Ground levelling re-starts at Bream Sports Club

Improvements to the Bream Sports Club grounds and the Bar.

The team have now secured a new source for soil for infill and work has re-started on levelling the sports grounds. Sufficient material will be available to complete the project.

The club also has new floor covering on trial with a view to replacing the worn carpet in the bar area.

BreamFest awakens The Force.

In a great village not so far far away, the force awakens to BREAMFEST.

Logo of BreamFest 2017
BreamFest 2017
A photo of Black Pearls at BreamFest 2017
Black Pearls top the line-up at BreamFest 2017

A small army of volunteers led by Jon Graham put on the second BreamFest at Bream Sports Club. This year the Football Section nominated Bream Early Learners to receive a donation from the proceeds.

The event attracted visitors of all ages who enjoyed a varied program of music on our sunny lawn. Many visitors were from Bream itself and walked to the event. The club were very pleased to see so many young people enjoying the music.

The fantastic stage and sound equipment were provided by MDR Theatre Services.

Lineup

On the stage:

Ellie Higgs
Zoe Ashton-Wright
Topaz
Downwould Groove
Switch’D
Hart Strings
Crystal Balloon
Echo Bandits
The Black Pearls

In the Function Room:

John Laine

All of the artists performed in this charity event for no fee.

A photo of a Stormtrooper at BreamFest 2017
A Stormtrooper investigates BreamFest 2017

The Gloucestershire Troopers made a spectacular appearance.

Echo Bandits
Echo Bandits
A photo of Ellie Higgs at BreamFest 2017
Ellie Higgs
BreamFest 2017, John and the Bull
BreamFest 2017, Jon wih the Bream Amateurs Bull
The Force at BreamFest 2017
The Force at BreamFest 2017

Darth Vader and Stormtroopers inspect the outfield on The Lonk.

The flag of the Bream Barmy Army flies over the Sports Grounds
The flag of the Bream Barmy Army flies over the Sports Grounds
A photo of BreamFest Childrens Fancy Dress Competition
BreamFest Children’s Fancy Dress Competition

West Dean Parish Council and Shawn Gwynne also supported the event.

A photo of the BreamFest stalls

BreamFest 2017

Bream Summer Show 2017

Bream Flower Show is held at Bream Sports Club.

The Bream Flower Show organised by Bream Gardening Society took place on the Sports Club grounds. The team from the club had worked hard to ensure that visitors to this long-standing show enjoyed facilities that it deserved. The committee and members were delighted to host the show and thank all those that attended.

A photo of John and Giyn
John and Giyn at the burger BBQ.
The club flies the flag for the show
The club flies the flag for the show
A photo of Visitors to the show
Visitors to the show
A photo of a painting at the show
A painting at the show

Third Test – All Blacks vs Lions at Eden Park

The British and Irish Lions vs New Zealand was shown live on TV at Bream Sports Club. More than 40 Lions supporters turned up at 8 a.m. to watch the game. Although they would be made welcome, there were no Kiwis present!

Thanks to Lou for making numerous cups of tea and coffee and to Glyn for making the bacon rolls. Thanks also to all that turned up to watch the game. The score ended up as 15-15 and the series was drawn.

Our area has a long-standing connection with New Zealand rugby. The Bathurst Cup was donated in 1931 by Lord Bledisloe of Lydney. Lord Bledisloe (then Charles Bathurst) also donated the cup that is still contested in the Forest – the Forest of Dean Combination Cup.

Blanco wins Worthington Darts event

“Blanco” is the best darts player in the Worthington Champion of Champions heat at Bream Sports Club.

A graphic for Worthington Champion of Champions Darts 2017
Worthington Champion of Champions Darts 2017

Mark Blanford won the Worthingon Champion of Champions 2017  heat at Bream Sports Club on July 1st.  Mark emerged the champion of the 16 players that entered the heat at Bream Sports Club on a sunny July afternoon. Mark is popularly known as “Blanco” among Darts players in the Forest of Dean.

The event was organised by Scott who said “The club are proud to announce that Blanco will represent Bream in the Finals at St David’s Hall, Cardiff on 26th August”.