Almost £1,700 raised for The Christie

Saturday Feb 24th West Heaton hosted a very successful charity night for the Christie. Organised by Andy & Sue Rayner and hosted by current president Matt Jackson a fantastic £1696.15 was raised. It was great to see the club full with over 100 people in attendance who all enjoyed a night of live music and fun games. Thanks to all who donated to the raffle, came on the night or donated. Thanks to the Reactions, Mike Healey and Mark Smith who performed and gave there time for free for the evening. Also to Sue and Catie Rayner and all helpers in the kitchen who provided a fantastic supper during the evening. Pictured organiser Andy Rayner and president Matt Jackson with the cheque.

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Success for West Heaton tennis

The Club has had a very successful tennis season.
The men’s 4th team captained by Norman Paton and the men’s 3rd team captained by Jonny Webley have both won their respective divisions.
The men’s 1st team captained by Chris Philpott have finished their first season back in Division 1 narrowly missing out on promotion to the Premier League. All those who came down to watch were impressed with the high quality of tennis on show.

The men’s 2nd team have one game left. A win will see them promoted as well.
The men’s 5th team have doubled their points from last season.
Both the ladies’ 2nd and 3rd teams have more than doubled their points tally from last year. The ladies’ 3rd team currently lie 2nd in their division.
Congratulations to all involved!
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New Back Path

The back path to the Club has been resurfaced.

The path, which leads to Leegate Road was lumpy and bumpy. There is now a brand-new surface making it easier for Club members to walk or cycle.

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Son and Father at Opening Day

It was glorious weather for the Club’s Opening Day. Matt Jackson followed tradition as the new President serving the first ball to mark the official opening of the season. This year was special because it was his father, Peter, who was on the other side of the net. Peter was Club President in 1992. Matt also moved to the other side of the pavilion to open the bowling green with the Oundle Woods.

Good luck to Matt and Fiona for their forthcoming year.

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Louise Jordan at West Heaton First Friday

Louise Jordan provided an excellent, moving performance of songs from No Petticoats Here. Her project tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song.
The enthusiasm for her research was compelling as she told the stories of brave women through her songwriting, composition and performance.
It was a unique, emotional night.

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Club of the Year Award

Club of the Year 2016Club Mirror, the organisers of these annual, national awards, is a journal aimed at licenced clubs. We were one of six finalists in the Bowls Club of the Year & Tennis Club of the Year categories. Unfortunately we did not win either category but West Heaton’s President Andrew and Vice President Matt along with their wives Jo & Fiona, enjoyed a fantastic meal and presentation ceremony at the Palace Hotel in Manchester. The evening was hosted by local BBC sports presenter, Sally Nugent and attended by over 600 club representatives from all over the country.

“We’ve come away determined to win it next year!”
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Top Bowlers at West Heaton

Bowls_comp_ladies_winnerWest Heaton has hosted a series of highly prestigious bowling competitions this summer. Some of the country’s top bowlers have competed on eight days for prizes sponsored by Thwaites Brewery, Osprey Water Management and Country Garden Roses of Shrewsbury. Club members have organised the events and provided much-appreciated refreshments. Winner Jackie Owen is presented with her prize by West Heaton President Andrew Taylor.

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West Heaton at Rio 2016

Digital tapestry in Rio
A photograph of West Heaton is part of a digital tapestry which is being shown on a big screen at the Olympics in Rio. Using cutting-edge technology, images showcasing Manchester’s sporting and cultural excellence have been turned into a series of huge pictures.
The mosaic is made up of many tiny images including a picture of some of our young tennis players enjoying a coaching session with Andy Perry.
Connected Explorers was developed by Manchester art students working with young artists living in the favellas.


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Tennis Champions again!

Men's First Team
West Heaton Men’s 1st Team won their match against Woodside to become Champions of Div. 2.
Here are Steve, Andy, Chris, Richard, Jonny and Alex enjoying some post-match refreshment.
Champions! well done.
Back to back promotion.
1st division next year!!
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President’s Day 2016

The Taylor Family Raymond Prior
President’s Day is an important day in the Club calendar. Andy Taylor is pictured here with the President’s lady, Jo and their daughters, Helen and Sarah. Raymond Prior has finally stood down from his committee duties after 49 years. Andrew Taylor unveiled a sign on The Raymond Peile Prior Room to mark Raymond Prior’s  service to the Club.
President's Day Tennis West Heaton President's Day tea
The President’s Day Tennis Tournament was won by Martin Randles and Jane Philpott. Runners up were Alex Meadowcroft and Karen Spencer. The pavilion looked very special for the traditional President’s Day tea with salad and cakes. The strawberries and cream were provided by the President.
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