Bengal Brasserie goes football crazy

Hot on the heels of their sponsorship of the Balsall Common Festival, the team at the Bengal Brasserie have now added local youth football to their list of community sponsorships.

Their latest deal sees them put their name to the Balsall & Berkswell FC Under 15s Hornets squad:

About the Bengal Brasserie

The Bengal Brasserie restaurant has been serving customers in Balsall Common since the early 1990’s, with a friendly, welcoming team that’s enthusiastically supported a wide range of community projects throughout their history in the village.

Visitors to the restaurant can expect a wide choice of Indian and Bangladeshi dishes, including fish-dishes and even English options for those who struggle with spicy dishes.

They also provide a delivery service within a range of up to 5 miles.

Bengal Brasserie

349-351 Kenilworth Road
Balsall Common
Coventry
CV7 7DL

T: 01676 533 883
E: info@bengal-brasserie.co.uk
W: bengal-brasserie.co.uk

F:facebook.com/bengal.brasserie.bc
T: twitter.com/BengalBC

Racing to the national final

Year 4 pupils at Balsall Common Primary School had a successful day at the schools F1 challenge this week.  Three teams of four took part at Princethorpe School, competing against other local primary schools.

As part of the challenge pupils have to design and build a replica F1 car which is powered by a gas cyclinder along a 100-foot track. The teams also had to source sponsorship for the car, including a very successful Dragons Den pitch at a recent SolihullHour and Best of Solihull event.  They also worked incredibly hard on a presentation for the judges.  The teams are once again supported by Ian Dunning from JLR who gives up his time to share industy insight.

Pupils have been very successful in reaching out to local business for support. Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy, Solihull College and University Centre, Borroclub, PM Group and Standley & Co Solicitors all attended to support the teams. Other businesses – Wow Signal Communications, TSC Cars, Midshire Business Systems, Sainsburys, Lavender Hall Autos, Ginger Property, Signarama, Sutherpark Groundwork, FLR Flooring, Hogarths Hotel and Solihull Council – have all supported the teams and their participation in the competition.

The teams had a great day, winning best verbal presentation and achieving 2nd place overall were Sonic Speed. This means they will take part in the national final at the Ricoh Arena. Lightning Sparks were also successful and winning the fastest car prize.

 

“The Rock” smashed as Balsall Common Parish Council deprives Youth and Community Centre of funds

Balsall Parish Council have decided that the Jubilee Youth and Community Centre is unworthy of the annual £10K funding it has provided since the centre’s inception over a decade ago. The impact of this decision is that the centre will close and two part time youth workers will lose their jobs. Defenders of the centre, led by Mike Longfield, fear that this will weaken community cohesion and result in a worrying increase in vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Balsall Common, as bored youths will be driven out into the parks and onto our streets.

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Overseas cricket star seeks summer home

Berkswell Cricket Club are on the lookout for a summer home for their 25 year old overseas South African star Sean Jamison. The English Cricket Board Premier Division Cricket Club are offering £400 per month (board and bills) for accommodation for the fast bowler, anywhere in Balsall Common from early April until the season ends in mid-September.

 

The rising star of South African cricket has been signed to bolster Berkswell’s already successful first team squad and provide coaching across the club, from youth cricket to senior cricket, including the club’s brand new women’s cricket section.

 

Anyone interested in putting up a summer lodger is invited to contact club secretary James Neale by emailing: jwneale59@hotmail.com

 

 

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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