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See below for information about sports clubs in and around Winterton.
Scunthorpe & District Athletic Club
The Scunthorpe and District Athletic Club caters for and openly welcomes anyone from age 8 upwards of any ability, who has an interest in athletics. The club has a long and professional reputation for not only producing talented athletes, but as importantly for giving people the opportunity to improve their own personal fitness and wellbeing. There are already a number of Winterton residents who are club members and try their hands at the many and varied athletics events that the club has on offer.
The club is divided into a track and field section, which is based at Quibell Park on Brumby Wood Lane in Scunthorpe and a road running section that is based at Brumby Hall, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
The track and field section is generally where the younger athletes train in many disciplines including sprinting, middle distance running, long jump, high jump, shot putt, discus, javelin and hurdles to mention but a few.
Experienced and helpful coaches are on hand to guide athletes through their weekly sessions that take place on a Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Athletes have the opportunity if they choose to participate in numerous competitions throughout the season, whereby their skills are put to the test against athletes from all over the region. The end of season is generally marked by the club championships, which although competitive, are also a bit of fun to encourage further participation.
The road running section actively encourages newcomers to Brumby Hall. You will always be made welcome, irrespective of your ability, and will be guided through the early sessions by experienced coaches and fellow athletes. It is amazing what can be achieved after a few weeks of regular running with others of a similar mind! The road running section also has regular series of local races throughout the summer and winter, which are made special by everyone being encouraged by other athletes. The sessions start at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday and 6.30 p.m. on a Thursday.
If anyone has any questions about becoming a member then feel free to contact one of our friendly Club Officials: please click here to visit the Scunthorpe & District Athletic Club website.
Winterton Angling Club
The Club was formed in the early 1930s by the members of the Winterton W.M. C. Matches were fished on the river Ancholme, locally, and a couple of matches were fished on rivers such as the Witham and Trent, when a bus was hired for the trip away. The winner of a match would receive a silver cup and a small amount of sweepstake money. The cups were generally donated by companies who supplied the club with beer. The John Smith’s Cup, Barnsley Cup and Inde Coope Cup are still competed for today.
In the early 1970s the club leased a pond from Normanby Estate and this was particularly popular for the pleasure anglers who did not fish matches. Membership at this time was restricted to 70 anglers. However, poor returns from the pond and constant problems with swimmers, poachers and fly tipping saw the club give up the lease. Although the membership dipped slightly, the match fishing side of the club went from strength to strength.
In 1985 the club joined the National Federation of Anglers to fish in the National Championships. There were five divisions and all clubs, on joining, had to start in the lowest division. In the first year Winterton WMAC finished in 28th place, out of 43 teams, and stayed in division 5.
In 1989 there were 107 teams eligible to fish the Division 5 Championship. The N.F.A. decided to rearrange the numbers throughout the divisions and 40 teams from the 107 would be promoted to Division 4. Winterton finished in 37th place and gained promotion. Mark Hutchinson led the way by winning his section on the 40 Foot Drain and gained a silver medal. The match was marred by one of the team’s members, Don Dreggs, suffering a heart attack an hour after the start of the match. He had, however, caught a fish, which was duly weighed in. When we visited him in hospital that night, we were able to tell him his fish had clinched us promotion to division 4.
The team had to wait until 1996 before being promoted again. This time the venue was the Grand Union Canal around Milton Keynes.
1998 was another good year on the Grand Union Canal when the team was promoted to Division 2.
1999 was a case of “nearly but not quite” when the South Yorkshire Canals, Aire and Calder, Stainforth and Keadby hosted the event. Winterton missed promotion by three places but had the pleasure of seeing Paul Carter gain a silver medal for his section win.
2000 saw the team on the River Nene at Peterborough and, out of 87 teams, come a creditable 24th place, but Mal Chambers gained a silver medal for a section win.
In 2002 the Division 2 match was held on the Boston Drains and Winterton gained promotion to Division 1. Steve Bontoft made it a truly memorable day for the team by becoming the Individual Champion.
Since 2002 the club team has competed in the premier division and, in 2008, was placed fifth whilst fishing on the River Hunstpill and King’s Sedgemoor Drain in Somerset, against teams who were mostly sponsored by tackle companies. This was a fantastic achievement.
Over the years several team members have won minor section prizes and interest in fishing the National Championships remains high and competition is fierce.
In 2012 Winterton Working Means’ Club closed but the Angling Section, wanting to carry on, became the Winterton Angling Club.
The angling club fishes twenty matches throughout the year and each angler scores points for their position in the match. The best eight scores are counted up and the ten members with the highest points are deemed to be the team for the National Championship. This keeps competition stimulated and, we think, the fairest way.
Matches are held on varied venues: some commercial fisheries (e.g. Messingham Sands, Pasture House, Grange Park), some rivers (e.g. Ancholme, Trent, Derwent), some drains and canals.
Membership is open to all. Junior members are encouraged, but under 18s must be accompanied to matches by an adult.
Although the Club encourages competition, the main aim is “fishing for fun”.
Please click here to visit the Winterton Angling Club website.
Winterton Bowling and Recreation Club
Telephone: 01724 733047
New members, of any age, are always welcome.
Bowling can be ‘competitive’ or ‘friendly’ and instruction is available.
Chairman: Mr. P. Borrill
Secretary: Mrs. G. Borrill
Winterton Happy Dancing Club
Why not come and join us (with or without a partner) at the Old School Hall, West Street and enjoy a friendly and social atmosphere?
Anyone who is over fifty-five is invited to attend.
We dance on Tuesdays (9.30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m.) and Thursdays (2.00 p.m. until 4.0 p.m.).
Entry is £1 and includes tea or coffee and biscuits.
Telephone: 01724 732024 (Chairman) or 01724 732073 (Secretary)
Winterton Running Club
Club members meet for training, at the Old School Hall, West Street, Winterton every Wednesday night at 6.30 p.m. and every Sunday morning at 9.30 a.m.
The Club organise the annual 10 mile race which takes place during the Winterton Show.
If you’d like to join the Club, please just turn up at one of the training sessions, or contact Donna Goodhand:
Telephone: 01724 734972
Play at Newport Drive Playing Fields
Dale Park Junior Football Club
I: Boys and girls teams from 4-18
Training different nights depending on age group.
12 teams, playing in local leagues, plus separate girls training team. Also take all abilities under disability football.
T: Francesca Marritt, Club Secretary.
F: Dale Park Football Club
Field behind Winterton Rangers
I: 3 Boys teams, 2 girls teams – specific age groups.
T: Mel Frear 732628
F: Winterton Rangers
Winterton Community Pavilion, Newport Drive
I: Sessions for 5-15yrs £3 per session. Fri 4-6pm, Sun 5-7pm.
Adult sessions Wed 7.30-8.30pm
M: Helen Fahey 07825525690
F: Sleeping dragon kickboxing
North Lincolnshire Council Led.
Marmion Drive MUGA
I: MUGA based activities, football, dodgeball, cricket, v-vex rocket. Ages 8-18 Every Wednesday 5-7pm
T: North Lincs Council 297270
F: Street Sports Community group
Winterton Community Pavilion, Newport Drive
Monday: 6.30 – 7.30pm
Wednesday 6.00 – 7.00pm
£3.50 for ages 14 and above all abilities and genders welcome.