particularly fitting in the year that Tom Lucy (OM 1999-2006) won a silver medal in the GB VIII in Beijing during the summer of 2008 at just 20 years old.
The event was concluded with a rugby match, refereed by former Monmouth School pupil Wayne Barnes, between the John Bevan XV and fittingly the Crawshay’s Welsh RFC XV, who had fielded a team at the opening of the previous pavilion in 1964.
Monmouth School Sports Complex
Set within its own grounds with ample parking, Monmouth School’s Sports Club is open to members of the public.