Ropley Sports Pavilion—Opening Soon

The clocks have moved forward with the promise of the summer to come, and thoughts of this time last year, as we basked in the glorious spring sunshine wondering about lockdowns and pandemics, who knew a year later, we would be following a road map to get out of this thing.

As restrictions start to lift, the football season has recommenced, with, weather allowing, a fixture list of 9 games scheduled to be played, the first of which resulted in wins for Ropley. For more information go to the Ropley Football Club Facebook page.

Meanwhile, the Cricket Club have carried out Junior training over the Easter Break, to catch up on time lost out during the lockdown and have now commenced the regular Thursday Junior training evenings.

The grooming of the wicket continues on a regular basis, cutting and rolling, and the wicket covers have come out ready for the seasons matches to start.

Both Cricket and Football clubs follow the latest Government Covid guidance, and best practice which in is filtered down through their respective Associations. Their interpretation of the rules have, on occasion, differed, but rules is rules. Of course, there is a pile of administration and documentation to complete to ensure compliance.

On the other side of the recreation ground, a smart new fence has been erected around the children’s play area.

The improvement works to the Pavilion are nearly complete, and we are all looking forward to welcoming you for some refreshments very soon.

If all goes to plan, we will be opening the doors to the bar on the 20th May at 6pm and for the subsequent Thursdays, and plan to host some special events, and weekend opening, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements on the Website, Facebook, Whatsapp and Village Notice Boards.

We are looking for a volunteer to join our team, who could keep our website up to date, and co-ordinate our media for us. Have a few hours you could spare, and an inkling of what to do!

Contact us and become involved in this fun environment.

Mike Seaton