OUTDOOR GAMES & ACTIVITIES:
I should like to start an Angling Group, to embrace both Coarse and Sea Angling. I currently go coarse fishing most weeks but have done shore and boat fishing and would like to do all three again.
If you are interested please let me know, if you are a novice or beginner there will be help for you but you would need to buy tackle. In the summer months, I would like to go boat fishing from Falmouth, where tackle is provided.
I will arrange a meeting for interested members during late November. Please sign up on the Interest Lists at forthcoming monthly meetings, with your name and contact information, together with e-mail addresses where available!
David Crawford (01872) 864874
The new season starts on Wednesday the 10th April at 9.45am prompt. Friday sessions start at 4.45pm prompt on the 12th April. . We are taking a chance on the weather and bringing forward the start of the season by a month. Let's hope this Spring is as good as last year.
Any member of Carrick U3A is most welcome to join the Croquet Group. It really does not matter if you've never played before. Friday sessions are strongly recommended for all beginners as they are less busy and friendly help and advice is always available then.
We play on Wednesdays from 9.45am to 12 noon at Perranarworthal Cricket Club ground. It is important to arrive no later than 9.45 to ensure that you are included in the session and the draw for teams. We also play on Friday evenings from 4.45pm to 6.30pm at the same place.
My name is Jon Skelton I am the Group Leader (01872) 865316. Peter Goldsmith is the Assistant Group Leader on (01872) 264820. If you would like any further information please contact us.
We rarely make a decision to cancel a session due to bad weather but it occasionally happens and is usually made at the very last minute so we leave it to you to make your own decision!
We will continue the same chaotic system that anyone who wants to play just turns up. You don't have to have your name on a list or check with the Group Leader first. If we start getting more than 48 each session we'll have to adapt the system.
It doesn't matter if you miss the first session or can't attend regularly.
We play a type of croquet known as Golf Croquet on Wednesdays but on Fridays, you can choose to play either Golf Croquet or Association Croquet (proper croquet!).
This season we will be starting a handicapped singles tournament for those interested, details to be announced later.
A 50p donation is invited from players at the start of each session as a gesture of appreciation to the Perranarworthal Cricket Club for allowing us to use their facilities also to cover expenses and to raise funds for new equipment.
Remember to bring a drink and a biscuit for the half time break on Wednesdays.
Led by Jon Skelton, the Group play the less technically demanding Golf Croquet, rather than Association Croquet. It's great fun and the misses are just as enthusiastically cheered as the good shots. Occasionally on Friday evenings, a few members are learning to play Association croquet.
John & Janet Bishop head up U3A Pètanque activities twice a month at Gyllyingvase Beach, Falmouth, to cast a few balls across the sands. However, on 18th June, members of the group gathered for a convivial session at Oak Tree Farm and not at the beach! Hope John's lawns survived the day!
The main suspects gathered around John and Janet's marquee during a pause in proceedings. Names to follow!
However, there's always room for more on the first and third Mondays at Gyllyingvase beach, starting at 10.00am. The beach has plenty of space and facilities and is a popular activity with up to fifty plus participants, when the weather is at its best! Call us for further information (01872) 862949.
Here's a jolly shot of Helston and Carrick U3A members who joined together earlier in the month for a friendly match, waiting for the rain to slow up so they can get on with their Petanque.
T’ai Chi Group:
Here's a jolly picture, taken by Eric Baker, reminding us all how good it is when the sun is shining!
T'ai Chi continues on alternate Mondays, on Gyllyngvase beach at 9.30 am on alternate Mondays as usual. We have been very fortunate with the weather, having only once needing to move into the gardens or to The Pavilion.The average attendance was thirteen; it is gratifying to see all those who turn up whatever the conditions.
We are working forwards to a happy and healthy 2013. Keep practising!
We started playing Tennis after Easter, meeting at 2pm on Thursday afternoons in Boscawen Park. We hope to continue there each week (weather permitting). Tony Herring (01872) 273678
For all activities, please check our Google Calendar to confirm dates, times and location
Groups Coordinator - Jon Skelton (01872) 865316