Opened in 2023, the Rodney Green Foundation Indoor Training Centre and Turf Training Facility is truly a world class hub for athletes from all sports.

Home to Central Districts Cricket and Giants Boxing, this new facility is available for booking by the community and sports teams.​​​​​​​


Opened on 22 August 2023 by Heretaunga Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst, the Rodney Green Foundation Indoor Cricket and Boxing Centre is a purpose-built, multi-use training facility shared by Central Districts Cricket and Hastings Giants Boxing

Swipe into the facility, turn left and four brand new, bookable indoor cricket lanes are ready and waiting for you to fine-tune your game, available for hire by the hour (unless booked prior)

Our spacious new indoor training hub caters for all levels of cricket, from juniors to masters to BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS, and is open to the general community daily, at selected hours. Anyone can book a net in this world-class training facility, home of the Central Stags and Central Hinds, simply by using our online Pay2Pay booking portal

The large, flat floor space is also available to other sporting codes and groups to hire exclusively, by arrangement

For more information, please contact us or scroll for prices and FAQ


WORLD CLASS is a description too often used lightly. Here's a new definition. Opened in 2023, our new Rodney Green Foundation Turf Training Facility is truly a world class high performance hub for elite cricketers and cricket teams. And, it's the only place in New Zealand where players can train under the stars in purpose-built nets!

The permanent training home of our national champion Central Stags and Central Hinds, this $1.8 million dollar custom Cravo greenhouse houses an impressive 16 grass wickets - eight at each end. The roof is both fully retractable for optimal control, and fully lit, enabling both day and evening trainings, and outstanding preparation for night cricket

The sides of the 65m x 20m greenhouse space are also fully retractable, creating a one-of-a-kind cricket facility in the lower North Island that allows quality, Spartacus ryegrass-wicket training all year round in a region of New Zealand known for its attractive climate. Hawke's Bay is the country's fruit bowl, and our facility sits square in the middle of renowned apple orchard and vineyard country

In addition, two of the grass pitches in the greenhouse are currently custom-sown in couch grass to specifically assist players to train for subcontinent conditions, all on a bed of Test caliibre Patumahoe clay

Curated by longtime former McLean Park Head Groundsman Phil Stoyanoff, this facility is the jewel in our CD crown. It's the place our Domestic and International representatives train, and also used by visiting and international high performance teams by arrangement

This amazing facility is accompanied by a 72-bed, self-catering sports hostel and full suite of sports services and gymnasium all on site at Mitre 10 Park, Hastings


The course of RODNEY GREEN’s future began at age 11 with an after-school job at his local Maraenui, Napier butcher’s shop

Armed with vision and a rock-solid work ethic, it was the beginning of a highly successful business career in the food and hospitality industries

Passionate about the Hawke’s Bay community, Green’s financial success enabled him to sponsor and assist a wide range of local sports and clubs, as well as directly supporting hundreds of individuals to achieve their sporting dreams

“I strongly believe sport helps your mental wellbeing, and mental wellbeing helps you in life,” he says

Green's philanthropy also helped to develop Napier’s Rodney Green Centennial Events Centre and Taradale’s Pettigrew Green Arena, and in 2019 he formed the RODNEY GREEN FOUNDATION with a goal of getting more Hawke’s Bay people into sport

Rodney has been a great friend of CD Cricket and, in conjunction with NZC, esnured we were able to deliver our oustanding new training facilities at Mitre 10 Park

The 2000m² Rodney Green Foundation Indoor Cricket & Boxing Centre and CD Cricket's all-weather training marquee — The Rodney Green Turf Training Facility, nicknamed “The Greenhouse”— stand today as testament to Rodney's lifetime of giving back to his Hawke’s Bay community and beyond

“Anything can be achieved, if you work hard”