Club Mirror December 2016

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Community Club JOINT WINNER


Boothstown RBL

Judges’ comments: Boothstown RBL, founded in 1940, has a membership of 400 and the club is busy growing that figure in the community. “It’s been going well,” says Steward Kenny Bailey. “Turnover has increased and there’s been a steady increase in membership. We’ve done a few more refurbishments to the club as well this year; we’re updating it all the time.” Charity events prove popular as does the annual festival. The club also has snooker, darts and dominoes teams, and is proud of fostering its community spirit.

2016 Community Club of the Year Boothstown RBL and Pennington Social Club

John Vincent, BT Sport (far left) presents the opening Award to the impressive joint winners with host Sally Nugent far right.


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Pennington Social Club

Judges’ comments: Pennington Social Club in Hampshire has 1,200 members to look after – and it does that with gusto. Family Friday sees children and parents enjoy a video and disco, and a play area has been created. The club’s annual beer festival is now open to the public and brought in £2,000 this year as well as new members. “We support local football teams, donate to the local school’s fete and raise around £500 for the local Hospice each year. We also had a charity draw on Boxing Day in aid of Cystic Fibrosis and raised £800,” says Treasurer Rod Fisher.


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