Find out where you can watch (or take part in) local Suffolk sport for less than £20 this weekend

Suffolk Saxons line up in their first league match in Birmingham

Suffolk Saxons line up in their first league match in Birmingham - Credit: Archant

Lots of sports clubs and groups are winding down for the year now – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of places to get your sporting fix this weekend.

Take a look at our selective round-up below to see what you might like to watch (or in one case, try) for under £20.

Football: Haverhill Rovers v Mildenhall Town

This clash in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division sees the league leaders travelling to eighth-placed Haverhill, so a tight game is likely in order.

There’s a whole 20 points between the teams with Mildenhall having won their last five in the league, though the hosts are unbeaten in three.


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Mildenhall have been scoring well this season, so there could be plenty of goalmouth action.

Venue: The New Croft, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, CB9 0AW. Tickets: Adult £6, concession £4, family £8 (two adults and two children), under 16 free. Date: 3pm, November 5.

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Badminton: Suffolk Saxons v Surrey Smashers

Looking slightly further ahead than the weekend, it is the first home fixture for Suffolk’s newest professional sports team, playing in the AJ Bell National Badminton League.

The Saxons’ first game, away against Birmingham Lions, was a 4-1 loss so they will be looking for a more favourable outcome this time.

A scoring system unique to the NBL will ensure the five events (men’s and women’s doubles and singles and mixed doubles) are fast, furious and attacking, so it should be an entertaining fixture even if you’ve never watched competitive badminton before.

Venue: The Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH. Tickets: Adult £13.50, child £7.50, student £7.50. Date: 7pm, November 7.

Motorsport: Gala night at Foxhall Stadium

The penultimate event at Spedeworth’s Foxhall Stadium for this year sees not just racing but an evening fireworks spectacular as well.

On the track the Gala Night will feature banger racing (with nearly 100 cars currently on the booking list) as well as the National Saloon Stock Cars.

Venue: Foxhall Stadium, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5TL. Tickets: Adult £16, 65 and over £12, children aged 5-14 £7, family (two adults, three children) £43. Date: 6pm, November 5.

Basketball: Ipswich v Nottingham Hoods

It hasn’t been a great start to the league season for Ipswich despite some good cup performances.

Currently they are yet to win a league game and sit 11th in the 12 team National Basketball League Division 2.

Their defeats so far have been narrow though so a victory against eighth place Hoods is certainly possible.

Venue: Copleston Centre, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LR. Tickets: Adult £3.50, under 18 £2, under 11 free. Date: 5pm, November 5.

American Football: Ipswich Cardinals

Not a fixture this one, but worthy of note – a chance to try out American Football.

The Cardinals don’t play in the league until next season now but want more people to join up – anyone from 14-years-old upwards.

Full details on the event are available on the Cardinals’ website.

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