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Dunholme Village


Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

Dunholme has many organisations that are run by volunteers.  Being a comparatively large village, for Lincolnshire, there is a wide variety of sports and social activities.  Contacts are listed below:-


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Dunholme & District Indoor Bowls Club

 The Indoor Bowls Club has now re-opened, although, until Covid restrictions are completely lifted, we are operating limited hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday daytimes and Sunday mornings) and advance bookings must be made for all sessions. At the moment we are not able to hold ‘walk-in’ sessions for potential new members to come and have a go, but if you are thinking about joining us, please ring the club during opening hours on 01673 861683 and we will be able to arrange a time for you to visit and find out what we have to offer.

Colin Barks - Club Administrator

Dunholme & District Indoor Bowls Club

 Tel: 01673 861683





Welton and Dunholme Cricket Club

Welton and Dunholme Cricket

"The Covid pandemic is hampering our plans for winter training with our preferred venue, William Farr, still not allowing external groups to book their facilities. Fingers crossed the New Year will bring a change in policy and we can kick start our preparations for next year's junior leagues. We'll keep everyone updated as we find out more.

In the meantime, on behalf of the club and all our volunteers, we wish you all wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The club is open to all and we're always looking for additional helpers, coaches and new junior members, drop us a line at or call 07796 273063.

Team WDCC"


Welton Imps Walking Football Club

 Now in its fourth year, WIWFC has now introduced a Friday afternoon session at Manor Park, Welton LN2 3PA. The idea is that this is a less competitive session than others that we run, which is aimed primarily for the over 65s but it is actually ideal for anyone over 50 who perhaps has had little opportunity to play sport recently, or is recovering from injury or illness, or simply wants to give walking football a go. The first session is free and subsequently £2 for each game played but there is no additional joining or annual fee charged for playing. Spectating is free as is learning the rules and code of conduct and maybe officiating when someone is accused of running. Jocular banter is welcomed from all who attend as are anecdotes of previous football experiences or sporting incidents that are of interest and hopefully amusing.


 Skill and fitness levels vary but that doesn't matter as the rules are designed to allow players at all levels and abilities to fully participate in the game. The emphasis is on football, fun, fitness and friendship in no particular order. In fact, there has been a lot of evidence of increased health benefits for those who play regularly as it is a good cardiovascular workout at a gentle pace. However, it is as much a social as a sporting activity with most of the players going back to Welton Sports and Social Club after each game for a chat and a drink. Social interaction is another aspect of health benefit that has been recognised as a retirement necessity. If you fancy any of this please come along on Fridays at 2:45pm for an hour on the all weather 3G pitch at Welton Manor Park, which has good car parking, changing facilities if required including toilets and no mud, training shoes or astro turf shoes are recommended, the rest of the attire is what suits you. We provide bibs to identify sides and of course FOOTBALLS. We also have first aid equipment if necessary including a defibrillator, which hopefully will never be required!

Tony Gillon


Welton Table Tennis Club

Tuesday evenings  7.00pm – 9.00pm

We are a friendly club for all abilities and ages 8 to 80+ welcome. No Leagues we just play for fun.

At Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel ,  Cliff Road ,Welton

Have fun………Keep fit!!!  Contact John 01673 860823



Netball Update

Netball News

The County round of the National schools competition was held on 13th November with William Farr U14s representing the Gainsborough and Lincoln district.

Congratulations to William Farrs U19 players, Rosie Beeden and Poppy Watkins (below back row 3rd from left and 3rd from right respectively) who have helped local team ‘Vixens’ to success in the Market Rasen leisure league.

Current top 3 standings in other leagues at time of writing are:

County Premier league -Hinchliffe Hydraulics

 Lincoln City A

 Brigg Performance


County Div 1 – Brigg County Impacts


Fenland  A


County Div 2 – Bullets Vandals

Louth B

Sleaford Barge Harriers


County U16 Div 1 -Louth A

Brigg Black



County U16 Div 2 – Louth B

Bourne Pearls

Brigg Blue


County U14 Div 1 –Louth A

Lincoln City A

Sleaford or Epworth??


County U14 Div 2-Louth B

Lincoln City B



County U12 – Epworth

Lincoln City



East Mids Regional Jnr u16 – Brigg

Charnwood Rutland



East Mids Regional Jnr u14 – Notts City

Lincoln City

Northants Storm


East Mids Regional Senior Div 1 –

Lincoln City A    8th


East Mids Regional Senior Div 3 –

Brigg Regional Impacts   3rd

Lincoln City B   7th


The Aspire Elite Netball performance academy has announced further details of their forthcoming tours:-


In February the Advanced/Elite and Elite + squads are jetting off to Gibraltar and Switzerland (Covid permitting). In Gibraltar they will be facing the U17/U19 and senior International squads and in Switzerland they will be competing against the senior International squads and local senior club teams.

In May the Advanced/Foundation squads will be partaking in the Rhinos Challenge Netball weekend at Butlins Skegness which is an open tournament for U12/U14 teams.


If any of this sounds like something you (or your daughter) would like to partake in – start practising your netball skills, join a local Club and attend the open Academy trials, you just never know what could lie ahead!


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The Dunholme Outdoor Bowls Club is situated between the village hall car park and the football ground.  It is owned by the parish Council but run by a committee of its members.


01673 860242

Community Netball 2021

So many positive Community Events had been cancelled with the arrival of the Covid Pandemic. Law abiding Citizens worried daily about their health, their jobs, their schools and their children.

 Religion and Sports and all sort of recreational activities was pushed to the backseat. Mental Health was at its peak for a downfall. The most important part of life was trying to stay alive and focussing on the instructions and messages of the government. 

I realised with the 2021 Lockdown ending, there was scope for hope in a new beginning of bringing the Community together again for something fun. I tried to think about my strengths and hobbies I enjoyed. My husband started up a Dad's Football every Friday and I thought there is no reason why we can't have Mum's Netball on a Monday.

Immediately I got to work contacting local schools to ask about available Netball Courts. Welton St. Mary's Primary School was in the process of upgrading their outside courts and welcomed me to use it for an hourly rate. 

Summer holidays had arrived bright and beautiful, I was filled with joy as I messaged all my contacts and soon got a large group of ladies together to form a Netball Squad. Bar 1 week we had attendance of 20 Ladies or more each week. One of my lovely ladies I contacted is Lisette Barnes, she wanted to sponsor Bibs and Balls and Whistles and First Aid Kit on behalf of Barnes Bikes (a new bicycle company in our village of Dunholme).  Everything escalated from there and got really exciting quickly!

One of our lovely ladies supporting her sister that wanted to play, is a qualified Umpire, even though pregnant and on a break, she agreed to coach us with a fierce spirit most weeks to perfect our Netball skills. Our confidence upped altogether and the Ladies formed a team or two to enter into a League Tournament. 

New friendships were formed and old friendships rekindled. 

Some nights some of the Netball Ladies would gather at the Welton Social Club to discuss ideas and test a few Gin Cocktails, celebrating victories or just putting the world to right. A large group of Ladies would be spotted Cycling around the village to and from attending Netball Night. It gives your heart such a lovely warm feeling to play a part in bringing people together. 

A special birthday was celebrated with one of our Ladies and special events shared on the Netball Group, anything from a Charity Ball to Bingo to Make Up and Hairstyling. Ladies shared their pain and injuries and we cheered graduations, anniversaries and new babies being born. All from the Ladies in our Netball group. 

Winter has fallen upon us and sadly daylight ends really early now, it is too dark to play outside and my hunt for a local indoor venue was unsuccessful. However, our Netball spirit did not dampen with the weather and we still continue to practice on a weekend, earlier on in the day now, and at present, we gather on the court of Dunholme St Chad's Church of England Primary School. 

Not everyone is able to attend every weekend but our Community Squad is growing weekly. We welcome everyone that have a passion for Netball to continue with this amazing Community Spirit. 

Get in touch with Eloise Rimmer via Facebook if you would like to join in with the fun. 




Dunholme Badminton Club

After many year of playing on a Thursday evening, Dunholme Badminton Club is moving to a Wednesday evening with effect from Wednesday 28th February. We play at Riseholme College, Showground Campus from 7 – 9pm at a cost of £3.50 per person. We welcome players of all ages and abilities, racquets can be provided. So why not go from couch to court! For further details contact Suzanne on 01673 866213.


Lincolnshire Sports Forum

I am writing on behalf of the Lincolnshire Sports Forum, who are developing an up to date database of community clubs in Lincolnshire so they are able to support clubs as they come out of the lockdown and start to welcome back their members.
The Sports Forum is made up of volunteer members who are passionate about sport and want to ensure the sporting community in Lincolnshire can be sustainable and are able to support the communities they are based in.
To help us communicate directly to your club we would like you to confirm your official details about the club including a contact  phone number and email address and where your club is located so we can put it on our system.
To find out more about the Sports Forum go to our website  Sign up to our Facebook page and Twitter account
Please be assured that the information you provide will not be used for any other purpose than sharing information with you that will benefit you club, it will not be used or shared with any external partners as per our Privacy Policy which is on our website.




Welton Sports & Social Club

The Playing field, Ryland Road, Welton, LN2 3LU (opposite the village hall)

Tel: 01673 861298

Opening Hours:                        

Monday/ Tuesday 7.30pm -11.30pm, Wednesday/ Thursday 5pm – 11.30pm

Friday 4pm – 11.30pm, Saturday 12noon – 11.30pm, Sunday 12noon – 11pm

Welton Sports & Social Club provides a family friendly club, run by a members’ committee for members.


Members can renew their membership in the Club before ordering drinks.    

New Members Welcome! Membership prices:

A one off £10 joining fee plus one of the following membership types:                                                  

Single £10, Single Parent £15, Double £15, Family £20

(Guest signing in fee £2/ £2.50 on entertainment nights.)


Great prices and a superb selection of lagers, beers and ciders.

We regularly have cask real ales including Bread & Butter, from £2.60 a pint, John Smiths smooth bitter at £2.35 a pint and ciders such as Thatchers Gold and Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime.

Wide selection of draught lagers including Carling, Coors Light, Madri, Stiegl and Bitburger from £2.65 a pint. Plus, a great selection of quality wines and spirits.

NB. We regret supply issues continue to affect many items normally sold.

Entertainment: A large screen TV and 6 other TVs showing Sky Sports and BT Sport and Cloud free WIFI.

Sports: We currently have teams for darts and dominoes and a Thursday pool team, along with a golf society, men’s Sunday football teams and a walking football team that play Monday, Thursday and Friday. 

Great Drinks ● Great Prices ● Great Times


Bar staff wanted! Please enquire at the Club if interested.


 While Covid 19 rules have been relaxed we would ask everyone using the Club to still take care and be mindful of ongoing Government guidance.