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2023-24 season

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Tucked tightly near the top of the Western League this away game against Helston Athletic FC was one mid league Nailsea & Tickenham had high hopes of winning especially as they went 0-1 in the first half.

But despite Lucas Vowles early goal Helston captain Harrison Hewell headed the equaliser five minutes later

And just five minutes into the second half Jordan Copp’s penalty saw Helston 2-1 up.

Tim Clarke reports for The Non League newspaper: “Mid-table Nailsea & Tickenham pushed for an equaliser until the death when they were caught on the break and Rubin Wilson sealed the 3-1 win."

A Swags spokesman tweeted: “The score line certainly wasn’t a reflection of the game, the lads did us proud and we were unlucky not to get a point let alone all three.

“Some (a lot) of decisions didn’t go our way and that’s what played a huge part in the result but that’s football.”

Man of the match went to left back Harry Pruett for an outstanding performance causing the home side problems all afternoon – his distribution was on point too.

  • Next home game is on Armistice Day, Saturday, November 11, for the FA Vase Swags second round proper against Hartpury University FC, 3pm ko.

See you at Fryth Way?

Other November fixtures on poster below.

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We was 'unlucky'

The Swags will play Clevedon Town if they beat Hartpury University in FA Vase on Saturday.
Clevedon Town beat Brokenhurst to reach the third round of the FA Vase for the fourth successive season. 
Nailsea & Tickenham's second round match with the Acorns was called off to due a waterlogged pitch at Fryth Way last Saturday and been rearranged for this Saturday, with the winners at home in the third round.
The Seasiders, on the other hand, had no issues and eased past Brokenhurst with a 5-0 win to secure a place in the third round for the fourth successive season.
The match is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, at Fryth Way.

Local FA derby ahead?

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SWAGS OUT OF FA VASE: Swags played the game at Hartpury as their pitch at Fryth Way was still waterlogged. It was a fast, moving and edgy match which ended Nailsea & Tickenham FC brilliant FA Vase run by going out in the second round proper 5-3. Hartpury now play Clevedon and we wish them luck

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FIVE GOAL DEFEAT: Not sure what is happening here but another defeat with a massive goal different played under floodlights at Fryth Way. The final score was 0-5. In brighter news, the Reserves made it three wins in a row with a solid 3-0 win against Castle Cary. Nailsea & Tickenham second home game this week is against Bridgwater on Friday night, November 24 with 7.30pm kick off

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HOME DEFEAT: Despite a battling performance Nailsea & Tickenham lost 0-1 against Bridgwater United on Saturday, November 25. Oliver Carter took the man of the match accolade. The Fryth Way club announced Joe Berry is moving on to play with Portishead. The truimph reserves won 3-1 in the local derby against Ashton & Backwell United at the Lancer Scott stadiumNailsea is away to St Blazey in Cornwall on Saturday, December 2. 

Nailsea Cricket Club is on the lookout to recruit some new players for the forthcoming 2024 season.

Nailsea CC cricket director Gary Phippen said: "We are the only cricket club in this great town of ours.

"We currently have four senior teams and three youth teams.
"Our 1st team is rising year by year and after a title winning season are going into west division 7 which plays all local games.
"Our 2nds are heading into full 40 over cricket and will be going into west division 9, again all local games.
"Our T20 team will play around eight midweek fixtures.
"And finally we will having a 3rds senior weekend team which plays friendlies either on a Saturday or Sunday especially for people who just enjoy the game, no matter of ability.
"So if you are new to the area and want a challenge or just a good social environment then please get in touch."

Contract details here https://www.nailseacricketclub.co.uk

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In the summertime

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Nailsea & Tickenham FC played their game against Saltash United at home in torrential rain.

The final score was 1-0 to Swags.

A resilient performance means the Fryth Way team take all three points.

Joe Banks was the first half goal scorer, his first for the club.

Man of the match went to Joe Bishop on his debut appearance who was ‘outstanding at the back, a real warrior with a desire to protect our goal at all times’, said a club commentator.

Saltash player Kieran O'Melia took a nasty injury during the game and is wished all the best for a speedy recovery.

Nailsea & Tickenham are at home against Hartpury University in the second round proper of the Isuzu FA Vase on Saturday, November 11.

The Gloucestershire team play in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One and are currently in third place in the tables.

Nailsea & Tickenham are currently mid-table in the Western League Premier Division.

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Swags win at home

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After a magnificent home match at Fryth Way on Saturday, October 21, a victorious Nailsea & Tickenham FC move to the next round of the Isuzu FA Vase cup.

The Swags beat Mangotsfield United FC 2-0 with both goals scored by super skilled striker Lucas Vowles although credit to goalkeeper Jason Mellor for some great saves.

Jared Ford was named MOM after a superb midfield performance.

The online programme is here https://online.flipbuilder.com/swags/oner/.

Nailsea & Tickenham are home to Barnstaple Town Football Club in the Les Phillips Cup on Tuesday, October 24 with a 7.30pm kick off.

After the great support on Saturday with the stand and car park full they would love to see as many people at the ground as possible to cheer on the lads!

The next game Isuzu FA Vase cup second round proper is at Fryth Way on Saturday, November 11, with the opposition team yet to be announced.

PHOTOS: Paul Harden and Nailsea People

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Late result: Swags 0-4 Barnstaple
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A mural to Bristol City legend Chris Garland has been unveiled just a stone’s throw from Ashton Gate.
The mural was painted on the side of the Coopers Arms pub on Ashton Road in memory of Nailsea man Chris Garland, who died in July at the age of 74.
The Bristol-born striker was one of the Ashton Gate Eight, who in 1982 tore up their contracts to save the club from financial ruin.
Garland made a total of 248 appearances for City, scoring 54 goals and playing for the club in all four divisions.

 

PHOTO: Martin Booth

Remembering Chris at Ashton Gate
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Big defeat at Bridgwater

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FRIENDLY GAMES: Nailsea & Tickenham FC is excited to set out its pre-season schedule. It starts with welcoming National League South Weston AFC to Fryth Way ground on Saturday, July 1, for a 3pm kick off. The reserves also have their timetable planned

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WALK DON'T RUN: Nailsea Walking Football Team which plays at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, on Wednesday evenings is looking for sponsorship. The group consist of men aged 50+ and women aged 40+ and the early evening session from 7-8pm costs £5. Royal Mail delivery worker Dave Newcombe who set up the team said: "It is a chance to keep fit at a slower pace and meet new people who only give encouragement and it's fun." Call or text 0793 937 4147 or just come up on Wednesday evenings

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A Backwell bowling club has new shirts thanks to a local estate agent.

West Backwell Bowling Club has debuted its new kit at a special event at Windsor Castle, thanks to sponsorship from Parker’s Estate Agents and Letting Agents.

The club has historically played in whites, as is traditional in the sport, but as part of it’s new Thrive With Bowls campaign, making the sport more fun and accessible to everyone, it was decided to update the shirts to a vibrant green and yellow.

The club was recently invited to play in the grounds of Windsor Castle versus The Royal Household, where the new shirts were worn and the team won their match.

Parker’s, which has its headquarters at newly-refurbished offices in Backwell, is both principal sponsor and shirt sponsor of the club.

West Backwell Bowls Club chairwoman Grace Higgins said: “We absolutely love our new and unique shirts and we’re delighted to have debuted them at this special game.

“The shirts really represent us as a club – we’re fun, forward looking and engaging and they fit perfectly with our Thrive With Bowls campaign which is all about promoting health and wellbeing, improving the lives of our members and increasing community engagement.

“Bowls truly is a sport for all and we want to support people in being more active.

"We have seen first-hand the difference bowls has made to our new members this year.

"We’ve had whole families playing together, and many say their physical activity has been increased by 100 per cent.

" It has also helped with recovery from a stroke and by providing a social environment for widowers and people who were previously housebound.

“The invitation to play within the Windsor Castle grounds has been delayed since our 90th anniversary during Covid but came at the perfect time to show off our new shirts.

"Many clubs are now moving towards colourful shirts or at least a flash of colour on their kits and I think it’s a great reflection of what an inclusive and fun sport bowls is.

“Thank you to Parker’s for their continued support.”

The shirt’s design also features the club logo, a stag, which is a take on the Robinson Family crest.

Theodore Robinson donated the recreation park grounds to the people of the village of Backwell.

The bowling green was opened in 1929 by the Marquis of Bath who bowled the first bowl. Mr Robinson was made President of the bowling club and remained so until his death in 1959.

The words on the logo are Audi alteram partem - which means hear the other side.

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Parker’s Estate Agents director Andrew Simmonds said: “We’re thrilled to be shirt sponsors for this wonderful local team.

"The new shirts look really eye-catching and we’re looking forward to seeing the Parker’s logo in all its glory when we watch the next match.

“Supporting local community projects and clubs like this is really important to us at Parker’s.

"West Backwell Bowls Club is a vital resource for the people of our village and surrounding villages to become more active and to engage in social activities and we’re pleased to be able to back them.”

West Backwell Bowls is a village club run solely by volunteers. With more than 120 visitors per week, the volunteers run regular events for their members and the community including a weekly ‘Tuesday Try’ bowls night and an engaging social programme at the clubhouse kitchen and bar.

The club also has a new Novices section with subsidised membership for all beginners to include all the support, coaching and aids required.

For more information visit https://www.westbackwellbc.org.uk/

Parker’s is an independent agency, regulated by RICS, providing a trusted, high-quality service and offering extensive expertise in all aspects of the residential property market. The agency sells and lets properties in Backwell, Nailsea, Flax Bourton, Cleeve and villages throughout North Somerset.

Estate agent sponsors new VIP shirts 

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Local Derby starts friendly season

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SWAGS V ATHLETIC: The draws for the Emirates FA Cup 2023-24 Extra Preliminary and Preliminary rounds have been made and Nailsea & Tickenham FC will be playing away to Tring Athletic FC in the opening round on Saturday, August 5. Nailsea & Tickenham Football Club, established in 2015, has seen its 1st team win rapid promotion and now plays in the Western League Premier & Reserves Somerset County League Division One. In its first FA cup clash it is up a team which last season finished mid-table in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division who play at Grass Roots Stadium, Dorian Williams Sports Centre, Cow Lane, Tring, HP23 5NS. Postcode is for those thinking of journeying to Hertfordshire for the game

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CHEESY START: Nailsea United Football Club played its first ever game against Cheddar. A club spokesman said: "We played four games and won the first game 2-0 and drew the other three. Outstanding performance from everyone and a big thank you to Cheddar for hosting us." The players were sporting new shirts sponsored by White Truffle restaurant 

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Strongman Saturday is an out-of-hours workshop running for one day only on Saturday, September 23, 1-5pm.

Four hours of strongman fun, coaching and shananigans run by Britain's Strongest Man competitior Ryan England  and Jack Willis, a North Somerset Strongest Man competitor.

The event has more usual items in a gym setting - deadlifts, axle deadlifts, log lift, farmers walk, yoke  plus bag toss, wooden log, car deadlift, conan's wheel, tractor tyres, atlas stones, carry bags.

The idea is that both Ryan and Jack can help you with your gym and strongman lifts - whatever you want! And you can have a lot of fun training, while learning, at the same time.

Given you'll pay £40 per hour for a 1:1 PT with Ryan or Jack, the 4-hour session is offered at the bargain price of just £50.

To book go to https://www.thegymrevolution.co.uk/strongman-saturday-with-ryan-england-and-jack-willis.html.

 

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At The Gym Strongman Saturday

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Cadbury House health club and spa is planning a marathon spinathon to raise funds for a local school which suffered a devastating fire earlier in the year.
The team at theclub and spa is planning to use its state-of-the-art ‘spin’ bikes in its reception where club members and good sports will be able to ride for 30-minute slots each costing a minimum of £5.
This is on Thursday, August 24, the ride will start at 8am in the morning and finish at 7pm on the same day.
The idea behind the ride is to raise funds for Yatton Junior and Infant School which lost a number of classrooms and playground equipment in a fire back in May.

Because of the damage, pupils are having to use portacabins for the 2023-24 academic year while the money raised by the club will go towards buying a new play shed and play equipment.
Bosses at the popular health club are now looking forward to welcoming people from across North Somerset to have a go on the spin bikes while helping raise vital funds for the school.
Jason Eaton, general manager at the club said: “It was devastating to hear of the fire and damage to the school.

"We’ve got quite close connections with the school being only half a mile down the road and meant we all knew someone who has been impacted by the fire so we’re delighted to do something to help.
“Anyone can take part and we’d love to see parents, teachers, our own members plus members of the public pop their name down and have a have a go.They can go as fast or slow as they wish and can book as many 30-minute slots as they like!
“We’re also hoping that anyone who visits during the day will pop any spare change into collection buckets adding to the overall total.”
To take part email theclub@cadburyhouse.com or call 01934 834343.

Spinathon fundraising for school fire damage

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DRAWING PRAISE: In the 0-0 draw Thatchers Cider man of the match was awards to Mike Rowcliffe. The consensus was all the boys played really well but Mike lead the boys from the back and deserved the accolade.

In the FA cup extra preliminary qualifying first round the final score on Saturday, August 5, was Tring Athletic FC v Nailsea & Tickenham FC 0-2.

The Swags dominated the first 45-mins with Lucas Vowles hitting the inside of the post forcing the keeper into a great save.

Joe Berry cutting in a 30-yard screamer with his left foot only for it to hit the bar, Bex also kept the keeper busy forcing him to a couple of smart saves.

After the constant pressure the deadlock was finally broken with Nick Buxton scoring thanks to a corner from Morgan Davies.

Half time 0-1

Second half has Tring starting to get on the ball a bit more but still didn't cause the Sways any issues. Then with 10 mins to go Luke Osgood powered home a header and put the game to bed.

 Man of the match went to skipper Jason Mellor for the perfect performance from his handling, distribution, leadership and calmness in what was a huge game for the club.

RESULT UNITED: A draw away from come for the Nailsea team. A club spokesman said: "Well, that lived up to the hype! What a battle from both sides so thanks to ⁦Stockwood Wanderers for the challenge. Boys sadly couldn’t come away with all three points but being two behind twice it’s a good point on the road. Onto the next one!"

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NEARLY HOME: Nailsea man Solomon Wanjau-Smith will be playing for Maidstone United at Bath on Saturday, August 12. Sol a former Nailsea United player and Priory Football coach turned professional last season but has been out with injury. Read all about his latest antics on the pitch HERE on the Kent Online website

Swags in 2nd draw

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: On Saturday, August 19, at 3pm Nailsea & Tickenham FC will play at home Highworth Town in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary And Preliminary Round draw second round. The Wiltshire team is currently plays in the  Hellenic League Premier Division and its home is at Elms Recreation Ground 
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Nailsea Bowls Club all conquering B Team are League Champions of Somerset BA Division 3 North with two games to go.

Under the leadership of Roger Cappell the B team secured a 10pts - 2pts win at home to Bristol.

With Ashcombe, their nearest rivals, suffering a surprise loss to Burnham the magnificent bowling machine males of Nailsea cannot be caught.

A club spokesman said: "Well done to everybody who has played for the team.

"Onwards and upwards for next season, with North 2 a mere bagatelle for our intrepid heroes."

The last game of the season for the B Team is at home to Victoria on Saturday, September 2.

If you haven't anything planned, why not get yourselves to MIzzymead Recreation Centre and cheer the team on.

The club spokesman added; "I am sure the aftermatch 'activities' will be amazing.

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Nailsea Bowls Club league leaders

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Final score Brixham AFC 2 N&TFC 3

Another away trip for Nailsea & Tickenham FC this time to Brixham AFC and the Swags team didn’t disappoint.

After going 1-0 down with some tidy build up play on the right for Joe Berry to send a cross to the back stick for Lucas Vowles who made no mistake with his header.

Just before half time Vowles nearly doubled his tally for the afternoon only to be ruled out for handball leaving everyone confused.

But the referee decided it before blowing the half time whistle.

In the second half Brixham came out of the blocks a lot quicker and it was their number 11, the best player on the pitch, who snuck one into the corner.

From kick-off Sways had a huge chance to take the lead but chances were missed and Brixham went up the other end and put another in the back of the net.

2-1 down in the space of a crazy 45 seconds.

Jacob O'Donnell then whips a deep free kick into the box with the keeper trying to claim but the wind played its part and the keeper dropped it to Sam Thomas.

He was the quickest to react and smashed the ball into the net – his first goal for Swags.

Then with approximately 10-15 minutes to go O’Donnell leapt like a salmon from a Lucas Vowles cross to power head into the corner and grab the three points for thw Swags.

A great on the road victory and a deserved three points.

The manager said, ‘great victory and deserved three points, the lads were excellent yet again and really starting to hit some form’.

Man of the match went to Tyler Mannings, pictured, for a solid performance at the back.

Another Saturday, another win

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SOCCER STARS: Tuesday night game and another win at Fryth Way. Nailsea & Tickenham FC v Wellington 4-0 was another excellent results with goals from Luke Osgood and a hat trick from man of the match Lucas Vowles. Next up is the FA cup game on Saturday, August 19, with a 3pm kick off with Nailsea & Tickenham FC vs Highworth Town in the FA Cup Preliminary Round second draw

theclub invest £1m in latest gym equipment

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The gym at the region’s leading health club and spa is to undergo a major refurbishment making it the most technically advanced anywhere in the South-West.

Final plans are now underway at The Club and Spa at Cadbury House in Congresbury that will see the entire cardio-vascular, resistance and free weight equipment being completely replaced, representing an investment of £1 million.

The floor of the freeweight and HiiT area is also being replaced while the whole area is to be redecorated.

Jason Eaton, general manager at the popular health club said: “We’re constantly looking to invest in the club's facilities to make sure it remains the leading independent health club and spa in the country.

“The investment in the gym’s equipment demonstrates our commitment to do just that and we’re incredibly excited by the plans.

“We’re working together with Technogym, the world leading brand in fitness, wellness, sport and health and have designed the space that will guarantee to enhance members’ training experiences.

“The kit that we’re installing will be used by athletes at the Paris Olympics in 2024, so it really is the very latest in health and fitness equipment.

*No other health club in the region will have such an extensive range of equipment and places us at the forefront of health and wellbeing.

“All the new kit will feature Technogym Live which is the latest  user  interface and is packed with entertainment, guided sessions, inspiring

outdoor routes plus many more features. It will enable users to have a truly personalised training experience.

“In addition, built into every product is Technogym Coach, a digital coach powered by AI that will inspire users to embrace exercise and make it part of your daily life, so they can achieve results in a fun and motivating way.

“It’s now all hands-on deck to make sure the transition goes smoothly with the new gym set to open in September.”

For further information please visit https://www.theclubandspabristol.co.uk/

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FA CUP: 172 football fans came to watch a Nailsea team play at home in the FA cup. But despite an admirable winning streak on the day it wasn't to be and Nailsea & Tickenham FC lost 0-3 on Saturday, August 19, to Highworth Town in the FA Cup Preliminary Round second draw. Pictured at the start of the game at Fryth Way is chairman Robert Gregory and first team manager Jamie Smith. See slideshow for record of the afternoon. Jamie said after the match: "Gutted with the result but a great reminders of how far we've come in the past few years. Thanks everyone for the support, always great to see a packed Fryth Way."

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NAILSEA UNITED :We are told senior partner Stuart Burdge at Hensons the High Street estate agents has joined the walking football team hence the shirt sponsorship! 

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CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS: Nailsea Bowls Club players are the best. The title of mens pairs champion of champion went to David Benson and Duncan Edler. David and Dun representing the Mizzymead Recreation Centre based sports club played in the final of the Clevedon & District Champion of Champions competition on Wednesday, August 23, at Chew Stoke. In a close fought match against an experienced Clevedon pair they eventually came out winners 17-13 to take the title. A very well done talented bowlers

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GAME ON: This glorious game - Nailsea Physio took this atmospheric photo at the start of the rugby season at Nailsea & Backwell RFC ground, at West End. Thanks for sharing 

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Nailsea Indoor Bowls open day date

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ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: In the Isuzu FA Vase draw Nailsea & Tickenham FC won away from home 1-2 against Bitton. Goals from Nathaniel Groom and Luke Osgood for the Swags. The FA Vase replaced The FA Amateur Cup in 1974. Cheddar and Portishead are still in this competition. The second round qualifying is on Saturday, September 23 and the Swags are away to Brislington. This is followed by six proper rounds, semi-finals, and the final played at Wembley Stadium

On Sunday afternoon, September 10, Nailsea United FC and Nailsea Juniors FC are hosting a family fun event.

From noon to 6pm with live music, bar and hot food all are invited.

For the 18+ age group their will be a walking football tournament aimed at getting all involved in sport.

All money raised will be split between NJFC and NUFC.

Live music will play from 4pm and there will be free activities for the little ones.

Licensed bar and refreshments will be available. 

As well as hot food and snacks/sweets will be available to buy.

It is £30 to enter a six-a-side team for the walking football with a maximum squad size of eight players.

Email Stu Roberts on Stuart.Roberts@nisbets.co.uk.

Chairman Ben Watts said: " I am looking for help from our NJFC family.

"Looking at activities for keeping the kids entertained. volunteers for face paints would be great, help with selling refreshments even if just for a hour.

"Fingers crossed for some good weather but we will be going ahead with it rain or shine"

"This is a great chance to raise some money for the club."

Offers of help to 0790 952 5740.

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ANOTHER VICTORY: What at win, well, that was some performance, said joint first team manager Nic Steadman as Nailsea & Tickenham FC win 1-3 away from home against Shepton Mallet AFC. Goals came from Nick Buxton, Joe Berry and Lucas Vowels

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Golden Valley playing field junior park run is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors aged four to 14 year olds every Sunday.

It starts at 9am at Golden Valley Playing Field, Nailsea, BS48 2LL.

Pease register first here https://www.parkrun.org.uk/goldenvalleyplayingfield-juniors/.

You only have tio register once and don't forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode, if you forget it, you won't get a time.

It is open to all juniors whatever your pace!

Organised by volunteers, email goldenvalleyplayingfieldjuniors@parkrun.com to help.

Parkrun is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk.

And every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Coffee #1, Nailsea - please come and join us!

Golden Valley playing field junior park run

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Terrific weekend for Nailsea United with all three teams winning their games.

Somerton 1-6 Nailsea United

Burnham Reserves 0-3 Nailsea United Reserves

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The Nailsea teams dealt with the hot weather much better than their opponents.

The Somerton game was a very comfortable win with goals form man of the match Spud Addo, Same Olson and Adam Marsden.  

Everyone's a winner

As the Rugby World Cup begins the first big game of the weekend was at the Ravens Nest, Nailsea.
Nailsea & Backwell first team recorded a terrific win against last seasons winners of the Western Counties North division, Cinderford RFC IIs.
Both teams had good wins last time out in the opening weekend of the season.
Ravens Firsts recorded a bonus point against Cinderford RFC IIs, to keep its unbeaten start to the season going.

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The sun was out at Fryth Way for the home game of Nailsea & Tickenham FC against Barnstaple Town FC on Saturday, September 9.

But the glow was not reflected on the pitch as the Swags lost 0-2 to the Devonian visitors.

Barnstaple took the lead from the spot in ‘confusing circumstances’ but were two goals up before half time and there was no way back.

Callum Dunn had managed to rattle the crossbar from the 20 yards mark with the home team playing for a period with 10 men in the first 45 minutes.

A sporting Sways X’d (Tweeted) ‘good luck Barnstaple for the rest of the second’.

Man of the match goes to Sam West.

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SPONSOR STARS: Bristol Window Star who sponsored the weekend match and players Luke Osgood and Samuel Nathan for 23-24 season plus other sponsors Safety Horizon South West logo on pitch with team photo 

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Football boots are made for walking

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England athlete Ellie Wallace officially opened the new £1 million gym at Cadbury House health club and spa now the most technically advanced in the south-west.

This year Ellie retained her England Athletics Championships 5k road title in August.

The North Somerset AC runner earned her a first England vest at the Armagh International 5k in February.

The refurbishment, which cost £1 million, has seen the entire cardio-vascular, resistance and free weight equipment being completely replaced.

 The floor of the freeweight and HiiT area has also being replaced with the whole gym also benefitting from being completely redecorated.

 Ellie a member of the North Somerset Athletic Association is going to use the gym as part of the winter training regime.

 Health club general manager Jason Eaton  said: “We’re absolutely delighted with how the refurbishment has gone.

“The new layout and all the new kit just looks amazing.

“It’s like stepping into a completely brand-new gym!

“I’ve said many times before that we constantly look to invest in the club's facilities to make sure it remains the leading independent health club and spa in the country.

“And the investment in the gym’s equipment demonstrates our commitment to do just that. 

“It was also great to invite Ellie in to check out the new equipment and hope she’ll move on to greater things in the coming months.”

Jason and his team have worked closely with Technogym, a world leading brand in fitness, wellness, sport and health with the kit installed being the same as the athletes will use at the Paris Olympics in 2024.

Jason added: “No other health club in the region has such an extensive range of equipment and places us at the forefront of health and wellbeing.

“We’re now looking forward to welcoming current members as well as those who are considering joining a health club and to make their experience one that will help them achieve their goals.”

For further information please visit https://www.theclubandspabristol.co.uk/

Running into Ellie at £1m gym

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LAST OF THE SUMMER RUNS: But the darker nights aren't going stop Nailsea Running Club which is a friendly and sociable club based at Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club stepping out. They are very proud of its members who range from adults who have started running for the first time to ultra-marathon competitors. Since its foundation in 1986, the club catchphrase has been ‘leaving no runner behind’. It meets 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the lobby or outside the front door of the rugby club. More information here https://www.nailsearunningclub.org.uk/. PHOTO: © Nailsea Running Club in September 2023 on The Perrings, Nailsea

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