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New racquet sport suitable for all ages comes to Bradley Stoke

Posted on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 10:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of players at a Bristol Pickleball Club session.

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre has recently begun hosting a weekly fun session of a new racquet sport called ‘pickleball’. The game combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis and is said to be a great way to get fit, have fun and make new friends.

Players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net.

Pam Ruston of Bristol Pickleball Club, which is organising the local sessions, said:

“The game is easy to learn and equipment is provided. It is suitable for all age groups and we are hoping that particularly older people who are reasonably fit but keen to make new friends and have some fun will come and try it.”

The Bradley Stoke session takes place from 10am to 12pm every Monday morning. Each two-hour sessions cost £7 but your first session is FREE! Further details about the sessions can be found on the Bristol Pickleball Club page on Facebook or by calling 07901 752693.

More information about the game of pickleball is available at www.pickleball.org.uk

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 33). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Council supports ladies’ football team

Posted on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 9:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of BSLFC's Martin Lee receiving a sponsorship cheque from Cllr Paul Hardwick.

Bradley Stoke Ladies’ football team has started its third season in the Gloucestershire County Women’s Football League, playing its opening match on Sunday 17th September.

The season had already got off to a great start with the news that the squad had successfully secured funding through South Gloucestershire Council’s Member Awarded Funding scheme, which supports local voluntary community groups.

Team manager Martin Lee said:

“The club would like to thank local South Gloucestershire Councillors Paul Hardwick, John Ashe, Roger Avenin and Brian Hopkinson for supporting and sponsoring the application. Special thanks to Paul who managed the process for our application on our behalf. The money will be used to purchase new football kit for the team.”

The photo above shows the Bradley Stoke Ladies’ squad with Cllr Paul Hardwick presenting the cheque to manager Martin Lee and coaches Ross Lee, Matt Smith and Mark Tickner.

The Bradley Stoke Ladies’ squad trains every Tuesday at Bradley Stoke Community School. Any players interested in joining the club can email Martin Lee at mlee1@btopenworld.com for further information.

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 17). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Opticians bowl over club with support

Posted on Saturday 14th October 2017 at 11:45 pm by SH (Editor)

Photos of Julie Rafferty (Specsavers Bradley Stoke) with members of the bowls club.

Bradley Stoke Bowls Club (BSBC) has received £500-worth of sponsorship from three local Specsavers opticians stores – in Bradley Stoke, Filton and Cribbs Causeway. The money will mainly help pay for the continued development of different bowling opportunities for both new and experienced bowlers. The stores are also donating Specsavers mugs and umbrellas to help keep spectators warm and dry during tournaments.

Store director Ed Stanleigh said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting the Bradley Stoke Bowls Club for their 2017 season. They’ve been part of Bradley Stoke for seven years now, and we’ve been involved right from the beginning. It’s something that’s important to the local community, so we’re very happy to offer our continued support.”

Robert Bertram, chairman of Bradley Stoke Bowls Club, said:

“We’re very grateful to Specsavers for their ongoing support. Their sponsorship will help us with the development of bowls in the Bradley Stoke area and provide additional benefits for players and spectators to relax and enjoy the tournaments and friendly matches.”

The sponsoring Specsavers stores can be found at the Willow Brook Centre (Bradley Stoke), Church View (Filton) and The Mall (Cribbs Causeway).

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Beginners’ running course starts this Friday in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 9:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo showing participants of a North Bristol Running Group beginners' course.

North Bristol Running Group (NBRG) is once again offering its popular beginners’ course, starting on Friday of this week.

The course will run for eight weeks and support you to reach the goal of completing a 5km (3.1 mile) run or jog by the time you graduate at a local parkrun (even if you have never run before!).

The course will be held on Friday evenings at Bradley Stoke Community School (netball courts) from 6.30pm and the cost of the course is £10 in total. Over the eight weeks, NBRG’s run leaders and helpers will support you to gradually increase the distance that you run whilst following a structured training session which will include warm up, stretching, running, a short sprint and a warm down.

The first session will take place on Friday 13th October. Interested in joining? Please email Sheila, one of the run leaders, at sheilawilcox1@outlook.com for full details.

Sheila says:

“North Bristol Running Group is a local running group, based in Bradley Stoke. It is a friendly group of runners who support each other to train; it’s very informal and we welcome every type of runner to join our group.”

“We communicate our running activities via our Facebook page, so please take a look there.”

• North Bristol Running Group on Facebook

Photo: Participants of a previous NBRG beginners’ course in 2015.

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 9). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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