Sports & Leisure

Team Leader: Wendy Richardson

We offer a full programme of sports and leisure activities
throughout the year - almost an A - Z !

We have 2 Kurling Sets and come out to WIs.

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We have a Bingo Machine you can hire for £10 Download a Booking form



How would you like to join the Sports & Leisure Team? We are looking for some other ladies to join our team to help put on a variety of different activities during the year. You may enjoy physical sporting activities or the quieter ones, like board or card games. It really doesn’t matter; you can come along to one of our meetings and see what we get up to. Please contact Heather at the office for the dates and times, I look forward to hopefully seeing some of you there.

We have another of our popular Bingo nights at Lowdham Village Hall on Friday 27 September at 7pm or how about entering our Rummikub competition at Lowdham WI Hall on Thursday 3 October 7pm? I hope you have entered your WI in our annual Kurling competition at Lowdham Village Hall on 23 October at 7pm. These are all great ways for members to have an enjoyable evening. If you are wondering why all these events are in Lowdham, it is the centre point of the federation.


A night of Long Alley Skittles was enjoyed by 20 members from 5 different WIs. It was a very close competition with only 9 points between all 5 teams, but in the end, congratulations went to: Ann-Marie Morley, Marion Dickinson, Angela Keeble and Elizabeth Withers from Gringley on the Hill WI who won with 56 points, closely followed by Bleasby WI with 55 points, Hawton WI 54, Forest Town 52, and Lambley 47 points. Afterwards they enjoyed a supper provided by the Sherwood Forester, Ravenshead.

Coming up on Monday 5 August we have the Evening at the Dogs at the Nottingham Greyhound Stadium. Enjoy a wonderful evening with a three-course meal in the company of fellow WI members.

Our annual Darts Pairs competition is on Thursday 19 and Thursday 26 September at the Royal Oak, East Bridgeford, with the top 2 teams from each night going through to the final. So why not have a go. You don’t have to have a team in the league, as long as there are two of you who want to play, but we do ask you to bring a marker as well please.


The results of the Darts League are in; the final took place in March between Caunton WI and Bottesford & District WI at the Wagon and Horses, Bleasby. It was a close game with Bottesford winning the first set of three but Caunton came back and won the next two sets to win 2:1.

Well done to the Caunton WI team made up of Kate Ashworth, Kate Jackson, Toni Fernley, Alison Bacon, Doreen Westmorland, Julie Baugh, Liz Baugh, Liz Rhodes, Jacqui Shorthouse, Marion Weaver, Diane Corah, Jude Mure.

Have you ever seen a T20 cricket match? If the answer is no, why not go with the WI on Sunday 7 July at 2.30pm, we are going to Trent Bridge Cricket ground to watch Notts Outlaws v Birmingham Bears.


In March, we had a lovely evening at Lowdham Village Hall when 80 members enjoyed a night of Bingo with a wonderful supper of pie & peas. The Bingo prize money was allocated to a line, 2 lines, then a full house and was for a good amount of money each time. Between playing for money, they played an alternative game of bingo for a prize. Well done to anyone who went home a little richer. Don’t worry if you missed this event, as we are going to do it again in October!

We also have our annual Kurling Competition on Thursday 12 September at Lowdham Village Hall. For those of you with a head for heights, we are going Gliding on 16 August (reserve date 23 August).


Are you sorting out your WI programmes for the next year? Do you have an empty date? If so, why not hire our federation Kurling sets or our Bingo machine? It is just £20 per set for the Kurling, and you can easily have 40 people with one set, but if you have more members or you wanted to open it up to husbands/partners and make it a social night, we do have 2 sets. You could either run it yourself or a member of the Sports & Leisure team can come and help you. How about a game of Bingo? We have a proper Bingo machine which displays the numbers as they are called and is just £10 to hire.  There is also a list of the calling names for each number if you want to use that.

We also have several sets of Rummikub, which we are happy to bring out and teach your members how to play. We hold an annual fun competition night of Rummikub. How many of you know you can also get Rummikub word? We bought it for my son for Christmas and it’s great. We were wondering if this would be something different to scrabble and if members would be interested or not – let me know.