January 2018 News

Happy New Year to all our customers! 2017 was a bit of a crazy year for us at Holland Sports, which meant our newsletters were a little 'newsless'! So, to kick off the new year, we thought we'd put some effort into giving a brief run down of what happened in 2017, and what is yet to come in 2018! Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who supported us during 2017. Not just our members, but everyone who attended the various events we held. At the end of 2016, we'd heard that Tandridge District Council were planning to upgrade the old 5 a side football area at the rear of the club to a new Multi Use Games Area, but this couldn't happen until the council had secured more funds. As a committee we decided to make a donation of £2000 to help achieve this. The plan was for a fully fenced football / basketball and tennis court area, and this was installed at [...]

Clockwork Festival 17th June 2017

Clockwork Festival - 17th June 2017 A free event for the local community to raise money and awareness for depression in young adults.   What is Clockwork? The organisation Clockwork was launched at the end of summer 2016 by Oxted musician and music school owner Matt Hayes, after local teenager Billy Plowman, who was receiving guitar lessons from Matt, took his own life earlier in the year. The organisation plans to start youth groups for people to discuss their issues and enjoy art, music and sport. To be able to register as a charity, the organisation was required to have a minimum of £5000 in funding. Due to the generosity of local businesses and individuals doing all manner of fundraising this target has very recently been smashed, and the registration process is now underway. What is Clockwork Festival? For the past couple of years Holland Sports have been toying with the idea of holding a music festival, possibly with some beers involved somewhere along the [...]

New range of Premium Gins added

Pick your favourite gin and add one of our range of Fever Tree mixers to create your perfect drink! If gin is not your thing, we also have an ever increasing range of premium vodka's to choose from. Bombay Saphire 40% Bombay Sapphire is a London Dry premium gin, which is uniquely different from other gins in the marketplace. This difference lies in the fragrances and flavours of its ten exotic botanicals coupled with a unique distillation process called Vapour Infusion. It's a unique blend of Mediterranean lemon peel, juniper berries, almonds and orris, balanced by a heady mix of coriander, liquorice, angelica and cassia bark and spiced with cubeb berries and grains of paradise. When combined according to a recipe dating back to 1761 something exquisite is brought to Bombay Sapphire. Unlike some gins, which 'boil' their botanicals together with the spirit, Bombay Sapphire distils its spirit alone. The spirit vapour from this distillation then gently passes through a copper basket containing the botanicals. [...]

We need your help!

In order for us to continue driving the club forward, we'd like your input on a few questions we have in our online survey. We'd welcome feedback from both members and non-members, so please feel free to share with your friends! You will need a valid email address to take part, but all answers are anonymous, we only receive the 'number' of responses to each answer. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a Prize Draw which will take place when the survey closes. Click on the link below to fill in our short survey, which should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. https://goo.gl/forms/xXQWTFZpUJa9H7c33

Holland Sports Fireworks night – 5th November

HSSA Fireworks night - 6.30pm 5th November 2016 A free event for the local Oxted community! Following the success of last years event, this year we're doing the same again, only a bit bigger! Throughout the year we hold various fundraising events, and receive donations from members which makes it possible to offer this event for free. This year we will also be going round with collection buckets to help further the objectives of the HSSA, which includes further developing outdoor sports and recreational activities for the local community. We have some big plans which will benefit everyone who uses Mill Lane fields, so every penny put in the buckets will help us achieve our goals. BBQ's will be serving Burgers & Hot Dogs from 6.30pm. The outside bar will be open from 6.30pm til 10pm, serving bottled beers, wines, prosecco and soft drinks. The main indoor bar will be open all day from midday, but will close at 8.40pm until 9pm in order to [...]

Holland Sports & Social Association – A bit about us

A bit about the Holland Sports & Social Association...... The Holland Sports & Social Association (HSSA) is exactly what the name suggests! The HSSA is made up of a committee of volunteers who act as leaseholders of the Mill Lane playing fields and pavillion, with an objective to further develop sport and outdoor activities for the local community. The association is not for profit, which means every penny taken above the everyday running costs of the association goes back into further developing the facilities of both the Pavillion itself and the outdoor environment of the playing fields. The Holland Sports Football club caters for all ages, from 5 years to senior and have achieved huge success over the past couple of seasons. The Holland Sports Athletics club offer a range of field and track training for all ages, and recently fundraised over £100,000 to improve the running track, including additional drainage and a new running surface. The Holland Sports Social club cater for the slightly [...]

5 a side football tournament – 13th August 2016

Holland Sports 5-aside Tournament Saturday 13th August To help get your season off to a flyer Holland Sports are organising a pre-season 5 aside tournament (Over 16’s) Format: 2 leagues of 5 teams with the league winners playing each other in a winner takes all final. Teams from Hurst Green, Oxted, Edenbridge and Godstone have already put themselves forward.     Venue: Holland Sports Ground, Hurst Green RH8 9DG Time: 2pm registration - Final concluding by 5pm A BBQ and the bar will be serving throughout the day Live music from the local legend Acouchik into the evening   Details: £50 pay on the day per team or £40 early bird payments; maximum of 10 teams so register early (no restrictions on squad size) ALL TEAMS NEED TO REGISTER INTEREST BEFORE 9/08/2016 Register your team’s interest at: holland5aside@gmail.com

School’s out! Picnic in the park – Friday 22nd July

Calling all parents, grandparents, carers, school kids and teaching staff........ If you hadn't already heard, Friday 22nd July is the last day of school!!!!!!! To help you celebrate the end of the school year and the start of the summer holidays, we're inviting all parents, grandparents, carers and school staff from the local Infant and Junior schools to the Mill Lane playing fields for an after school picnic in the park. You can also bring the kids along if you wish :-) The pavillion will be open at 2pm for drinks, ice creams and toilet facilities, and we'll be laying on a finger buffet to keep the kids going. Footballs and cricket sets will be available, and if anyone fancies starting some other competitive games against another school (or your teachers!) , then we have a tug of war rope and some sacks for a sack race too! All under 18's must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times, so go easy on [...]

Bar staff wanted

Bar Staff wanted Bar staff wanted to join our busy team at Holland Sports and Social Club based in Hurst Green. Regular sessions available with good rates of pay. Extra hours available at weekends for band, private function and community events. Previous experience working in a busy front of house role with attention to detail preffered but not essential. Please email webmaster@hollandsportsclub.co.uk