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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the latest official announcements, the Club remains open for children's football, adult and children's tennis and other individual outdoor sporting activities. The Club is normally open from 8 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 5 pm at weekends. Entrance will be through the front door, but the usual 'protocoles sanitaires' and social distancing will apply. Toilet facilities are available, but the changing rooms and bar remain closed so please come prepared.

Tuesday 19 January 2021

Hockey coaching for children aged 5-15

We have found a hockey player (who's appeared for France 134 times!) willing to provide initiation lessons for children aged 5-15 on Wednesday or Saturday afternoons.

If you are at all interested please email Roxane Girault-Kiefe on .

Help Wanted!

We need volunteers needed for the front desk on Saturdays and Sundays!
And there is still some outstanding painting and maintenance work that needs helping hands!
(See this slideshow for a view of what's being going on.)
Please contact  if you'd like to help with either of these.

Fireside Chat with the MC Team - Sat 30 Jan 6-7pm (Zoom)

The MC Team are holding the first Fireside Chat on Saturday 30 January from 6 pm to7 pm, by Zoom.
The link will be sent to you on Friday 29th January in the Friday Newsletter.
It will be a chance to meet the team and catch up on the latest developments at the Club such as maintenance and general transformation that is currently in full flow at our shared Second Home.

Golf News - 2021 Perspectives

Since it has been and is likely to continue to be impossible to hold a Section meeting, please find attached to the main article a review of the situation and perspectives for 2021 by Frédéric Thiriet. Our Villarceaux membership numbers are declining, so if anyone knows anyone who would like to join Villarceaux at the advantageous rates we enjoy, please let the Committee know.

Keep on Running - This Sunday at 3 o'clock!

Calling all runners!  Come for a run in the forest with the Run Club SAC. Meeting point at the Club entrance at 3 o'clock on Saturdays!. More information from Vincent Balès (). Not forgetting the hygiene rules: No proximity or physical contact; no more than 10 runners in the group (including Vincent, the coach). Remember social distancing rules: 4m2 per person and 10m when moving; No exchanging of equipment.

Dynamic Walk in the Woods - Saturdays at 2.30 pm

Dynamic walk in the woods, Saturdays at 2.30 pm at the front entrance. Prepare to walk for approximately one and a half hours. Maximum group size 10 walkers including group leaders Astrid and Deedee. Please contact Astrid at or Deedee at for more information. Covid hygiene rules apply, no proximity or physical contact and remember social distancing rules: 4m2 per person and 10m when moving; no exchanging of equipment.

Cricket News - the state of play at the SAC

The Cricket Section has a different perspective to that described in the recently distributed 'State of the Club'. Read on to see an article written by the Captain of Cricket, Alastair Thomas. 

Junior Football News - matches postponed, training suspended

As might be expected, the Saturday afternoon training sessions are suspended for the time being and the two matches organised in November against Vésinet this weekend (8/11) and the British School (21/11) have been put back to a later date to be confirmed.

Brexit News - New Carte de Séjour site open

The new online site for applying for a new, post-Brexit, carte de séjour is now open: https://contacts-demarches.interieur.gouv.fr/brexit/brexit-residence-permit-application/. British nationals residing in France or coming to settle there before 31 December 2020 must apply for a residence permit online on this site before 1 July 2021.
The main article includes some helpful slides presented at the recent Quarterly Meeting of the BCC by the Vice-Chairman, Christopher Chantrey.

Tennis News - Licences

Tennis Licences: All players in an affiliated club are required to have a valid tennis licence, with the relevant medical certificates. 
Please remember to check the validity of your medical certificate which now lasts three years.
If your medical certificate is less than three years old you must still fill in an 'attestation' to be found at https://www.fft.fr/jouer/se-licencier/certificat-medical, ADSL login page or our Tennis page. You can upload both documents to your personal page on ADSL. (Login with your usual identifiers.)

Tennis News - Yes, we can play again!

Following the slight relaxation in Covid restrictions, tennis is back again at the Club from Saturday 28 November. See this link for more information from the FFT about how tennis should be played and keep the players safe and healthy.

Football News - Sunday 18 October game vs Kerala Tuskers

Playing Kerala Tuskers for the second game of the season last Sunday, we lost 3-0. It was an enjoyable game and we played better than against FIFFA the week before. There's no game this Sunday because of the school holidays.

Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!

Tennis News - Sunday 18 October "Terror Tournament"

Last Sunday a Terror Tournament to celebrate the start of the holidays and Halloween and was greatly enjoyed by all the participants. Organised by our coach, Carole Dacheux and her team, the tournament attracted over 60 players of diverse abilities, men, women, beginners, seasoned players, kids, teenagers, adults and families all organised into about 50 doubles teams. The big winners were Thomas Lavigne and Philippe Colet. Read on to see some photos.

Snooker News - Master Classes a great success

The second and last session of the snooker Master Classes was a real success with seven players taking the classes from morning to late afternoon. Eric Vaquier, the French national EPBSA coach managed to bring real improvements to all players from all levels.
As a reminder, wearing a mask is compulsory when you are playing snooker at the moment as are all other activities inside the Clubhouse

Football News - Sunday 11 October game vs FIFFA

On Sunday, after scoring the first two goals of the game, we lost 2-10 against FIFFA. It was our first game after a 6-month break; we desperately need to get back to our best fitness levels!
This Sunday's game is against the Kerala Tuskers.
Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!

Pilates and Interval Sculpt classes Zooming along

Classes have restarted, though there are some slight schedule changes:
Mondays at 10: INTERVAL SCULPT - for a big sweat in a small space!
Wednesdays at 9: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.30: PILATES Intermediate/Advanced.
Saturdays at 9.15: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.45 PILATES Intermediate/Advanced. 

Contact Pamela Hennebert  to register or for any additional information. 

Coming soon