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It’s a Merry win for Autumn Golf Cup

It’s a Merry win for Autumn Golf Cup

Golfer, Peter Merry, was awarded the P E Bradbury Autumn Cup recently after a tense match-up at Charlton Lakes Golf Community’s annual autumn competition. Merry won the cup with a total of 7 under par. His opponent, Andy Ward, finished with a total of 4 under par. The...

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Valley Leisure to open a new bowling facility in Andover

People going out and having fun in Andover will have more choices for entertainment in 2017 when a 10-pin bowling alley opens in February. Riverside Bowl will be a new venture for Valley Leisure and will feature eight bowling lanes, interactive 3D glow-in-the-dark...

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Hundreds of running Santa due for Romsey return

Hundreds of running Santa due for Romsey return

Hundreds of Santas are set to sweep through Romsey streets once again this December when the Santa Fun Run returns for a second year. The festive fitness event is scheduled for Sunday 11 December and features a mile-long fun run – or walk – through Romsey town centre,...

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Hundreds of running Santas to paint Andover town red

Hundreds of running Santas to paint Andover town red

Andover is set to be flooded with Santas when the annual Santa Fun Run returns this December. The fun fitness event - scheduled for Sunday 11 December - is a mile-long fancy dress run, or walk, through Andover town centre, starting at Andover Leisure Centre. It’s...

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Andover swimmers find fun when finding Dory

Andover swimmers find fun when finding Dory

More than 200 Andover children swam like little fishes in a special purple pool as they took part in a Disney inspired swimming programme at Andover Leisure Centre. The Finding Dory family swim sessions helped children, as young as two become better swimmers over a...

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Andover staff wear pink for charity

Andover staff wear pink for charity

Pink was the colour that packed a fundraising punch at Andover Leisure Centre recently. By dressing up in everything from pink wigs to flashing pink sunglasses, the Valley Leisure team raised just over £100 for Breast Cancer Care. “We had a great day for a great...

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Romsey Rapids tickled pink with fundraising

Romsey Rapids tickled pink with fundraising

Pink was the colour that packed a fundraising punch at Romsey Sports Complex recently. By dressing up in everything from striped pink onsies to florescent fuchsia tutus, the Romsey team raised just over £370 for Breast Cancer Now. “It was great seeing everyone at...

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Free fitness advice for Andover’s older people

Free fitness advice for Andover’s older people

Older people in Andover were given free health checks recently as part of a new local initiative to raise awareness of the importance of staying active later in life. The Active Community Coffee Morning at Andover Leisure Centre explored ways of staying active later...

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Free fitness advice for Romsey’s older people

Free fitness advice for Romsey’s older people

Coffee, cake and companionship is helping older people get back into fitness in Romsey. Monthly open days at the Toning Centre in the Romsey Rapids Sport Complex and a recent coffee morning are showing older people the importance of staying active later in life. The...

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Staff get into bake off spirit for Macmillan

Staff get into bake off spirit for Macmillan

Andover Leisure Centre’s staff got into the Bake Off spirit recently as part of a Macmillan coffee morning and to celebrate the life of a colleague and friend who died of cancer last year. All of the cakes on sale at the coffee morning were made by the leisure centre...

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Charlton golfer claims triple crown

The mantelpiece of a 70-year-old Andover man is feeling the pressure after he won yet another golfing trophy and added a third to his yearly haul. Richard Poyser proved that he is the best golfer in the Charlton Lakes Golf Community recently by winning the Charlton...

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Best-ever year for school holiday clubs

Best-ever year for school holiday clubs

More children than ever before were kept busy during the summer holidays at Andover based holiday clubs run by the sports and leisure trust, Valley Leisure. Two local clubs run by the charity received record amounts of bookings during the recent six week period. The...

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