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Thursday 25 May 2017

Cricket

Cricket in France began in the second half of the nineteenth century, and started to become popular in the 1890s with a dozen or so teams. The SAC has had an active Cricket section since 1893, when the first publicly recorded matches took place (albeit with one of the SAC's rival football clubs).

Football

 

Last year we celebrated 125 years of football at the SAC. British engineers were working on erecting the Eiffel Tower for the great Exhibition in 1889/1890 and after work the young men would unwind with various sporting activities in the Bois de Boulogne, including football. Amongst these young Britons were the men who went on to found the Standard Athletic Club.

The Standard Athletic Club was to write a glorious chapter into its sporting history in 1894 when, against all odds, it won a momentous final to become the first ever football champions of France, the cup being on show now in our main trophy cabinet. It was later part of the 32 teams that created the Coupe de France in 1917.

Today when our brave footballers, seniors and juniors, turn out on cold winter weekends at Meudon playing in friendly games or in local leagues, it is only fair to remember that there was a time when the SAC’s name was a force to be reckoned with on a football field, its reputation extending beyond national boundaries. 

Golf

The SAC Golf Section has a lively following thanks in large part to the special membership relationship the Section has enjoyed for over 30 years with the Villarceaux Golf Club in the heart of the French Vexin, with wonderful scenery and a warm club atmosphere.

Squash

Squash at the SAC first started in 1962 when a block Membership for 30 SAC Members was negotiated at the Jeu de Paume.

In 1976 the SAC had its own Squash court built. A second court was inaugurated in 1990 in response to persistent strong demand from the membership.

Tennis

 

The Club has 3 all-weather courts and 5 clay courts. Tennis tournaments are organised in the Spring.

Bridge

The members of one of the Club's more relaxed sections, the Bridge Section, can be found battling it out on the lawns, under the trees, and even occasionally in the bridge room.

Fitness

The Club offers  Step and Sculpt, Pilates and Yoga sessions. It also has a fully equipped gym room.

Chess

Shake up the “grey matter” come back to a game you might well have played in younger days. Join us and keep the brain active. Just contact any Section member (but after his game is finished!).

Swimming

Swimming Pool View

The club has an open-air, heated swimming pool, open approximately from Easter until the end of September, depending on the weather. There is also a paddling pool for toddlers.

For everyone's safety and comfort you must obey the Pool Rules. A complete copy of the rules (also available in French) is attached. Please download it and become familiar with its contents.

During the busiest periods of the year a there is a life-guard on duty. The approximate dates and times are as follows:

From mid-May to mid-July and from the last week in August until the end of September

Wednesday: 12h15- 18h
Saturday : 12h15- 18h
Sunday: 12h15- 18h

 

Swimmer (Photo courtesy Martin Devlin)

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Reglement_de_la_piscine.pdf)Reglement_de_la_piscine.pdf[ ]375 kB
Download this file (Swimming_Pool_Rules.pdf)Swimming_Pool_Rules.pdf[ ]282 kB

Yoga Classes

Come stretch your body and mind!

According to the ancient texts, we come into this world endowed with light. We are, in fact, expressions of light, but our awareness of this becomes clouded by constant externalised attention and over-stimulation.

The magic of yoga is hard to describe. Not only does it make you feel more supple and strong, it is designed to help release mental obstacles, physical tensions, open your energy channels (chakras and nadis), and ultimately connect you with your higher self.

Yoga can help you to be calmer in everyday situations, confront hardships with a clearer mind, help you persevere towards your goals, and simply, be happier.

A yoga class includes asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), and meditation.

Pranayama is a key remedy for decongesting & re-balancing our nervous system, the nadis (subtle channels of energy), and for unveiling the light within.

The class is adapted to all levels.

Come and give it a try for 10€.

Wednesday mornings from 9.30am - 11am
Thursday mornings from 9.30am - 11.30am
Saturday afternoons from 2.00pm - 3.30pm

  • 17€ drop-in
  • 15€ a class if semester pass

Bring a mat if you have one!

Classes take place in the Bridge room and sometimes on the cricket field weather permitting.

Please contact Monica Shaka for further information