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Sports clubs – October 2023

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Northallerton

North'ton Indoor Bowling Club The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 774735
Email kmar@talktalk.net
Thursday, 12.45pm to 3.45pm. £3.50 per session + joining fee of £10 (but your first session is FREE!). A social afternoon of indoor carpet bowling with the benefit of gentle exercise, light competition and companionship. Accessible. Participants need to have reasonable mobility as some lifting and bending is involved. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate severely disabled participants as we are all pretty old ourselves and cannot provide much physical assistance!

Richmond

Swaledale Outdoor Club 17 New Road, Richmond DL10 4QS.
Email info@swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk
Website http://www.swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk
Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Skiing and Walking. In all activities standards range from novice to expert. Beginners and new members welcome.

Thirsk

Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club Thirsk.
Email hambletonpaddlers02@gmail.com
Website https://www.hambletonpaddlers.club
Meets at Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, Thirsk. Aims to introduce anyone to the pleasures of kayaking and canoeing in a safe environment.
Leake Tennis Club Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AX. Tel 01845 537199
Email mikegillwill@gmail.com
Website https://www.leaketennisclub.org.uk
3 tennis courts providing an excellent playing surface all year round. Club times Wednesday morning 10am and Sunday 10am (all year). Strong commitment to developing junior members. Match play. Coaching opportunities for all ages and abilities. Children welcome. Junior Coaching during summer term. Junior League Matches Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Rainton Cricket Club Carr Lane, Rainton, Thirsk YO7 3PS.
Email petekeighleycricketcoaching@gmail.com
Website https://rainton.play-cricket.com
The club runs an adult team in each of divisions 4 and 8 of the Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League and a Wednesday evening team in the Harrogate and District Cricket League. It also has a growing junior section that it was started in 2017 that practices from 6pm on a Monday evening during the season. The club will be entering an under 11 eight a side team (years 5 and 6) and also an under 13 (years 7 and 8) eight a side teams in the Kettlewell Fuels Nidderdale Junior Cricket League again in 2023. The under 9s will play some friendly matches. Children welcome.
Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07766 208670
Email sowerbyflattsbowlingclub@outlook.com
Website https://facebook.com/sowerbyflatts
A small, friendly and successful club of about 40 members taking part in two local bowling leagues in North Yorkshire, JSW and Galtres. Open from end April through to September, new players of any age as well as seasoned bowlers are all welcome. U18's male and female are encouraged to come along and have a go. Everyone is welcome to come along, situated on The Flatts, Sowerby with social bowling taking place on Tuesdays from 6.30pm onwards. Children welcome. welcome but need to be accompanied by parent/guardian. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Sowerby Sports Village, Inspiration Way, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GU. Tel 01845 526550
Email thirsksowerbyharriers1977@gmail.com
Website https://www.thirskandsowerbyharriers.co.uk
Not sure a running club is for you? We cater for all running abilities – from those who want to build up to run a 5k distance to those who want to improve their marathon times and beyond, both on or off road, offering support and encouragement to get you running and keep you running!
Thirsk Athletics Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP.
Website http://www.thirskathleticclub.co.uk
Thirsk Athletic Sports and Social Club is alongside Thirsk Racecourse along Newsham Road. It is the home of the town's major sports clubs, including Thirsk Cricket Club, Thirsk Bowls Club, Thirsk Rugby Club, Thirsk Tennis Club, Thirsk Squash Club and Thirsk Hockey Club.
Thirsk Bowling Club Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522711
Email hartleymg@aol.com
Lawn bowls - practice, club play (leagues) competitions and social bowling. All welcome. Children welcome. Coaching given Accessible. Adapted walking sticks available. No wheelchairs or mobility scooters on green.
Thirsk Bowmen Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3PG. Tel 01845 501050
Email elizabethfletcher987@btinternet.com
Website http://www.thirskbowmen.org.uk
Open access all year round for members only.GNAS members please contact either of the telephone numbers for information
Thirsk Cricket Club Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07761 669434
Email thirskcricketclub@gmail.com
Website http://www.thirsk.play-cricket.com
Adult Section: Thirsk CC runs 3 senior teams each playing competitive matches on Saturday afternoons. The 1st XI plays in Division 1 of the York & District Senior Cricket League in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League North. The 2nd & 3rd XIs play in Division 5 and Division 7 respectively of the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League. Thirsk CC also operates a T20 XI which plays on Wednesday evening in the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League. Juniors Section: Thirsk CC welcomes juniors of all ages and offers a fun and inclusive playing environment for all. Thirsk CC operates hardball cricket teams at U11, U15 & U19 age groups. Thirsk CC also offers softball cricket via the ECB All Stars programme for 5-8 year olds and the ECB Dynamos programme for 8-11 year olds. Children welcome. Programmes for 5-8 and 8-11 year olds Accessible.
Thirsk Falcons FC Sowerby Sports Village, Inspiration Way, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GU. Tel 01609 711651
Email hello@thirskfalcons.com
Website https://thirskfalcons.com
Thirsk Falcons, now a FA Community Charter Standard Club, provides a balance of quality football for all ages and gender with a desire to succeed at a semi-professional level. Children welcome. Junior football
Thirsk Hockey Club Thirsk Senior School Astro, Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. Tel 01845 440729 / 07786 587801
Website https://www.thirskhockeyclub.com
Men's and women's senior & junior sections. Thirsk Floodlit Astro, entrance off Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby Children welcome. We encourage children of age groups from 6 upwards.
Thirsk Karate Dojo BSKA Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07427 918382 / 07564 347745
Email thirsk@byakko.co.uk
Website https://www.thirskkaratedojo.co.uk
Every Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm teaching Karate the safe and correct way, ages 6 to adult. Facebook ThirskKarateDojoBSKA. Children welcome.
Thirsk Rugby Football Club c/o Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07736 053776
Email secretary@thirskrufc.co.uk
Website https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/thirsk
We run junior sides from tots to Colts on Sundays and a men's team which plays on Saturdays. Seniors training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Rd. Children welcome. Girls & boys aged 3 to 17 Accessible.
Thirsk Squash Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07790 340837
Email thirsksquash@gmail.com
Website http://www.thirsksquashclub.co.uk
Located next to Thirsk Athletic Club. The well-established club has 2 recently renovated courts and can offer members of any skill level and experience a great place to train, compete, learn & develop their skills. Thirsk Squash Club has teams competing in regional club competitions and offers internal league matches .
Thirsk Tennis Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01423 360863
Email thirsktennisclub@gmail.com
Website http://thirsktennis.org.uk
This club and the courts are for members only. Please contact if you are interested in joining.
Thirsk White Horse Swim Team Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Ctr., Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU.
Email thirskswimteam@gmail.com
Website https://www.thirskswimteam.co.uk
A friendly club, run by volunteers, catering for swimmers from stage 7 or equivalent. We train at Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre pool, and members ranging from six years old to adult. We aim to provide a high standard of coaching and teaching, to train swimmers to compete at League, County, Regional and National level, but also for fitness and recreation. The club has Swim Mark status, which is means we are accredited by Swim England Children welcome. Take your swimming to the next level, with competitions for all standards of swimmer Accessible. Please contact us if you are a paraswimmer, to discuss whether we are able to meet your needs
Thornton-le Moor Cricket Club Main Street, Thornton-le Moor, Thirsk DL7 9DW.
Email harland94@hotmail.co.uk
Website http://tlmoor.play-cricket.com/home
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237
Email enquiry@ygc.co.uk
Website https://www.ygc.co.uk
Viewing area open to the public. Cafe currently closed. First flights with prior notice, gift vouchers available. Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.

York

Easingwold Town AFC Bull Hill, Stillington Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3FA. Tel 07929 122683
Email mark.sherwood@hotmail.com
Website https://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/easingwoldangels
Senior, Junior and Ladies football. Accessible.
Helmsley OpenAir Swimming Pool Baxtons Sprunt, Helmsley, York YO62 5HT. Tel 01439 326008
Email info@helmsleyopenairpool.org
Website https://www.helmsleyopenairpool.org
Yorkshire’s only 25m heated open air pool. Open during mid-Jun to early Sep. Children welcome. Fun sessions Accessible. Hoist available for disabled clients to enter the pool. Limited access for wheelchairs. Changing facilities and toilets unsuitable for disabled users. Suggest arriving ‘pool ready’.