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Thornbury Golf Centre

Thornbury Golf Centre provides outstanding facilities and exceptional value for money. The Centre boasts two challenging 18 hole golf courses, a comfortable and relaxed clubhouse, floodlit driving range, golf academy, well stocked pro’s shop, delightful private dining facilities and an 11 bedroom lodge with a two star AA rating.
Thornbury Golf Centre welcomes golfers of all ages and abilities 7 days a week, and the clubhouse is open to all for refreshments, snacks and meals, with free wi-fi.

Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3XL
Tel: 01454 281144

Yate Outdoor Sports Complex

Yate Outdoor Sports Complex offers a wide range of sporting facilities, complemented by a fully licensed bar and community function suite - perfect for relaxing after the match, and also available to hire as a party or meeting & conference venue. Facilities include:

- All Weather Pitch
- Grass Football pitches (ranging from 5 to 11 A-side)
- Athletics arena with 400m track, jumps, throws and pole vault facilities
- Large Playing Field

All facilities are available for occasional hire or invoiced block bookings, just visit our website or give us a ring to find out more.

Broad Lane (Behind Brimsham Green School), Yate BS37 7LB
Tel: 01454 326600

Bristol Phoenix Cricket Club

Bristol Phoenix is a club which is open to all women and girls. Formed in September 2008 from the female sections of Chipping Sodbury CC, Shirehampton CC and Thornbury CC, its aim is to provide opportunities for women and girls who live in the North Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas to join a club dedicated to the development of women's and girls' cricket.
We had an outstanding first season, playing over 60 games, and our membership now stands at over 80 players. If you are interested in joining the Club, please contact Mike Collett on 07778 195488.


Kestrel Gymnastics Club

Kestrel specialises in acrobatics and tumbling. We coach beginners and experienced gymnasts, both boys and girls from 4yrs to 64yrs! Kestrel holds classes at Thornbury Leisure Centre runs sessions on a Saturday morning at 10am, as well as a Friday evening at 5pm during term time. Drop in and find out more or contact club coach Lyn Price on 01454 883314 or via email below to arrange a taster session.


Old Down Cricket Club

Old Down Cricket Club is one of the oldest in the area, and our club facilities on the Alveston Road at Old Down are highly regarded within the Bristol and District League.
We run two Saturday teams which play in the Bristol & District Cricket Association as well running a Sunday X1 which plays friendly cricket. We also have a thriving Colts section with an Under 11’s team as well as U9, U15 and U17 teams.
The Club is always looking out for new players and anyone interested should contact Secretary Andy Rowen on 07977 698344/01454 418157 or click below.


Old Down Cricket Club - Colts

We have a thriving Colts section which this year will include a team at Under 17 level, two teams at Under 15 plus a newly formed team at Under 11 level. These teams will play competitive cricket in the Bristol & District Youth League. In addition we run Under 9’s coaching designed to introduce boys and girls to the game of cricket.
The Club is always looking out for new players at Colts level and are particularly interested in attracting players for the Under 9 and Under 11 levels. Anyone interested should contact Colts Officer Reg Purchase on 07778 701703 or click below.


Olveston & District Bowling Club

Founded in 1933, the club provides bowling facilities for anyone living in Olveston its surrounding district, including Thornbury. We welcome any new members whether they have played before or not.

Alveston Road, Old Down BS32 4PH

Olveston & Tockington Tennis Club

New members of all ages and standards are welcome tto join us for social and competitive tennis at The Parish Hall courts. Ladies and men's nights, mixed club nights, competitions and local league play. Single and family memberships available at the lowest rates and the friendliest club in the area. Give Steve a call for more info.

Tel: 07979 884987

Olveston United Football Club

Olveston United was formed in 1926. With excellent facilities on and off the field, the Club has great potential and our aim is for the 1st XI to achieve County League status.
The club comprises two teams:
• 1st team - Bristol Premiere Combination league Division 1
• Reserves - Bristol and District League
The blue and yellow Club colours are the colours of the Gloucestershire Hussars, the regimental colours of Col. C.E. Turner, the first Club President.
Please email Andy Brown, club secretary, below for more information about Olveston AFC - we are currently looking for sponsors.
Our ground is between Thornbury and the surrounding villages of Alveston, Olveston and Tockington.
Olveston United A.F.C, Oldown Recreation Ground, Alveston Road, Oldown.


Rockhampton Cricket Club

For information in joining Rockhampton Cricket Club please contact the Secretary Mr Paul Williams on 01454 416687.

Rockhampton GL13 9DT
Tel: 01454 416687

Severn Vale Badminton Club

We cater for experienced badminton players from intermediate upwards. More talented members play in local leagues and regional and national competitions. We have club nights at Thornbury Leisure Centre every Wednesday and Friday evening.
Severn Vale is a friendly club and our members come from across South Gloucestershire. We also have a thriving Junior club.


Severnside Tritons Swimming Club

We train over a wide area in South Gloucestershire and start with a Learn to Swim Programme that feeds into a highly competitive squad structure. Click below to find out more.


South Glos Show

The Windmill Fisheries Showground, Westerleigh Road BS37 8QZ
Tel: 01454 222 959

South West Wu Shu Kwan

We are a local, friendly Chinese Boxing club and meet on a Thursday night at Thornbury Leisure Centre at 7.15pm to teach the progressive and structured martial art of Wu Shu Kwan.
Wu Shu Kwan is probably the largest authentic Chinese Boxing organisation in the world. For more information please contact Andrew Gregory on 07739 490 585 or click below.


Sunday Evening Netball

A just for fun netball group is urgently looking for new members! We play on Sundays 7.15-8.15pm at Thornbury Leisure Centre. Players of any age 16+ and any ability welcome. £3.50 per hour session. Please come along if you want to play or just find out more.


Thornbury Aikido Club

Thornbury Leisure Centre, Thornbury BS35 3JB
Tel: 07906 628 814

Thornbury Air Cadets

2392 (Thornbury) Squadron of the Air Training Corps is the home of flying in Thornbury. We are open to boys and girls aged between 13 and 17, and offer training and experience in gliding, flying, shooting and a whole host of other indoor and outdoor activities.
Point of Contact – Flying Officer Tim Barley RAFVR(T)
Contact Number 01454 411227 (Mon & Thurs 19:00 – 21:30)

The Cadet Center, Gloucester Road, Thornbury BS35 1DJ
Tel: 01454 411227

Thornbury Big Cats

Thornbury Big Cats is the junior section of Thornbury Squash Club, based at Thornbury Leisure Centre. We offer hour long coaching sessions during school term times, on Fridays at 5pm. The sessions are open to children from the age of 7 and for beginners to more experienced players. Children are coached in ability groups. Our coaches are fully qualified and CRB checked and give their time voluntarily to the club. The cost is £3.70 per week paid termly. The first two weeks are free and can, if needed, include use of our rackets and safety goggles. To register your interest, please email below.


Thornbury Broncos

The junior section of Thornbury RFC. The emphasis of club is for the players to enjoy themselves, have fun and practise their skills.


Thornbury Cricket Club

For information on joining Thornbury Cricket Club, please contact the Club Chairman, Chris Stutter on 01454 269134, by email below or visit the Club House next to the Ship Hotel. We are open all year round 8am-11pm.

'The Ship' Field, Alveston BS35 3LG
Tel: 01454 412424

Thornbury Girls Rugby

Girls, are you interested in playing rugby? Thornbury now has two age groups incorporating school years 7-12. It's an opportunity to learn the game, improve your fitness, be part of a successful team and make new friends. For more information, call Annie Parker on 01454 887595 or Steve Davis on 01454 774877.


Thornbury Golf Club

Thornbury Golf Club is an integral part of the Thornbury Golf Centre. It boasts a thriving membership and its strengths lie in the camaraderie of its members and the variety of competitions run by all four sections of the club: Men’s, Ladies’, Seniors’ and Juniors’. They include not only formal monthly medal and stableford competitions but also social competitions and offer the opportunity of playing in external matches and competitions both locally and nationally.

Based at Thornbury Golf Centre, Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3XL

Thornbury Hockey Club

Thornbury Hockey Club is a friendly and sociable club with members of all ages and standards. The club has three teams in leagues that play on Saturdays throughout the winter season from September to April. We train on a Monday evening: Juniors 6.30-7.30pm (boys and girls age 9-12, girls age 13-16) and Seniors 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome.


Thornbury Indoor Bowls Club

We meet at Thornbury Leisure Centre.
Tel: 01454 865777

Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club

The club is set in an attractive, rural spot at the far end of the Mundy Playing Fields. The grounds are spacious, with a clubhouse, and 4 all-weather courts, all of which are floodlit and newly repainted. We also have regular use of 4 public courts which are adjacent to our club.
Parking is available close by in the general Mundy Playing Fields car park. Access to this car park is via Kington Lane, off Castle Street.

Mundy Playing Fields, Off Kington Lane, Thornbury BS35 2AE

Thornbury RFC

Become part of the best rugby club in the South West: soak up the atmosphere at home games, or turn up to training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - new players welcome.
Watch out for upcoming events and visit Thornbury Rubgy Club's website for latest results and news.


Thornbury Running Club

We have 150 active members with ages ranging from 17-70. Our main Club Night is 7pm on a Thursday, meeting at Turnberrie's. We have various groups that go different speeds and distances and we also promote other activities as a Club, including swimming, cycling and drinking (water of course!) - for Triathlons, etc.
For more information contact Arthur Renshaw by email or on 01454 415904.


Thornbury Sailing Club

Thornbury Sailing Club is at Oldbury-On-Severn, on the east bank of the Severn estuary. It offers dinghy, windsurfing and cruiser sailing as well as sail training and social activities.


Thornbury Sea Cadets

Thornbury Sea Cadets offer a range of training and experience based on the traditions of the Royal Navy and waterborne activities. Senior cadets (12-18) meet on Monday and Thursday evening whilst Junior Cadets (10-12) meet on Thursdays only. We are also on the look out for adult instructors (18+) to help teach, maintain and have as much fun as the cadets. Feel free to visit or contact us at the unit or using the links below.


Thornbury Squash Club

We are a friendly, sociable club based at Thornbury Leisure Centre, where there are four courts and a viewing gallery. We offer something for players of all ages and all abilities, from those wishing to take up the game right through to experienced players. Our current age range is 7 to 75. Court bookings are done through main reception (01454 865773).


Thornbury Table Tennis Club

We are an "Open to All" club, with meetings at Castle School Sports Hall, Thornbury, Mondays 6.30-8.30pm and Wednesdays 7-9.30pm. All ages and all abilities are welcome, from beginners to experienced players. We use quality equipment with plenty of tables, and run activities and competitions.
Pay as you play or season membership available. For further information, contact Tracy Dibble by email below, or click here to download our poster.


Thornbury Town FC

The club runs two adult teams and a youth section running from U6 to U18 and caters for both male and female teams. The exact date of the formation of a football club in Thornbury is uncertain, but it is known that football was being played in the town in 1896 and that there was a Thornbury Town Club in 1898. The youth section was originally formed in 1990 as a separate club (Thornbury Falcons) and ran in this capacity for many successful years covering teams for boys and girls up to U16. In 2010 the two clubs merged to form a new Thornbury Town FC while retaining adult and junior sections (up to U18).


Thornbury Youth Cricket Club

If you wish to join the Club, please call the Youth Chairman, John Wormwell on 07974 191110, by email below or visit the Club House in Alveston next to the Ship Hotel. We are open all year round 8am-11pm.

'The Ship' Field, Alveston BS35 3LG
Tel: 01454 412424

Tockington Archers

We are a small but friendly target archery club based in Tockington near Bristol.
We welcome archers of all levels from absolute beginners, for whom we run a beginners' course in early summer, to the more experienced archer.


Wing Chun Self Defence

Turnberrie's Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Tel: 07790 734581

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