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A Festive message from the Chair…..

A Merry Christmas to all readers from the team at the Bubwith Sports & Leisure Centre.

Our football season has been severely curtailed by the bad weather, with the football pitch being hardly playable in the last two months. We have had a hectic season of indoor activities however, with the Allsortz Big Band night and Tennis Club Barn Dance enjoyed by good numbers, and Sophie’s Christmas Ball to come this Saturday.
The newly refurbished hall has stimulated fresh interest and we have new volunteers coming forward. We have also had more enquiries from potential users of the upstairs room, already over-subscribed, meaning fresh impetus for our quest to bring the second half of the building up to standard.
Community Cinema, Bingo and Family discos are planned for the New Year.
Quingo will continue, but with rotating quizmasters
If you would like to get involved please get in touch, the bar is open most Mondays and Fridays, email or phone us, or make a personal approach by coming to The Christmas Eve Quiz, with a feminine touch, questions set and announced by Shirley and Ann. Always a fun night.

Richard Moore and the Trustees

New Year’s Eve party

Bubwith Sports and Leisure Centre is definitely getting ready for 2020! To start the year with a bit of sparkle we will host a party in the lounge – Barry’s bar will be open. Take a look at what is on offer.

Phase Two of the refurbishment of the Bubwith Sports and Leisure Centre is underway!

October 21st, 2019: Phase Two is under way, with our first grant application already in. We plan to raise the roof of the remainder of the building and refit upstairs completely, with installation of a lift to improve access. It all depends on finding the funds, but we are very grateful to the local support already expressed.

In the meantime we welcome North Duffield Dragons football club’s under 13s team who have started playing at Bubwith. The committee would welcome a volunteer coming forward to organise football matters, this would be a great help. We are now the new home of the 64-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra who practice here each Thursday evening.

We are also looking to host events and would like to recruit another volunteer to plan events, we have just been approached to hold a business conference of 150 people or so. So the enhanced hall facilities are already coming into use. Bookmark the website to keep up to date. Would you be interested? Give us a call on 01575 288299 or email bubwithleisurecentre@gmail.com

Kaleidoscope Orchestra

We welcome the Kaleidoscope Orchestra to Bubwith Sports and Leisure Centre! They will be holding rehearsals in the main hall every Thursday evenings during term times. Take a look at their Facebook page for more details.

The Grand Opening of the Refurbished Hall!

Well what a wonderful occasion. Harry Gration from BBC Look North came along to open the big event on Friday, 4th October. The hall looked amazing and everyone agreed with the comments from Harry Gration himself and from our Chairman Dr Richard Moore and Barry Carpus Trustee and Secretary, that as a Committee, they had come a long, long way. Through sourcing of funding and overseeing contractors to the transformation of the hall at the Bubwith Sports and Leisure Centre by installing a new roof, new heating, led lighting and acoustics and of course by adding floor to ceiling windows to let in natural light. It was noted that this was Phase 1 of 2 and that the Committee were striving to get the second phase – entrance hall, toilets and refiguring the layout of the upstairs areas – looking equally good as soon as possible!

Truly Scrumptious from Selby provided the afternoon tea, Harry Collins sang as Feathersteps School of Dancing under the guidance of Sophie Brooke opened the event with a lively Charleston number ‘Putting on the Ritz’. The Short Mat bowls group were asked to set up a small demonstration down one side of the hall, this was received warmly. Barry’s Bar was open throughout the event and our steward Paul White with the help of committee members Steve and Anne Young and Shaun Thompson helped to keep everything running like clockwork!

Hayley from Evolution Dance came along and put on a great demonstration from her dance pupils – it was so lovely to see young children dancing and having fun.

As the afternoon progressed, the Blue Flame Disco provided excellent dancing music and The Hogman Company provided a delicious hog roast supper.

The evening finished off with Quingo – our Quiz Night run by Andy Milson and his assistant Ruby. A great atmosphere and a lovely way to finish off the day!