If you’re a fan of Bournemouth FC a home in Verwood could prove the Cherries on the cake.
The town has produced such luminaries as Cherries manager Eddie Howe and players Lee Camp, Matt Tubbs and Sean O’Driscoll – now first team coach at Oldham. Manager and former AFC Bournemouth football player and manager Tony Pulis also has connections to Verwood.
After all, this is the home of one of the oldest football clubs in the country, Verwood Town FC, a football club founded in 1920. The Wessex League Premier Division club is based at Potterne Park.
Verwood is also home to Rossgarth Youth Football Club, one of the most successful clubs in the area which has several teams covering all age groups. Eddie Howe, who now lives at nearby Sandbanks, is a former Rossgarth player.
Another sports star reared in Verwood is Paralympic cyclist Darren Kenny.
Sporting opportunities are in abundance here. Verwood Cricket Club has several teams playing at Potterne Park. Verwood Bowling Club has several men’s and ladies’ teams and play at Moorlands Road.
Verwood Rugby Club was founded in 1994 and also play at Potterne Park. Verwood RUFC are members of Dorset & Wilts Division 3 South League.
And Dorset Dockers Rugby Club play Barbarian-style rugby.
Also at Potterne is a play area, with 12 acres of sports grounds capable of hosting rugby, football, tennis, netball and cricket. There is a skate park and outside exercise equipment, to boot.
Verwood hosts some major events during the year – the carnival is usually held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, the Rustic Fayre is on August Bank Holiday Monday and Flameburst is held on the last Saturday in October.
It’s not just sports people who have emerged from Verwood over the years. Other famous faces include King Crimson drummer Michael Giles, guitarist and singer Gordon Haskell, the actor, writer and director Lionel Jefferies and actress Jessie Matthews. Perhaps the most famous resident is Buster Merryfield, known for playing Del Boy’s Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses.
The town really does offer fantastic facilities. However it is the largest town around without its own secondary school – an oversight which the town council is trying to address but without success at the moment.
However the town does offer three excellent first and primary schools and one middle school. After this transport is provided to three secondary schools around the area.
The name of the town comes from the words ‘fair wood’ and indeed, Verwood is surrounded by protected forest, being on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Nearby Moors Valley Country Park draws in thousands upon thousands of visitors and it is a beautiful place to be.
Properties in Verwood had an overall average price of £352,003 in the last year.
Most sales were detached properties, selling for an average £397,954. Terraced properties sold for an average £243,500, with semi-detached properties fetching £293,769.
Its population of around 15,000 enjoy access to the Hub theatre and cinema and a large Morrisons supermarket. There is also a smaller Tesco and Lidl is hoping to open a new store there soon.
The town is on the crossroads of the B3081 and the B3072, within easy reach of the A31 and M27.
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