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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the latest official announcements, the Club remains open for children's football, adult and children's tennis and other individual outdoor sporting activities. The Club is normally open from 8 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 5 pm at weekends. Entrance will be through the front door, but the usual 'protocoles sanitaires' and social distancing will apply. Toilet facilities are available, but the changing rooms and bar remain closed so please come prepared.

Sunday 28 February 2021

Carpenters, painters and gardeners welcome!!!

On what we hope will be a wonderful early Spring weekend, we are approaching the last leg of transforming our Clubhouse and gardens. There will be snacks and refreshments for volunteers!!
1) All hands on deck ... quite literally. Any carpenters and painters welcome. We will be replacing rotten balcony boards this weekend and painting the railings. From 10 am onwards on Saturday. If interested in participating, please contact
2) Garden clean up ... work in the rose garden: pruning, spring clean-up, grass edging... If interested in helping, please contact

Getting rid of junk...

We are starting to clear assorted junk that has accumulated over the years and store it by the back gate in a cordoned-off area awaiting the arrival of a skip.
We ask members to take extra care with their small children to keep well away from this area. 

Painting and decorating

The painting and decorating that has been so painstakingly done by Astrid and her extraordinary team are not far from completion. The hours they have put in has transformed our shared second home. 

Bridge News - online opportunities

Although Bridge Clubs are still closed, there are many possibilities for playing bridge, or even just practising, on your computer or tablet. Many of you have started playing on the several online bridge sites, such as BBO, Funbridge and RealBridge. Newcomers, please read on for more details.

Football News - Practice has started on Sunday mornings!

The adult football team started to play again last Sunday after a long break due to the Covid restrictions.
Real games are still not possible for the moment so we will try to have training sessions every Sunday morning until it is possible to play real games. Anyone wishing to join us please please write to .

Hockey coaching for children aged 5-15

We have found a hockey player (who's appeared for France 134 times!) willing to provide initiation lessons for children aged 5-15 on Wednesday or Saturday afternoons.

If you are at all interested please email Roxane Girault-Kiefe on .

Front Desk Weekend Coverage

During weekends, the front desk is manned by volunteers who assist in coordinating Club access to members and non-members participating in weekend sport-activities. This is required especially given current circumstances including sanitary restrictions. All persons accessing the Club are requested to check-in with or without a badge and must abide by club access rules and privileges. Please help by announcing your name on arrival - and those of any companions. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
We have a super team of volunteers on duty but we are always looking for more helpers. Don’t hesitate to write to if you have time to help. The time slots are for one hour.
Thank you,
Your Member Services Team

Golf News - 2021 Perspectives

Since it has been and is likely to continue to be impossible to hold a Section meeting, please find attached to the main article a review of the situation and perspectives for 2021 by Frédéric Thiriet. Our Villarceaux membership numbers are declining, so if anyone knows anyone who would like to join Villarceaux at the advantageous rates we enjoy, please let the Committee know.

Dynamic Walk in the Woods - Saturdays at 2.45 pm

Dynamic walk in the woods, Saturdays at 2:45 pm at the front entrance. Prepare to walk for approximately an hour and a half. Maximum group size 10 walkers including group leaders Astrid and Deedee. Please note that if you bring along friends who are not members, don't forget to sign them up as guests and pay a social guest fee at the front desk. Your guests may then use the Club facilities and enjoy the tea afterwards! For more information contact  or .

Cricket News - the state of play at the SAC

The Cricket Section has a different perspective to that described in the recently distributed 'State of the Club'. Read on to see an article written by the Captain of Cricket, Alastair Thomas. 

Junior Football News - matches postponed, training suspended

As might be expected, the Saturday afternoon training sessions are suspended for the time being and the two matches organised in November against Vésinet this weekend (8/11) and the British School (21/11) have been put back to a later date to be confirmed.

Brexit News - New Carte de Séjour site open

The new online site for applying for a new, post-Brexit, carte de séjour is now open: https://contacts-demarches.interieur.gouv.fr/brexit/brexit-residence-permit-application/. British nationals residing in France or coming to settle there before 31 December 2020 must apply for a residence permit online on this site before 1 July 2021.
The main article includes some helpful slides presented at the recent Quarterly Meeting of the BCC by the Vice-Chairman, Christopher Chantrey.

Tennis News - Licences

Tennis Licences: All players in an affiliated club are required to have a valid tennis licence, with the relevant medical certificates. 
Please remember to check the validity of your medical certificate which now lasts three years.
If your medical certificate is less than three years old you must still fill in an 'attestation' to be found at https://www.fft.fr/jouer/se-licencier/certificat-medical, ADSL login page or our Tennis page. You can upload both documents to your personal page on ADSL. (Login with your usual identifiers.)

Tennis News - Yes, we can play again!

Following the slight relaxation in Covid restrictions, tennis is back again at the Club from Saturday 28 November. See this link for more information from the FFT about how tennis should be played and keep the players safe and healthy.

Football News - Sunday 18 October game vs Kerala Tuskers

Playing Kerala Tuskers for the second game of the season last Sunday, we lost 3-0. It was an enjoyable game and we played better than against FIFFA the week before. There's no game this Sunday because of the school holidays.

Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!