Walsham Le Willows Sports Club CASC held its annual general meeting on 8th April 2019 for a select gathering of members plus Jessica Fleming SCC & MSDC councils and retiring MSDC councillor Derek Osborne; both were thanked for their help in raising funds for Sports Club projects. Financial results for the year were positive whilst the Club continues to invest in better facilities for existing sports plus adding new dimensions such as walking netball and the weekly Great Run Local. Continue reading “Walsham Sports Club AGM 2019”
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)
of Walsham Le Willows Sports Club CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club)
on Monday 9th July at 19:30
in the Pavilion, Sports Ground, Summer Road, Walsham Le Willows IP31 3AH
An EGM has been fixed for 9th July in order for Sports Club members to authorise the formal closure of the Club as a CASC and to approve the passing over of all its assets to the newly formed charity ‘Walsham le Willows Sports Club CIO’ which holds the freehold of land and buildings on which the Club is situated.
Over 50? Or maybe your running and jumping days over? Still want some more exercise. Walking Netball may be for you.
No running or jumping involved and you have 4 seconds to pass the ball. It involves skills and drills, passing, catching, movement and primarily having fun.
The sessions aim to build your confidence on court and build fitness and are also a great way to meet new friends over refreshments in the club house afterwards.
So please come along an join the group on a Tuesday between 10am and 11am at the Sports Club, even if running and jumping is no longer your thing!
The activity will only run weather permitting so please contact the organiser if unsure.
Not much football has been played this month due to the inclement weather. The first team managed to get two home games and won both. They beat Newmarket Town 1 -0 with a goal from Ryan Clark and FC Clacton 5-0 to make it 3 wins on the bounce. Ryan Gibbs scored a brace while Ryan Twinn, Andy Cusack and Sam Peters also scored. Continue reading “Sports Club Report April 2018”
Some key dates for 2018 (fixtures will be added to the events diary)
27th April – Junior Training commences
29th April – First Sunday Home Game
11th May – ECB All Stars Programme starts
12th May – First Saturday Home Game
28th May – Under 11 Tournament
The First team lost 3-0 at home to Kirkley and Pakefield at the start of the month. They then lost 1-0 at Stanway Rovers in the quarter finals of the League cup but were extremely unlucky not to take the tie into extra time. They won their latest league match beating Wivenhoe Town 5-1 away. Ryan Clark had an excellent afternoon scoring all five goals. A record for Walsham in the Eastern Counties League.
The Reserves have improved dramatically in the second half of the season but lost 3-0 at Felixstowe. They then beat Wivenhoe Reserves 3-0 at home. The impressive Kieran Twinn scored twice while Luke Bates also scored. Continue reading “Sports Club Report March 2018”
It’s been a month of mixed results for the First Team League wise we drew 2 -2 at home to Haverhill Rovers coming back from 2-0 down. We then lost at home by the odd goal in three to Godmanchester Rovers having played for twenty minutes with ten men. We were thrashed away by third placed Coggeshall Town but then thrashed Wivenhoe Town at home by 4 goals to nil. A brace from Cameron Nichols and a goal apiece for Callum Dongray and Lee Hammond did our goal difference the world of good. In the League Cup we beat Long Melford 6 -5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Lee Hammond was our goalscorer in the Suffolk premier Cup we lost 3-0 at home to Brantham Athletic.
The Reserves thought they had won their first league game of the season beating Ipswich Wanderers Reserves away but a few days later Wanderers withdraw from the league. Continue reading “Sports Club Report December 2017”
The First team have had a difficult month but their last home game so them record a well deserved win in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division at home to Ipswich Wanderers . We eon 2-0 courtesy of goals from Jack Brame and Reece Clarke.
The Reserves are a very young side and results are not going their way at the moment. They are still awaiting their first league win of the season and are out of the Suffolk Senior Reserves Cup having lost at Felixstowe.
The under 18’s have also had a difficult month and are out of the Suffolk midweek youth Cup having lost 2-1 at home to their Felixstowe conterparts.
Bartons are also having a difficult season and are out of the Suffolk Junior Cup losing 4 -0 at home to Kesgrave.
The B’s have had 2 excellent results in the Bury and District League this month beating Bury Wanderers 9 -1 at home and Eriswell Village 4 -1 away.
The Ladies were well beaten in the Suffolk Ladies cup by Ipswich Town Ladies and the Veterens were beaten in the Suffolk Veterens Cup by Capel Plough.
Support your local football club with the kick off of the Non-League Weekend at Walsham-le-Willows Football Club on Friday 6th October at 7.45pm.
Come and enjoy the home game vs Gorleston with a pie and a pint for a fiver and free chips thrown in!
Entrance fee will be ‘pay what you like’
Before the regular report the Sports Club want to express how sorry they all were to hear of the sudden death of Josh Gilbert a much loved member. Josh was a young man who enjoyed his sport and played Cricket for the club as well as Rugby for Thurston. He was also an avid Ipswich Town Supporter and keen follower of Walsham Football Club. He was also a leading member of the young farmers club having been chairman of the local branch. He was a key member of the sports club Central committee who always contributed to meetings. He was a gentle caring person who will be sadly missed by everyone at the club whose thoughts and prayers go out to Anita, Howard, Tim, Charlotte, Josh’s girlfriend Lucy and all members of the Gilbert family as well as all his friends at this very distressing time for all of them. Continue reading “Sports Club Report October 2017”
Supporting the Sports Club an easy way!
Order your heating oil through Butler Fuels.
To order call Amber Nash on 01603 885 156 or 0345 602 1106
Every order so far placed, has been more competitively priced than from any other supplier – what’s not to like? If your children use the Sports Club help the club to continue keeping them exercised and entertained!
Even if you don’t use the Sports Club Butler fuels will still make the same contribution to the Sports Club of £10 per 1000 litres or £5 per 500 litres.
All contributions greatly received – Ian Campbell (Treasurer)
On Friday 8 September 2017 Walsham welcomes the Tour of Britain!
Stage Six of Britain’s premier road cycling race will take place entirely within Suffolk, starting in Newmarket at 10.45am and finishing in Aldeburgh.
Based on current estimated timings the race will arrive here in Walsham at 12 noon
You’ll be able to see some of the world’s top cyclists weaving their way through our village, so please line The Street and Finningham Road and wave your flags as they speed past!
The Memorial Hall Coffee Shop will be open from 10:30 until 12:30
There is more information about Suffolk’s stage of The Tour on the official Tour of Britain website.
You can also receive regular updates, team and rider announcements on Twitter.
The Working Together Fund is an awards programme open to Suffolk’s voluntary and community organisations. Funded by Suffolk County Council, the programme is administered by Suffolk Community Foundation with the objective of recognising outstanding service delivery or community activity as a result of increased collaborative working.
Jane Storey, Deputy Leader, Suffolk County Council, said whilst she was sorry not to have been able to present this year’s awards in person, “I was very impressed with the quality of applications which made the panels decisions very difficult. It is great to celebrate such excellent collaborative work across Suffolk.” Continue reading “Walsham Sports Club Receives Award”