Leisure, Sport & Social

Wingrave with Rowsham Sports and Leisure (WWRSAL)

WWRSAL was formed in 1999 with the object of promoting sporting and leisure activities in the parish. It manages, on behalf of the Parish Council, both the Recreation Ground and Wingrave Park including both pavilions, sports grounds, skatepark and children’s play area. The sports clubs who use the sports grounds are affiliated to WWRSAL. Wingrave Park pavilion and the hard courts can be booked for private functions and games via the Bookings Secretary. Tokens for the flood lights meters are available from the village shop and Wingrave Park pavilion bar.

Chairman    Gavin Chater
Secretary        WWRSAL@hotmail.com
Pavilion Bookings    Lee Bracey-Wright        07810 395876

WWRSAL organises the annual Village Fête.

Wingrave with Rowsham Sports and Social Club (WWRSSC)

WWRSSC runs on behalf of WWRSAL a bar facility, organises fund raising activities and provides staffing and catering, when needed, to hirers at Wingrave Park. BT Sports is available as are darts and pool. A bar menu is available. Opening hours are displayed at the entrance or can be confirmed by the Bar Manager. Membership is open to all by application without fee but members of Affiliated Sports Clubs have automatic registration. Guests are always welcome accompanied by a member. Only members and their guests can buy alcoholic drink because of the restrictions of the licence.

Chairman    Phil Robinson    paulaandphilrobinson@hotmail.co.uk    681296
Secretary    Chris Harrison    ccsharrison@gmail.com    688782
Bar Manager    Lee Bracey-Wright        07810 395876

Nup End Café

See Methodist Church.

Social Evenings in the Community Centre

See WCA.


Wingrave and Rowsham are most fortunate to have so many people who give of their spare time to help run the many different organisations that exist within the villages. Below you will find brief details of each group together with a contact name. It goes without saying that you will be made most welcome at any of their meetings or events. Details and notice of events appear in the Communiqué as well as on the notice boards and Village Postie.

Art Club
Jane Muir 681513 janefdmuir@btinternet.com. We meet the first and third Tuesday each month 7:30-9:30pm in the Methodist Church The club is open to all, complete beginners and those wanting to continue or restart leisure painting. Most meetings have a theme/plan which is optional and there are occasional workshops. We do not have a tutor but share ideas and learn from each other.

Fortnightly barbecues for all the family are organised by the WCA at the Community Centre during the summer, see the Communiqué for details.

Bell Ringers
Jen Hutchinson 681879 jen29hutch@gmail.com. Ringing practice every Wednesday evening 7:45−9:15 at the Parish Church. Beginners are welcome to come along and receive tuition, age 11 years upwards, no skill or strength needed.

WCA organises Village Bingo in the Community Centre the third Friday every month eyes down 7:30pm, raffle and snowball accumulator, all ages welcome.

Bowls Club
Dawn Greaves wingravebowlsclub@gmail.com. The green on the recreation ground is open early April to late September. Club night Monday 6pm, new players are welcome to come along and play all equipment provided, no experience necessary. Reduced membership fees for new and junior members and qualified coaching provided. Play in club tournaments, inter club friendlies and league matches weekends and midweek, or just play anytime for fun.

Camera Club (WINPIC)
Nigel Crump 688466, 07976 220017 shoot@nigelcrump.co.uk The club has regrouped in a WhatsApp group called WINGRAVE PIC. The idea is to become less structured and organise random trips out. This could be a couple of hours or a weekend, but also individuals might like to just invite anyone along on a walk with a camera or a specific trip out. If this is something that interests you then please contact Nigel, the only thing you will need is a camera.

Church Mice see Churches

Community Choir
John Cotton 681226 johnwgcotton@gmail.com. Young or old, if you enjoy singing come along as we sing anything from Bach to the Beetles! You don’t even have to read music! We meet on Monday nights at 8pm in the Methodist Church.

Cricket Club, Long Marston
Vice Chairman Lee Beesley 07923 462037 lee.beesley@stringer-flavour.com https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/longmarstoncricketclub/ We have three Saturday teams playing in the Cherwell League and a Sunday XI playing friendlies. We also have a junior section with training on Sunday mornings and games through the summer. We cater to all abilities and always welcome people looking to umpire or score as well. The bar is open to everyone on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, while the pavilion is also available to hire.

Cricket Club, Wing with Wingrave
Secretary Samuel Allwood wingcc@live.co.uk 07530 030130 http://wing.play-cricket.com. Home games are played at Wingrave Park on Saturday afternoons. Indoor nets at Cottesloe School on Saturday mornings during winter and spring. Outdoor nets throughout the summer at Wingrave Park. All players are welcome regardless of age or ability.

Croquet Club
Secretary Chris Harrison ccsharrison@gmail.com 688782. Club tournaments, league play or inter club friendlies organised in addition to regular Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday play throughout the season. Qualified coach provides introductory instruction and handicapping. Members may use all facilities and introduce guests subject to court priorities. First three sessions free before membership fees apply. Junior members welcome at reduced fees.

The annual village fête in July is organised by WWRSAL at Wingrave Park, details are announced in the Communiqué or contact wingravevillagefete@hotmail.co.uk.

Fitness Club
Andrew Bailey thebaileygang@btinternet.com 688840 07853 838483. Thursday 8-9pm Macintyre School sports hall in winter Wingrave Park in summer. Circuit style exercise for all levels and ages. All are welcome £3 per session, first one free.

Football Club
Rob Fenn 07976 514657 wingravefc@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/wingravefc. First and Reserve teams play on Saturdays in the Aylesbury and District League and train on a Wednesday night. Anyone interested in playing or just for training or getting involved please contact Rob or come along. We also have a Veterans team who play occasional Sunday games, again please contact Rob if interested.

Friendship Group
Siv Tunnicliffe 681374. If you are widowed and would like to talk to other ladies for friendship and support. We meet at Baldway House, Leighton Road, join us for a cup of tea and piece of cake.

Guides, Brownies & Rainbows
All guiding activities in the village have ceased.

Gun Club
David Bradford david@aylesburystudios.com 668829 07548 766235. Clay pigeon shoots are held every fortnight on Sunday 10am at Old Airfield Gubblecote, disciplines shot are: skeet, ABT, compac.

Junior Football Club (Wingrave Wasps)
Boys and Girls 5-11 years, training and matches on Saturday mornings at Wingrave Park during autumn and spring terms. For all contacts and more detail please refer to the club website: https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/wingravejuniorfootballclub/

Martial Arts
ZKS Martial Arts Ben Babbington info@zksma.co.uk http://www.zksma.co/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZKS-MA/285392455680. Martial arts classes for children 5 years and over, 6-8pm Wednesday evenings in the Community Centre.

Men’s Breakfast Talk
John Cotton 681226 johnwgcotton@gmail.com. Meets monthly on Saturdays 8:45am to 10:30am in the Methodist Church school room to discuss issues of the day. Food for thought and breakfast as well! See the Communiqué for details of meetings.

Netball Club
Georgie Camfield wingrave_netball@yahoo.co.uk 07740 624069 https://www.wingravenetball.com  Facebook: Wingrave Netball Club. Netball play at Wingrave Park and is available to all ages ranging from 5 to 70+ years. Five senior teams play in the Aylesbury League for those wishing to play competitively. Training Saturdays 10.00am-noon all year. Informal get back to netball sessions open to anyone who wants to play for ‘fun and fitness’ on Tuesdays 7-8pm during term time. Mixed Fast 5 netball 8-9pm Tuesdays summer only, men encouraged.
Walking Netball: ideal for over 50s or recovering from injury on Tuesdays 6-7pm
Juniors: 5-12+ years every Saturday from 9-10am during term time (Claire Sawyer 07949 750453).
Youth: 13-16yrs 11-12noon (Lucy Bazzoni 07901 961946).

Pub Lunch Club
Over 50s meet at 12 noon on the last Wednesday of every month in the Rose & Crown for a two course lunch. Advance booking is essential with the Rose & Crown: 708414 info@roseandcrownwingrave.co.uk.

Peter Jones 681563 pandj.dimmockj@tiscali.co.uk. Monthly walks, 4-6 miles, on Sunday morning 9:30 to lunch time, meet Nup End Lane. All-day and evening walks in summer.

Rowsham Band
Annie Cooper 681250 The band plays all kinds of popular music, (from the 20s up until about 1970) as well as hymns and carols and Christmas songs. We will play at all sorts of local events, don’t usually make a charge but ask for a donation for charity. We rehearse on Monday afternoons at Sunneyhill Barns in Rowsham. New members welcome, including learners.

Royal British Legion
Unfortunately the local branch has been disbanded. Please contact the secretary of Whitchurch & District RBL: Chris Measures chris@chrismeasures.com. New members from the Wingrave area will be most welcome.

Running Group
Michelle Noble 07764 531214 The village running group (Everybody Run) meets every Saturday at Wingrave Park 8-9am. A fun and varied session. All abilities welcome. Sessions are taken by qualified run leaders.

Scouts, Cubs & Beavers
All scouting activities in the village have ceased.

Swingrave Dance
Sandy Bennett sandy@swingdancemk.com 07918 167217 http://www.swingdancemk.com. Dancing to music from 20s – 60s, all dance styles welcome. Entry includes refreshments and cake! Charity raffle. Licensed bar. Usually 4-8pm every 1st Sunday of the month.

Tennis Club
Henrietta Cheung hmbridgman@hotmail.com https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/WingraveTennisClub A friendly group catering for all ages and standards with coaching sessions, casual play and matches. Club sessions every Monday 7:30pm. Junior coaching Saturday from 10am.

Twinning Association
Tracey Outtram 707185 traceyouttram@yahoo.com.au. Wingrave has been twinned with La Bouëxière in Brittany for over 30 years. Every other year French families stay with us in Wingrave for 3 nights and the following year we visit them. We cover a wide age range and particularly welcome families with children who participate in sporting events. We also organise the January quiz and the Spring jumble sale in order to raise funds for the exchanges.

Wingrave And Rowsham Garden and Allotment Society. Garry Dawson 681489 dawsongn@gmail.com. Allotment plots in Winslow Road and seeds orders. The annual show in July has a high standard of sweet pea, vegetables, home produce, crafts and photography exhibits.

Weekday Walking Group
Jan Walmsley susanscottage@btinternet.com 681522 07813 085211. Meet second Monday of the month, usually up to 8 miles followed by a pub lunch. Meet at 9:30 am on The Green to share lifts. All welcome contact Jan if you intend to join a walk, as we need to plan lifts.

Wing Antiquarian Society
Christine Goode 01525 375110 cgoode007@gmail.com Visits to museums, exhibitions, country houses and various other places of interest.

Wingrave Players
Jon Beardmore 681962 jon@beardmores.com. The Players normally produce a pantomime every year: opportunities for everyone on stage, back stage, technical, props, scenery, front of house etc. New members and ideas for shows welcome.

Wingrave School PTFA see Education

Wingrave Singers
Liz Morgan 681101 epmorgan58@hotmail.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/591836864279741 A chamber choir who aim for a high standard and have sung services at many cathedrals around England. We also perform at fund-raising concerts locally including in the Parish Church. We rehearse weekly during term time in Wingrave Parish Church on Fridays 8:00-9:45pm. All singers welcome, young to old, an ability to sight read music is helpful.

Wingrave with Rowsham Heritage Association
Linda Hooton (Secretary) 682471 www.wingrave-rowsham-heritage.org.uk lindahooton@btopenworld.com The Association maintains the village archives and continues to research the history of the parish for the benefit of the local and wider community. Regular talks on topics of interest are held, together with visits and occasional exhibitions. Everyone is welcome at all our events.

Women’s Institute
Ann Curry 01296 688297 ann@wingrave.plus.com. The local branch of this respected national organisation meets on the first Wednesday each month in the Methodist Church school room 10:00-12 noon.

David Harnett 681782 dnkharnett@gmail.com Wingrave & Rowsham Environmental Network is a community based organisation. Its aims are to: reduce the environmental footprint of residents and local businesses and achieve a sustainable future for the parish. New members are always welcome.

Youth Club
Youth Club is no longer operating.