SPORTS SCENE September 2021

The Chalke Valley Sports Centre – Facilities for all of the Chalke Valley

…a change in seasons…

Although the summer never really got going, that has not been the case for our summer sports. Cricket, tennis and petanque have all enjoyed a return to near normal activity after the periods of disruption. The new Pickleball Club got started, and table tennis has continued indoors, as have yoga and pilates.

With September up on us and the change in season, so we have a change to our sporting programme. Football has started again and indoor bowls also. We also are getting ready to move indoors with Friday night socials and indoor petanque next month.

Tennis will continue through the autumn, benefitting from our floodlit courts, and table tennis also carries on in the main hall. Pickleball will continue when weather allows.

We look forward to hosting the Keystone Brewery Petanque Finals Day on 19 September, the Chalke Valley Facility being recognised as one of the best in the region. Come along and see what it’s all about. We will be running a BBQ and the Sports Bar will be open. We will also be running come and try indoor petanque between 2.00-4.00. Everyone welcome.

 Our Star Gazing event in August with Cranborne Chase AONB and Broad Chalke Parish Council was a great success. We were able to see Jupiter and the rings of Saturn; marvel at our Milky Way; observe the Andromeda Galaxy and see many meteors and other fascinating ‘objects’. We hope to put on further events in coming months and to help promote our International Dark Skies Reserve.

September will see further sporting developments at the Sports Centre, following successful grant applications. Check out our Facebook page for updates.

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https://www.facebook.com/Chalke-Valley-Sports-Centre-110944004548798

Do you need a venue for meetings or family celebrations: If you are looking for a great venue get in touch through our general email.

Chalke Valley Sports Centre Contacts:

Chris Rothwell: Secretary:  chrisrothwell@hotmail.co.uk  Tel 07552159369

Michaela Johns: Treasurer: ivonhouse@hotmail.co.uk       Tel: 01722 780915

Edward Fry: Deputy Chairman: Edward.fry2@btinternet.co.uk