Newsletter from Gerrards Cross Sports Club Chairman
new season for Cricket and Tennis fast approaching we (the Sports Club Management
Committee) thought it a good idea to give members and parents an update on
what is happening at the Club.
is a not for profit organisation that exists to promote sport in the local
community. It is run by members, dozens of whom volunteer to do all the jobs
that are needed to make it successful. I would like to give them a big thank
you for this, as without them we would not have a Club at all.
some of the things that we are moving forward on:
members’ area has been refurbished. It has been opened up, new flooring has
been installed, new furniture purchased and it has been redecorated. We are
working on new lighting and a new bar front to complete this project.
terrace facing the sports field and the refurbishment of the toilets are our
next project. We have an architect preparing drawings of what the new terrace
could look like and these will be on display for members feedback
is a fantastic facility. To keep it viable we need to make full use of it. To
encourage this, we are focusing upon increasing social membership as well as
refurbishment. This is for individuals who do not participate in the sports
that we provide. We will limit the number in this category as we do not want to
of junior members, who are not members themselves, are invited to join as
social members. There is no obligation here and parents/carers who are at the
club supporting the juniors have an open invitation to the clubhouse and its
ask existing members to encourage friends, family and neighbours to come along and
enjoy our excellent facilities so that they can consider becoming social
Hockey have moved to play on artificial surfaces the playing field has been
redundant for 7 months each year. This presents an opportunity to increase sporting
activity, so we have agreed in principle to establish a new junior football
section, subject to members approval at the AGM. Plans to get this underway are
in place. This is quite an undertaking and if anyone is able to assist with
this, please let me know. There will be more news on this to follow.
recently received a number of donations / pledges and I would like to sincerely
thank those individuals as they make progress on the above possible. Personal
donations to the club qualify for gift aid, so any qualifying donation is
enhanced by 25%.
that you find this newsletter informative. Any feedback is always welcome. If
you catch me in the clubhouse and buy me a drink, I promise to be all
enjoy your club in the year ahead.
Cross Sports Club Chairman