AWMA Newsletter August 2019







Section Reports

The Bray Award, to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Association, was awarded at the Summer Fete in June to Susan Pagdin, from the Bowls Section. Congratulations to Sue.


The cricket teams were having a good year although the first team has been less successful.  The pitches are in good order.


Squash Court 1 has been completed to a satisfactory standard. The opening exhibition match went well. Court 2 to be completed within the next 6 months. There are now over 100 members including 6 ladies.


        Hockey has five representatives in the England mixed team, a great achievement. The Summer league is going well.


        Archery – Max Oakley has become national champion at under 12 level, well done Max. The section continues to be popular with pre-enrolment training for new members.


       Drama – The Murder Mystery plays in Bramhope and Adel generated £2,000 profit. Much needed donations amounting to £9,000 have been donated to AWMA this year. Their plays continue to attract sell out audiences.




          The premises and grounds continue to need funding for both maintenance and new developments as outlined below. 


          Pavilion – There is a plan for six changing room for which the User sections need to start fund raising as the cost is approximately £300,000. Refurbishment of the existing cricket pavilion would cost approximately £85,000. The pavilion has now been painted by the cricket section at a cost of £2300.


Fencing – The fencing by the road has been replaced.  Additionally the fence by the cricket field has been mended. The fence beside the pavement has been removed and Hawthorn bushes have been planted in its place. A bench is to be purchased and placed on the decking by the memorial stone.


Planning permission has been sought from Leeds City Council for removal of trees. They have asked for the Rowan to be replaced by a Rowan and the Sycamore (weed) will be replaced by a Silver birch. These replacement trees will cost approx. £280 + VAT. 


The benches on the decking are in a poor state and need replacing / repairing as soon as possible.


There will be further discussions and meetings to replace some of the flat roofs



Other club news





As part of Dave Pike’s special birthday celebrations on 1 September he is joining a group tour with the aim of cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats over the course of 14 days.

He is taking the opportunity to raise funds for the Adel War Memorial Association – the foyer is in much need of a makeover to make the entrance more appealing and he is hoping to raise a significant contribution towards the cost.

The club will be grateful for donations and, where appropriate, AWMA can also claim Gift Aid which will increase the donation by 25%. He is seeking pledges but has also set up a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page (see link below). This will automatically include gift aid if the box is ticked:


There is a form behind the bar if you would like to make a pledge. 1p per mile will contribute £10.

David Newby is coordinating and reporting on grant opportunities to the Executive Committee on a monthly basis.  The Chairman commended him for all his good work. Priority works are the Electrics and the ladies toilets.  


The Summer Fete in June 2019 raised £4,000, despite a downpour just as the event got into full swing.  The 2020 Fete will be held on either the 7th or 14th June 2020 subject to the Cricket fixtures.