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Exciting times ahead at Disley Amalgamated Sports club

Amanda Barton

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Disley Amalgamated Sports Club Vicki Marshall Phil Holland Disley

Disley Amalgamated Sports Club has a long history of offering sporting facilities to the local community; in 1915 it was decided to allow wounded soldiers or sailors free use of the Club on any afternoon. 

Founded in 1899, the club offers a wide range of activities including football, badminton, cricket, tennis, squash and lacrosse. There is also a well-equipped gym and function room boasting impressive views.  

Visitors can now look forward to the next exciting chapter in the club’s history as members plan a new extension. 

 “We’re adding new badminton and squash courts, a new gym and viewing gallery, and providing additional space for other sections, notably cricket, fitness classes, and table tennis,” said member, Vicki Marshall. 

“We’re a community club and our mission is to offer a range of sports at low cost, and to promote sport as a lifelong habit. The club is managed by volunteers as a non-profit making club and we’re reliant on low subs and fundraising to maintain and develop it. Hopefully the extension will allow us to broaden the range of activities on offer and encourage new members.”

Disley Sports Club

Badminton has been played at the club for almost 100 years. Today, players of all abilities are welcome and there is a thriving junior section, with teams competing in a number of local leagues. With one of the best cricket pitches in the area, DASC hosted the U-19s Zimbabwean cricket team for the season in 2017. 

Lacrosse is one of the more unusual sports on offer; the club provides a second home to the Norbury lacrosse club, based in Hazel Grove.  Three senior teams play in the North of England leagues and matches are played on Saturday afternoons from September to March. 

Phil Holland, lacrosse representative for DASC, said “The tennis courts at Disley are being upgraded so that box lacrosse can be played there. Box lacrosse is a very fast small-sided version of the game, like the five-a-side version of football.”

On Saturday 18th August the club hosts a ‘Beer and Bands’ fundraising event. For further information go to www.disleysport.org or call DASC 01663 763092 and leave a message.