Welcome to the Jack Hatfield’s, The little sports club in the heart of the Acklam

Jamie Tinkler 

Saturday 24th June

Tickets on sale now @ £3.00


Whats On

Monday – Free Snooker

Tuesday – Free Snooker

Wednesday – Bingo, Money Draw, Tote and Quiz


Friday – Bingo, Meat Draw, Tote

Saturday – Bingo, Money Draw, Tote and Quiz + Monthly Entertainment (See events)

Sunday – Robbie’s ‘All in, All out‘ Money draw and Beer Draw + Ray Hood Karaoke (See events)


Who Was Jack Hatfield?

John Gatenby Hatfield (15 August 1893 – 30 March 1965) was an English competitive swimmer and water polo player who represented Great Britain internationally. Hatfield won three medals at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, and competed in three other Olympic Games.[1] 

Born in the town of Stokesley, North Yorkshire, he went on to found a sporting goods store in Middlesbrough which remained open until August 2018. The store sponsored local sports, including a football league. In recognition of this and other contributions to the community, Hatfield’s son was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Middlesbrough in 2009. 

Hatfield served in the British Expeditionary Force in World War I. 


In 1926 Jack Hatfield and his partners owned 12 acres of land. He and his partners then sold 5 acres to the Middlesbrough Employees Sports Club. 

The Full Members of the former Middlesbrough Employees Sports Club sold the land to George Wimpey in February 2002 who proposed to build houses on the 5 acre site.  After a long struggle, a compromise was reached in that flats would be built on part of the land and the remaining land donated to Middlesbrough Council.  George Wimpey agreed to partially fund the construction of a new Club on the land which had been donated with the former Associate Members finding the remainder of the cost. 

The new Sports Club became The Jack Hatfield Sports and Social Club in 2006. The new building was officially opened in 2007 by Ray Mallon, then Mayor of Middlesbrough. 


Opening Times

Monday-Thursday 4pm -11pm

Friday/Saturday 12pm – 11pm

Sunday 11pm – 11pm