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SPORTS SCENE – November 2021


Facilities for all the Chalke Valley

It has been great to see the Sports Centre operating with a full calendar of sports and recreational activity over recent weeks and to see the return of the Chalke Valley Challenge. We have also been able to support the Flu clinics run by the GP practice by providing the staff rest facilities. Petanque has moved indoors on Friday evenings and the new Club now fully established, as is the new Pickleball Club on Wednesday evenings.

As the evenings are drawing in and the opportunity for outside fresh air sport is reducing have you thought about coming along to the floodlit evening sport sessions over the autumn/winter months to keep yourself in trim? Tennis Thursdays 6pm to 8pm (in most weathers) and Pickleball Wednesdays from 6pm.

There are also plans afoot for a Saturday outdoor Petanque session. If you are interested contact we are offering soup and a roll to keep you warm!

You may have seen our advertising banners around the village. We are an ideal venue for all sorts of events and, whilst the Centre is a Members Club, facilities are available to hire by anyone, whether a Member or not. The Multi-Use Games Area is great for children’s outdoor birthday activities, or we can provide facilities for a 5 a-side football party on the sports field.

One of the frustrations of recent weeks is the delay to the supply of new equipment that was ordered at the beginning of the summer, Brexit, fuel and driver shortages, or containers stuck in the wrong part of the world has meant that we have not yet received the basketball post that we have planned to install to provide further activity for young people. We have also rescheduled the installation of cricket practice nets until the spring.

We had some disappointing news last month in that our funding application to the National Lottery for the refurbishment of the kitchen had not been successful and so we have to reconsider how best to tackle this, as well as the provision of more storage now that the Centre is hosting more activities.

Just as a reminder, our website contains all the information you need to know about the sports and activities and the times they take place. You can also follow us on Facebook and, most importantly, if you want to try an activity, just get in touch with one of the Club representatives, you will be made very welcome.

Chalke Valley Sports Centre Contacts:

Chris Rothwell: Interim Chairman:  Tel 07552159369

Michaela Johns: Treasurer:       Tel: 01722 780915

Edward Fry: Deputy Chairman:

Simon Dawes: Secretary:

Sports Centre general email:

Our website is


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