Marlow Sports Club
Marlow Sports Club
Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE
Phone   01628 483638
Community Charity No. 1139862

Welcome

Marlow Sports Club is a fantastic community facility right in the heart of town. It has over 2,000 members of which 1,400 are young people and 800 females. The club is situated on Pound Lane and offers 8 sports; Cricket, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Running, Cycling, Softball and Netball. The Club has a range of sports and recreation opportunities for community use which include; • 20 acres of land of which 6 is grassed for multiple sports • Brand new all-weather astro-turf for hockey or netball • An excellent cricket pitch and practice nets • Four recently re-surfaced flood-lit tennis courts • Five junior football pitches • A clubhouse and bar with changing rooms Find out more about each Club Section.

 

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The Social MSC official calendar can be viewed here…….

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Having a party/get together/meeting? Now you can book the Sports ClubTo request a booking, either, email marlowsportsdiary@gmail.com with date, time, facility, purpose and contact detailsor contact;

Commercial – commercial@marlowsportsclub.org.ukAlternatively, phone Frances Rose or Anne Jones (at 01628 483 638) will let you know availability and the terms & conditions Sections benefit from discounted rates. Sections may book the internal facilities for free if enough people attend to more than pay for the bar staff & any additional expenses. Otherwise, a charge will apply.

Club Bar Opening Hours for May to follow….

If no one in the bar and no one in any of the Sports Facilities the barperson may close up the bar towards the end of the shift.

 

Marlow Sports Club is proud to link with  Active_Bucks_Logo

The Active Bucks project aspires to help all Bucks residents lead happier, healthier lives.

The Active Bucks project will support more people to get more active, more often – with a particular focus on reducing the number of inactive people across the county.

Our Club will be supporting this initiative over the coming weeks.

Who do you know who may benefit from joining in in these sessions?  They may be elderly, un-used to exercise or just looking for something different. Please encourage family, friends, neighbours and even work colleagues to get involved. The sessions can only happen if there are people willing to take part.

Tai Chi in a Chair: Stokenchurch Centre, Bartholomew Tipping Way, Stokenchurch, HP14 3RX

Mondays at 11am (for 30 minutes)

Yoga in a Chair: At the same venue as above

Mondays at 12 noon (for 30 minutes)

Walking Football – Tuesday at 6.30pm to 7.15pm

Marlow Sports Club, Pound Lane, Marlow SL7 2AH

Walking Football – Mondays at 6.30pm to 7.15pm

Lane End Playing Fields, The Row, HP14 3JR

Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi in a Chair – Lane End Youth and Community Centre, Edmonds Road, HP14 3EJ and/or Marlow Sports Club, Pound Lane, Marlow SL7 2AH (please call to confirm times)

Coming soon: Gentle Strolls

All sessions are £2.00 per person.

Call: 01494370010 or email: gentlydoesitbucks@mail.com

www.marlowsportsclub.org.uk or www.buckscc.gov.uk/activebucks

 

Another Great Day at Marlow Sports Club!

Red Kite Event

Marlow-Riders-Logo-RedMarlow Riders, based at Marlow Sports Club, raised £7,000 for good causes last year.

 

    Riders 16   Charity Founder, Mike Grisenthwaite  &  Rider, Jonathan Smith 

September’s fourth annual Red Kite Ride saw more than 700 people complete one of four routes through the Chilterns for Cyclists Fighting Cancer – a charity which provides specially made bikes for children with the illness.

And last week the generous cheque was presented to the charity’s founder – Mike Grisenthwaite – by one of the route organisers – Jonathan Smith – at the Marlow Riders’ AGM.

Fireworks 2015This year’s Marlow Monster Fireworks Show is on
Sunday 1st November in the leafy grounds of Marlow Sports Club

There’s lots of spooky goings-on and sporting activities including Mini Tennis (Beat the Pro), Football (Beat the Goalie), Netball (Score a Goal) and Spooky Eye Throwing, plus there’s a Bar, BBQ and Music. Enter into the fun of the spirit world, with our competitions for Best Dressed Monster and Best Carved Pumpkin.
Gates open at 6 p.m.
The Monster Fireworks Show starts c7.40 p.m.
Tickets are available in advance or on the night.
In advance; adults £8, juniors (3-18 years) £4, under 3s free.
On the night, cash only; adults £10, juniors (3-18 years) £5,
under 3s free.
Pay by cash.
Visit Marlow Library (Institute Road), Marlow Sports Club Bar (Pound Lane, >8pm), Marlow Sports Club Catering Facility (Saturdays), Pike Smith and Kemp (High St), The Farm Shop (Booker) and via the Marlow Sports Club sections: tennis, cricket, hockey, Striders, Riders, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, netball and football.
Pay online.
Please note this adds a payment processing fee.

https://marlow-monster-fireworks-show-2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Pay by cheque.
Write to Marlow Monster Fireworks Show, c/o The Old Barrel Store, Draymans Lane, Marlow, SL7 2FF. Write cheques to Marlow Tennis Club and include an SAE.
Car parking is available at Court Gardens and other Marlow car parks but not at Marlow Sports Club. Please wear sturdy shoes as some of the ground is uneven. Please drop off pumpkins earlier in the day and tag the pumpkin with your name.

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Marlow Sport Club Patron, Alex Danson, helps deliver Gold for England Women’s Hockey Team!!

Alex DansonAlex in action

A sensational goalkeeping display from England’s Maddie Hinch helped Danny Kerry’s side to a famous win in the final of the Unibet EuroHockey Championships. Caia van Maasakker had given the Dutch a two-goal lead via two penalty corners, but late goals from Sophie Bray and Lily Owsley took the game to a shootout. Hinch saved three times in the shootout and England were victorious, picking up the trophy for the first time since 1991.

Marlow Riders delivered on Sunday the  biggest sporting event of its kind…………………….

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Event director Steve Tolmie said: “Today has been an incredible success…………..all involved from Marlow Riders have been delighted with how this year’s ride had gone.”
The event supports Cyclists Fighting Cancer, a charity that helps those battling the disease to find strength, fitness and confidence through cycling, by supplying specially adapted bikes and trikes.
A final count is yet to be confirmed, but it is hoped that more than £7,000 will have been raised.
Visit www.marlowredkiteride.co.uk to find out more.

 

Marlow’s sporting community gather for annual bash on bumper sporting weekend

MSC Ball 2015

L to R: Paul Sambrook, Club Chairman, Jocelyn Towns Deputy Mayor, Bob Johnson, Mayor, and Roger Dye, Trustee.

Sport was the watchword in Marlow over the “Longest Day” weekend, as the sporting community gathered for their annual ball in the eve of a top cycling race through the town.

Marlow Sports Club held its third annual Summer Ball in a marquee on its Pound Lane grounds, which were saved from the clutches of developers in 2011.

Saturday’s Spanish-themed event saw members raise over £10,000 towards taking on more land at the riverside site, where over 2000 people regularly play a number of different sports.

And long-term club committee Graham Sweet, who was at the ball, had the honour of waving the flag to start the Aviva Women’s Tour, which set off from Marlow on Sunday.

Marlow Town Mayor Bob Johnson and deputy Mayor Jocelyn Towns were two of the dignitaries at the glitzy ball on the eve of the race.

Cllr Johnson, who has chosen the Sports Club as one of his nominated charities for the coming year, said: “The growth of the Sports Club is a phenomenal story over the last few years and I am delighted to name them as one of my chosen charities during my term as Mayor.”

Four years ago, Marlow Sports Club secured its land for the future when it was under threat of being sold for development.

The committee and members have since raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to help repay the purchase loan and to take on more land, with the club now boasting more than 20 acres in the heart of the town.

Membership is now well over 2,000 across all age groups, including 800 females and 1,400 youngsters.

Sports represented include cricket, tennis, hockey, running , cycling, junior football and softball, and the club also has a strong association with Sir

William Borlase’s Grammar School.

Paul Sambrook, Chairman of Marlow Sports Club  added “Tonight was a celebration of the successful journey the Club has enjoyed over the last 4

years…..from back in early 2011 when it was very uncertain the Club would be able to stay on their current Site of just over 5 acres, to

today where we now own 20 acres. Tonight, we were recognising a Proud Past and an exciting Future!”

Latest news……………

As the Club looks to move to the next phase in it’s Development plans, we continue to build our commercial capabilities through attracting local people, with appropriate skills and experience.  At the AGM on the 10th September, the Section Chairman voted unanimously to formally co-opt to the Trustee Board, two more trustees, they are………………

Mike Brinsford

Mike Brinsford

Mike first moved to the Marlow area in the mid 1970’s and played rugby, cricket  , squash and tennis in the town.

Mike’s career in the IT and technology market was mainly based in Europe at the beginning but latterly led to CEO and other senior roles based in North America  Asia and Australia

Mike returned to the UK some eight years ago and has since specialised in private investment and non –executive work and has settled back in to living in Marlow with his wife Joy

…………………………and Neil Robertson

Neil

Neil and his family have lived in Marlow for 30 years. Now retired from full time working, he is currently a non executive member of the Strategic Board at Amicus Horizon (a large social housing provider with focus in London and the South East providing some 27500 housing units), For four years until 2012 he was the Director responsible for HR, Security and Estates/Facilities at the Department for International Development. Before then, Neil’s career was with British Airways where from October 2002 to January 2007 he was Director for People and a member of the executive management team. A chartered fellow of CIPD and a member of the Institute of Directors, Neil is a social member of Marlow Sports Club. His wife, Carol, is a member of the Tennis Section.

“As we go into 2015, with exciting plans for the Club, we will need the right level of skills and experience to help us achieve our community goals. Neil, Martin and now Mike will definitely add value to our team!”        Paul Sambrook, Chairman, Marlow Sports Club

 

Something different…………….

We are supporting the Bisham Barnowl Group and yesterday saw us putting up a tawny owl box.

As tawny owls are regularly heard calling in this area, hopefully a pair will use this box for nesting next year.

Bisham Barn Owl Group is a group of volunteers who run a nest box project primarily for Barn Owls, but also for Tawny Owls and Kestrels, in the local area around Bisham in Berks and South Bucks.

For more on the Bisham Barn Owl Group blog:      http://bishambarnowlgroup.blogspot.co.uk/

MSC Owl Box