Section News May 2018 and What’s On – Spring Edition

Regular Classes

Roche Academy: Kickboxing every Wednesday 4.15 – 5.15pm. Karate 5.15-6.15pm.
Activate UK: Physiotherapy and Pilates. Tel: Jo on 07548437313 for more info or to book an appointment.
Reed Momenta- Diabetics prevention programme: Group sessions held every month. For those wishing to participate please contact your local GP surgery in the first instance.
Ali G Children’s Dance Class: Every Tuesday and Thursday 5.15pm.
Slimming World: Every Friday 8am – 11am.
Rhythm Time: Baby and Toddlers class Every Friday 9 – 11.30am. Tel 07725 574900

Date for your Diary: Womens’ World Cup Hockey.
36 Matches, 16 Teams. 21st July – 5th August 2018.
For the first time in our history England will be hosting a Women’s World Cup in Hockey in London. With 1,000 tickets already sold, this will be a world class event for spectators at the event and the 1 billion+ audience who will watch across the world.

Wakefield Super Skills Hockey Camp (SportWays)
30th July – 3rd August 2018 Time: 9am – 5.30pm at Wakefield Hockey Club

Experience the ultimate balance between great hockey coaching and fun! For the fourth consecutive year, SportWays will be back this summer at Wakefield Hockey Club! Participate in the unique Super Skills Hockey Camp under the guidance of Dutch top hockey coaches and players! SportWays’ ambition is to help you get the best out of yourself and enjoy the game more. Our focus is on technical development, so a key element of our hockey camps is the foundation of your individual technical skills. We will give your hockey skills an enormous boost! For ages 10 – 17 years. Children can participate in all 5 days, Monday – Friday or 3 days, Monday – Wednesday. Includes lunch and a camp t-shirt. Sign up at:

Table Top Market! – Childrens’ clothes sale
Saturday 30th June in the Clubhouse. From 12 noon until 4pm.
For more information please email Amelia at

Section News

Hockey - wakefieldsportsclub.orgHockey - wakefieldsportsclub.orgWakefield Hockey Club goes International!
Now the season has drawn to a close it’s time to reflect on how it went. Sam Brown joined us at the beginning of the season, all the way from New Zealand. His coaching skills have been very well received and we look forward to seeing an even bigger impact on the teams next season!

Once again the Club is proud to say we have more players reaching international standard. Taryn Allen was selected earlier this year for England U16’s squad as goalkeeper. She represented her country for the first time in May, winning her first game 2-1. Well done Taryn!

In the over 60’s England team Helen Royan has just won another gold medal in Tilsburg at the masters tournament. They won every game and didn’t concede any goals, amazing achievement! With more competitions on the horizon, including the World Cup, we are sure there will be more medals to come! Well done ladies. (Helen is on the middle row of photograph 3rd from right).

Rifle and Pistol
Beginners with little or no prior experience are especially welcome at R & P Club. The following is a little information on how the membership works: Each person who joins the Club will have to pass a probationary period before being granted full membership status. This is required in order to apply for a firearms certificate. During this time safety, technique and shooting skills are taught along with ample opportunity to try lots of different firearms The minimum period before anyone can become a full member is 3 months and a minimum of 12 separate visits. Please see website for further information.

Squash - wakefieldsportsclub.orgThe girls from Wakefield Girls High School are on a seven week squash programme which has been a great success so far. Currently in week five, the girls are doing exceptionally well. At the end of the program they will play a small tournament and the most improved players over these weeks will be awarded a free yearly membership.

The following 5 superb bands can be enjoyed on one ticket! See website for further details.
Fri 4th May: Printmakers. As quoted in the Observer: “In the old days, this band would have had the words”All Stars” in their name. Every one of them is a leading figure in British contemporary jazz. It’s remarkable how just five instruments and voice can suggest space and depth as they do”.
Fri 11th May: Birkett & Fisk play Venuti and Lang. Authentic 20s/30s jazz: Rhythmic and uplifting with infectious energy.
Fri 18th May: Ivo Neame Quartet. Phronesis pianist with his own small group playing his own music.
Fri 25th May: John Crawford’s Latin Quintet. Pianist joined by two Uruguayans and two Brits to present a varied diet of latin-flavoured Jazz.
Fri 1st June: Kate Williams’ 3 plus 4 with Georgia Mancio. Jazz trio with Guastalla string quartet and a wonderful singer.
Fri 8 June: Loz Speyer’s Inner Space. Trumpeter moves on from his first love (Cuban Jazz) to exploit the creativity of his musicians.
Fri 15th June: Dan Whieldon ‘Positive Changes’ Quartet. Award winning pianist performs refined and elegant music

Bowls - wakefieldsportsclub.orgBowls were back on their greens for the first time this year on Sunday 25th March and started their new season off with a competition. The weather was kind to them too – the sun actually shone which has got to be a plus! The competition was for the Mark Western Memorial Trophy and fund raising for Wakefield hospice. Mark was a captain, committee member and Director of WSC. He passed away last summer and he is greatly missed. It was a wonderful afternoon and one we felt that Mark would have enjoyed. It is hoped to make it an annual event. The season is now underway and Bowl’s members are sporting new club T-shirts in black and gold.

Chess Club junior section continues to go from strength to strength with 10 juniors playing at the Sheffield junior congress in mid-March. This was during very bad weather over that weekend which just shows their enthusiasm for the game. Juniors competed in each of the four sections, major, intermediate, minor and novice. The youngest player, Siddharth Babu, age 7, scored 3 out of 5 in the novice section.

A new, young member, Ben Emmerson has done really well in his first season. He has achieved 6 wins so far in Saturday and evening matches and is improving very fast. Ananya Ganjam was the best performing girl at the Hull junior congress in February.

It is very encouraging to see so many juniors taking part in chess events. The junior membership continues to grow too with more children coming from different schools in the area which is great to see!