Next Federation Meetings

May 12th, 2016

Exec – Wednesday 8th June at The Cottage Inn, Champford Lane, Wellington from 7.30pm

Full – Wednesday 13th July at Wellington Tennis Club from 8.00pm

Rockwell Green Short Mat Bowls Club – New WDSF Member

April 11th, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Rockwell Green Short Mat Bowls Club as a member of WDSF.

They take our full member numbers to twelve.

They are very welcome at this time…


Full Members Meeting – Wednesday 11th May

April 10th, 2016

We meet at Wellington AFC on Wednesday 11th May from 8.00pm for our next Full Members meeting.

Agenda to follow soonest…

SASP Marketing Workshop – Saturday 9th April, 10.00am – LAST CALL

April 5th, 2016

If you wish to attend this FREE event then please contact David Derrick via e-mail at by Thursday 7th April at the latest.

The workshop takes place at SASP’s offices on Chelston Business Park (TA21 9JQ) from 10.00am for a couple of hours…

SASP Sports Marketing Workshop – Saturday 9th April

March 31st, 2016

SASP and WDSF have combined forces to offer member Clubs a free of charge workshop on Saturday 9th April at SASP’s Chelston based offices that will focus on building a marketing strategy.

All WDSF member Clubs are encouraged to attend from 10.00am on the day.

Details are available from SASP’s Laura Phelps at

Wellington and District Sports Federation AGM 2016 – Formal Press Report

February 25th, 2016

Steve Coles of Wellington Football Club is the new Chairman of the Wellington and District Sports Federation succeeding Roger Nunn who stepped down after five years in the role at their recent AGM for 2016 writes David Derrick.

Reflecting on his five years in the Chair Mr Nunn saw that the major input that Federation had made was in respect of securing and then directing the original Cade’s Farm housing development Section 106 monies to Wellington Playing Field Pavilion in 2012.

Providing signage that helped to enforce the dog by-law at Wellington Playing Field was another Federation driven project and this is still there now, over four years on.

Other aspects such as pushing forward sporting opportunity and direction in local schools had also been a positive development in this timeframe and a recent opening contribution to the Taunton Deane Borough Council Sports Pitch Strategy consultation was an example of a more recent contribution.

Mr Nunn was thanked for leading the Federation well and with passion in his time in the Chair.

Secretary David Derrick delivered an upbeat report that viewed 2016 as being a challenging year for the town’s sports clubs as central funding is liable to cuts and more emphasis will fall on the clubs themselves to fund more and more, but a joint commitment to share best practice, tips and knowledge would see that the gap could be bridged

There is strength in numbers and Federation has a large headcount of members when all is amalgamated and this combined strength can make for positive change and influence.

Treasurer Richard Fox reported a three figure loss for the period 1st January – 31st December 2015, but also that cash balances were acceptable and 201offered the chance for Federation to make some funds for itself through several exciting event plans.

All the Federation’s financial activities in 2015 had been examined and signed off by Derrick Hodgson in his role as Independent Auditor to Federation.

The election of Officers for 2016 saw Roger Nunn elected to the newly created post of Vice President with Steve Coles being unanimously elected as the new Chair.

The new Vice Chair is Julia Birchall-Mann whose sport of choice is Tae Kwon Do.

All other Officers were re-elected along with the creation of an External Representation Team that will represent Federation in areas such as discussions with Local Authorities, Statutory Bodies and legal matters.

The Federation will be holding its opening full meeting of 2016 on Wednesday 9th March at Wellington Bowling Club, Coram’s Lane, Wellington from 7.30pm

Opening Full Federation Meeting of 2016

February 25th, 2016

We meet in full session for the first time in 2016 at Wellington Bowling Club from 7.30pm on Wednesday 9th March.

The Executive will meet in mid April..

WDSF Management Team 2016

February 25th, 2016

Following this evening’s AGM the following appointments were made in respect of Federation’s Management Team for 2016

President – The Duke of Wellington KG

Vice President – Roger Nunn Esq.

Patrons – Martin Pipe CBE, Jeremy Browne Esq., Cllr Andrew Govier, Richard Fox Esq., Steve Major Esq., Rebecca Pow MP

Chair – Steve Coles

Vice Chair – Julia Birchall-Mann

Secretary – David Derrick

Treasurer – Richard Fox

Auditor – Derrick Hodgson

Special Projects Manager – Jane Browne

External Representation Team – Roger Nunn, Jane Browne, Richard Fox, Derrick Hodgson


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

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.