WDSF Member Clubs – Audit of Website Addresses

January 27th, 2016

All member Clubs are asked to send what they consider to be their current website address to Federation Secretary David Derrick as part of the New Year’s work to get all WDSF records and background information in order.

The Federation website will be updated accordingly.

Please reply to david230275@googlemail.com

AGM 2016

January 26th, 2016

The documentation package for this year’s AGM has been issued in both soft and hard copy forms.

A full attendance is asked for as we make the important appointments and decisions for the year ahead, including electing a new Chairman as Roger Nunn has decided to step down from this role after five years in charge of the second version of WDSF.

We meet at Wellington Bowling Club on Wednesday 24th February from 8.00pm (note the slightly later starting time…)

Membership subscriptions are due on this date and our Treasurer Richard Fox asks that these be paid on the evening of the meeting or even before if that suits.

AGM 2016 – Initial Items

January 14th, 2016

Our AGM for 2016 is to take place on Wednesday 24th February from 8.00pm at Wellington Bowls Club, Corams Lane, Wellington, TA21 8LL.

Meeting agendas and supporting documentation will be issued during the week commencing Monday 8th February.

Membership subscriptions for 2016 are pegged at £20 per Club once more and payment on the night is requested.

Clubs can pay in cash or by cheque made payable to Wellington and District Sports Federation.

WDSF and SASP – Working Together in 2016

January 14th, 2016

A very worthwhile meeting was held last evening and our link up with SASP is confirmed for 2016; we were pleased to be joined by Rebecca Squire and Laura Phelps, SASP Sports Development Managers, who were able to brief us on the services and benefits that SASP can offer and these are most tangible indeed.

Our next engagement with SASP will be on Saturday 9th April from 10.00am when Laura will present her Workshop on Marketing your Club at their Chelston Business Park based offices (TA21 9JQ).

Details will be issued nearer the time.

Visit from SASP

January 10th, 2016

We have the benefit of a visit from SASP’s Rebecca Squire, Sports Development Manager, at Wellington Bowls Club on Wednesday 13th January from 7.30pm

All member Clubs are encouraged to attend and benefit from this opportunity.


Twitter Account

December 14th, 2015

WDSF is now operating on Twitter with the handle @wdsf2016

Follow our work on Social Media from now!!

Sports and Leisure Investment ref Westford Section 106 Monies

December 2nd, 2015

The Federation Executive is pleased to be able to announce that it is to meet with Taunton Deane Borough Council in respect of the £100k that has become available to the town from the housing development at Westford.

We meet at Deane House on Wednesday 13th January from 10.30am…

Visit from SASP – Wednesday 13th January

November 17th, 2015

SASP will be with us from 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th January at Wellington Bowls Club, Coram’s Lane, Wellington, TA21 8LL; please add this event to the diary…

Matt Parsons

November 12th, 2015

We thank Matt for giving up some of his time to meet with us yesterday evening and for discussing a range of sporting strategies that could be used in respect of local schools and member Clubs.

To this end Matt will work with Federation as Schools Liaison Officer with immediate effect and we are very pleased to have secured this agreement.

It is one that will develop as we progress into 2016.

For now if anyone wishes to contact Matt please do so using the below details

0796 815 5129 or matthewjparsons@hotmail.com

Smoke Free Grants

November 4th, 2015

From: Amy Wiltshire <AWiltshire@sasp.co.uk>
Date: 2 November 2015 at 18:42:55 GMT
Subject: Somerset Smokefree Grants


Closing date for applications is Monday 23rd November 2015.


The Smokefree Somerset Alliance (SSA) is led by representatives from Somerset County

Council, District Councils, Yeovil and Taunton NHS Foundation Trusts, Smokefreelife

Somerset, the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Somerset College, the British

Heart Foundation, the British Lung Foundation and Avon and Somerset Police.

Following discussions between representatives of the SSA and Somerset Community

Foundation (SCF) in March 2012, we agreed that SCF would deliver a £40,000 grants

programme over three years (subject to review) to fund voluntary sector projects consistent

with the aims of the SSA. Support costs were agreed at 10%.

SCF administration of the Smokefree Somerset Grants Programme was set up to target two

key areas of concern:

• The uptake of smoking by young people, and

• Smoking during pregnancy, particularly in young women who do not necessarily

access traditional health services such as antenatal classes.


The programme was officially launched in October 2014 and was designed to change group

behaviours by incentivising sports clubs to adopt no-smoking policies when youth activities

were taking place. The flat-rate grants of £500 were also conditional upon at least one

member of the club attending a free brief intervention training session where smokefree

messages could be learnt and passed on to younger members.


To find out more information and apply please click here.