Herald - Issue 400

Page 60 • The HERALD • 7th January 2021 v THE HERALD - SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES v SPORT IN THE HERALD THANKS IVOR Bramshott Hill Seniors Results A er 14 years serving in various key positions at New Forest Golf Club (NFGC), Ivor Gri ths has stepped down from his remaining roles as Secretary and Press O cer of the Seniors’ section. In 2007 Ivor was appointed Head of Marketing and Director for NFGC, a role he enjoyed for 10 years during which time, with his wife Lesley, he was instrumental in the design and development of the Club website which received many accolades. Ivor has won many trophies in his time at New Forest including 5 times winner and 5 times runner up of the Seniors Championship, and winter league winner three years running with his playing partner Mick Wheeler. Ivor can also claim 3 holes-in-one, all at NFGC. Ivor rst showed his natural sporting abilities as Captain of his school football team, playing for Middlesex County in the mid-1960’s and later selected by Brentford Football Club to train with their professional squad for 3 years. He still retains a keen interest in his support of “ e Bees”. With lockdown temporarily suspended, following a socially distanced game of golf, Seniors Captain Ian Coundon (shown on the right) presented Ivor with a framed caricature portrait depicting some of his many interests including his MGB, football, ballroom dancing, keyboard playing and of course, golf. On Monday 7th December, the day dawned very cold and dull but spirits were high as 35 Bramshott Hill Golf Club Seniors took to the Dibden Golf Course for their rst competitive match for over a month. At last, the “Lockdown” had been li ed and Golf could be played once again. It was obvious that wardrobes had been raided to nd the “ ermal” golf clothes required to turn out to play. It was very cold and the course had su ered due to the heavy rain over the weekend, only nine holes being playable. However, undeterred, a Stableford game went ahead and it was obvious that some players were not at their peak due to the long layo . Everyone agreed that it was good to be playing again and some decent scores were returned. e results were: Division One: 1st Brian Denham , 2nd Johnny Hooper , 3rd Kevin Rothwell ; Division Two: 1st Eddie Ford , 2nd John Gordon , 3rd John Bailey . Everyone is now hoping that, with a vaccine in use, life will begin to return to normal and we all agreed that we owe a huge vote of thanks to the scientists throughout the world that have made this possible. Ivor receiving his framed caricature from Ian Coundon Tottonians Rugby Club who are based in Water Lane Totton, are inviting people of all ages; from Year R (5 years old) to Senior Players, no matter if you’ve played before, your skill set or talent! Rugby is an inclusive game, for all abilities and ages. e Seniors (18 years+) train on a Tuesday and ursday, 7.30pm-9pm and Saturdays 2pm-4pm. e Colts (16-18 years) train on a Tuesday and ursday 7pm-8.30pm and the Juniors/Minis (5-16 years) train on Sundays 10am–Midday, usually an hour or so (depending on age). e Under 16’s, 15’s and 14’s also train on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7.30pm. e club are really keen to hear from anyone in their school year 10 (U15’s). Coaching is provided by England Rugby Union Quali ed Coaches, at all levels. ere is access to gym facilities, physio support and strength and condition- ing advice. e club has its own clubhouse and a great social atmosphere. If you just want to join for fun, tness or feel you can be the next David Sisi or Marcus Smith at senior level or any age, pop along to Tottonians RFC, you will be made to feel very welcome. Please email the club on info@tottonians.com for more information. Tottonians Rugby Club Wants You! Totton & Eling Bowls Club has enrolled many new members this autumn who are enjoying bowling outdoors on their all-weather green. Indoor short mat bowling is also available, which is especially welcome if the weather gets too cold or wet for playing outdoors. However, you don’t have to join the Club to play Bowls, you can still buy a winter season ticket valid until the end of March or just turn up for ‘pay and play’. ey have all the necessary COVID-19 safety requirements in place. For more details phone the Bowls Centre on 023 8086 8846. Fawley Falcons FC are looking for players to join their U11’s Turbo’s team. If you are currently in year 6 and have a passion for football then they want to hear from you. With a fully quali ed FA level manager/coach you will train in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. Training takes place on Saturday mornings at the QE2 Recreation Ground, Black eld, with matches on Sundays. For more information and to register your interest please get in touch with Team Manager Carl ompson on 07859 999667 or email triggerct85@ hotmail.com Footy with the Falcons NEW MEMBERS WANTED DEE CEE UPHOLSTERY REINFORCE THEIR ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE FOLLOWING STAFF ROAD ACCIDENT Local upholstery specialist, award winning Dee Cee, based in Portswood, have always been committed to promoting road safety by providing high visibility jackets, but this is even more poignant now. In October 2019 Derek Caplen, partner of Dee Cee Upholstery, received the devastating news that his loyal Upholsterer of 15 years had been involved in a serious road tra c accident. Whilst cycling to work Jason was involved in a collision with a car. Having been catapulted over the bonnet and roof of the car Jason su ered injuries which he is still recovering from. Dee Cee are once again distributing high visibility jackets to family, friends, local schools and organisations free of charge. Additionally, this year they are campaigning that all new bicycles should be sold with a helmet, high visibility jacket and lights. “Southampton has improved its cycle ways, but there’s more that can be done. It’s essential that cycling is encouraged to improve fitness, and help the environment. But it’s also vital that we keep cyclists as safe as possible; incorporating cyclist safety into strategic planning would go some way to helping the cause. If it were made law for all bicycles to be sold with a safety helmet and high visibility jacket, etc. road safety for cyclists would increase significantly”, says partner Karen Caplen. Dee Cee recognise that it can be di cult to see cyclists and pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night or when visibility is poor. Most school uniforms are dark so increasing the risk of children not being seen by motorists. Selecting a bright yellow high visibility jacket can aid visibility. At this point Dee Cee would like to encourage local businesses to get involved in this safety initiative and support your local area. “Adding a cycle helmet significantly reduces the risk of serious injury, or worse, for cyclists, should an accident occur, and no one will have the excuse that they ‘didn’t have a helmet’.” Karen also states that just recently she had to do an emergency stop to avoid a collision with a cyclist who was dressed in dark clothes with no helmet or lights and, to her amazement, was also using his mobile phone! Councillor Steve Leggett, Cabinet Member for Green City and Place at Southampton City Council said: “The council is committed to making Southampton a city in which people can cycle safely and confidently. We are continuing to develop the Southampton Cycle Network in line with the council’s ten-year Cycling Strategy and we support community-led initiatives such as this. We hope that by creating new cycleways and improving existing facilities we can encourage people to travel by more sustainable means, improving air quality and reducing congestion, benefitting everyone.” Dee Cee would like to wish all Southampton cyclists and pedestrians a safe winter.

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