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Many thanks to all those who attended the Club’s Awards Evening on Saturday, which was held at the Churchtown Conservative Club to recognise individual and team achievements from the 2022 season.  

The evening was compered by our Chairman, Chris Harding, who announced the winners and runners-up of the Club’s eleven internal competitions and twelve team merits and the prizes were presented by our Club President, Peter Smith. These were reported via the website and regular newsletters throughout the year and we congratulate all the successful players.  

The final presentations are made to the Team of the Year and Club Member of the Year. As in previous years, the Team of the Year award was a very a difficult one to determine, given the success of several of our teams in 2022. The following teams all achieved successes in their respective leagues and were under consideration :-  

Vultures – Burscough League 1st Division Champions 

Ospreys – Burscough League 2nd Division Champions 

Kites – Parks League 1st Division Champions and KO Cup finalists 

Buzzards – Southport Ladies’ League Afternoon 2nd Division Champions 

Eagles – LV Premier Division Runners-Up and KO Cup finalists 

Merlins – Southport Vets League 2nd Division Runners-Up (promotion to top division) and KO Cup finalists 

Although several of these teams would have been deserving winners of the award, following much consideration, the Vultures were announced as Team of the Year in recognition of their achievement in winning the 1st Division of the Burscough and Lathom League, which is regarded as one of the best leagues in the area. The team enjoyed an outstanding season, winning sixteen matches and losing just one league game to finish nineteen points clear of runners-up Banks St. Stephen’s. The top division of this league has been dominated by a select number of teams for over forty years and has never been won by a team based in Southport in the league’s history. The team was only formed in 2017 and has attracted several new members to the club, all of whom play a full part in the Club’s events and includes a number of players who represent the town in the Southport Federation team. Congratulations to captain Chris Harding and all his players.  

The announcement of the Club Member of the Year award was made by the Club’s Vice-Chairman, Jason Chapman and this year the award went to our Chairman, Chris Harding. Chris was elected Club Chairman in 2007 at a time when the Club had fewer than forty members and ran just two league teams. Since then, with the help of many enthusiastic members and hard-working volunteers the Club’s membership has grown enough to enable us to run twelve teams in seven different local leagues. In addition, Chris has been captain of the Eagles in the LV League for 23 seasons, during which time the team has won the LV Premier Division Championship three times. Finally, Chris was instrumental in setting up the Vultures to play in the Burscough League and has captained that team since it’s formation. 

The awards were followed by a buffet, prepared by George Hitchmough and Sue Andersen and a quiz set by George. Many thanks to George and Sue for again doing an excellent job and for providing such an enjoyable and successful evening. 

The Committee also wishes to thank the following : – 

The Conservative Club Steward, Gill and Brian Whitley for their hard work behind the bar on the night and the Conservative Club Committee for allowing us the use of their excellent facilities once again. 

Debbie Barnes for kindly providing cakes.  

Kez, Darren and Noreen for their help selling raffle tickets.  

Finally, thank you to all those who supported the evening by attending, bringing raffles prizes or contributing donations. All proceeds from the evening will go towards club funds. We look forward to seeing everyone again for another successful season in 2023. Watch out for further details of our AGM, which is to be held at Churchtown Conservative Club on Monday 20th February.  

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January News Letter




Members are reminded that the Club’s Awards Evening for the 2022 season will take place on Saturday 21st January (details below). Please let us know as soon as possible if you are planning to attend this event to help with catering arrangements.


Thank you to all those who helped with the tidy up at the green last week. We had a great response which makes the task so much easier and is greatly appreciated by the officers and committee.


As mentioned in previous newsletters, we are setting up a Competitions Committee for the coming season. The response so far has been good, and we have had three members expressing interest. We are happy with the numbers we have got but could accommodate one or two more if anyone else wishes to join this committee. If anyone is interested in becoming involved, or would like more information, please contact :-

George Hitchmough –

or Mike Milne


We are again planning a full programme of internal club competitions for our members to take part in. The first of these will be the Spring Pairs, which will be held on Saturday 8th April, starting at 12.00 noon. This will be a random pairs, with pairings drawn on the day. A plate competition will be held for pairs losing in their first game.

The first singles handicap will be the Rose Bowl, which will take place on Sunday 23rd April, again starting at 12.00 noon. A plate competition will also be run at this event.

Dates for the majority of our competitions have now been set, subject to confirmation. Further information and dates will be available at the AGM.


Many thanks to all those who have assisted by returning trophies to be engraved. All the Club’s main trophies have now been engraved or are away for engraving, so we will be completely up-to-date with this before the start of the 2023 season.

If anyone still has one of the Club’s consolation plates, please bring it along to either the Awards Evening or AGM. Alternatively, please contact Mike Milne to arrange collection. / 07752352065


Monday 20th February – Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Churchtown Conservative Club. Further details will be published nearer the time.

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We need your help on FRIDAY 6th of JANUARY 2023

We need to clear the standing leaves on the green, We will be at the club from 10:30 onwards.

Please try and bring a Garden Rake with you, If you are able to take some bags of leaves away with you it would be of great help.


The more the merrier.

Please help if you can.

Don’t forget parking restrictions still apply in the car park.