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Bowl Up, Bowl Up

Come And Try Short Mat Bowling This Saturday

Your local short mat indoor bowling Club is holding an Open Day this Saturday 5th September at the Dryden Hall, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

bowlingEveryone of all ages is invited to come along and try their hand at this skillful and social pastime. Free tea or coffee and biscuits will be on offer throughout the day, and a warm welcome awaits you.

The Club meets twice per week on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings throughout the year and you play when it suits you.  We offer the first two attendances FREE, and thereafter the weekly subs will not break the bank! Come along Saturday and find out more!

Time To Go Green?

Bowls Club’s Twenty-One Years

This year, the Woodford cum Membris Bowls Club celebrates 21 years at its current site in the village. The 19th August 1993 saw the inauguration of the club in the Sara field next to the cricket and football pitches. Members have improved the facilities over the past few years and we now proudly boast an ‘A’ grade green to which we welcome new members.

bowls club photo 3Weather permitting, the green will open on Monday 21st April at 6pm. Club nights are Mondays and all are welcome to come and join us and try the game. Equipment can be borrowed. All we ask is that you wear flat shoes on our green.

Why not come along to our Open Day on Sunday 4th May at 2pm? We will be happy to show you our club and let you have a go if you haven’t played before. We also welcome experienced bowlers. Bowling is no longer looked on as a sport for the retired and the elderly. Many younger people find the game well suited to them. Throughout the summer we play club competitions and friendly matches against local teams both at home and away.

If you’re an experienced bowler or if you’ve never played before, why not come up and meet our welcoming members and enjoy a quiet location, a lovely bowls green and the fun of easy-going competition?

We look forward to meeting you. For more information see our website woodfordbowlsclub.weebly.com or e-mail linda.brassington@gmail.com


Help Make The Grand Prix!

Silverstone Wants Race-Maker Volunteers

We all saw the fantastic job that the Games Makers did for the London Olympics.

Race MakersNow Silverstone is looking for Race Makers to help at this year’s Formula 1 and Moto GP events. Race Makers help with tasks like welcoming members of the public to the venue, ticket checking, giving directions, dealing with customer queries, Grandstand Stewarding, Hospitality Hosts and customer transportation around the site

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If you’d be interested in volunteering for this, you can find our more on the Race Maker’s page opens in a new windowat the Silverstone Web Site.




Your Cricket Club Needs You

It will soon be summer (Oh yes it will!), so why not think about getting involved with cricket in Woodford? John Ward, Secretary of the Woodford Halse Cricket Club has sent us this short article on the club….

To the best of my knowledge there has been a Cricket Club in the village since the mid-1800s when it would no doubt have been a Railwayman`s team. If anyone knows more I would love to hear from them! The cricket square itself was laid to a very high standard and I am led to believe the County 2nd XI played on it on more than one occasion. Again if anyone knows more, please let me know. Nowadays the Club is community based, but still clings to its Railway heritage with the front of a steam engine forming our logo.

Kwik CricketThe club has a thriving junior section which starts with Kwik Cricket (soft ball) right up to under 13 hard ball. As the youngsters develop over the next few years we hope to have an under 15 side to feed in to our senior teams.

The senior teams play on Saturday afternoons in the South Northants League running from the beginning of May to the end August. The “Seconds” play in Division 3, and its aims are to develop young players, create a “Club” culture, and enjoy cricket. The “Firsts” play in Division 1 which is obviously played more competitively. There is no doubt they will be close to gaining promotion again this season and look forward again to playing in the Premier Division where they belong.

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We play in a few mid-week 20/20 cups and normally manage 3 or 4 Sunday Friendlies too.

We are also blessed with the use of a pavilion that has changing rooms and showers, and a bar that is open after all the games too! Indoor net practices for Juniors and Seniors have been booked in Daventry from March to May, and this year our new club Kit adorned with our club and sponsors logos will be available to purchase through the Serious Cricket website.

As with most cricket clubs in this day and age we are always on the lookout for new recruits of all ages and abilities, and in all areas of the Club. So if you are interested in playing, coaching, umpiring or scoring. Or just want to be involved for the “social”, you will be made very welcome.

For more information please contact Club Secretary John Ward on 01327 262519 (leave a message) or by email to john.d.ward@live.co.uk. Or you can visit our Facebook page, or find us on the Play-Cricket website.

Get Active at WUFC!

Everyone Active – August 13th 2013!

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The main stand at Woodford United FC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In partnership with local football club Woodford United FC, Everyone Active will be delivering a FREE community fun day for all the family as part of the Everyone Active Rural Roadshows.

The roadshow is suitable for all ages and include activities such as football, cricket, multi-skill games, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon modelling.

There’s no need to book; just turn up and play!

Put Tuesday the 13th August 12:00 – 3:00 pm in your diary.

More details on the Everyone Active programme of events in the Daventry area are available here: opens in a new windowDDC Everyone Active




Skateboard Park Project

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Skateboarding (Photo credit: Matt Peoples)

Ady Horner is trying to get the Woodford skateboard park updated … find out more on this opens in a new windowFacebook group.

Under 13’s Football Trial

Brackley based, Halse United football club is carrying out trials for their Under 13’s team on Sunday 12th May at the Brackley Recreation Centre.

Details are available in in this poster: opens in a new windowHalse United Under 13’s Trials.

Junior Cricket

Details of the Under 11’s & Under 13’s Junior Cricket for 2013 are available in this flyer….cricket

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(…and perhaps you’d like to help out coaching or umpiring or in some other way.)