Finally, the FGC is back at the Old Finchleians. It’s been a long hard road (well slightly hard anyway), but we have now abandoned Leisure Games to its (highly successful) fate.

Thanks again, Mike!

To celebrate, we will be holding the postponed FGC Silly Games Night members raffle at 21:00, during the next meeting, Thursday the 24th Jan 2019.

Be there or be square! – or at least poorer. To win you must collect in person as the tickets are drawn.

Current prizes are Leisure Games vouchers of £50, £30 and £20, though we may throw in the three £20 vouchers that would have gone to the winners of the Silly Games Night tournaments.

The upgrades to the sports club are significant and welcome. Apparently, we were the first ‘adult’ group to use the hall and there have been a few teething problems. I have received some member feedback that I have passed on to the Old Finchleians.

Specific issues are addressed below, but I’d like to reassure you all that the Old Finchleians attitude is:

‘It’s early stages for the renovation, so let’s see how it goes. We can review after the first quarter.’

and I don’t think they can be fairer than that.


The echo in the main hall seems to be a problem. The Old Finchleans are aware of this. Curtains have been ordered and will arrive in early Feb. If this is insufficient, wall mounted sound dampening boards have been discussed.


The current storage location of the tables is clearly unsatisfactory. For the FGC as well as the Old Finchleians.

The situation is temporary and further building works are planned to create new custom facilities. (NB: This WON’T be substantial enough to kick us out again).


A little more contentious this one.

Currently the area to the side of the bar is not supposed to be used by the FGC and never was.

Officially, we rent the main hall, which gives us access to the bar and the changing rooms, but NOT the lounge area.

In recent times, we have crept beyond our paid for borders, but with the alterations, the Old Finchleians plans are to divide the hall/bar area and the new lounge space with a partition.

Representations have been made to extend the dimensions of our rented space and I’m sure it will be well received, but with no guarantee of success. Again, their attitude is, ‘Let’s see what happens’.

If we play nice with them, they will play nice with us.

Please continue to keep the committee updated with any issues or concerns that you have and we will endeavour to deal with them as quickly as possible.

Posted Monday 21st January 2019 20:23:51 by Ian Pearson


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