I should like to start an Angling Group, to embrace both Coarse and Sea Angling. I currently go coarse fishing most weeks but have done shore and boat fishing and would like to do all three again.

If you are interested please let me know, if you are a novice or beginner there will be help for you but you would need to buy tackle. In the summer months, I would like to go boat fishing from Falmouth, where tackle is provided.
I will arrange a meeting for interested members during late November. Please sign up on the Interest Lists at forthcoming monthly meetings, with your name and contact information, together with e-mail addresses where available!

David Crawford (01872) 864874




Sadly the official U3A Croquet Group season closed at the end of September.
No doubt a few stalwarts will carry on playing until the weather and long grass defeat them. 
Croquet is proving very popular with more wanting to play this year than in the previous 10 years that I have been running the group.  With 7 lawns the maximum that can play is 56 and we have achieved that number or very close to it most Wednesdays this season.  Sadly it has been necessary to restrict new members of the Group to the Friday evening sessions.  Those sessions too have been well attended.  Since we are bursting at the seams we have decided to buy equipment to enable us to have another lawn which will raise our maximum to 64. 
More sessions were cancelled this year because of rain than anyone can remember, let's hope next year will be better. 
The annual knockout tournament on the 13th of September looked like it might be a wash out but mercifully after several periods of heavy showers, when everyone headed for the pavilion, the sun shone and we were able to continue.  Janet Bishop and Airlie Buchanan won the much prized shield and winners gold medallions, Sue Zahra and Enid Pearce won the silver medallions with John Bishop and John Cox winning the bronze medallions.
The next big date for the Group is the annual end of season lunch at Killiow on the 25th November.  I regret though that it is now fully booked.
Thanks to my deputies Peter Goldsmith and Gerald Chegwidden and the many other members that help run the Group, set up the equipment, clear away and carry out all the chores necessary to enable all of us to have such fun playing croquet.
Jon Skelton     Croquet Group Leader 


  Pétanque Party

Over 50 members enjoyed a fun morning at the Pétanque party on Monday August 1st.  Held at Oak Tree farm and hosted by Janet and John Bishop,  the play was as competitive as the rabbit holes and sloping courts allowed! Great fun and lots of laughter during the games, was followed by a delicious buffet supplied by all who attended this annual event. 
The 'final ' was held on a neutral pitch and the lucky winners each received a 'gold' medal! A great morning and many thanks to John and Janet. 

The winning team at the petanque party and receiving gold medals were Captain Dot Empringham (centre) with team members Val Le Sage  (right)and Kate Gidman (left).
Runners up were Captain Roy Fisher, with Julia Carolan and John Daly.




Petanque is played on Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth on the first and third Mondays of the month throughout the year, starting at 10am till 12 noon.  We play a couple of games then break for coffee. Some members go to the Gylly Cafe others bring their own flasks. Then we have two more games. Teams are drawn with bottle tops so you never know who you will play with but we are a friendly group. You'll easily spot the large crowd just beyond the lifeguards' hut. John Bishop is the Group Leader and he can be contacted on 01872 862949


T’ai Chi Group:

Tai chi

Our t’ai chi group is unique in several respects. We meet seven times a quarter,on Monday mornings at 9:15. (Those occasions are when U3A petanque is not to be found at their venue,so it includes the 5th Monday.) They have a dry weather base, Gyllyngvase Beach, and a wet weather base, the Princess Pavilions'  gardens.

Usually more than a dozen turn up for this gentle form of exercise. Everyone follows a leader in a chosen routine. And afterwards, nearly all go for coffee and a chat at nearby Gylly café.

If you are interested,phone Jill Aburrow on 01326 318855, or email her at j.aburreou@sky.com



Tennis Group:

'Anyone for Tennis ?

We play from 2pm weekly ( weather permitting).
All standards welcome. Please bring a racquet.

For further details contact Sue Corcoran on (01209) 314075.






For all activities, please check our Google Calendar to confirm dates, times and location

Richard Allen Groups coordinator