Balsall Business Club

Are you in business in Balsall Common? Does your business serve Balsall Common? Do you want to meet other local businesses to share ideas, make contacts, and find out more about opportunities in the area?

If you do, please join a group of local people for monthly informal networking meetings at the British Legion Club, on Station Road, Balsall Common. No need to bring anything other than your business cards

Our next meeting is Friday 21 November 7.30am – 9am.  The cost is £5.00. Please book in advance, so we know how much breakfast to order, on Eventbrite, then pay on the day.  If you can’t make the meeting but want to keep up to date please join our LinkedIn group

December’s meet up will be a Christmas lunch.

For more information contact Claire Turner wowsignalcommunications@gmail.com 07999 696131 or Jill Bowman jill@on-target-training.co.uk
or 07931 959533

Thanks for Fun Run support

Balsall Common Fun Run is co-ordinated by the Lily Mae Foundation
Balsall Common Fun Run is co-ordinated by the Lily Mae Foundation

 

Dear Residents

 

On behalf of The Lily Mae Foundation, I just wanted to say a massive “Thank You” for your tremendous support for the first ever Balsall Common Fun Run on Saturday 20th September as part of the Festival of Fun organised for that day. The Charity was asked by the Balsall Common Festival Committee to organise the Run for the benefit of all those living and working in Balsall Common.

 

And they’re off! [Image courtesy of Geraint Hewett]
The runners and marshals commented on the superb atmosphere that you created along the route and at the start and finish line at the Heart of England School. Thank you for the many donations that you gave to the runners to be passed on to our Charity. Thank you too for the drinks, sweets and chocolate that you handed to the runners as they passed your homes.

 

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Local charity celebrates new home to offer extra support

Local charity, The Lily Mae Foundation, are celebrating new office space which will allow them to offer even more support to parents and families affected by stillbirth and neonatal death.

 

Having carried out amazing work from their own home for the last four and a half years, founders  of the charity, Amy and Ryan Jackson felt it was time to reclaim their dining room and bedrooms and expand into a bigger space. Now they can continue to provide memory boxes to four local hospitals and have a venue for meetings and support sessions with bereaved parents and relatives.

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Victory for Balsall Common Children at Twickenham Rugby Final

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Balsall Common Primary School rugby team are celebrating their 7-1 win at the Aviva Schools Tag Rugby Final which took place on Saturday on the hallowed turf of Twickenham in front of a 81,193 strong crowd.

 

Boys and girls aged 7 and 8 from the top performing school have worked hard throughout the season with the support of Berkswell and Balsall RFC. 

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Berkswell Cricket Club welcomes new players of all ages

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Berkswell Cricket Club is busy gearing up for the new season with winter training for both youth and senior sections and the doors are open to new players at all levels.

 

Berkswell’s top senior side plays at the highest level outside the professional county circuit and boasts a squad packed full of current and former Warwickshire players and one former England International.

 

The youth section has become equally successful in recent years, boasting squads at every age group that finished first or second in their respective leagues in 2013.

 

The club is now inviting new blood to come along and get involved, with a youth section that enjoys some of the best coaching available anywhere. The coaching staff regularly includes current and former professional cricketers, courtesy of a partnership with the formidable coaching outfit Complete Cricket.

 

Berkswell 2014 pre-season training – seniors

 

Berkswell’s pre-season indoor training runs for a 10 week period from Tuesday 5th February at Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club’s indoor facility, before moving outside at Berkswell’s Meeting House Lane ground in Balsall Common. The club runs 3 senior sides on a Saturday and two on Sundays. New faces are always welcome across a wide spectrum of abilities because of the wide range of levels of competition the club competes in.

 

Pre-season winter sessions for 2014 take place as follows:

 

Dates: Every Tuesday 4th February to 8th April
Venue: Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club
Times: 8:15pm – 9:30pm
Address: Glasshouse Park, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2AL
Maplink: https://maps.google.co.uk/?q=CV8+2AL

 

Berkswell’s Youth Section

 

The club also welcomes youth cricketers from the age of 7 years upwards. Berkswell’s youngsters are privileged to enjoy access to some of the best coaches in the Midlands, courtesy of top coaching consultancy Complete Cricket. Training focuses on a wide range of skills, drills, technique and fitness in all areas of the game and includes regular access to former professional cricketers.

 

Anyone interested in getting involved with youth cricket should email Youth Chairman Alan Warwood: alan.warwood@btopenworld.com

 

2014 Under 10s Winter Training Programme

 

10 week programme

 

Starts: Sunday 12/01/2014
Runs every Sunday (except 16/02 and 23/02)
Ends: Sunday 30/03/2014
Location: Heart of England School (Main Sports Hall), Gypsy Lane, Balsall Common
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Youth Chairman Alan Warwood: alan.warwood@btopenworld.com

 

* Note: children must be 7 years of age to attend these sessions. This is a requirement under the terms of our insurance.

 

Under 16s Winter Training Programme

 

10 week programme aimed at lads from the Under 11 (Year 6) Age Group through to Under 16s (Year 11).

 

Starts: Saturday 11/01/2014
Runs every Saturday (except 15/02 and 22/02)
Ends: Saturday 29/03/2014
Location: Solihull College, B91 1SB
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Youth Chairman Alan Warwood: alan.warwood@btopenworld.com

 

* Note: the upper age limit will be capped this winter at 16 years of age for safety reasons.