Check out a new type of exercise available now at the stute!

Stute News

January 2017

Thankyou- an appeal for donations for some Christmas decorations prompted quick responses from our lovely users. Thank you very much as this gave the Stute a festive feel over the Christmas period this year (and the next few too!) If anyone would like to donate some Xmas tree lights for next year they would be de-light-fully received.

Fun and Fund-Raising

After 14 years of constant use, the blue gym mats need replacing - not all of them, thankfully, but the ones that get the most use. We would like to get 8 or 10 new mats costing £150 each and with this in mind fund-raising has begun. Late in 2016 the Stute Exercise classes held a Coffee & Cake morning and raised an exceptional £303 followed by an extra Stute raffle which raised another £44. Well done to all involved. The exercisers promise to work hard to use up all those extra cakey calories!

Plans are progressing for other ideas and include a 24 hour sponsored Snookerthon, a Jumble Sale, Children and family Photo shoot - we would welcome your support with any or all of these. You could sponsor a snooker player or offer to make the tea and coffee; donate to or attend and buy at the Jumble Sale. Has anyone got any ideas to have fun and raise a few quid into the bargain? Maybe try a Mini Snooker or pool tournament between friends; an afternoon tea; sponsored games night; coffee and cake for parents waiting to pick up children; a whist drive; raffle ..... I am sure you can think of others........ pop in to John for a chat or phone on 01455 847273 or Julia on 01455 457696. Let’s get these mats bought soon.

Earl Shilton Social Institute 14 Station Rd, Earl Shilton. Tel 01455 847273 Registered Charity Number 506623

Snooker Tournament 2016 The 2016 Stute tournament had a few tweaks this year, mainly in the group stage where points were earned by every frame won. We had 7 new players and all are keen to enter in 2017.

The quality of play seemed far higher with the champion of the last 2 tournaments losing to one of the newcomers at the group stage. Many more games throughout the tournament went right down to the final balls. 

The final itself was by far the highest standard we've seen at the Stute since the tournament started and the new champion Laurie Grewcock scored 68 and 46 breaks in 2 of the 3 frames he needed to take the title from reigning champion Jordan Armstrong. 

With 5 new lights on the tables and 3 new snooker cloths in 2016, it's fair to say the committees investment in the snooker hall paid off in the Stute championship alone. But we would like more youngsters to take up the sport - so with free snooker hall membership to any new members in 2017 now is the time to bring your sons or daughters for a few games every week.

2016 Round-Up.

New events in 2016 included:-Thursday afternoon board games group playing chess & cards etc, Little Stars weekend Children’s parties, Launch of the New “Walk through Earl Shilton” DVD by Earl Shilton Bits and Barwell Snips. In addition regular groups and activities continue:- Little Stars Pre-school and Nursery, Shelby Children’s Dance, Ju Jitsu for both juniors and adults, Strategic board games for young people and adults, various daytime Exercise Classes for older adults 50+60+70+, table-tennis, Over 60’s Sports Exercise sessions for Softies, Town Council meetings, WI Craft club, Yoga and Body Balance as well as regular snooker and pool, not forgetting Senior daytime snooker twice a week. The Stute is a Registered Charity managed by volunteers - good people that put in a few hours here and there to keep this loved community facility open. Hooray, an additional new member has joined the committee, welcome to Geoff. (one or two more would be most welcome)

Free Trial session for any activities in blue – Happy New Year to All.

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New Tables!

The Stute now has a brand new supreme pool table, and a free air hockey table too.