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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Etiquette/basic rules, Storytime, Boortcamp, Bridge, Yoga, Fitness, Football

The football has got off to a muddy start with juniors cleaning their boots in the changing rooms. Apart from leaving an unsightly mess it can also block the drains. There is a boot cleaning facility at the side of the men’s changing rooms by the outside stairs.

We would also like to remind you that football boots should NOT be worn inside the clubhouse. Parents please ensure that children have a spare pair of trainers to change into after the matches.

Please take time to look at the Basic Rules. http://www.saclub.org/index.php/members-only/basic-rules-etiquette

Storytime

We are looking for volunteers (parents, grandparents etc) to read stories to children (in English) on Sundays after brunch, during the winter months. Storytime would last for about 30 minutes. Contact if you would like to help.

Bootcamp on Saturdays In English

  • What is it? A great outdoor work out with a coach.
  • When is it? On Saturdays, from 1-2pm and, if enough interest, at 2-3pm
  • Who runs it? Chris. He runs camps on the Champs de Mars.
  • For who? All members, women, men, and teenagers. 
  • Where? On the cricket pitch. 
  • Why? Get fit, ready for the summer and the tennis season.
  • What to wear? Trainers (not boots!)
  • How much? 48€ for 4 sessions. But 1 off taster session for 12€! 

BRIDGE

This is a last call for our dinner and evening tournament this coming Tuesday (17 January). There's still time to sign up if you are free - with or without a partner! For dinner we shall be having: home-made vegetable soup, roast pork with potatoes and beans and an apple sauce, and for dessert: panacotta with a mango sauce (contact: ).

We had a record turnout for our Workshop last Friday - 23 participants! After lunch we had a short pairs tournament with 5 tables: herewith the results in case you left before I had finished doing the results. Please make a note of the date of our next Workshop which will be on Friday 17 February - at the end of the school holidays, so I hope this will not prevent you from participating.

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday,

NEW YOGA CLASS!

Starting this week: Thursday mornings at 9.30 am

Class as usual on:

Wednesdays 9.30 am 

Saturdays 2pm

FITNESS

Step and Sculpt: to kickstart your metabolism and keep the calories burning long after your workouts ladies try this class offered on Mondays at 10am and Saturdays at 10.40am.

Classical Pilates: In this class you will say hello to your deep core muscles and create a balanced body with unparalleled muscle tone and definition. Classes offered in different levels on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Check the SAC web site for current class schedule or contact Pam for any additional information.

FOOTBALL

MATCH REPORT – SAC v FIFFA, Sunday 15th January 2017

One of the first cold mornings of the season saw the SAC lining up 15 players against FIFFA. A lot of very promising new blood; two fathers and sons (Gérald and Charles de Nanteuil, and Paul and Joseph de Rosen), Julien Desclozeaux, and also the return of Robin Groom and Benjamin MacIntyre.

The SAC started solidly until an unfortunate misunderstanding between Stephane & Rich led to the ball trickling into the net to give the opposition their first goal.

This didn’t deter the team who fought back and after relentless work from the terrier Charles, he was rewarded with a goal.

We continued to push up but unfortunately were caught out on three occasions where FIFFA capitalized with clever lobs over SAC’s defence and a fast attack to finish the first half with a 4-1 lead.

The SAC started the second half by putting pressure on the opposition and dictated the game for about 20 minutes. There were many chances of scoring and after plugging away we managed to get a goal back.

However, the comeback was not to be. Hoping to capitalize on this second goal, we continued to push forward only to be caught out with 3 well hit shots lobbing Rich to make the final score 2 – 7. We also suffered several injuries; Mikael, Ben (Sharp) and Stephane hobbled off (we hope nothing serious) and finished the game with only 10 players.

A score which did not reflect the game.

Not the best result to Gerald’s captaincy but it is going to be an exciting second part of the season seeing this new group organise and learn to play together. We are looking forward to the next games.

SUMMER CAMPS FOR TEENAGERS

Deer Hill is an accredited program offering wilderness expeditions, community service projects, and cross-cultural living in the American Southwest, Costa Rica and Ecuador since 1984. Groups of 12 students are led by three experienced staff (average age 26 years) who have industry standard (or better) Wilderness Emergency Response and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certifications.

Deer Hill’s River and Mountain programs are designed for students ages 13-14. All other Deer Hill programs are for students ages 15-18. Programmes provide activities such as whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking etc.

For more details see the website www.deerhillexpeditions.com or call Elizabeth de Richemont (a volunteer) on 06 61 45 57 74.

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