Judo Juniors celebrate grading successes

Judo Juniors celebrate grading successes

Juniors of the Vale Judo Club, Bingham, have now passed their first grading since the club opened its door in June this year. It is a year on from the London 2012 Olympics and Team GB judo medal successes have already encouraged over 100 youngsters from the local area to take up Vale Judo classes. Vale Judo coaches are now accompanying several of the juniors from the Bingham club to competions in Nottingham and Oakham over the next few months – good luck to all who are competing! If you looking for a fun and challenging sport to help your youngster: Gain confidence and improve concentration Have fun and make friends Get fit and develop skills Travel and compete Why not bring them along to try a judo class for free and join in the fun! The club  runs classes in Bingham between 6:00-7:00pm on Thursdays at the Bingham Leisure Centre. Classes are filling up fast so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Vale Judo Club was established in 2003, became a member of the British Judo Association and has rapidly grown to become the largest and one of the most successful judo clubs in the country having won the British Judo Club of the Year award. The club is celebrating its 10 year anniversary on 28th September, as well as the launch of eight new satellite clubs, with a gathering of past and present members. More information on Vale Judo and our classes can be found at...
Senior Recurve Team win trophy for three years running

Senior Recurve Team win trophy for three years running

The weather was in favour of all the archers competing in the Final Notts League shoot of 2013. The Bingham Leisure Centre Archery team arrived at the competition with a healthy squad that reflected on their performances. The club won the major trophy – Senior Recurve Team for the third year running as well as winning it four times out of the last six. Despite winning last year, the Junior Recurve team came third. Catherine Angus was First Junior Girl Recurve, alongside Andrew Hunton, First Junior Boy Barebow both were shooting the senior distance in the first two shots, Adrianne Goodwin took the Lady Longbow Handicap medal. Simon Barnicott of the Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club said; “I think everyone who was there would agree that the League was a great success this year ~ yes the weather helped ~ and would encourage everyone else in the club to take part, who knows what we might win with more people challenging in more categories. “I should mention the Sanderson Brothers ~ you may have spotted friendly rivalry between the two of them, well today Pete came out on top scoring 700 to Sandy’s 698. Sandy will of course explain it by saying he made a mistake with respect to whether to use the top or bottom of his sight for his sight marks but the fact remains Pete scored two more ~ even if it had to go to a recount before that was certain.  it was also good to see Shani Lambert-Coward back shooting after a long time recovering from losing an arguement with a lawnmower. “I am pleased...
Bingham Model Railway Club move to new clubroom

Bingham Model Railway Club move to new clubroom

We have moved into new Clubrooms close to Bingham. We have nearly three times more space, which means that all our layouts under construction remain erected, which speeds up development. Anyone interested in our efforts who may wish to get involved should contact Graham 01949 877779 grahamdean.bmrc@ntlworld.com We allow several visits before we extract subscriptions. Experience is useful but not essential – you can “learn on the job”! The picture shows us moving in....
New Shelter for Bingham Bowls Club

New Shelter for Bingham Bowls Club

A new three-sided shelter at Bingham Bowls Club was officially opened on Saturday. The shelter was in honour of Mr Chig Pacey, a member of the club for more than 50 years. His grandfather, Mr George Pacey, was a founding member of the club in 1922. Mr Chig Pacey was secretary in 1961 at just the age of 31. He was then president 3 years later and in 1967 and 1980, he was club captain. He was also chairman in 1975 and 1976. Club Chairman, Mr John Parker said that during Mr Pacey’s career, he had won endless trophies and was an excellent player. Mr Pacey died in 2012 at the age of 82 and left £1,000 to the club. Mr Parker said that they want to spend the money to remember him by and that the new shelter had been approved by all. The greenkeepers drew up the design and the shelter was made by a club member – Mr Alec Cullen with the help of Mr Keith Handley, Mr Jim Tyler and Mr Ian Cole. The £2,500 shelter has been named Chig’s Place and two photos of Mr Pacey have been placed inside the shelter. It has been built on the edge of the green on the opposite side of the other buildings at the club. The shelter will provide shade for members during matches. Mrs Janet Tyler, who is a member of the club, said, “Everyone knew him at the club and he was a very popular member. he was very well liked and always around because he didn’t leave Bingham very often.” Mr Pacey’s nephews,...
Exhibition at Bingham Library

Exhibition at Bingham Library

Rushcliffe Photographic Society has opened a new exhibition in the Bingham Library. The exhibition, which will run over a four week period, will feature some images and photographs produced by some of the members of the society (a number of whom are from Bingham). Rushcliffe Photographic Society is a local camera club that was founded in the 1980’s to promote participation and enjoyment in photography. Based at The Parish Rooms in Tollerton, the society have around 40 members ranging from the novices to the more experienced photographers. They offer an imaginative programme of activities and events that include piratical and hands-on sessions. Each session is different as they explore and learn about new skills and techniques alongside talks and presentations from guest speakers from outside of the society who specialise in wildlife, automotive, forensic and landscape photography. Aside from all of this, members of the society explore photography further a field. Every year an annual photographic long weekend away is arranged for the members. Every year there has been a successful trip to the Lake District, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Lindisfarne, Dorset and many more. These trips are a brilliant opportunity to spend time together and learn new techniques and improve old ones. There are also evenings out to local sites and Saturday workshops available to small groups to work on a particular area of photography. As the society approach the new season, which starts in September 2013 and ends in June 2014, are running a campaign to attract and invite new members by having a ‘New Members Evening’ on Tuesday 3rd September. Anyone of any ability can join and the...
Bingham Penguins – Recruiting Now!

Bingham Penguins – Recruiting Now!

We need volunteer coaches and swimming teachers! Bingham Penguins is a charity specialising in swimming for disabled children & adults. We meet at Bingham Leisure Centre on Sundays 6pm – 8pm. If you are a qualified swimming teacher or coach and have a couple of hours to spare each week, this is a great opportunity to volunteer at Bingham Penguins Swimming Club. We are a charity that supports disabled children and adults to enjoy swimming – from beginners through to competitive swimmers. We meet on Sundays 6.30pm – 8pm at Bingham Leisure Centre. If you are not yet qualified to teach swimming but would be keen to learn, we would also be interested to hear from you. We also have helpers in the water who support our younger swimmers 1:1. This is an excellent opportunity of you are working towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award or just looking for some volunteering experience for your CV. For further details, on any of these opportunities, please contact our Club Secretary, Chris Zawadzki on 07917356009.    ...