Westleigh Park, currently known as the Draper Tools Community Stadium is a good-looking ground that has seen gradual improvements made to the facilities over the years. On one side is the impressive-looking Main Stand. This stand runs for around half the length of the pitch but is set to one side of the halfway line.
It has 560 seats and also on that side of the ground is a covered terrace. On the other side is a small covered terrace that runs nearly the length of the pitch, which has a noticeable slope that runs down from the north to the south end of the ground. The Hawks’ record attendance here is 4,400 and came against Swansea City in a FA Cup third Round Replay, on 16th January 2008.
Tickets are available from the club’s website or you can pay at the ground. You can find more information on https://www.
- Adults – £15
- OAPs – £10
- Student – £10
- U16s – FREE, must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.
Address: Westleigh Park, Martin Road, Havant, Hampshire. PO9 5TH
Turn off the A27 at the Hayling Island roundabout (A3023). Take the turning towards Havant (B2149). Follow the road through the town centre crossing three sets of traffic lights until you go over the railway and come to a roundabout. Go straight on, through another four sets of lights. At the fifth, (after passing the Heron pub on your left), turn right into Bartons Road. The ground will be on your right. At the top of the hill immediately after a pedestrian crossing, turn right onto Martin Road. The entrance to the ground is several hundred yards along the road on your right. There is a car park at the ground which is free. Otherwise street parking.
Havant Railway Station is situated just over a mile away from the ground. It is served by trains from Worthing. Westleigh Park is around a 20 minute walk away. Firstly there are two exits to the station. Do not come out of the main station entrance but instead use the exit over on Platform 1. This leads you onto a covered walkway which emerges onto Leigh Road, where you turn left. As Leigh Road bends around to the right becoming Lavant Drive, bear left to continue along Leigh Road (indicated by a no through road sign). At the end of Leigh Road continue on the pedestrian pathway until you emerge onto the main road. Bear right and walk alongside the dual carriageway. When you reach a set of traffic lights with the Heron pub on your left, turn right just before a garage onto a pedestrian path. Continue straight on into Martin Drive and you will reach Westleigh Park on your left.
Ground Facilities & Away Pubs
Normally fans are not segregated but if segregation is in force then away supporters are given all or part of the South Terrace at one end of the ground. Up to 500 fans can be accommodated in this area, which has six rows of terracing and is set back a little from the pitch but has some cover from the elements. This low roof also has the added benefit of amplifying any noise from travelling fans. To one side is a catering unit selling the normal football fayre of burgers, hot dogs and chips.
There is a fair sized clubhouse, called the Westleigh at the ground itself. The entrance to this is located just outside the main turnstiles and away fans are welcome to use it. Otherwise five minutes away, in walking distance on the main Petersfield Road (going towards Havant) is the Heron Pub, which also serves food and is part of the Hungry Horse chain. To find this pub turn right out of the Club car park and walk up to the main road. You will see the pub over on your left and on the other side of the road. If arriving by train at Havant Station then nearby on Park Road South is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Parchment Makers. Also, on Homewell is a traditional pub run by Fullers called the Robin Hood.
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