Wilberfoss Parish Council

Short Mat Bowling

The Short Mat Bowling club in Wilberfoss are looking for more members.

 

Wilberfoss Mavericks JFC is a thriving FA Charter Standard Development Junior Football Club playing under the group moniker "the Mavericks".

Founded in 2003 by a group of local parents and just one team, it has expanded to 6 teams and a group of 4-6 year olds affectionately known as the mini-mavericks. Wilberfoss JFC are very proud to have been awarded the East Riding FA Charter Standard Development Club Award for 2014. This is testament to the fantastic refurbished facilities provided by Wilberfoss, Kexby and Newton Playing Fields Association and the hard work and dedication of all our coaches, volunteers, parents and players.

For season 2014/15 we are introducing 3 new teams; Under 8s, Under 19s and Under 15s girls who will join our existing Under 9's, Under 11's and Under 15's boys teams.

95% of the children at the club live within a 5 mile radius of the village, probably making us the most "local" team in the league. The club emphasis is on quality grassroots development and playing good football for enjoyment. Children are welcomed, regardless of ability, to come along, join in and add to the club's `team spirit'. Tournaments and a lively end-of-season bbq and awards round off each season.

Email: wilberfossmavericksjfc@gmail.com for further details or visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WilberfossAFC

The village Golf Society, based at the Oddfellows’ Arms is an informal gathering for Golfers of varying abilities to enjoy a relaxing day out at different courses across the area. The golfing calendar runs from March until October with a final meeting in December that is traditionally followed by Christmas Dinner.

 

Our 2017 fixtures can be found here.

 

New members are always welcomed in a friendly atmosphere. You do not have to be a Golf Club member to enjoy Society golf.

 

If you are interested in joining us on a day out, or even if you just want to know more, ring this year’s Captain, Dave Stampon 372799 or e-mail oddfellowsgolfsociety@outlook.com

 

Wilberfoss is blessed with fantastic playing fields for hosting football.  Changing facilities and a clubhouse are available.

 

Wilberfoss Pavilion has now been fully refurbished and, after nearly 40 years in existence, has its very own postcode at last – YO41 5AB!

On the sporting side, four Football Foundation approved changing rooms have been built, together with two refs rooms, a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities. The Playing Fields Association Committee has handed the running of the bar and kitchen over to Gareth and Ellie Davey. Although the Committee is still responsible for the maintenance of the grounds and building, they are relieved that experienced people are now running front of house! Gareth is a professional singer and has contacts throughout the entertainment industry. Ellie provides meals whenever the Pavilion is open. They are keen to provide great value for money food and entertainment, and the function room at The Pavilion can be booked for private parties. Call Gareth on 07484 644422.

The Pavilion is a community facility where everyone is welcome. We will look forward to seeing you!

 

Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge

The Olympics were a great success. So how can we feel closer to them?  Fields in Trust's QEII Fields Challenge has given us a unique chance to create a legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games that means something to everyone in Wilberfoss.

As a Committee we have joined over 1300 communities across the UK by protecting our playing fields, ensuring that people now and in the future will have somewhere to play and practice sport in Wilberfoss.  This includes the play area and tennis courts too!

Protecting our playing fields is a vital element of building grassroots sports.  We have safeguarded this space forever so if there's a budding Jessica Ennis or Mo Farah in our village they will have somewhere to develop their talent!

Here are just a couple of people who think we're wise to protect what's ours!

The Duke of Cambridge is Patron of the Challenge and is committed to the importance of outdoor spaces: "We take it for granted that children like to run and to play games and most people agree that leaving children to be cooped up inside all day is bad for them.  If we are serious about that, then we must be serious about preserving the fields and parks on which children can play.  if parks and fields continue to disappear at the rate at which they have done for the past few decades, many communities will have nowhere for their young people to enjoy.  Some of my happiest memories as a child were those times I spent outside playing games, and I think that is true for most people".

"Hosting the 2012 Olympics in the year of the Diamond Jubilee is a great honour for the UK and I cannot think of a better way to pay tribute to these events than by ensuring the future of outdoor spaces across the country.  I full support the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge and hope that it will play a key role in securing the next generation of sporting stars". Sir Chris Hoy, Olympic Champion