17. Sport

Clyst Vale Shotokan Karate Club
Friendly, family oriented Karate Club. Meet in the Matthews Hall, Topsham, on Tuesdays 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm and on Thursdays at Clyst St. Mary Village Hall 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
Age range 6 to 60+ years.
Fees: adults £4.00 per session, under 16 or unwaged £3.50 per session. Family rates
Visitors welcome.
Contact: Marion/Chris May. Tel: 01392 259545

Flaming Fist Kenpo
Self defence system of martial arts, suitable for anyone, regardless of age or gender. Adults train once a week on Fridays at Countess Wear School between 8.00 pm and 9.00 pm. Children between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm.
Age range: children 5 to13 years. Adults 13 years upwards.
Fees: First lesson is free. Single lesson: adults £4.50, children £3.50. Visitors welcome.
Contact: Matt Snell Tel: 01392 253622 (evenings)
Website: http://www.flamingfistkenpo.org.uk/

Topsham Badminton Club
A friendly club for various abilities, but no tuition provided. Mainly mixed doubles. The club plays in Matthews Hall on Wednesday evenings
7.30 pm to 10.30 pm and Friday mornings
9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Age range 16+
Membership fee: £55 per annum.
Guests are welcome.
Contact: Richard Holland Tel: 01392 875269
e-mail: richardoftopsham@talktalk.net

Topsham Bowling Club
The club was founded in 1928 and has expanded and improved to become one of the premier clubs in Devon. Coaching available.
Social activities include a bridge section and skittle league. (See Leisure Activities, section 10).
Annual subscription: Full (bowling) £90
Social £16. Visitors welcome.
Contact: David Tucker Tel: 01392 873168
e-mail: tucker-david3@sky.com

Topsham Football Club
First and second teams. Training sessions:
9 years+ Saturday 9.30 am.
17 years+ Tuesday 7 pm.
Clubhouse: darts, light refreshments, licensed bar.
Subscription: 18 years+ £10. Famil membership £15. Senior citizens £5.
Contact: Clubhouse Tel: 01392 873678

Topsham Rugby Club
Two senior rugby teams:
First team: Devon North East One.
Second team: North East Merit Table League.
Fitness training on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with team training on Wednesday evenings.
The season runs from September to April with games on most Saturdays.
Contact: Ron Murray Tel: 01392 873484
Junior teams for under 7 to under 14 years (mixed until 12 years) with training and games on Sunday from 10.30 am to 12 noon.
Contact: John and Gena Ward Tel 01395 233586.
Website: http://www.topshamrugby.co.uk/

Topsham St. James Cricket Club
Topsham's community cricket club offers competitive and social cricket for all standards of men, ladies and children from the age of 7-15 years. Adult matches are played on Saturdays and Sundays from May to September on the Bonfire Field of Topsham Rugby Club, with Colts having their matches on a variety of evenings and at weekends throughout school term-time.
During the summer, training nights are held on Wednesday (ladies), Thursday (men) and Friday (U8 - U15s). There is also a large programme of social events throughout the year.
Visitors are very welcome.
Contact: Sheila Harding Tel: 01392 876481
e-mail: sheila@courtfield4.co.uk
Website: http://www.topshamstjames.play-cricket.com/

Topsham Sailing Club
TSC is a club that promotes the sport of sailing in dinghies, dayboats and cruising yachts. Up to 4 races a week during the season, depending on tides.
Annual subscription: £45 adult £18 cadet.
Venue: Hawkins Quay, Topsham. Tel: 01392 877524
Contacts: Neal Ricketts Tel: 01392 874786
Philip Chesterfield Tel: 01392 875169
Website: http://www.topsham-sc.org.uk/

Topsham Swimming Pool Association
The association runs and manages the Topsham Swimming pool which is open from mid May to mid September. It is supported by volunteers who are essential to keep the pool running.
Contact: Cyril Harrison Tel: 01392 874637
Opening times:
Nutters' Club: 6.00 am to 8.30 am every day.

All ages: every day from 10.00 am to 12 noon,
12.30 pm to 2.30 pm, 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. In addition: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 5.15 pm to 6.40 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
Adults only: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm Wednesday and Friday.

For hiring the pool, contact: Sharon Wannell
Tel: 01392 877454.
Available times: 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm Monday to Sunday (7.30 pm to 10.00 pm Saturday)
Website: http://www.topshampool.com/

Topsham Tennis Club
An informal club and all standards of play are welcome.
Times of play are: Mondays and Wednesdays
from 6.15 pm onwards.
New players ae always welcome and some coaching is available.
Venue: the courts are situated behind the swimming pool.
Contact: Gill Williams Tel: 07773892347

Women's Running Network: Topsham Group
Part of a national group, the Network welcomes women of any level of fitness with programmes designed to cater for beginners.
Runs start at The Lighter Pub on the quay at 6.30 pm on Tuesdays, all the year round.
Annual fee of £20 plus £1 per run.
Contact : Gill Thorne 01392 874698


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