WDSF Delegation to Court Fields School

June 25th, 2015

A follow up meeting to one held before Christmas 2014 will see a WDSF delegation visit Court Fields School on Wednesday 15th July from 2.30pm to develop ideas and plans for the School’s sporting estate for the next generation of users – both school and community based…

WDSF Delegation to Wellington Town Council

June 25th, 2015

Our delegation will be headed up by our Vice Chairman Steve Coles alongside Treasurer Richard Fox, Special Projects Manager Jane Browne, Colin Waller from Wellington AFC and Steve Parsons from Wellington RFC.

Meeting Plans

June 11th, 2015

Wednesday 17th June from 3.00pm – Exec Meeting at The Cottage Inn, Champford Lane, Wellington

Monday 6th July from 7.00pm – Address to Wellington Town Council at United Reform Church, High Street, Wellington

Wednesday 8th July from 7.30pm – Full Meeting at Wellington Bowls Club, Coram’s Lane, Wellington


Rebecca Pow MP – Federation Patron

June 9th, 2015

The Federation Executive is delighted to be able to announce that our new MP – Rebecca Pow – has agreed to become a Patron of WDSF with immediate effect.

This continues a well established trend and we are please to welcome Rebecca to our organisation.

Pleasingly Jeremy Browne has agreed to remain as a Patron of WDSF despite standing down as an MP at May’s election.

We hope to meet with Rebecca later in the summer so as to introduce ourselves to her and to inform her of our aims and wishes.


WDSF at Wellington Town Council – Monday 6th July

May 20th, 2015

A WDSF delegation will be addressing Wellington Town Council’s monthly meeting from 7.00pm on Monday 6th July.

Details of the content and nature of our delivery as well as the composition of our delegation will be raised for debate at our next full meeting that is set for Wednesday 10th June at Wellington Bowls Club from 7.45pm

Meeting Schedule – June 2015

May 14th, 2015

Executive Meeting – Monday 1st June at The Cottage Inn, Champford Lane, Wellington from 7.30pm

Full Meeting – Wednesday 10th June at Wellington Bowls Club, Corams Lane, Wellington from 7.45pm

Full Meeting – May 2015

May 7th, 2015

We meet in full session at Wellington Bowls Club on Wednesday 13th May from 8.00pm…

Meeting Schedule – April and May 2015

April 9th, 2015

Executive Meeting – Monday 27th April at The Cottage Inn, Champford Lane, Wellington from 7.30pm

Full Meeting – Wednesday 13th May at either Wellington Rugby Club or Wellington Bowling Club from 7.30pm; exact venue to be advised by month end…

Full Meeting is at Wellington Bowling Club on Wednesday 13th May from 8.00pm

WDSF Small Grants Mechanism

April 9th, 2015

Last night’s full Federation meeting agreed to adopt the proposal that where a member Club has a suitable project they can receive up to 25% cost coverage or £200 (whichever is the lesser amount) from Federation funds to support them in achieving the project’s aims.

Projects must be of a Capital Expenditure nature and not of the Revenue type and Federation funds must be complimentary to the main funding streams which must include some element of Club based funding too.

Projects that add to existing operational effectiveness are also welcomed as well as those of an emergency nature.

Any Club with a suitable project is asked to contact the Federation’s Secretary David Derrick with details in the first instance via e-mail at david230275@googlemail.com

All items received will first be evaluated by the Federation Executive and will then be referred to the full Federation membership for sign off leading to the release of funds.

So far, since November 2014, Wellington Football Club, Wellington Bowling Club and Wellington Cricket Club have each received financial assistance via this method which has now being formally adopted into the Federation’s Business Model having previously being a notional item on an ‘as and when’ basis; by formalising matters this will improve matters and show ‘best practice’ is in place.

Full Federation Meeting – Wednesday 8th April

April 1st, 2015

We meet in full session at Wellington Bowls Club on Wednesday 8th April from 7.30pm; meeting agendas are already available…