Clubs & Societies

Scotter has a number of clubs and societies.

Art Club

Anyone with an interest in painting, from beginner to Expert are all welcome to join this friendly group and there is always someone willing to help and offer advice.

Painting mediums include watercolours, acrylics, pastels or oils.

Once a month, we have a visiting Tutor.

Venue : Eau Community Centre

When : Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: £2 per week to help with the running costs of the group.

Contact : Val Hunter Tel: 01724 762229 email: valmarianne@outlook.com or Susan Cox Tel: 01724 763101

Badminton Club

Scotter Badminton Club is very friendly with players of all abilities.  Our club is for everyone aged 13 and above and includes many students and adults of all ages.

We use the two courts in the Village Hall to play for fun and keep fit.  The stronger players also take part in mixed doubles matches in a local league.

New players are always made very welcome and to encourage them their first year subscription is half the normal price.

If you are interested you can initially play as a visitor.  Even if you haven’t played for years, why not come along and have a try.

Venue: Scotter Village Hall

When: Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. September (Starts 2nd Monday in the month) to May inclusive.

Cost:

Yearly membership
Adults: £60 before October, £65 from October onwards
Children and Beginners: £35

Visitor charge:
Adult: £3 per visit
Students: £2 per visit

Contacts:
Chairman: Chris Love 07899007181
Club/Match Secretary: Alan Searby 01427 839089
Treasurer: Martin Ely 07842534492

Bell Ringers

Church tower bell ringing (or campanology) is a fascinating hobby which combines rhythmical ability (without having to read a note of music), an ability to remember patterns of numbers (without having to be a mathematical genius) and a wish to be part of a skilful team.  It is suitable for all ages from about 9 years upwards and has the benefit of providing gentle (or not so gentle if you so choose!) exercise, a very effective brain workout and a great opportunity to get involved in an activity which makes you welcome in any ringing chamber of any church in any part of the country.

Whereas hand-bell ringing usually incorporates ringing tunes, using sheet music and bells of specific notes, tower bellringing comprises ringing a bell to a set pattern or “method” which has to be learned and memorized.  There are thousands of such methods and range from those rung on 6 bells (as at Scotter) or less, up to those rung on 12 bells, as at many of the cathedrals across the country.

At Scotter we are always ready to welcome and teach new ringers; you do not need special equipment or clothing and we charge nothing to teach!  We practice on Wednesday evenings, between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. We also like to do other things, from ringing outings and weekends, to barbeques, barn dances, quizzes and other get-togethers.  We are also affiliated to the Lincoln Guild of Church Bellringers and take part in ringing and other activities further afield.

If you think bellringing may be for you, come along and meet us on Wednesday practice night.

Venue: St Peters Church, Scotter

When: Wednesday Evening 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Contact: Debbie Scarf. Tel: 01724 764526 email: m.scarf@tiscali.co.uk

Bowls Club

Scotter Bowls club is situated on Scotton Road, just past the Village Hall.  It is not a private club and we always welcome new members.

Each year the bowling green opens in April, weather permitting.

We have multiple teams playing in competitive leagues such as the Gainsborough Standard League, Scunthorpe & District Bowls League and other cup competitions.

Venue: Scotton Road, Scotter

Cost:  Membership is just £35 per year which gives you almost unlimited access to the Green and it’s facilities.

Contact: Stephanie Parman 01724 761820

Football Clubs

Scotter Junior Football Club

The club runs teams for each age group from Under 7’s to Under 16’s. Currently there are no female teams but boys and girls play in the same sides up to Under 11’s.

Training nights are held once a week from September to May with fixtures usually on Saturdays. Training takes place on various weekdays at two venues.

Every team has an Football Asscociation Level One coach working on a voluntary basis.

Around 190 children are members of the club which has achieved F.A. Charter Standard status. Child welfare is of paramount importance and the club has a Child Protection Officer.

Committee meetings take place once a month, with the chairman, secretary, treasurer and representatives from all of the football teams attending.

Who: Everyone is welcome – it’s always a great night

Contact: On website SJFC contact

Website: Scotter Junior Football Club

Facebook: Scotter Junior Football Club

Scotter United Football Club

The club was established in 1894, initially using various farmers fields, the last one being at Scotterthorpe, which was shared with Scotter Cricket Club and some dairy cattle.
In 1963 the club moved to the War Memorial Playing Field, before going to Northmoor Park in 1994.

Two football teams compete in the Scunthorpe and District leagues and train together on Thursdays during the season, starting at 7:15 p.m.

New players are always welcome and can come and enquire at the training session or ring Matt Lawson on 07710418852 for further information.

The club have a presentation evening at the end of each season which is entertaining and helps with raising funds.

There is also a monthly draw at the Gamekeeper called the 125 club, which replaced the 100 club when the cub became 125 years old in 2019.  New members are always sought to join in the draw, the cost is only £26 per year. To join enquire at the Gamekeeper or contact Geoff Roebuck on messenger via the club’s Facebook page.

Winners are published in the Gamekeeper and on the club’s Facebook page, Scotter United FC

Venue: Northmoor Park, North Moor Road

When: Thursday 7:15 p.m.

Contact: Richard Arrand 01724 762466

Girlguiding

1st Scotter Brownies

For girls aged from 7 to 10 years old
Contact: Kim Ward and Emma Armstrong
email: scotterbrownies@aol.com

2nd Scotter Guides

For girls aged from 10 to 14 years old.
Contact: Bev Hill
Tel: 01724 763655 email: scotterguides@btinternet.com

KILDRU Ranger Unit

For girls aged from 14 to 18 years old.
Contact: Hannah Clark
email: kirtonlindseyrangers@gmail.com

All groups meet on Monday night during school term times.

Website: www.girlguiding.org.uk

Karate

The Karate club has been run by Ken Button since 1979 and all are welcome to come along.

Instruction is given by Ken Button (7th Dan) assisted by Dave Todd (5th Dan)

Venue: Scotter Village Hall

When: Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Dave Todd. dc.todd@btinternet.com

Ladies Walking Group

Walks are generally four to six miles long, starting from various locations around the area, which are travelled to by car.  The walk to be taken is decided on the day, to fit in with people’s time schedules.

You may wish to join others in the group for lunch afterwards.

All are welcome, the walks are suitable for any ability.

Venue: Prospect Court Car Park, Messingham Road

When: Monday 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Cynthia Havard 01724 762230

ManShed

 A group of men from Scotter and the surrounding area, all from different walks of life, meet once a week.  Scotter ManShed is unaffiliated with any organisations, and as such has no rules.

The programme is on the notice boards inside and outside the Community Centre. Why not pop in and meet us.

Venue: Eau Community Centre.

When: Monday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: £2

Contact: David Jones. Tel: 07749419394 email: drdavidmj@yahoo.co.uk

New Age Kurling

Best described as a cross between shuffleboard and curling (played indoors), New Age Kurling is a game that can be enjoyed from a sitting or standing position, and is suitable for persons of any ability. It has proven so popular there are even national competitions.

New players are always welcome to come along and join in the fun.

Venue: Scotter Village Hall

When: Monday 2:15 to 3:50 p.m.

Cost: £3 a session (includes refreshments)

Contact: Sue Mumby 07585447725

Scotter Heritage

Come and see a display of photos and artifacts that have been donated to Scotter Heritage over the years.

Why not bring your memorabilia and/or old photographs, and share them with other residents of Scotter and the surrounding area.

Where: Scotter Methodist Chapel

When: Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Second Saturday in the month 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: £2, which includes refreshments, and helps with the hire of the venue.

Contact: Sue Mumby 07585 447725 Hazel Burnham 07723342512

Tennis Club

Scotter Tennis Club welcomes all players, whatever their ability, and whether they wish to play socially or competitively.

If you’d like to be involved with a great group of people please get in touch or come along and meet us.

Mondays: Teenagers and beginner adults, which are run by Julian.
Tuesdays: Club Night for all adults (and invited juniors.)
Wednesdays/Thursdays: Match nights in the Gainsborough evening league, and also weekends when there is a home fixture.

This means the courts are available at all other times, please see below for visitor charges.

Leagues entered: North Kelsey Weekend, Lincolnshire and Gainsborough Evening Leagues.

Venue: To the right of the playing fields behind the Village Hall.

When: Mondays 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 6.00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 p.m.  Some weekends, if a home fixture.

Cost: Membership fees are payable annually. (From 1st May)
Adults: £75,
Students: £30,
Juniors £25
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £100
A new member joining fee is just £37.50 for the first year, with the adult rate applying thereafter.
Membership covers play all year round apart from previously mentioned times when the courts are already in use
Visitors fees are £3 a day, plus a £10 deposit for the key for non-members payable to the treasurer.

Contact: Chairman: Julian Arrand 07932150982
Secretary: John Bullough 07903290314
Treasurer:, Martin Ely 07842534492

Short Mat Bowls

Short mat bowls is very similar to lawn bowls, but played indoors on a 6 feet wide x 40-45 feet long mat. Most of the rules are the same or adaptations of the rules of the outdoor game.
The main difference, apart from the size of the playing area, is that a white wooden block is placed in the middle of the mat, creating an obstacle to the players reaching the jack. The skill in playing the game comes from using the bias of the wood to deliver a bowl to a points scoring or defending position.

It is an all year round game, and as the equipment is transportable and easy to set up, the village hall is an ideal setting, so why not pop down and have a try.

Refreshments are available.

Venue: Scotter Village Hall

When: Every Friday 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: £3 a session

Textile Group

A friendly group who meet for a chat while carrying out a variety of textile work, including knitting and sewing.

Venue: Scotter Methodist Chapel

When: Monday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Vera Johnson 01724 763513

Whist Group

Venue: Scotter Methodist Chapel

When: Every Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Contact: Philip 01724 867902

Women’s Institute

At the Women’s Institute you will enjoy a varied programme of speakers, activities and events from a friendly and welcoming group. The monthly meeting gives members the chance to learn skills, try different activities, listen to interesting speakers and make new friends.

New members and visitors are always welcome, there is no charge on the first night.  Come and have a chat, refreshments and meet new people.

Venue: Eau Community Centre

When: First Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Pat Whittingham 01724 764260

Website: theWI