In our latest feature on our 147 Club members we learn more about the Gosberton Snooker & Bowls Club, which has a rich history dating back over 100 years!
Situated in Lincolnshire, the members only club has a rich history having been founded back in 1909, with the first set of snooker balls purchased in 1914. With two full-size snooker tables, complemented by a bar, the venue also shares its facilities with a bowls club.
Club Chairman Malc Dennis – Involved for over 50 years
A small club with a big heart, the Gosberton Snooker Club serves a loyal playing base in the local area and we recently spoke to Club Secretary Stuart Tamplin to hear how the club has responded to the global pandemic and of its aspirations for the future.
“We are hopeful for the future,” said Tamplin, who as a former amateur player in his youth has now been Club Secretary for four years. “During lockdown we have successfully completed a £20,000 refit of the entire club interior, using grant money and funding from National Lottery.
“We are now hoping to get back to having four teams in our local league – the Spalding & District Snooker and Billiards League, for a start. From there we would like to run courses and coaching sessions for youngsters. Although we are in a village location, we have two primary schools close by that may be interested in running after school clubs.
“We are keen to promote the club around the area and run training camps going forwards.”
The club has car parking and is fully wheelchair accessible. For more information the club can be contacted by email.
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