Sports in Clare

Clare Lions in action

Clare Town Lions in action (see entry below)

Our definition of sports is somewhat broader than the Olympics definition.  We include chess etc.

Community Centre, Old School, Clare CO10 8PX
Membership Secretary: John Symons     T: 01787 227 354     E: moorsfarm(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)
every Monday evening 7pm for a 7.15pm start

  • Clare Carpet Bowls Club

Hall 3, Clare Community Centre, Old School CO10 8PX
Secretaries: Mo Watson     T: 01787 278 468     David Cutmore     T:01787 278 658
Wednesdays 7:30 – 10.00, September – Easter

  • Clare Chess Club

David Cutmore     T: 01787 278 658
The Cock Inn, Callis Street, Clare CO10 8PX
Tuesdays 7.30 start

  • Clare Cribbage

The Bell, High Street, Clare  CO10 8NN

The Pavilion, Harp Lane, Clare CO10 8PH

Junior Football is thriving in Clare, spurred on by two former Clare Town senior players, Tony Sheppard and Micky Harding.  In 2006 Tony and Micky began to run coaching sessions for free in the evening and on Saturdays, gradually attracting a core of youngsters of all ages.  Andy Boddington also began a group for the 11-12 year olds.  From these beginnings, and with the thoughts of the new Football Pavilion in mind, came the Clare Town Lions Junior Football Club.Clare Town Lions logo

With the backing of the Football Foundation, the Clare Town Council and St Edmundsbury Council, the Pavilion is now in place and is a fantastic base for the junior and adult clubs.  The Clare Town Lions now have three teams regularly playing in the Colchester and District Youth League. These are the Under 8’s, Under 9’s and under 13’s.

We have 4 manager/coaches with FA Coaching qualifications who hold regular training sessions in the evenings during the Summer and on Saturday mornings in the winter.  The coaching for all under 9‘s is free while the coaching for the Under 13’s is £1 per session.  Youngsters from 5 years old upwards are welcome to join in the coaching and may hopefully make the regular teams.

If you are interested in coaching for any age contact:

Tony Sheppard   T: 01787 278 516

For all other enquiries contact:

Club Secretary: Robyn Sheppard   T: 01787 278 516

Club Chairman: Tony Sharp   T:  01787 278 561

Like many clubs we are entirely reliant on the goodwill of parents, friends and relatives.  Apart from supporting the youngsters, they make the teas and coffees and burgers to raise funds.  We depend on regular fundraising and sponsorship.  We are generously supported by many of the businesses in the town and beyond.

  • Stour Valley Karate Club
    Stour Valley Karate clubGeoff Price     T: 01787 282 703
    Thursdays:  Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Road, Clare CO10 8PJ
    Juniors (7-11 years): 6 – 7pm; Seniors (12-15 years) and adults: 7 – 8.30pm


  • Summer Swimming
    Stour Valley Community School: open air poolfacebook
    10 – 1; 2 – 5 weekdays only, Mon 25th July through to Fri 19th August
    E: clareswimmingclub(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)   lifeguards sponsored by Clare Town Council

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