Team sports in Lymington and the New Forest.
Feeling inspired after the summer holidays? Its a great time of year to start a new team sport!
Here in Lymington we are fortunate to have a multitude of team sports available, for adults and children alike. Most of the clubs are run extremely well by volunteers, sharing their time and passion for their sport with others.
The idea of playing team sports is written off by so many - perhaps the fear of commitment or lack of time. This is a shame as team sports can bring so much to our lives, both in terms of fitness and human interaction. Teams aren’t about the ego, but about bringing people together to achieve what is impossible alone. With the huge variety of teams and sports available, try a few out until you find one that suits you.
The benefits of group activities are considerable and should leave you feeling stronger physically and mentally and more empowered to tackle life off the pitch too. Participants will learn to take feedback; build confidence, self-esteem and clear communication; learn to work towards a common goal as a team; care about contributing to the happiness of the team; build focus and how to manage stress. And of course you're likely to meet some great people and have fun too!
Take a look at the great teams we have in and around Lymington. Many will benefit from the new sports pavilion being built at Woodside, due to open in just a few weeks...
Lymington Mariners RFC
A friendly, welcoming and ambitious club always on the lookout for new players and members. Training takes place on a Wednesday evening from 18:45 at Woodside Gardens in Lymington. There is also Touch Rugby on Thursday evenings from 18:45. Based at the new Pavilion at Woodside.
For more information and contact details, see Lymington Mariners RFC
New Milton RFC
This year NMRFC celebrates 89 years of Senior Rugby and 39 years of Youth Rugby in New Milton. A highly active club, NMRFC has a number of senior teams, as well as a thriving and well-organised minis section, junior teams and girls teams. Based at the Rugby ground in Ashley, with clubhouse. New players are always welcome.
Training: Minis and Juniors - Sundays from 10:00 (often extra training on another day of the week) Seniors - Thursday 18:30.
For more information and contact details, see New Milton RFC
New Forest Hockey Club
NFHC dates back to the 1920s and meets several times a week at the sand-based astroturf pitch next to Lymington Health and Leisure. The club has a strong reputation and regularly puts juniors forward to county Junior Development.
Training days and times as follows:
Sundays: 10:00-11:30 - Under 8 & Under 10, Boys and Girls
Wednesdays: 18:30-19:30 - Under 12 & Under 14 Girls. 19:00-21:00 - Under 16 Girls, Women's 1st & 2nd.
Thursdays: 18:30-19:30 - Under 12 & Under 14 Boys. 19:00-21:00 - Under 16 Boys, Men's 1st & 2nd.
For more information and contact details, see New Forest Hockey Club
Lymington Netball Club
Founded in 2001, Lymington Netball Club welcomes girls from Year 5 upwards. Their ladies section welcomes league standard players and recreational players. Training takes place at Priestlands School in Lymington.
Training: Mondays 18:00-19:00 - Under 11, Under 12, Under 14. Mondays 19:00-20:15 - Under 16, Under 18, Adults. Social Netball: Wednesdays 20:00-21:00
For more information and contact details, see Lymington Netball Club
Lymington Town Football Club
Formed in 1876, Lymington Town Football Club has junior (Under 18) and senior teams in the Wessex League Premier Division. Based at the Lymington Sports Ground.
Training: Tuesday evenings
For more information and contact details, see Lymington Town Football Club
Lymington Sprites Youth Football Club
Based at Pennington Recreation Ground in Lodge Road, the Lymington Sprites U7 to U10s train on Saturdays and have match days on Sundays as part of the New Forest & District Youth Football League. Under 15s and Under 16s play matches in the Bournemouth Youth Football League. New players always welcome.Training: Saturdays 09:00-10:30 (Under 7s, Under 8s, Under 9s, Under 10s. Saturdays 09:30-11:00 Under 15s. All at Pennington Recreation Ground. Tuesdays 19:00-20:00 Under 16s (at Priestlands School)
For more information and contact details, see Lymington Sprites Football Club
Lymington Cricket Club
Cricket in Lymington dates back to 1807. Based at Lymington Sports Ground, Lymington Cricket Club has a strong Colts section as well as active senior teams throughout the cricket season. Winter training is also organised.
For more information and contact details, see Lymington Cricket Club
Pylewell Park Cricket Club
Situated in the private grounds of Pylewell Park Manor House, just across Lymington River, Pylewell Park Cricket Club was founded in 1865. The club run two Saturday league teams, a Sunday 'friendly' team, a Wednesday social team and Colts teams at U13, U11 and U9 age groups. All are welcome to join, or just come and watch at our lovely ground.
Training (in season): Saturdays 10:00-12:00 - Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s. Mondays 18:30-20:00 - Under 15s to Adults.
For more information and contact details, see Pylewell Park Cricket Club
New Forest Volleyball
The NFV began with a handful of talented juniors and seniors in April 2008 and has now flourished, today attracting many players from across the southern counties. NFV has both a men’s and ladies team competing in the National Volleyball League and also many regional indoor & outdoor tournaments. New players welcome at all levels.
Training: Fridays: 20:00-22:00 Men, Tuesdays: 19:30-21:30 Ladies, 18:00-19:30 Junior Academy. All at Ballard School. Training is also available at Priestlands School and Noadswood School.
For more information and contact details, see New Forest Volleyball Club