Feel the burn! Big Workout #2

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the second fundraiser by AB Fitness at the Rec.

The first day of September saw 50 people take to the field under Adam’s relentlessly expert instruction but it was all in a very good cause!

Thanks very much, Adam.

Appointment of Sports Clubhouses

The Pavilion 2022 project is delighted to announce that Sport Clubhouses has been appointed to help oversee the new pavilion initiative through the design, planning and construction phases.
Sport Clubhouses will take the revised designs, kindly prepared by Nicki & John Braithwaite, and fine tune them into plans that we can obtain full planning permission from. Once planning has been secured, they will lead a tender process which will allow a separate firm to be appointed for the actual construction of the building itself.
Bill Gourlay, on behalf of the Pavilion 2022 Build Committee, said; “We are delighted to be partnering with a firm that has such extensive experience in designing sports pavilions. They immediately understood how important it was, given our beautiful village position, to build a pavilion that we can all be proud of.”
There is still some way to go, however, with raising the funds required to provide the village with an improved facility and so we ask everyone to continue to support the many fundraising activities that are underway.

Blackdown Hill Challenge

Blackdown from Henley

28th April 2019 – Run from Fernhurst Recreation Ground to the top of South Downs National Park, Blackdown.

The run is 8k (5 miles) climbing 657ft.

Future Planning – After the excesses of Christmas 2018, set yourself a New Year’s resolution to complete the Blackdown Hill Challenge.

More information on this and other ‘runners’ websites in the coming weeks.

International Cricket @ the Rec

A story from Fernhurst Cricket Club

Fernhurst World Cup latest

12 Aug 2018

With a new format which is sure to rock the International Cricket Council to its very foundations, villagers from both northern and southern hemispheres staged the inaugural Fernhurst World Cup.

The heatwave having truly broken, Woody Scotson led out his Southern hemisphere team of Kiwis, Saffers and Aussies in light rain. This was a pairs fomat, beginning on 100 runs with -5 for every wicket. Northern openers Joe Unwin and Steve Tytler got stuck in straight away with 19 and 24 runs respectively. Sam and Jon Meier both did well (28 for Sam) while Matt Westley and Bill Gourlay signalled their availability for IPL contracts. Treat of the innings was the last stand by Fernhurst junior players Wilby Westley and James Vigar who ran many nifty singles to add nine runs, topping up the Northern hemisphere score to 271. International Man of Mystery Mick Gill along with ‘Roger’ were the pick of the Southern bowlers with two wickets apiece.

As conditions dried out, an ‘administrative tea’ was hoovered up quicker than you could say ‘pavilion double booking’. Southern began their innings with two wickets in the first over and it never really improved from there. They were in deficit early on as it became apparent they weren’t stuffed with the much-predicted ringers. Simon Vigar, Mark Langridge, Steve Tytler and Rupert Raymond claimed two wickets each while Joe Unwin and Matt Westley claimed three. Sam Meier got four and Bill Gourlay an astonishing six in just 12 balls. There was also a wicket each for Wilby, James and Fernhurst’s secret weapon, Tim Freeman. Woody then came in for a big blast, hitting a net 22 runs, but it was too late. The Southern hemisphere boys finished on 87. However, the score really wasn’t the point.

A happy afternoon was capped off with a BBQ for all the families and an agreement that the Fernhurst World Cup is a fixture for many years to come.


Sussex CCC comes to Fernhurst

Captured from FCC website.

20 Jul 2018

We were very proud to host Sussex CCC on another belting hot day. Pictured are some of the best Under 12 players in the county, representing Western Warriors and Southern Sabres. They make up two of the four areas in junior cricket in Sussex. They spent the morning in training drills and had a long game in the afternoon, punctuated by plenty of drinks breaks.

It was great to bring them to ‘frontier territory’ and amid several comments of ‘we didn’t realise this was still Sussex’ the parents and coaches were complimentary about the club and the Rec.

Next Big Workout

The next big workout is not far away.

There is no cricket or football coaching, it’s a chance for the whole family to exercise together and raise money for Pavilion 2022.

Saturday 1st September @ 09:15 for 45 mins.

Click here to sign up now and save with the online offer: 1 Adult and 2 Children £10.00

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Revised Pavilion Design for 2022

Following the disappointing news that one of the main grant bodies (the Football Foundation) turned us down the team have been busy reviewing the design of the pavilion. The result being that rather than an all-new building, once more the existing one will have to be extended and improved. 

This is an “artist’s impression” , the final build designs will appear c.Q3 2018 for planning approval in Q4 2018.

The dormers are partially aesthetic, to break up the long roof, and partially to create storage space, it is not a second floor.

New clay-like tiles will be used for the roof in order to soften the appearance.

Current red brick areas will be wood clad in order to soften the appearance.