Sports Club Report October 2017

Colour drawing of willow tree in roundel with text Walsham-le-Willows Sports ClubBefore 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.


black and white line drawing of a footballThe First team have had a decent start to the season and had a great local Derby win at Thetford Town winning 2-1. Ryan Clark and Andy Cusack were the goalscorers.  Unfortunately their last fixture ended with their heaviest defeat of the season to date losing 5-0 away to Godmanchester Rovers. We still have plenty of faith in our young side and hope that October will provide us with several more points.

The Reserves started their league Campeign with a draw at Hadleigh. Cameron Nichols our goalscorer. However they were thrashed 7-0 away to Halstead in their only other game to date.

The under 18’s have had a difficult start to the season and were thrashed away to Felixstowe before bowing out of the Suffolk Youth Cup away to Woodbridge.  Last week however they drew 4-4 in the League at Woodbridge and played much better than of late.

Forthcoming Home Fixtures

First Team

  • Friday 6th October v Gorleston 7.45pm kick off.
  • Saturday 21st October v Ipswich Wanderers  kick off 3pm.
  • Saturday 28th October v Haverhill Rovers. 3pm kick off.


  • Wednesday 11th October v Woodbridge Town. 7.45pm kick off.
  • Saturday 14th October v Long Melford.  Kick off 3pm

Under 18’s

  • Thursday 12th October v Whitton United. 7.45pm kick off


graphic of man in cloth cap playing bowlsCongratulations to both Tracy and Jeremy Webb for winning the mixed pairs of the Bury and District League while Nick Foulger was runner up in the men’s 2 wood final of the Bury and District League.



black and white graphic of cricketer in actionUnfortunately The Saturday team lost their final game at champions         Kesgrave and missed out on promotion by a point.  The Sunday firsts were relegated to Division two of the Hunts County Bats League. 


What’s On 

Bingo on Sundays 8th and 22nd October. 7.30pm start. All welcome. 

Music Night featuring Martin Lavansch on Saturday October 21st.  Mellow music from your favourite singer songwriters. The music starts at 6pm onwards.   


For further information on these and other events: | 07742 111 892.

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