Frampton On Severn Sports

By Alex Beard

Football

Formed in 1993, Frampton youth football club was developed with the intention of providing football for all of the community. With the joint effort from members of the village along with neighbouring villages 1994 saw Frampton Youth field its first league side. Since 1994 Frampton Youth haven't looked back. With over 20 league titles, 15 cup victories and many tournament wins, Frampton Youth have become a dominant force in the local youth football scene.

Cricket

The picturesque setting of the longest village in England is the backdrop to the home of Frampton on Severn cricket club. Established in early 1800 cricket on the green has been a mainstay of village life throughout centuries.

Tennis                                 

The present Frampton-On-Severn Tennis Club emerged from the ambitious plans of the Frampton Community Association to provide sports and recreational facilities on 'Lakefield'.

The plans, for tennis courts and other sports facilities, were approved by Stroud District Council in 1997 but were put 'on hold' because of uncertainty over funding issues.

In 2003, following a thorough reassessment of the proposals, and sources of funding, the Community Association resolved to focus on the provision of three floodlit tennis courts on the 'Lakefield' site.

The new Frampton-On-Severn Tennis Club was formed the following spring, 2004, at the behest of the Community Association, to progress and manage the proposed tennis facilities.

The new 'Club' of twelve enthusiastic local people soon doubled in size and met regularly on Monday and Wednesday evenings at David Graner's Frampton Court and Stratford Park, Stroud.

As play continued into 2005, the Tennis Club committee progressed our plans with our 'partners', the Frampton Community Association, the LTA and Stroud District Council.

Eventually, in summer 2006, with plans approved and funding in place (25K from Frampton Community Association, 78K from LTA and 2.5K from Stroud District Council) work began on site.

By November 2006 the courts were ready and open for use, and have been enjoyed, summer and winter, ever since.

In July 2009 plans for a club pavilion alongside the courts were approved by Stroud District Council, and work started on site in August 2009.

The new building will be ready for use in 2010 and provide a toilet, changing, kitchen and storage facilities, as well as a large club room for meeting and socializing.

Bowls


Frampton on Severn Bowls Club is located behind the Community Centre in Lake Lane. The Club began life as the Cadbury Bowls Club in 1925. When the Cadbury factory closed, the facility was purchased by the members, the green extended and the club renamed. The Club has its own social facilities, including bar and small kitchen for preparing light meals for matches. The current membership is around 80.

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