As the new school year approaches, many of us start to consider learning something new or taking up a hobby. And with the football and rugby season kicking off, your thoughts might turn to starting up a new sport – or returning to a sport you used to play.
Sometimes it can be hard to commit to a new fitness regime, particularly as the nights draw in. But by joining a team, you have more impetus to keep going. After all, you don’t want to let your team-mates down.
So if you’re keen to get fitter, learn new skills and make new friends here are some local sports teams you might like to join.
Bitton Park Bowling Club
As you can guess by the name, Button Park Bowling Club is based in Bitton Park. All ages and abilities are welcome and the club competes in the Men’s Mid-Devon League, the Men’s Over 55s League and the South Devon Ladies Bowls League. Beginners can have a go at sessions with qualified coaches on a Monday morning.
For more information go to: www.bittonparkbowls.co.uk
Den Bowling Club
The Den Bowling Club is hard to miss. It’s right in the centre of town on the Den by the Pavilions. The club is open to all ages and abilities. If you’re not sure if bowling is the sport for you, there are free taster sessions every morning from 10am-12noon. The green is open to the public and footwear and woods hire is free. Coaching for beginners is also free. However, you will need to pay a rink fee. The club has two teams in the Over 55s leagues and plays lots of friendly fixtures throughout the year.
Sessions are daily:
For more information go to: www.denbowlingclub.co.uk
Teign Hockey Club is based at the Sandy Lane astroturf in Dawlish, by the leisure centre. It has three ladies teams, two mens teams, a mixed summer league and a growing junior section.
5:30pm-6:30pm Junior Section primary school age children
6:30pm-7:30pm Junior Section secondary school age children
7:30pm-9pm Men’s Section and Ladies First Team
7pm-8pm Ladies Second and Third team
For more information visit: www.teignhockey.com.
Teignmouth Thunderbirds (T-Birds) Netball Club
Based at Trinity School Tennis Centre, T-Birds is a welcoming netball club for ladies of any age or ability. Adult training takes place throughout the year with junior sessions taking place during term time.
5:30pm-6:30pm Juniors (Year 6 and above)
7pm-8:30pm Adults (over 14s)
For more information visit http://www.tbirdsnetball.btck.co.uk
Teignmouth Rugby Club
A thriving and sociable rugby club with men’s, women’s, girls and junior teams. All new players are welcome to turn up to training.
7pm Men’s (Teignmouth Rugby Club)
6pm Girls age 11 and above (Broadmeadow)
7pm Ladies (Broadmeadow)
7pm Men’s (Teignmouth Rugby Club
10am Juniors (Teignmouth Rugby Club)
For more information visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/teignmouthrfc