which has members from amongst the players who meet at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall every Monday evening from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m., is our table tennis team in Division 1 of the Wymondham and District Table Tennis League. Our 2016/2017 Winter Season League team was made up by William Cugnoni, Tom Reed, Daniel Watson and the Captain, Scott Morgan.
Ashwellthorpe Atoms joined Division 1 in the 2015/2016 season, with Henry Cugnoni (also from our Monday night club) playing as well as the above four, winning the Summer League. In the following 2015/2016 Winter League season, the Atoms played 18 matches and finished in 5th place out of the ten teams. In the 2016/2017 Winter League season, which has just ended, the Atoms were 4th (as at 1 May 2017) – more matches won, fewer matches lost, and more points scored. They also won this year’s Handicap Cup.
So WELL DONE the Atoms!
You, too, could come along to the Ashwellthorpe Table Tennis Club on Monday evenings – any age or skill welcome. See you there.
This year the Ashwellthorpe Rounders Team again took part in the South Norfolk Village Olympics held back in June 2014, and they were only just beaten in a very close Final. The Club, which has now been running every Wednesday evening during the Spring and Summer for the past couple of years, is having an End of Season fun 6-a-side competition on SUNDAY 31 AUGUST 2014 from 10.30 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. on Knyvett Green. Teams will be organised by Tom prior to the event so that they can be of equal ability so please let him know if you would like to play – [email protected] Why not come along and try your hand with next season in mind; all ages and abilities welcome. I had a game a couple of weeks ago and I’m three score years and ten, so there can be enjoyment for everyone.
This is the second year Ashwellthorpe villagers have entered the South Norfolk round of the Norfolk Village Games – “the Village Olympics” which will be held at Long Stratton High School and Leisure Centre on Sunday 8 June 2014. Organised this year by Tom Read, the teams are:
Junior Archery – Fiona Stevens and Cox
Senior Archery – Gordon and Jennifer Robbie
Badminton – Steve Cugnoni and Tim Pitt
Rounders – (Under 12s) – Tom Cugnoni, Annabel Pitt, Harriet and Ivy Prior
Rounders – (Others) – Tommy Balderstone, Henry Cugnoni, Will Cugnoni, Adam Day, Tom Ling, Tom Read, Michael Roffe, Daniel and Harriet Watson
Table Tennis – Scott Morgan
Reports of the events and results will appear later
Ashwellthorpe is again entering teams for the Norfolk Village Games with our round being held at the Leisure Centre and High School in Long Stratton on Sunday 8 June 2014 – only just over a week away. There are already two senior members for the Archery team, and a Rounders team is organised. Players, young and old, who live in Ashwellthorpe are wanted for Senior Badminton, Football and Table Tennis; Junior Archery; Mixed Athletics, Darts, Fitness Triathlon, Short Mat Bowls – contact is Tom Ling at The Street, Ashwellthorpe, to see if there are still gaps to fill.
Ashwellthorpe sent a team to the Alternative Village Games held at the Sportspark, University of East Anglia, last Sunday 12 January 2014. Its team of 9 contained the smallest number of competitors, with many of the other 24 teams entering 40+ people and it was the smallest village to enter. Other village/town teams included North and South Lopham, Downham Market, Sporle, North Walsham, Diss and the Walpoles. The competition events were volleyball, dodgeball, rush hockey, handball and ultimate frisbee and the Ashwellthorpe teams competed in two events – Ladies’ Handball and Men’s Dodgeball.
The Ashwellthorpe team comprised Andy Day, Andrew Gibbons, Laura Gibbons, Gillian Silver, Raf Silver, Julie Ann Stevens and Lisa Vincent with its Women’s Handball team coming 3rd (out of 3 teams) and the Men’s Dodgeball team finishing 6th (out of 6 teams). So you might say last in both events but I say well done for entering such an innovative competition and for participating in sports which many of us will not yet have heard of. But we have now, and who knows……………there may be more interested competitors from Ashwellthorpe to join in next year.
Meanwhile, it’s only five months until the first South Norfolk heats are held for the Norfolk-wide Village Games on 8 June 2014; so why not think about entering into Ashwellthorpe’s team for that event which has many different sports to choose from. Last year Ashwellthorpe and its team were a part of the 16,000 people from 181 villages which competed. Why not join in this year?
You will remember the sports teams made up of many Ashwellthorpians who entered the “village olympics” in the summer of last year with some success and a great deal of enjoyment. Well………just to keep everyone in shape whilst over-wintering, the Alternative Village Games are being held on SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 2014 at the Sportspark in Norwich. Definite teams from Ashwellthorpe have been formed for Men’s Dodgeball and Ladies’ Handball and there may be entries for Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Rush Hockey. GOOD FORTUNE everyone
The South Norfolk regional round of the Norfolk Village Games is taking place at the Community Sports Centre in Framingham Earl on Sunday 9 June 2013. Ashwellthorpe is entering for the first time and the village is sending 38 finely-honed sports-men, -women and -children to compete in Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Darts, Triathlon, Football, Rounders, Short Mat Bowls and Table Tennis. We wish them good fortune.
People of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in one of the Active Norfolk Village Games Roadshows FOR FREE when it comes to Ashwellthorpe on Saturday 20 April 2013 from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. These roadshows take place throughout the year and build up to the South Norfolk village games to be held on Sunday 9 June 2013 at Framingham Earl Sports Centre. What an opportunity for the village and community to come together and form a team to take on other villages in South Norfolk!
Sports to be highlighted at the Ashwellthorpe road show are:
Kwick Cricket, Archery, Rounders, Athletics and Football at Knyvett Green play area from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Table Tennis at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall from 2.30 to 4.00 p.m.
Darts at The White Horse public house from 2.30 to 4.00 p.m.
At the South Norfolk Village Games on 9 June there will be 11 sports to take part in as, in addition to those featuring in our own Roadshow, there will be Badminton, Climbing Wall, Fitness Triathlon and Short Mat Bowls. We know that many of you play short mat bowls and who knows if there are many of you who play or would like to play badminton, can cycle, swim and run for the triathlon or can scale a climbing wall! Come along and show your interest in any one of these sports and help put together an ASHWELLTHORPE TEAM.
YOUR VILLAGE NEEDS YOU!
This year, Ashwellthorpe will be entering teams for the first time in Active Norfolk’s annual Village Games with our round being held at Framingham Earl High School on SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2013. The Norfolk Final will be held on SUNDAY 14 JULY 2013 at UEA Sportspark. Lisa Vincent, Ashwellthorpe’s Village Sports Co-ordinator for the Games, is looking for people of all ages, who live in the village, to take part in:
Fitness Triathlon (5 minutes running, rowing and cycling)
Five-a-Side Football (Seniors over 16; Juniors 9-11)
Short Mat Bowls
Lisa will be delighted to hear from you whether you want to try out a sport, or are interested in one of the sports listed, or would like to compete, and can be contacted on: [email protected]
Ashwellthorpe’s Village Games Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/AshwellthorpeVillageGames
STILL TO BE CONFIRMED – It is possible that there will be a Village Games Roadshow in Ashwellthorpe – with free sports to try – on the afternoon of SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2013 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. when Active Norfolk people bring all equipment and Coaches and offer free taster sessions for villagers to have a go.
Active Norfolk Village Games site can be found at:
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Rounders Match on Ashwellthorpe Playing Field On Sunday 12th August over 60 local adults and children descended on Ashwellthorpe Playing Field for what is hoped to be the first of many Ashwellthorpe Rounders Challenge. Four teams competed with vigour, noise and much gamesmanship!!
A good time was had by all.The matches ended with a victory for the green team and certificates were presented to each of the younger children and there was chocolate for all.
Sadly the planned picnic was cancelled at the last minute as the heavens opened. However, the rain did nothing to dampen spirits and under the shelter of the trees a follow up game was discussed.Thanks to all who took part. It was great to see everyone and to get together.Hopefully we will see you soon.
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Pictures are on on the Photo Album !! See if you can find yourself there.