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Sandhurst

Est.1994

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Walesby Village Sports Club, Forest Lane, Walesby Tel:01623 860456

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Record Attendance

 
Who are ya? The Hoops
What Division are you in? Nottinghamshire Senior League Division One
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You must have come in a taxi

From North  - Leave the A1 and follow the B6387 Retford Road southbound for Ollerton. After 3.1 miles, turn right into Forest Lane. A fair-sized car park is available a short distance down on your RHS. 

From Nottingham - Take the A617 northbound for 18 miles. At Ollerton Roundabout, continue on the A617 for 1.6 miles, before turning right onto Whitewater Lane for 1.8 miles, passing the Walesby Scout Camp on your LHS. Turn left onto Retford Road, then second left into Forest Lane. A fair-sized car park is available a short distance down on your RHS. 
 
From Mansfield - Take the A60 northbound for 2 miles before taking the A6075 Peafield Lane for 8.5 miles, through Ollerton town centre. Turn left onto the B6387 Retford Road for 2.2 miles, then left again into Forest Lane.

From Newark - Take the A616 Ollerton Road north for 13 miles. Upon reaching Ollerton, turn right for 0.9 miles, before turning left onto the B6387 Retford Road for 2.2 miles, then left again into Forest Lane.

    East Midlands Stagecoach - No.15 (Mansfield Bus Station to Walesby Red Lion) passes close to the Ground.

     Retford - 6.8 miles

For a map of the location, Click here.

 

My garden shed is bigger than this

Dib Dib Dib, Dob, Dob, Dob, welcome to the Walesby Sports Ground, home to Sandhurst Football Club. The reason behind this unorthodox greeting? Visit, and you'll be within a hairsbreadth of the huge Walesby Scouts campsite, one of largest such centre's in the world.

Sandhurst were formed in 1994 from a reserve side from Bilsthorpe, formerly playing in the Notts Amateur League before progressing into the Notts Alliance. The Club celebrated their tenth anniversary by joining the inaugural Nottinghamshire Senior League. Sandhurst have kept in tune with the area's emphasis on youth culture by promoting the development of local youngsters,  forming close links with Walesby Junior's Football Club's seven youth sides. So successful has this link been that Walesby Junior's were honoured with the title of Charter Club of the Year, an award is given to clubs who display a commitment to delivering a quality experience to its players in a well run , safe environment. How perfect it would be if the Senior's of Sandhurst captured some silverware of their own.

For a small, fairly young village club, Sandhurst's facilities are superior to what one might expect to encounter. This is helped by the sharing of the premises with the local cricket club, as the site boasts an impressive Sports & Social Club. This large, modern complex provides hot and cold food, and a variety of drinks to keep you fed and lubricated during your visit. Within this building are incorporated the changing rooms for the officials and players. From here, it is a fair way to Sandhurst's pitch, with the players having to pass over the youth pitch, and around the cricket wicket. This leads the players to a basic roped off entrance onto the pitch. The entire pitch is cordoned off by laser blue rope running through white-painted metal posts. Mention of the pitch cannot pass without highlighting the major slop, running downhill from north to south. The motto of the Club is 'Onward and upward', and how apt a motto this is, providing you're kicking towards the Retford End. 

There are no actual pitchside facilities, though the Club have conveniently marked out the technical area's. At the Retford End, you will find the only item of interest surrounding the football pitch. A number of plastic seats and some form of trolley are shielded from the elements by two overturned structures which could well be used as temporary dugouts. Most notable by its absence are the lack of fencing and/or netting erected to prevent the loss of two many footballs launched out the Ground, given the proximately of to pitch to the adjoining road.

Future Plans

  No known.

 

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Christopher Rooney - permission required for photo & text usage

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