& MELTONS SPORT ASSOCIATION
Minutes of Meeting at Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett 7.30 pm Monday November 28th, 2011
Apologies were received
from Colin McDermott, Ian Fieldhouse, Tony Smith, Jimmy Dakin, Alex
McDowell, Tony Dunton and David Bills.
There were 12 present –
Peter Steward (chair), Shane Hull (treasurer), Mel Perkins, Fiona Whiting,
Ron Butcher, Mark Heazle, Leslie Dale, Martin Anderton, Peter Holt, Gary
Wyatt, Jo Marchant, Steve Walker. All introduced themselves individually.
of Previous Meeting
These had been circulated
and were taken as read.
Shane reported that a
bank account has been opened and currently contains £105. Additional
cheques and cash were handed over during the meeting.
of New Secretary
Jo Adcock has resigned as
secretary due to pressure of work. There were no volunteers to fill the
post at present. Peter Holt volunteered to take minutes of the meeting.
and the Meltons – The Success Story So Far
Over an hour was spent
highlighting and discussing sporting success so far this year. This
on Existing Facilities and Wish List for the Future
As relatively few sports
clubs were represented discussion on this matter was curtailed and will be
re-introduced at future meetings.
Parish Council Drop In Event
Those present were urged
to attend the Parish Council’s drop in event on December 3rd
to support improved sport and leisure facilities for the village if the
proposed new development goes ahead.
It was agreed that a
dedicated web site for the association is not necessary and we should
continue to use the existing Hethersett Village site which is maintained
by the association’s chairman.
It was agreed that the
association should widen its net to include local businesses. Members were
also asked to encourage people to attend meetings in the future. It was
also agreed to try and improve the representation from the Meltons.
and Venue of Next Meeting
To be set but likely to be in February 2012.
OF MEETING at PARK FARM HOTEL HETHERSETT
MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2011
Peter Steward welcomed
everyone to the meeting, and everyone introduced themselves, and said which
sport they were representing.
The aim of the meeting is to
get all involved in sport and fitness in Hethersett and the Meltons working
together to improve facilities.
The main aims of the
association should incorporate the following:
Working together we can
achieve some or all of the above by:
The way to promote which
sports are available in our villages is to make use of notice boards
around the Villages, schools, and facebook for the younger people of the
villages, by advertising what clubs are in the area and how to join them.
There is no floodlit
pitch in Hethersett currently, which means that training has to take place
elsewhere, where there are the facilities needed. There is a piece of land
at the back of the Social Club that could be turned into an all weather 3G
floodlight pitch, and also the tennis courts at the back of the Village
hall are not used and are in need of repair, this space could also be
used, this could be costly, all sports clubs in the village would need to
The biggest issue around
building a new facility would be the cost.
The Memorial Playing
Field is a vast piece of land in the middle of Hethersett, which needs to
be used throughout the year for all sports, parking is an issue though,
and a sporting legacy has been started by the Olympic Committee (sport in
the park), this could continue after the Olympics and be used more
throughout the year.
Active Norfolk have a
coaching bursary available it is a 2 day course, 15 hrs work a week, and
an equipment loan scheme.
Composition of the
Its constitution – do
we need a chair, secretary, treasurer....
Mel Perkins, Shane Hull,
Gary Wyatt and Peter Steward, will meet up to discuss this.
Peter had received a
donation of £100 for the association,
This could be used to
publish a sporting handbook, for all sports clubs involved.
Active Norfolk come and try Archery, Rounders, Tennis and the Watt Bikes,
6-9pm at Hethersett High School
The Village games are
being held on Sunday 12th June, at Framingham Earl High School.
The village wants
representatives from the following sports to send, and represent the
Archery – 4 Adults
& 2 Juniors
Badminton – 2 teams
from the village, (Peter Hoult)
Short Mat Bowls – 2
Teams, memorial club & Social Club
5 aside football –
Junior 11-14, and Adult Team, (no ladies)
Darts – single entries
4 per village, (social club has 2 teams)
Table Tennis – Junior
from Social Club
Team from come and try
Archery – Team from
come and try
Tennis – Liaise with
Watt Bike – Cycle
Netball – High School
1 mile race – open to
4x100 relay open to all
ages, teams of 4
Promote the Active
Norfolk taster day at the high school,
All to email Peter, their
list of events and what’s on
Date and venue of next
Hethersett Social Club,
Queen’s Road Hethersett, May 9th 2011 at 7.30pm