Goals for a good cause

Balsall Common based charity the Lily Mae Foundation have organised a football match against Solihull Moors FC.

The match kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 15 February.

The Lily Mae Foundation will field a team of ex professional footballers as well as other celebrities to play a Solihull Moors team X1.  Keep an eye on the Lily Mae Foundation’s Facebook page for the latest details.

 

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As well as an exciting football match, there will be hospitality, a family fun day and post-match entertainment.

Tickets cost just £10 for adults and £5 or concessions, under 12s are free.

50% of all proceeds will go to the Lily Mae Foundation.

The game takes place at Solihull Moors Autotech Stadium, on Damson Parkway, Solihull.  If you’re using a Sat Nav to get there the best postcode to use is B92 9EJ.

 

Berkswell Cricket Club set to launch women’s and girl’s teams

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Berkswell’s Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn

Berkswell Cricket Club is expanding to form Women’s and Girl’s teams for the 2015 season following the appointment of new Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn.

 

Berkswell’s Women’s section will play in the Midlands League, the biggest women’s league in the country, with a Premier Division that boasts many current England players. Berkswell will play ther first season in Division 3, with a total of 10 fixtures against teams from across the Midlands.

 

Berkswell’s Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn explains:

 

“It’s anticipated that our new Berkswell side will be a mix of experienced players, up and coming youngsters, and players new to the game. We are always looking for new members and welcome all standards to our training nights, which get underway on Thursday nights at Westwood School in Coventry from Thursday 5th February.”

 

Winter practice sessions at Westwood School will start at 6:30pm. Competitive fixtures will start at the end of April, along with outdoor net and fielding sessions. Plans are in place to field a further team in the Warwickshire 8-a-side T20 league, on Tuesday nights throughout the summer.

 

A brand new junior girls section, at Under 13 and Under 11 age groups initially, will start training after the Easter holidays, and hope to be involved in the Warwickshire softball festival leagues during the summer. Beginners and experienced players are invited to join.

 

For more information, or to register your interest, please email Sarah Ginn on ginnsarah@gmail.com

 

 

 

Keep on Running – Balsall Common style

Running is THE thing to do in Balsall Common this summer! Day and night there are always runners out and about in the village. Interest has been heightened by Balsall Common’s first ever Fun Run on 20 September. Coupled with a newly formed running club for the village, it’s a great time to pull on your trainers and get running.

 

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Balsall Common Fun Run

 

Entering an event or joining a club are great ways to get started and stay motivated. Or if you are feeling really keen why not do both!

 

It’s not too late to enter the Lily Mae Foundation Fun Run, part of the Balsall Common Festival. Entries are just £13 for the 5k or 10k race. Kids aged 5-10 can enter mini Fun Runs that take place at the Lant on the Saturday afternoon. There will be no entries on the day so do sign up in advance. www.lilymaefoundation.org/funrun

 

 

If you want to train with others, the Balsall Common Running Club meets on Thursdays at 6.30pm and at 9am on Saturday mornings at The Lant (between tennis courts and cricket pitch), Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common. For all the latest information like their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/balsallcommonrunclub

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So what are you waiting for? All you need is a decent pair of trainers and off you go! Let us know how you get on via social media www.twitter.com/bcfest or www.facebook.com/bcfestival