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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following official regulations, the Club remains open for children's football, adult and children's tennis and other outdoor sporting activities, but the Clubhouse itself remains closed. The Club is open from 8 am - 6.45 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 6.45 pm at weekends. Entrance will be through the front door, though there is no access to the upstairs and the bar, except the terrace via the external stairs. The usual 'protocoles sanitaires' and social distancing. Arrangements have been made for the changing rooms and toilets to be accessible, but please do not use the changing rooms except to access lockers, so please come prepared.

Tuesday 11 May 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 .

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.

Run, run, run! (Starting at 3 pm)

Come for a run in the forest with the Run Club SAC. Please note that Covid hygiene rules continue to apply and that there can be no more than 6 people in the group. Meeting point at the Club entrance at 3 pm on Saturdays! 
More information from Vincent Balès ().

Dynamic Walk in the Woods - Saturdays at 2.45 pm

Dynamic walk in the woods, Saturdays at 2:45 pm at the front entrance. Prepare to walk for approximately an hour and a half. Maximum group size 10 walkers including group leaders Astrid and Deedee. Please note that if you bring along friends who are not members, don't forget to sign them up as guests and pay a social guest fee at the front desk. Your guests may then use the Club facilities and enjoy the tea afterwards! For more information contact  or .

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!

Junior Squash COVID News - Coaching still cancelled

One of the latest government Covid measures is that children will not be allowed to play sports indoors for (at least) the next two weeks. So Roland Bassibey's squash coaching is cancelled for the time being.

Golf News - Vaugouard Weekend (18-20/9) Results

Golfers had a busy weekend at the Golf de Vaugouard. On Saturday they did battle individually for the Net (Kiwi Cup) and Gross (Dean Trophy) prizes. Muriel Jones won the Kiwi Cup (so it won't leave home!) and Sue Hall won the Dean Trophy. On Sunday, the traditional Scramble was won by the team of Muriel Jones (the on-form player!) with Roland Bouloux and Claude Jacques. Read on for more results. 

Children's Wednesday English with SSWP

Learn English through fun and play for children from 3 to 11 (maternelle to CM2). The course is run by SSWP (Speaking and Sports with Pascal) and features English native language teachers. 'Maternelle' children have classes from 2 to 3 pm, and the 'CM2' from 3 - 4 pm. See the main article for more information and how to sign up. (All information is in French for the time being.) 

Bridge News - Playing Bridge safely

The FFB has communicated COVID safe play guidelines to regular (licensed) players. The guidelines are reproduced here for the casual player, who may not have seen them.

Briefly, it is now strongly recommended that everyone wear a mask, that we wash our hands often, in soap and water or with the "gel hydroalcoolique", keep a certain distance from the other players at the table by using a larger table the surface of which can be cleaned regularly and using the same bidding box for a whole afternoon/evening session. Read on for the full guidelines (in French).