Section News (up to 13 February 2017)

Bowls
The Bowls’ Section are keeping themselves active by using the Astro pitches to play during the Winter months, whilst also ensuring their greens are being well maintained so that they will be in tip top condition ready for the new season in Spring. In the meantime they meet up every first Wednesday of each month (from 10am) for tea/coffee in the pavilion. Potential new members are always very welcome to come along. They also continue to play Whist on Tuesdays in the Pavilion from 1.15pm throughout the Winter period. Bowls are organising another quiz night too! – see over for further info.


Squash
Wakefield Squash Club has been at College Grove for approaching 50 years, producing some of the country’s most talented players at county, national and international levels.

The Squash Club is a very friendly and lively club. It is a member’s run club with no full time staff. The Club has 4 excellent squash courts, 1 of which is glass backed. With over 200 squash members across all standards there’s no shortage of opponents, whatever your level.

If you want to take your game past the “friendly” stage there is a competitive internal mini-league system, club competitions and more than 9 teams that represent the club in the Yorkshire League and Leeds Metro Leagues.

If you are looking to play squash in the Wakefield area then you need look no further. Please visit their new website at www.wakefieldsquashclub.co.uk, or even better come and visit the Squash Club in person and see what great facilities they have to offer. Coaching is also available on one-to-one basis or groups.


Jazz
Friday 13 Jan 2017: Remi Harris Trio. Gypsy Jazz, swing and blues from a young guitar virtuoso. If you enjoyed Matt Holburn’s band last year then this is definitely for you.

Friday 20th Jan: Trish Clowes’ My Iris. Trish is a fast rising sax virtuoso with her new all-star band. My Iris CD to be launched this month.

Friday 27th Jan: Jam Experiment. Fine young band shows how they’ve developed since their appearance with Liane Carroll.

Friday 3rd Feb: Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet. Jools Holland’s lead alto player exudes his usual energy with his new band.

Friday 10th Feb: Seamus Blake Band. Seamus is recognised as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz.

Friday 17th Feb: Sam Crockatt Quartet. Tenor player who impressed with John Law brings his own new quartet.


Hockey
Due to the success of GB Women’s hockey team at Rio 2016 there has been an influx of new members to WHC. BBC Look North Yorkshire joined Wakefield HC for a training session recently to gain an insight into the game.

Congratulations to Womens 1st team player – Rafa Brandao-Lee who has been selected for the initial England U16 squad. She will train and compete to appear in the International Junior Tournament in the Spring.

The dates have now been finalised for the Muiderberg Tour 2017 so please make a note in your diary: Thursday 13th April – Sunday 16th

April at Muiderberg Hockey Club. See website for more details: www.wakefieldhockeyclub.co.uk


Rifle and Pistol
WRPC now has access to the Strensall MOD range (for the use of full bore rifles). The Club is also purchasing three full bore rifles for use at the range. Practical guidelines for the use of the range by club members will be circulated in due course.

For anyone interested in joining WRPC please see website: wrpc.co.uk for further information. Wednesday evenings are designated for potential new members 7 – 10 pm. If you are interested please secure your place by using their on line booking system.


Chess
One of Chess Club Juniors has been achieving excellent results recently. In October Additya Tangirala won £50.00 in the major section of the Yorkshire Junior Congress held at Nidderdale School in Harrogate, winning all six rounds. In November he came outright first in the minor section of the British Rapid Play held in Leeds. Aditya won 7 games and drew in 4. He took home a cheque for £350.00! Our first team also drew against a team from Harrogate recently, although unfortunately they lost to Hull.

If anyone would like to become a member of the Chess Club please their website: www.wakefieldchesscclub.co.uk.

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