Melbourn Bowls Club The start of the season is nigh, woods are being polished, the lawn is being manicured and everybody is eagerly anticipating the club open day on Sunday 26th April 2009. Along with welcoming existing members back to the club it is a great opportunity to see for yourself how much enjoyment you can have playing bowls in great company. So, please come along for a pleasant afternoon at the Moor, Melbourn (next to Melbourn Village College) at 2pm and try out the gentle art of bowls!! There will be experienced club members on hand to guide you throughout the afternoon so if you are tempted, pop down, you will be most welcome! Regular club practise sessions are held on a Monday afternoon throughout the season with a 2pm start. Please feel free to come down to the club and see for yourself how enjoyable and relaxing a game of bowls can be. The start of the season will commence from the beginning of May with league competitions and friendlies taking place throughout the summer months with other local Bowling Clubs. If you would like more information about the Club please contact me on Royston 221571 and I would be happy to answer any questions. Happy bowling and a great 2009!! Elaine Cooke
they are heading for Canada, staying on university campus’ in Ottowa and Toronto. The team has set itself an ambitious fund raising total of £25,000 to add to their personal contributions. They have already raised nearly £8500 in a variety of ways - waiting tables at dinner events, raffles, a fantastic jazz night, a cake stall, selling refreshments at events, and bag packing at supermarkets in the run-up to Christmas. Our next fund raising event is on Saturday 14th March, when we will hold a fun Quiz Night at Shelford Rugby Club (opposite Scotsdales Nursery). Tickets are £5 per head, inclusive of a hot supper and teams can be a maximum of 8 people. Don’t worry if you don’t already belong to a team - we will introduce you to others in a similar position (but cannot guarantee their level of knowledge!). There will also be a bar and a raffle. Further information and bookings to: Clare Benton, 01763 261928, ca.benton@ ntlworld.com.
Melbourn Judo Club Our youngsters kick-off the New Year in fine style After a long drive across the cold bleak Fens, ten Melbourn Judo
youngsters arrived at RAF Marham on Sunday 11th January which, for seven of them, their first ever competition. They all did themselves proud and brought back 2 golds and 8 bronze medals for Melbourn. The competition was divided into two groups: the under 8s and the 8 - 11 year olds. The event kicked off with the under 8s, pictured left: Miles Blackwell (7), Lucas Blackwell (5), Dina Parcell (7) and Katrina Scales (7). Miles and Lucas both won one fight and gained bronze medals. Both showed excellent fighting spirit and Miles in particular had some tough opponents. Dina and Katrina were in the same pool of three. Each girl in this pool won one fight each and so they had to start all over again. Dina came out on top on the second occasion winning the gold and Katrina had to settle for bronze. All 3 were well matched and it could have gone either way. However, a light seemed to go on for Dina after her first win when she really got the hang of this competition thing. Then it was the turn of the 8 to 11 year olds p.55. Pictured right: Leah Parcell (11), Peter Huskie (8), Sam McCracken (8), Lewis McCracken
Shelford Rugby Club Fund Raising Quiz Night Saturday 14th March. Four Melbourn lads, Lewis Cooper, Ben Cullen, Harry Norman and Alex Jefferies play for Shelford Rugby Club Under 16s team. Following their GCSEs this summer, the squad is planning a 2 week tour abroad. The initial plan was to link up with a former coach in South Africa, and also undertake charity work for his organisation, but the soaring costs of flights made this unviable. Instead, melbournmagazine
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