WSC Section News – July/Aug 2017

The Birthday Bash was a tremendous success and very well attended, with 25 teams. The sun shone brightly all weekend and lots of fun was had by all. A Big Thank You to Pete Caddis for all his efforts in organising this event and everyone else who helped make this a great weekend!

More dates for your diary
July 24th – 28th sees the return of SportWays, Super Skills Hockey Camp. After three fantastic years in a Row, SportWays will be back at Wakefield, where children aged 10 – 17 years can participate under the guidance of Dutch top hockey coaches and players! Also supported by Norman Hughes (former GB Olympic coach) and Danny Berry (former Welsh International. The camp starts at 9/9:30am each day until 17:30 with a break for lunch.

Green Army Hockey Camp 29th Aug – 1st Sept. Ages 7-14 years. Beginners welcome. Run by Danny Berry. For further information of any of the above email: Tel: 07450996799

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.

The John Bird Summer league is now well under way at the Squash Club and is a friendly handicapped social team competition. Teams are set at the beginning of each Summer League season with teams playing each other on a ranked basis throughout the Summer, culminating in a Club Finals Night, where all teams play their final fixture and presentations are made. Each team has it’s player squad ranked 0-5. Players must play in ranked order to ensure the best possible competitive match is achieved. A team of 3 players is selected for each match by the team captain. Matches are 3 games to 21 points per game. PAR scoring. Total points are summed for each match and every point counts! If you want to be part of this sociable, friendly club please see their website for more information:

Although Jazz are now on their Summer break until October, there are 2 big Sunday lunch time gigs for you to enjoy:

Sunday 9th July 12:30 – 5 pm. Big Band. A large ensemble playing swing, latin, rock and funk with sophisticated Big Band arrangements – a high quality and disciplined jazz ensemble, led by Ian Chalk.

Sunday 10th September 12:30 – 5 pm. Led by Colin Byrne. Merchants of Musical Mayhem – big, bold and brassy – jazz dance legends from Leeds.

Lunch: (advanced orders only) served from 1 – 1:45 pm. Jackie’s finest Roast Chicken breast dinner with all the trimmings, plus seasonal vegetables. Veggie option is Vegetarian Shepherds pie – available at both gigs £5/head. Please text or phone Jackie on 07719 845431.

A range of Jackie’s home made cakes and tarts will be available until the interval.

Bowls was the first club to establish itself on the Site of the Sports Club, way back in 1847, and is still going strong today. Members enjoy both social and competitive bowling, with teams competing in six local Leagues. Throughout the season, members meet up on Sunday mornings with free coaching, available on these mornings or at other times, by arrangement. For coaching, please contact Sue Fielding on 07948013352 or by email:

The Club also runs numerous internal competitions for members to compete in, including Ladies, Gents, Mixed and Pairs Competitions, which culminate towards the end of the season with a Finals Day and separate Presentation Lunch.

On a social level, Whist has recently been introduced and occasionally Quiz nights are held in the Sports Club Bar. Also on the first Wednesday of each month, coffee mornings are held in the Bowls pavilion. New members are always welcome (bowls is not just for ‘old fogies’ as some might think!) So please come along and give it a try!

The Captain of Wakefield first team, Peter Shaw, had a remarkable season this year. He won 10 matches out of 10 on top board, which is an extraordinary achievement! The first team finished mid-table in the second division after a promising start.

Two of our juniors have done very well in Yorkshire Junior Chess competitions: Aditya Tangirala is the overall Yorkshire Grand Prix Champion and Ananya Ganjam won the U12 Prize for the whole of the Grand Prix as well as being the intermediate winner at the York Junior Congress in May. Several of our juniors are showing considerable promise.