is celebrating its 80th Anniversary (1937 – 2017) with four events!
1) FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE, 7 - 9pm – 80TH
ANNIVERSARY SQUASH CHAMPIONS EXHIBITION EVENING featuring Ebbisham Squash Champions past and present – all welcome,
plus special ‘Champion Bites’ menu available 7-10pm - see here
for more info
2) SATURDAY, 1ST JULY, 10am –
5pm – 80TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND OPEN DAY. Everyone welcome. Free sports
tasters and coaching sessions, a filmed World Record Badminton Longest Rally
attempt to get into the Guinness Book of Records, a special VIP visit by the
new Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough, Liz Frost, a Grand Raffle in aid of
the Club’s chosen charity for 2017, the Special Baby Care Unit at Epsom
Hospital, an 80th Special Menu food available to buy from Club
Chef, Sharon of Ching’s Kitchen and much, much
more. So drop in any time during the
day or see our timed activities programme available on this page one week
before the event. But, for now, see
our flyer here .
3) SUNDAY, 2ND JULY, 10am – 4pm
- first-ever 80TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM DOUBLES RACKETLON where teams of 4 players choose 2 out of 4 sports to play doubles in
pairs – table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. 3-4 rounds each against players of similar
ability – either competitive level or social level. We are hoping to have up to 64 players in
total, so although Members will be given preference, if you fancy taking part
as a Non-Member, then get in touch to see if there are any spaces. Contact email@example.com and see here for
4) Plus a ticketed Members & Guests
Party too! Phew, lots
More events and activities happening over the next few months:-
Saturday, 1st April - TENNIS OPEN DAY for all – Members and
Non-Members. 10-11.30am Junior free
coaching sessions and tennis activities with lots of prizes to be won; 11.30am-1pm
Adults free coaching session (beginners welcome); 1-2pm Touchtennis and
Cardio Tennis; 2-5pm Experienced adults & older teenagers can play in
regular Club session. Plus fastest
serve competition, demo Head rackets to try and Beat the Ball Machine. Burgers/sausage baps
available from the BBQ all day.
Mondays 3rd & 10th April, 9am-3.30pm – TRY-SPORT JUNIOR EASTER CAMP – for juniors aged 7-14 yrs to learn and play 7 different sports –
badminton, squash, racketball, tennis, touchtennis, table tennis and pickleball (google it!) – with
professional Coaches. Plus social games and activities and chill-out time. Cost £30 per day for Non-Members, £25 for
Members and £55 (N/M) or £45 (M) for 2 days.
Contact Office to book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 4th-7th April, 10am-3pm – EASTER TENNIS CAMPS – for 5-14 years for beginners to more advanced players. Stroke development, team
challenges, multi sport, matchplay etc. For costs and to book, contact Mike Lavey
at Absolute Tennis at email@example.com
Tuesdays 4th & 11th April – 9.30am-12.30pm EZEESPORT CAMPS for ages 3-7 years – foundational multi-sports; 2-5pm SQUASH HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS for Surrey Feeder Squad standard & above. Contact Peter Crossman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Saturday, 1st July – CLUB’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY – lots of free fun activities for everyone of all ages and abilities
Sunday, 2nd July – CLUB TEAM RACKETLON – teams playing
each other at 4 different sports – table tennis, badminton, squash and
We had lots of social events for Members and their guests January to
Saturday 14th January – QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday, 28th January – FAMILY BINGO NIGHT & RAFFLE (for Club
Saturday, 25th February – SPANISH MEAL & QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday, 4th March – ‘THANK YOU’ PARTY for Coaches, Committee
Members, Staff & Volunteers & RAFFLE (for Club Charity)
Saturday, 18th March – HAN
TENNIS TOURNAMENT & CHINESE MEAL in evening
NEW CLUB CHARITY FOR 2017
The Club raised a magnificent £1,143.75 for their chosen charity for
2016 and Members were invited to nominate and vote for their favourite local charities
for the Club to support in 2017. By
just 2 votes, the chosen charity for 2017 is the Special Baby Care Unit at
SPRING TERM ACTIVITIES AT EBBISHAM
There is plenty going on at Ebbisham for everyone
of all ages and abilities, Members and Non-Members, including some new
activities like Get Active 50+ Rackets Mornings, Pilates and Tai Chi. See some of the activities here .
FORMER BADMINTON EBBISHAM JUNIOR RETURNS AS
BRONZE MEDAL OLYMPIAN
On the evening of Thursday
22nd December, badminton bronze
medal Rio Olympian, and former junior of Ebbisham, Chris Langridge
returned to Ebbisham Sports Club, alongside
Yonex and Badminton England.
was a former junior here at Ebbisham Sports Club, a prodigy of Alan and
Jackie Cunningham (who have coached juniors at Ebbisham for the past 40
years). He has gone on to achieve an
incredible career as a professional badminton player and won a bronze medal alongside his partner,
Marcus Ellis at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Unfortunately, the day before, Chris injured his hamstring so
he was unable to do the planned exhibition matches. However, he still went on court with groups
of adults and juniors in turn and gave them expert coaching advice, as well
as treating everyone to a very interesting Q&A session afterwards,
particularly following the devastating news that Olympic funding was being
withdrawn for badminton.
Chris then presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers from
the Club to Jackie and Alan Cunningham, in recognition of their 40 years
coaching with the Club and inspiring hundreds of youngsters, like Chris, on
to greater things or just to enjoy their badminton throughout their lives.
Clare Hunt, Badminton Chairman, then presented Chris with an
Honorary Life Ebbisham Membership Certificate, in the hope that he might
return to the Club one day in the future – and as he was leaving, Chris
promised to come back sometime so watch this space!
Thanks to the generosity of the 100+ people who came along to
this big open evening event, we managed to raise £81 towards this year’s
local Club’s charity, Love Me Love My Mind.
EBBISHAM IS ‘SURREY SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR
Fantastic news! Ebbisham was presented on 3rd
December 2016 with the Active Surrey ‘Surrey Sports Club of the Year 2016’
award at the HG Wells Conference Centre in Woking.
We had been one of three Clubs shortlisted out of the 11
Surrey Borough winners and then won the overall Surrey award on the night so
it was a tremendous achievement, particularly as we also won it back in
2009. For other category winners, see http://surreysportsawards.activesurrey.com/sports-awards-results/surrey-sports-award-winners
The trophy is in the Office window if you’d like to see it as
you go past and see here for photo or presentation on the night.
Our thanks for this achievement go to:-
the Chairman, Colin Shermer, for his vision, commitment
and drive to enhance the Club experience for all the Members
to the members of the Management and Section Committees
for their ideas and input
to the friendly and professional Coaches for their
patience and enthusiasm
to the numerous volunteers without whom the Club would
to the Members and Non-Members who use our facilities
to the continual support of local and national
organisations such as the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Leisure
Department, County sports partnerships, sports associations and other service
and, of course,
to the dedicated staff who keep the wheels turning and on the right track!
TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR OUR EBBISHAM XMAS PARTY!
Members, friends and family plus the ‘better-than-ever’ Mike Rowles’ live
band ‘Expanding Waist Band’ squeezed into our
Bar/Lounge area on Saturday, 3rd December for the biggest Club
social of the year – our Ebbisham Xmas Party.
Some people brought in festive nibbles, or Chinese, Indian, pizza,
fish & chips takeaways before the music and dancing started.
In the first break, we sold over £200 of Xmas Raffle tickets in aid of
our club charity, Love Me Love My Mind, which made a grand total of £468
raffle ticket sales over a 2 week period – everyone was so generous!
The 1st prize Luxury M&S Food Hamper was won by the
Chairman of the Surrey Squash and Racketball Association, Patrick Fleming who
only happened to be in the Club the day before for a meeting – so worth
coming along then, Patrick!
Most people stayed until midnight as they were enjoying themselves so
much. Thanks to the wonderful Band, to
Trevor and Connor behind the Bar, to Colin as compere
and Freya Taylor for randomly drawing her Dad’s raffle tickets 3 times out of
2,340 tickets to choose from!
See photos here .
CURRY COOK-OFF, 19th November 2016
Yummy! 3 of our Members provided 30 hungry Members and friends with 3
different home-made curries – Colin Shermer (our Chairman), served up his
tasty Easy Chicken Curry, Steve Chesters, (our Social Chairman and Cook-Off
winner) made a delicate Malaysian Kapitan Curry and
Dale Carroll (a new Squash Member and ex-Chef) provided a chilli-laden spicy
Lamb Rogan Josh.
Indian restaurant round the corner, supplied pilau
rice, naan bread and poppadoms
for all. Most people went up for
second servings and the meal was finished off with After-Eight mints! All for a mere fiver per person – what a
After a fantastic spread, it was
‘games’ time in aid of our Club Charity, Love Me Love My Mind, with Colin
Shermer providing entertainment in the form of the 4,3,2,1 game, Heads &
Tails and Play your Cards Right. What
a great evening for a worthy cause!
See photos here.
GET ACTIVE 50+ DROP-IN RACKETS MORNING
For 4 weeks only on 17th, 24th November
and 1st & 8th December, 9.30am-12pm. Fun and sociable drop-in morning for those
aged 50+ to play some/all of 6 different rackets sports - badminton, squash, racketball,
tennis, touchtennis and table tennis.
Just turn up and mix-in, rotating round any sports you like with
different partners. Cost: Members & U3A Members £3; Non-Members
£5 for whole morning – free tea/coffee on first session on Thursday, 17th
November so come on down! See flyer here .
Footnote 8/12/16: This
new initiative has been so successful with 22 Members and Non-Members coming
along that we are continuing it from
Thursday, 5th January 2017 from 9.30am-12pm on the same basis
as before but with ‘guest’ teachers in Pickleball,
Tai Chi, Pilates, and more. So put the
date in your diaries now and more details to follow. See flyer here
TRY-SPORT JUNIOR XMAS CAMP
An opportunity for juniors aged 7-16 years to learn/play 6
different rackets sports – badminton, squash, racketball, tennis, touchtennis
and table tennis - with professional coaches in fun and sociable age group
format. Two dates - 9am-3.30pm on Friday, 23rd
December and Monday, 2nd January. Members:
£25 per day
or £45 for both days; Non-Members: £30 per day or £55 for both days. Ask Office staff for more details or to
book. Only 12 places available for 3
age groups 7-9, 10-12 & 13-16, max 36 per day so book early! See here
Footnote 15/12/16: 23
juniors already signed up for Friday, 23rd January so not many
places left. Book now!
PART-TIME POSITIONS AT EBBISHAM
would like to enhance and develop the Club still further and have plenty of
ideas but may need additional resources to do that.
should stress that we may not be recruiting for all three posts as
outlined below but it is dependent on the relevant knowledge, experience
and calibre of the applicants that apply for the positions or whether they
have the skills set to fill one, two or even all three positions.
ADMINISTRATOR – employed part-time
2 days per week 9am – 5pm, starting in December 2016. Includes general
Office administration, email communications with Members and Non-Members, Membership
admin and records, Office Reception, liaise with Management and Committees,
volunteers and staff, etc.
& MAINTENANCE MANAGER – employed for 4 hours per week. Additional hours to
be paid as agreed. Dealing with various aspects of Club facilities and
maintenance, seeking and comparing quotes from external suppliers to improve
facilities, investigate and implement new facilities initiatives, liaise with
Management and Committees and staff, etc.
& SYSTEMS MANAGER – employed
for 4 hours per week. Additional hours to be paid as agreed. Dealing
with various aspects of Club communications systems, possible Mailchimp &
EPOS systems, credit/debit card readers, online court booking systems, liaise with Management and Committees and staff, etc.
you or someone you know has relevant knowledge and experience and is
interested in applying, please send a CV to the Office at email@example.com
asap and we will be in touch.
EBBISHAM SHORTLISTED FOR SURREY SPORTS AWARDS ‘SPORTS CLUB OF
Yet more good news! Ebbisham has
been shortlisted for the Surrey Sports Awards ‘Sports Club of the Year’, to
be decided on Tuesday, 6th December at the HG Wells Conference
Centre in Woking. We won this award
once before, in 2009, but to win it twice would be amazing! But, even if we don’t win, we have done
well to get this far..... will keep you all posted.
EBBISHAM AWARDED ‘SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR’!
What a fantastic achievement!
Ebbisham was awarded ‘Sports Club of the Year’ at Epsom & Ewell’s
Sports Awards ceremony on 4th October at Epsom Downs
Congratulations to all the Coaches, Committees, Volunteers, Members and
Staff who deserve recognition and thanks for their contribution to the Club’s
success and growth – see photo of the evening’s presentation here
. Left to right,
Damian Smith (Squash Committee), Colin Shermer (Club Chairman), Jo Robinson
(Club Development & Recruitment Co-ordinator), Alan Lamond (Trustee) and
Neil Maxwell (Aon Hewitt Partner, local sponsor of this category award).
All category winners now go through to be assessed and possibly
short-listed for the Surrey Sports Awards ceremony in December so we will
keep you posted!
RACKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
This year, entries were up 40% - 42 entrants played in 6
competitions. Matches were played
during September, culminating in a hard-fought Finals Night on Saturday, 8th
October with presentations and free buffet afterwards. Thanks to Dave Riches and other Committee
Members for organising it so well. Winners and runners-up here and
AUTUMN TERM ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND JUNIORS
We have lots of different activities going on for adults and juniors
over the Autumn Term – see here.
(SEATED BOWLS) SESSIONS, SEPT-DEC 2016
In partnership with the YMCA
Redhill and Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s Leisure
Department, Ebbisham are holding new Boccia (seated bowls) sessions on Thursdays term-time from 1.30-3.00pm from 15th
September to 8th December 2016.
Boccia is a Paralympics sport and is for anyone with a disability,
mental health isues and life-threatening
conditions. Katie Gatt,
Boccia Coach from YMCA, will be on hand to show everyone how this fun game is
played. First session is free, £3
thereafter and carers are free of charge. To book, contact Jo in the Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
01372-720647. See GB Boccia’s website for info/videos: http://gb-boccia.org
SHORTLISTED FOR ‘SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR’!
Ebbisham Sports Club has
been shortlisted for the Aon Hewitt ‘Sports Club of the Year’ as part of the
Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards. There
will be an Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 4th October at Epsom Downs
Racecourse and winners of each category then go through to the Surrey Sports
Awards. Keep your fingers crossed for
‘I AM TEAM GB’
FREE OPEN DAY AT EBBISHAM, SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
To celebrate Team
GB's amazing success
at the Olympics and hopefully at the Paralympics to come,
Ebbisham held an 'I Am Team GB' free OPEN DAY on SATURDAY, 27TH AUGUST from
10am-6pm for Members, friends, family teenagers and visitors of all ages and
abilities. Free taster sessions, Dodgeball, Club Tennis and Squash sessions,
courts were available to book completely
free of charge. There was a
scrummy Brunch Menu available too. We
had 200-250 people turn up, despite the fact that it was Bank Holiday weekend
and fantastic weather! See here
for photos of the day.
MEDAL FOR FORMER EBBISHAM BADMINTON JUNIOR!
Chris Langridge and Marcus
Ellis won a fantastic Badminton Bronze medal at the recent Rio Olympics – Chris
was interviewed by Clare Balding on BBC1 shortly afterwards and he said he
started off his Olympic journey as a 10 year old junior and paid tribute to
his former Coaches, Alan and Jackie Cunningham – who are still coaching
juniors at Ebbisham and have done for the past 40 years! Magnificent achievements all round! For more info, see here
GALORE FOR LEON AND LUKE GRIFFITHS!
Two of our Performance
Centre Badminton Juniors, Leon and Luke Griffiths took part in the World Team
Racketlon Championships in Denmark recently and won gold, silver and bronze
medals between them! Well done boys! See here
Our 39 Try-Sport
kids have gone home happy, have learnt new racket skills (Badminton, Squash,
Racketball, Tennis, Touchtennis, table tennis) and will hopefully keep up new
friendships through our 'Buddy group'. Thanks to our wonderful professional
Coaches, Peter, Hugh and Steve, who joined in all the sporting and social
activities and really made it fun for the kids! We will definitely be doing this new
initiative again, at Christmas/New Year 2016/17 and Easter and Summer 2017 so
contact the Office if you might be interested in going on an ‘interested’
annual Racketlon (Table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis) took place on
Saturday 23rd July - 24 adults and youngsters took part in 2 grades. Leon
Griffiths (16 yrs) won the A Grade, with his 12 year old brother, Luke
runner-up. They then went off to Denmark to represent GB in the World Team
and Doubles Racketlon Champs and came back with a haul of Gold, Silver and
Bronze medals between them! The B Grade was also won by another talented 12 year old, Elliot Roberts, beating several adults to the
title. See photos here
TENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
The day opened with the men's singles - Here former winner
Jake Bonner put up a strong fight to regain the title he lost to Chris
Graham last year, against the in-form Peter Willis (who incidentally is the
reigning squash singles champion), before losing in 2 sets. The ladies
singles pitted two former champions against one another -
this promised a close contest but in the end Evelynn Ansell was
no match for worthy winner Jo Robinson. Next up, the men's doubles - this
produced an exciting see-saw contest with Peter Willis and Colin Shermer
racing to a 5-2 lead, only for a freshly invigorated Jake Bonner and Rob
Crouch to raise their game and storm past to take the set and go on to win
the second too. The ladies doubles saw two new partnerships battle it out,
with Gill Futcher and Justine Gonshaw emerging victorious over Evelynn Ansell
and Kate Tasch. In the mixed doubles former winners Lesley Coles and Jason Moss
had to settle for second place against the male half of last year's winners
Colin Shermer and new partner Jo Robinson. Last to be played was the men's
singles plate - having suffered a surprise first round exit from the main
draw, it was probably no surprise that number 2 seed Leo Morrell came out on
top, but not before his opponent Nick Peers had put up a spirited fight.
All together a fine day, both weather and tennis wise, for
players and spectators. Thanks to the kind souls who stood and umpired in the
sun and to those who provided refreshments - we raised £45 for the club
charity Love me Love my Mind. The day was rounded off in splendid fashion
with a curry and dancing (though it was too hot for much of that) to Jeff
'Double Decks' disco.
For complete results and photos of the event, see here
and here .
SURREY YOUTH GAMES PRESENTATION EVENING
The Surrey Youth Games Presentation Evening took place on 13th
July 2016 and all the Squad children were presented with Certificates and
winning medals. Well done to the
children and their Coaches! Epsom
& Ewell Borough came 2nd this year in the Borough Trophy and
Ebbisham Sports Club was awarded the Charlie Steer Trophy for being the Most
Supportive Club – providing free courts and free coaching, plus free two
months Membership to all those who were Squad Members. See photos here.
SURREY YOUTH GAMES SUCCESSES!
What a fantastic weekend of sporting activity it was at the Surrey
Youth Games at Surrey Sports Park! The
following Ebbisham-based teams did brilliantly with a major haul of medals
which is testament to the talent of both the children and their professional
Badminton Mixed, 11-14 yrs – Silver Medals (2nd place)
Badminton Mixed, 9-11 yrs – Bronze Medals (3rd place)
Squash Juniors, 7-10 yrs – Silver Medals (2nd place)
Squash Seniors, 10-13 yrs – Silver Medals (2nd place)
Tennis Mixed, 7-8 yrs – 8th place
TouchTennis – Silver medals (2nd place)
And more good news – Epsom and Ewell came
Runner-up in the league of Boroughs in Surrey this year (they came 1st
last year so they did very well to follow that achievement).
Thanks to all the parents who brought along their children to Surrey
Youth Games training, even if they weren’t picked for the actual Squads. Hope they enjoyed themselves and, if they
continue, they might do even better next year!
SUMMER HOLIDAY CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES AT EBBISHAM
Calling all juniors! Would you
like some healthy, sporty fun over the Summer Holidays with friends? Then take a look at all the things we have
on offer during end July and August:-
Try-Sport Junior Summer Camp – juniors aged 8-14 years (in 3 age groups)
can try five different sports:
badminton, tennis, touchtennis, squash and racketball in rotation each
day between Monday-Friday 1st-5th August, 9am-3.30pm
with professional Coaches. Plus
sociable board games and quizzes and fun sport activities. For more details see flyer here.
Tennis Summer Camp – juniors aged 5-14 years will take part in various
tennis activities, coaching, games and competitions from Tuesday-Friday 23rd
– 26th August, 10am-3pm.
For more details see flyer here.
Squash and Racketball Drop-in Sessions for Teenagers – juniors
aged 10-18 years can come and try squash and racketball under supervision of
a Level 1 Coach. Coaching tips
available but mostly playing fun games and mini-tournaments. On Saturdays 6th,
13th, 20th and 27th August from 1-3pm. £4 for 2 hour session.
Squash Summer Camp – we have two summer squash camps run by Peter
Crossman, Level 3 Coach, on Monday 25th July and Monday 8th
August for beginners/improvers and Surrey Youth Games standard from 9-11am
and for intermediate/advanced and Surrey County Feeder Squad and above from
11am-1pm. Cost £15 Members and £20
Non-Members per 2 hour session. Book
place on Ezeesport website www.ezeesport.com
and go to Ezeesquash Bookings, Ebbisham Sports
Club, Holiday Camps.
SUMMER TERM ACTIVITIES AT EBBISHAM
We have lots of different activities going on for adults and juniors
over the Summer Term – see here
LIVE BAND AT EBBISHAM, B-CIDERS, 21 MAY 2016
A good time was had by all – see photos here
SOCIAL: ASIAN SPECIALITIES MEAL
AND QUIZ NIGHT, 7 MAY 2016
Chef, Sharon Hoyland of Ching’s Kitchen,
provided Members and their friends with a superb Penang Chicken Curry,
followed by an entertaining Quiz Night with resident hosts Chris Taylor and
Jeff Wiles. See photos here
SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS
Another fantastic, well-run Championships with
over 40 entrants competing across 13 competitions. Thanks to Organiser,
Damian Smith and his helpers for enabling the matches to run so smoothly, ending
with Finals Night on Saturday, 23rd April with presentations and
free buffet for entrants, family and friends. Winners and runners-up here .
a new sport for 2016 – or brush up your old skills
evening class - Are you new to badminton? or just a bit rusty and
want to update your skills? We may have the answer. Starting Monday 11
January and running for 10 weeks, our new adult beginner/improver badminton
course will take place between 7.30 and 9.30pm. The course will be coached by
Steve Jacobs. The cost is £80 for the 10 week course.
Over 50s RACKETBALL - If you are retired or semi-retired why not come
down and give racketball a try! The
club is hosting a 6 week course on Mondays beginning on 18 January. The
sessions with coach Jo Robinson take place from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The cost is
£18 (£3 per session).
TASTER COURSES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES - An exciting opportunity to learn a new sport for
free! Ebbisham Sports Club is planning to run free 4-week lunchtime
Taster Courses for local business men and women during January/February/March
2016 in Racketball, Squash, Badminton and Tennis.
more information on any of these courses, or to book your place, call the
office 01372 720647 or email email@example.com
performance centre – MORE CAUSE FOR CONGRATULATION
medal tally mounts for the season – Well done to
PERFORMANCE CENTRE PLAYERS START SEASON ON HIGH NOTE
PC players have been travelling to tournaments in the south East and beyond
and coming away with a hoard of medals of all hues.
to the following medal winners
to Jamie Mathews who was named Disability Sports Person of the year at the
Award ceremony in Guildford on 25 November
find out more please click the link http://www.activesurrey.com/courses-events/surrey-sports-awards
& EWELL ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS
are in order
badminton coach Marie Benedict was named Sports Coach of the Year and
Ebbisham Squash champion Jamie Mathews gained the Disability Sports Award at
the ceremony held on 29 September in the Queens Stand at Epsom Downs
Racecourse. As winners of their
categories, Marie and Jamie have been put forward by EEBC for the
corresponding Surrey Sports Awards.
addition, although not winners, Ebbisham was short listed for the Aon Hewitt
Sports Club of the Year Award, and the Surrey Youth Games Mini-Squash team,
trained by Ebbisham squash coach Chris Matthews, for the Young Sports Team of
the Year Award.
further details on the awards click www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/sportsawards
Sports Club was granted this accreditation by Epsom & Ewell Borough
Council in April 2010 in recognition of its good practice when working with
young people. The scheme recognizes organizations that have robust child
protection procedures in place and have a commitment to providing a safe
environment for children and young people.
qualify for accreditation clubs need to show they have a working child
protection policy, have an assigned child protection officer, all coaches and
adults working with children have an up to date CRB certificate and undertake
child protection training and follow the borough’s child protection
award is for the sports club that has:
Clubmark, or are actively working towards it;
proven track record of working with schools, local authorities and other
to the relevant National Governing Body;
of a commitment to effective recruitment, recognition and training;
senior and junior section;
sporting opportunities for all;
ideas and best practice with other sports clubs.
Sports Club - WINNER
Ebbisham Sports Club is a successful and supportive club in Epsom that
consists of three sections badminton, squash and tennis. All three sections
have gained Clubmark and the badminton section has also recently been awarded
with Badminton England Performance Centre status. Ebbisham Sports Club has
many links with the local community, providing the site for many youth and
community projects. The club is also committed to developing coaches and
officials who, in turn, often support these projects. The club has a junior
and senior section for the three sports and strives to offer a high quality
and friendly environment for all.
award is for a coach, official, administrator or general helper who has:
enthusiasm and commitment to a sport or club;
a tremendous impact on a club or organisation through volunteering;
a commitment to personal development, team working and supporting the
development of other volunteers.
Matthews – Ebbisham Sports Club - Runner-up
Chris started helping out at Ebbisham Sports Club when he studied for his
Community Sports Leader Award. He liked it so much he stayed on and is now a
qualified Level 1 assistant coach and he mentors other volunteers and young
people at the club. Chris has been volunteering for the Surrey Youth Games
for many years and this year showed great commitment and enthusiasm by
stepping in to support the squash team as Epsom & Ewell Team Manager. He
helped the club to cover all training sessions, completed all the necessary
administration work and volunteered his time during the weekend of the Games.
Chris has shown great commitment to his continual professional development.