Glow Night for 11 – 18 Year Olds – 8th November

Glow paint faces

Glow paint facesGlow Night

Glow Night is the Wired Youth Group’s next exciting evening.

Come along to Wired Youth Club, November 8th, 7.45 pm at St Mary’s Church.  You will get to adorn yourself with Glow Paint and then enter our Black Light Room for Glow Games and a Glow Bar. As well as Glow Fun, other attractions include:

  • Darts,
  • Table tennis,
  • Air hockey,
  • Pool,
  • Chill space,
  • Snacks & Chat.

See you there! Jo Jeffery (Families’ Worker)

Cricket Colts Prepare for New Season

West Bergholt Cricket Club logoCricket Colts Prepare for New Season

West Bergholt Cricket Colts have active youth activities even before the main cricket season starts, they have provided the following update.

Indoor Training.

Colts training indoorsThe cricketing new year started off for us in March with our latest indoor cricket training sessions for our young cricketers (Colts) at Holmwood House school.  We held sessions for our Junior Colts who are those still at primary school and the Senior Colts who are at secondary school.

Over the course of the sessions, our Junior Colts were shown the basics of the game and got to try out their newly acquired skills through a range of fun mini-games. Our Senior colts also had some fun games to improve their techniques and improve their reaction times before finally padding up for batting and bowling practice.

We still have two more weeks of the indoor training to run in April getting the players ready for the outdoor season which will start on the 5th of May with Colts Registration and training at 10.30 a.m.

Colts with Essex County Team's Specsavers trophySpecsavers County Championship Cup.

Hearing of all the effort we had been putting into re-energising the Colts Section and cleaning up the Club House, Essex Cricket chose us as one of only 6 Clubs to visit on Nat West Club Force Day with the Specsavers County Championship Cup, of which Essex are the current holders.

Our youngsters (and some of our older volunteers too) enjoyed the opportunity to hold the cup and dream big.  The Essex representative also brought some positive news that after being unsuccessful in an earlier funding bid to provide a separate changing area for ladies and youths we are being considered for some alternate funding so fingers crossed we are successful in that!

Nat West Club Force.

On Saturday the 24th March we took part in the Club Force Initiative which brings volunteers and clubs all over the country together to get Cricket Grounds and Club Houses ready for the forthcoming season.  We were lucky to have 15 volunteers both adults and children come along and give us a hand to get the club ready.

All Stars Cricket youngstersECB All Stars Cricket.

March also brought the start of the registration process for All Stars Cricket, which is a training programme specially designed for 5- to 8-year-olds.  The programme provides eight weeks of training plus a bat, personalised shirt and backpack all for £40.

We are very lucky to have Mr Gareth Minter, P.E. Co-Ordinator from Heathlands Primary School, leading the programme for us.  At the time of writing, we already have 18 children booked onto our sessions which start on the 2nd June, so we are very much looking forward to welcoming these little cricketers to the club.  We welcomed 3 of the All Stars on Saturday when the County Championship Cup came to visit, they were very excited to have their first mini-game of cricket on the Club’s cricket pitch.


BYGging it up for our Youth

BYG LogoBYGging it up for our Youth

After fears that BYG would close after 10 years the following great news has come from the groups AGM last week.

BYG’s AGM took place on Thursday 12th October and it was feared that, after almost 10 years, the Village would see the end of its popular Youth Club as long-serving committee members retired.  The fear was particularly heightened when the start time of the AGM  approached and nobody Continue reading “BYGging it up for our Youth”

BHYFC Results 24th September

BHYFC - Bergholt HeathBergholt Heath YFC – Results 17th September

The 4 matches on 24th September produced 3 wins and 1 draw.  Next week sees 1 home and 3 away matches.

BHYFC Under 13s vs Stanway Rovers Reds

This week, Bergholt played their first home game of the season hosting Stanway Rovers Reds, with whom they shared a good 11-a-side friendly game at the end of last season.

With a few players unavailable, including Continue reading “BHYFC Results 24th September”

BHYFC Results 17th September

BHYFC - Bergholt Heath

BHYFC - Bergholt HeathBergholt Heath YFC – Results 17th September

The four matches on 17th September produced 2 wins and 2 losses.  Many thanks to the players and families who attended the annual BBQ on Sunday.  Despite the weather trying its best to spoil the occasion it turned out a resounding success.  Next week sees 2 home and 2 away matches.

Players wanted

The Under 13’s football team are looking for experienced players (Year 7 or 8 from September 17) to Continue reading “BHYFC Results 17th September”

BHYFC Results 10th September

BHYFC - Bergholt Heath

BHYFC - Bergholt HeathBergholt Heath YFC – Results 10th September

The four matches on 10th September produced 3 wins and a loss.  Next Sunday (17th) the club is welcoming the new season with their annual ‘Kick-Off BBQ’ with the club’s Chairman, Les, as the chosen Chef.




Lexden Saints vs BHYFC Under 13s

The 13s have seen a fair bit of player movement over the summer but started the new campaign in excellent fashion.  The first game of the season saw Bergholt make the trip across town to play Lexden Saints.  Last season Lexden finished 3rd in the D League whilst Bergholt finished 4th so a close game was expected.

Took Control

Bergholt kicked off and immediately took control of the game Continue reading “BHYFC Results 10th September”

Will You Let Bergholt Youth Group Fold?

BYG Logo

Bergholt Youth GroupWill You Let Bergholt Youth Group Fold?

Aimed at young people between 10 and 16, BYG has now been meeting regularly for over nine years.  It has clearly met a need with over a hundred members and up to eighty turning up on club evenings.  For most of this time it has been managed, and evenings staffed, by a small group; initially some dedicated adults and latterly Continue reading “Will You Let Bergholt Youth Group Fold?”