Stourport Clubs and Groups

There are a wide range of clubs, groups and organisations in Stourport and the surrounding area that you can join and benefit from – below you will find a list of these clubs and groups and their contact details so you can try something new and get involved.

If you have a group, class, project, club or organisation you would like to list and promote, simply e-mail us with your details and we will add you to the list free of charge.

The Friends of The Civic – The Friends of The Civic was launched in January of 2012 by The Civic Group. Its members provide support for The Civic Group in a number of ways, such as a volunteer base, or a representative group which The Civic Group can consult with on future plans for the group and buildings. The purpose of the Friends group is to support The Civic Group in their efforts to provide a venue for the Community. Income from the Friends Group subscriptions will make a valuable contribution towards fund raising for items which in turn enables us to provide better services for the Community. Subscriptions to the ‘Friends of The Civic’ are £1 for a year and are open to anyone and everyone. For further information visit www.thecivicstourport.co.uk

Monday Night Group performs a fun pantomime every year in Stourport.  We are well supported, and as a result are able to give-away money to needy local groups.   We are a registered charity, and will be giving away over £15,000 from this year’s panto, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods, to over 80 groups.  We welcome new members, and would be delighted to hear from people who are trying to raise money for local groups and organisations.  To find out more about the Monday Night Group and our next show, please visit www.mondaynightgroup.org

Stourport Choral and Operatic Society  – We are a friendly Choral Society that meet every Wednesday evening at Areley Kings Village Hall. Consisting of people from all walks of life who enjoy singing together, we have a wide repertoire of music  and perform a number of concerts and musical shows each year. Can you sing? Have you ever thought of joining a choir? Come along on a Wednesday or if you want more info ring Muriel Bell 01584 811413 or Phil Smith 01299 822815 or visit our web site www.stourportchoral.org.uk

Areley Kings Players have been treading the boards in Worcestershire since 1982. We are a family orientated amateur theatre group based in Arelely Kings, Stourport. Every year we perform a pantomime for all the family while also doing comedy revues aimed squarely at the adult sector of the audience. We then use profits from these functions to support local charities. We generally perform at Areley Kings Village hall but we will take our comedy revues to other venues if requested. If you would like to know more about our group or find out about this year’s shows please browse our Web site - www.akplayers.co.uk - for more information or feel free to get in touch by email at contact@akplayers.co.uk

Stourport Three Arts Guild - the oldest consecutively-running amateur dramatics society in the Wyre Forest area. The Guild’s first production was The Cradle Song which was presented in March 1944. The name Three Arts Guild is derived from the fact that the Guild initially comprised three sections: Art; Music and Drama. The drama section is the only surviving “art” of the Guild nowadays but renaming the Guild has never been an option – who would want to operate under the name of Stourport Amateur Dramatics Society (SADS) anyway!

Stourport Camera Club - meets every Thursday at the Stourport Wesley Methodist Church just off the High Street from 8pm – visit their website to find out more.

Stourport Floral Art Club began in 1956 when a few Stourport Ladies interested in flower Arranging began to meet in each others homes until it became too popular and needed to find a room to hire. From that beginning the club progressed and a few years later became affiliated to the National Association Flower Arranging Society. This is a world wide Society and a registered charity that is dedicated to encouraging members to participate in many areas where the love of flowers can be given the added benefit of club competitions and entering garden and Church Festivals. Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at The Social Day Centre, New Street, Stourport 7-30 PM when a demonstration by a qualified demonstrator who is knowledgeable about flowers and foliage provides a very enjoyable and educational evening. There is a sales table of mechanics and floral foam and a selection of beautiful cards and plants in season. Coach outings are arranged to gardens and festivals each year and fund raising is the aim of all clubs. 2006 was the Golden Anniversary of the club and a cheque for £3000 was made to “Acorns” Children’s Hospice from the events staged during the year. More information is available from the Secretary Marguerite Stokes Tel 01299 823727 or Chairman Avis Field 01299 871890.

Stourport WI - Four new WIs have been introduced in Worcestershire within the last year and the women of Stourport quite rightly would like to be part of this inspiring initiative. Across the county through the summer months bunting has been adorning village greens, cakes have been baked, jams and marmalade, chutney and pickles are now lining the shelves of lucky people who attended Summer fêtes and Village festivals around the county. These are all the traditional crafts of the WI but add to that the fun activities of jazz festivals and knitting tiny hats for a well known soft drinks company to adorn their bottles and the WI sure needs investigating! The WI is a rich source of experiences, knowledge and skills passed down through generations and updated every day. It offers all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women. Join the women of Chads, Sparkles, Worcester Belles and Hot Peppers and make your WI a place where you want to be. For everyone who joins the WI there’s the freedom to make what you want of it; an opportunity to choose what you want to do, not what you have to do. To find out more E-mail wfwi@wfwi.org.uk or telephone Fiona or Trudi on 01905 641 658

Areley Kings WI - Being a member of the WI at Areley Kings gives you the opportunity to meet new friends and join in a wide range of activities and events. Currently we are a thriving group of 45 members meeting on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm in the village hall. We enjoy a variety of speakers and demonstrations on a wide range of subjects, given by experienced speakers from around the county. Other activities include a thriving Art Group, a walking group,a skittles team and a ‘Knit and Natter’ session at the town library each week. Added to this the WI also gives you access to events and classes on a County basis for members of all the WI’s in the Worcestershire Federation and cover interests in art, public affairs, science, drama, home economics, and even holidays both in the UK and abroad. So, there is sure to be something to interest YOU! Do pay us a visit and find out more. You will be sure of a warm welcome at Areley Kings WI. To find out further information visit www.areleykingswi.co.uk

The Raft Race organised by the Kidderminster Lions from Arley to Stourport in May each year, a fun day for all and ideal for clubs and groups to get involved in, for further information visit www.arleystourportraftrace.co.uk

Stourport Swifts Football Club - The Swifts are in the Southern Football League and play their home games on the Walshes Meadows (next to the Stourport Sports Centre). Admission is £6 adults and £3 children / OAP’s.

Stourport Boat Club - www.stourportbc.co.uk -  Stourport Boat Club was founded in 1876 when Boating was the main past time which is why we are still known as a Boat Club and not a Rowing Club. We now cater for a wide range of ages from 11 to 75 and have a very strong Junior section (Under 18) a very competitive Senior section (18+) and a healthy Veteran section (30+). The 2 day Regatta held in August attracts over 600 crews from all over the country to compete. The event attracts many spectators and supporters and 3000 visitors are catered for over the weekend. The ‘Works Fours’ competition for novice rowers from Clubs, Pubs, Schools and Works takes place in June. For further events and information on membership simply visit their website

Stourport Sports Club - is the home of Stourport Hockey Club, Kidderminster and Stourport Athletic Club, Kidderminster & District Netball league and Wyre Forest Cycle Racing Club. Run in conjunction with our partners including Wyre Forest District Council, Worcestershire District Council and Stourport High School we aim to provide first class sports facilities and access to sport for the whole community.

As well as the clubs that run from Stourport Sports Club we also hire out our sports facilities, which include 2 astro turf pitches, 2 indoor netball/tennis courts, 3 outdoor netball/tennis courts and an athletics track.

Within the confines of the clubhouse we have a sports bar that is open to the public weekday evenings and a function room & bar and a meeting room that are available to hire, 7 days a week. Whatever your event we can cater for you. Why not pop up to the sports club and have a drink with us, you will be surprised at what we can offer.” stourportsportsclub.co.uk

Stourport Hockey Club has been playing National League Hockey since the inception of the National League. We run 7 men’s teams, 4 ladies team, and have a huge Junior membership involved in boys and girls hockey at U11, U13, U15, U18 and Badgers Leagues. We offer great hockey and an active social calendar for members of any age or ability. We really are a Club for All! For more information, please see our website at www.stourport-hc.co.uk

Wyre Forest Cycle Racing Club – Wyre Forest CRC is  the premier cycling club in North Worcestershire. Although our club is based in Stourport-on-Severn, we draw our membership from the surrounding towns of Worcester, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Bewdley and beyond. We are a Go-Ride club, and Clubmark accredited, catering for all cyclists of any age or ability. The club meets every Monday night at 8pm at Stourport Sports Club, The Kingsway, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 8BQ - www.wfcrc.org.uk

Stourport Rugby Union Football Club - based at Walshes Meadows sports ground next to the leisure centre, Stourport RFC is a friendly, familly orientated club who run three teams. These range in ability from the almost purely social third team to the slightly more serious first team and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Please look at their website at www.stourportrfc.co.uk for more information.

Wyre Forest Swimming Club  – Based in Kidderminster and Stourport, we deliver a daily teaching and coaching programme for all ages: from children learning to swim, through to young athletes competing regularly and a Masters section for older swimmers. WFSC welcomes new Learn To Swim members from the age of four and more experienced swimmers looking to compete and progress under the guidance of Head Coach, Mark Wilmott and Learn to Swim leader Tim Hastie. For joining details, contact Carole Walters on membership@wfsc.org.uk or visit www.wfsc.org.uk

Stourport Divers - a small friendly scuba diving club for the people of Wyre Forest. The club is run by volunteers for the benefit of its members and offers free training and free loan of scuba equipment during basic training to all new members. We have our own 5.5 metre fully equipped dive boat that we use to dive many locations around the UK coast, dive trips abroad are also organized and there is a good social side to the club with frequent events arranged through out the year. Based at the Stourport Sports Centre we offer scuba diving courses to anyone over the age of 12 (subject to fitness & terms). If you are already a qualified diver and would like a bunch of buddy’s to go diving with, you will be made more than welcome (padi,bsac,saa,ssi,ect). For more details about our club and learning to dive please visit out web site www.StourportDivers.com

Kidderminster and Stourport Athletic Club - All newcomers welcome, whatever their ability and whether they have belonged to a club or not. So whether you are already a seasoned athlete or a first time jogger, we can cater for you. We have a strong Junior section for 9 – 16 years and welcome whole families. The club competes throughout the year with individuals and teams taking part in cross country, road and multi terrain races in the winter and track and field in the summer. Please visit the website for further information and how to join.

Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers - If you enjoy socialising and like meeting interesting people combined with some gentle exercise in the beautiful countryside around the Wyre Forest, then come and join us on one of our hashes. Anyone can come along – there is no membership and we love meeting new people. All we ask for is a contribution of £1 per person towards the cost of our insurance policy. What is hashing? Hashing is a form of non-competitive running, a bit like hounds and hares. A trail is laid by the hare, and at the appointed time the hashers try to find it by working as a team. Some of the trails will be false so the faster runners will have to run further than the slower ones as they will be checking all the possible routes. You will soon work out the rules. We meet at 7:00 pm at different pub every time and runs are generally less than four miles. There will be several planned regrouping stops so nobody can get left behind. We meet up back at the pub afterwards for a beer, some socialising and something to eat so you might want to bring a change of clothing. For further info visit their website www.wyfreforesthhh.org.uk

Stourport Tennis and Squash Club is a private members Club. We offer tennis, squash and racketball. Try a session for free! We cater for all ages, whether you want fun and exercise  serious competition or coaching from our professional and world ranked coaches. Our clubhouse serves bar snacks, Sunday lunches and caters for special events. There are four Squash Courts and six Tennis Courts, a large Club house containing changing facilities, a bar, snooker table and a small function room. The Club welcomes members from age 4 years upwards and provides Tennis and Squash coaching. Further information and application forms are available form the www.stourporttennisandsquashclub.co.uk or contact them by e-mail on info@stourporttennisandsquashclub.co.uk.

Wyre Forest Company Of Archers - Founded in 1981 to accommodate both able bodied and handicapped archers. All ages and abilities are welcome. We run several beginners courses throughout the year and corporate events can be arranged. Please contact our club secretary Pat Wilkinson on 01886 889242. You can also e-mail us on wfca@hotmail.co.uk or visit our website for further details www.wfca.org.uk

Stourport Bridge Club - The club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Astley & Dunley Village hall DY13 0RX at 1900hrs. New members and visitors are most welcome but the club does not operate a host system. Enquiries to tonytidmarsh@aol.com (01299) 827200

Areley Kings WI - Being a member of the WI at Areley Kings gives you the opportunity to meet new friends and join in a wide range of activities and events. Currently we are a thriving group of 45 members meeting on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm in the village hall. We enjoy a variety of speakers and demonstrations on a wide range of subjects, given by experienced speakers from around the county. Other activities include a thriving Art Group, a walking group,a skittles team and a ‘Knit and Natter’ session at the town library each week. Added to this the WI also gives you access to events and classes on a County basis for members of all the WI’s in the Worcestershire Federation and cover interests in art, public affairs, science, drama, home economics, and even holidays both in the UK and abroad. So, there is sure to be something to interest YOU! Do pay us a visit and find out more. You will be sure of a warm welcome at Areley Kings WI. To find out further information visit www.areleykingswi.co.uk

Oddfellows – Stourport Branch - Friendship is important and  our aim is to help members get together and make new friends. There are opportunities to attend social events, go on holidays and trips with other members or even chat online – the Oddfellows can help you expand your circle of friends in a number of ways to fit in with your lifestyle. Our members enjoy an active social calendar with a wide variety of activities designed to appeal to all ages, from games and quiz nights to dining out and talks. So why not come along and see what the Oddfellows is all about?Guests always welcome on the first Tuesday of each month at the Stourport Day Centre, Sion Gardens, DY13 8UL. 7.30p.m. Call Kath on 01299 826734for information.

The Roundtable - An International Organisation made up of like minded gentlemen. They raise money for local charities, but most of all they are a socialable organisation that meet up every couple of weeks and do things that four people in a pub could not do. This years events so far have included Greyhound racing, Go Karting, Bowling, Paintballing, Quad trekking and clay pigeon shooting. So if you would like to have an increased social life, enjoy a beer or two and put something back into the community, get in touch. They meet the First and Third Tuesday of every month. Venues TBA. Call Steve Glaister and give it a go – 01299 405813 or 07974 109954 -website

STOURPORT WORKMEN’S CLUB has approximately 8oo members drawn from all corners of local society. The spacious bar and lounge areas are luxuriously appointed with large screen televisions and live entertainment is enjoyed from the stage every Saturday evening. A full range of meals and bar snacks is available, prepared in-house by the club’s professional catering staff. The snooker room has four full size tables, with darts and crib competitions also being popular. THE BALDWIN SUITE is available for hire and can accommodate up to 150 guests for dances, wedding receptions, dinners or family events. It has a large stage, cloakroom facility and self-contained toilets. Smaller rooms are offered for local society meetings. At one end of its large car park the club has its own bowling green and regularly entertains visiting teams. Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome!
Tel: 01299 822 898 or Email: swclub@hotmail.co.uk

St Michaels Scout Troop - St. Michaels Scout Troop is open to all young people, both boys and girls, between the ages of 10.5 and 14 years old.  Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes. Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting. For further information visit www.saintmichaelsscouts.org.uk

Girl Guides –  age range 5 to 25 – For further information visit www.girlguidingworcs.org.uk or e-mail joinus@girlguidingworcs.org.uk

Stourport Boat Club - www.stourportbc.co.uk -  Stourport Boat Club was founded in 1876 when Boating was the main past time which is why we are still known as a Boat Club and not a Rowing Club. We now cater for a wide range of ages from 11 to 75 and have a very strong Junior section (Under 18) a very competitive Senior section (18+) and a healthy Veteran section (30+). The 2 day Regatta held in August attracts over 600 crews from all over the country to compete. The event attracts many spectators and supporters and 3000 visitors are catered for over the weekend. The ‘Works Fours’ competition for novice rowers from Clubs, Pubs, Schools and Works takes place in June. For further events and information on membership simply visit their website

Stourport Hockey Club has been playing National League Hockey since the inception of the National League. We run 7 men’s teams, 4 ladies team, and have a huge Junior membership involved in boys and girls hockey at U11, U13, U15, U18 and Badgers Leagues. We offer great hockey and an active social calendar for members of any age or ability. We really are a Club for All! For more information, please see our website at www.stourport-hc.co.uk

Kidderminster and Stourport Athletic Club - All newcomers welcome, whatever their ability and whether they have belonged to a club or not. So whether you are already a seasoned athlete or a first time jogger, we can cater for you. We have a strong Junior section for 9 – 16 years and welcome whole families. The club competes throughout the year with individuals and teams taking part in cross country, road and multi terrain races in the winter and track and field in the summer. Please visit the website for further information and how to join.

Stourport Tennis and Squash Club is a private members Club. There are four Squash Courts and six Tennis Courts, a large Club house containing changing facilities, a bar, snooker table and a small function room. The Club welcomes members from age 4 years upwards and provides Tennis and Squash coaching. Further information and application forms are available form the website.

Wyre Forest Company Of Archers - Founded in 1981 to accommodate both able bodied and handicapped archers. All ages and abilities are welcome. We run several beginners courses throughout the year and corporate events can be arranged. Please contact our club secretary Pat Wilkinson on 01886 889242. You can also e-mail us on wfca@hotmail.co.uk or visit our website for further details www.wfca.org.uk

Mostyn Rangers Football Club – Under 7′s to Under 13′s teams – Wide range of youth football teams and coaching. For further information visit www.mostynrangers.co.uk or call 01562 632258.

Areley Kings Football Club – Under 8′s to Senior teams - Wide range of youth football teams and coaching. For further information visit their website

Wyre Forest Swimming Club – age range 4+ – Based in Kidderminster and Stourport, we deliver a daily teaching and coaching programme for all ages: from children learning to swim, through to young athletes competing regularly and a Masters section for older swimmers. WFSC welcomes new Learn To Swim members from the age of four and more experienced swimmers looking to compete and progress under the guidance of Head Coach, Mark Wilmott and Learn to Swim leader Tim Hastie. For joining details, contact Carole Walters on membership@wfsc.org.uk or visit www.wfsc.org.uk

Jubilee Swimming Club – All ages - Primarily a swimming club for people with disabilities within the Wyre Forest and surrounding areas based in Stourport. The Jubilee Swimming Club was founded 30 years ago as a result of parents and medical staff identifying the need for an activity in the Worcestershire area that could be enjoyed by people of all ages who had a disability.  The disability may have been from before birth or acquired after birth such as ABI from illness or injury. The club now also opens its doors to people who need short term re-habilitation, following an illness or injury. For further information www.jubileeswimmingclub.org.uk

Sankukai Karate – Age range 5+ – For further information visit www.sankukaikarate.co.uk

Stourport Forward - If you are interested in getting involved in some of the events and continued development of Stourport-on-Severn, then you can volunteer to help out. There are a wide range of skills required from marketing and events planning to admin and organising other volunteers. Contact Stourport Forward by e-mail for further information.

The Friends of The Civic – The Friends of The Civic was launched in January of 2012 by The Civic Group. Its members provide support for The Civic Group in a number of ways, such as a volunteer base, or a representative group which The Civic Group can consult with on future plans for the group and buildings. The purpose of the Friends group is to support The Civic Group in their efforts to provide a venue for the Community. Income from the Friends Group subscriptions will make a valuable contribution towards fund raising for items which in turn enables us to provide better services for the Community. Subscriptions to the ‘Friends of The Civic’ are £1 for a year and are open to anyone and everyone. For further information visit www.thecivicstourport.co.uk

Stourport Carnival - the carnival committee are always looking for skilled and unskilled volunteers to help with the Stourport Carnival – if you are interested in getting involved and contributing your time to help support a very worthwhile cause please contact info@stourportcarnival.co.uk

Could you help support an older person returning home from hospital? After a stay in hospital many older people feel vulnerable, isolated and unable to cope with day to day life. They are often on their own, trying to adapt to changes in their lives. We are looking for caring people who can spare a few hours to support older people to regain their independence and improve their quality of life. Training, personal development, peer support and expenses are available for these rewarding opportunities. Contact Hereford and Worcester Age UK now on: 0800 0086077

Make a Difference……. Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester. WR2 4BN. Email: volunteering@ageukhw.org.ukwww.ageukhw.org.uk. Charity No: 1080545

Stourport Horticultural Society - A friendly group of people serving the community within Wyre Forest District, Worcestershire. We have a active committee working to provide a programme for gardeners, allotment holders, plant enthusiasts, people who like to show flowers and vegetables and those who like to potter in the garden. Visit our Annual Show in 2011 which is held in the marquee situated next to the River Severn in Stourport-on-Severn on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August. We show magnificient displays of flowers, vegetables, domestic items, handicrafts and classes for children aged 5-13 years. There are monthly meetings offering a wide range of talks and slides on gardens, wildlife and local interest with regular quiz nights.

Hartlebury Common Local Group - The Hartlebury Common Local Group is a group of local people who are committed to the restoration of Hartlebury Common as heathland.  Most of Britain’s lowland heath has already been destroyed which makes those areas that remain all the more important.  Hartlebury Common supports many plants and species of animal and insect life that are now nationally rare* and this is why the common has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Without positive management, including the removal of seedling trees and scrub and the reintroduction of grazing, much of the value of the site will be lost.

Group’s activities:

  • We promote positive change on the common, for example by bringing back the purple heather.
  • We organise regular conservation work parties in partnership with Worcestershire County Council Countryside Service.
  • We hold talks on aspects of natural history, particularly related to Hartlebury Common at Stourport Boat Club.
  • We arrange visits to Hartlebury Common for a dawn chorus bird walk, a fungus foray, an archaeological walk, a moth night, a butterfly walk, a bat night and a moss walk.

How to get involved: 

  • Visit our two websites to find out more about the common.  Take a photograph of what you see, let us know and we will add the information to the Hartlebury Common website.
  • Join a conservation work party on Hartlebury Common on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month.  No previous experience is necessary and work parties are open (free) to people of all ages and abilities.  Meeting places vary depending on the task, start at 9.30 am, whatever the weather.
  • Attend a natural history talk on a Wednesday or Thursday evening near the beginning of a month between September and June.  The programme can be found on Hartlebury Common website and all are welcome (there is a small charge to cover the cost of each speaker).

*If you do not see any rare species on your visit they may be hiding from you, most likely due to the season of the year (hibernation/migration), time of day or the weather. www.hartleburycommonlocalgroup.org.uk

Transport Enthusiasts Club - for HGV Drivers, Mechanics or anyone with an interest in Transport past or present. They meet at the British Legion Club on the corner of Tan Lane on the Third Thursday of every Month at 7 to 7.30pm. All that have an interest in Transport will be made most welcome even if you are not a driver etc but love HGV vehicles. The club also cater for Scale Model builders ie; cars, lorries, vans, buses, coaches, you name it our members build it in most scales, any help needed this is the club for you. For further information please contact Derek Turner ondek.turn02@yahoo.co.uk