View of the Capel-le-Ferne shoreline



Capel-le-Ferne, Village Hall


  • 6pm – 7pm 6-9 year olds
  • 7pm – 8pm 10 years plus

Senior Coaches: Colin Ogburn – 3rd DAN. Colin Carrot – 3rd DAN. Kerrie Penfold – 1st DAN.

This club was started in 1980 and has produced many champions and black belts, but if it is to survive, we need new members. Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport. Why not give it a try. New seniors especially welcome. Telephone – 07870 822510


The matches between club members are well and truly on their way with most participants in the second phase. Whose names will decorate “our” board this year? It still gives one a good feeling that, whatever you are doing in the big hall, whether judo, badminton or just plain shopping on market day you can glance up and see our board.

Barry R is making steady progress, it was great to see him on Sunday 16th when he popped in with Kath to say hello. That Sunday was the day when Capel Short Mat Bowls Club arranged the war of the sexes, well it wasn’t so much a war, more of a friendly battle being a day of girls vs boys, it’s a great yearly occasion.

Special thanks must go to Brian Castle, it’s not easy working out the formula for who plays where and when and trying to keep everyone happy, most clubs seem to have more chiefs than Indians, Capel seems the opposite with all members pitching in to help things run smoothly.

This year’s winner were the girls, the second year on the trot, but the overall winner was Capel Short Mat Club whose members by enjoying the revelry and the revelry make it “A Day to Remember”


Benefits of walking can be to:

  • improve your fitness and health
  • reduce stress levels
  • ensure the footpaths stay open
  • enjoy the wonderful local countryside not seen from the road
  • meet up with friends and enjoy social contact

Secretary – Mary Mepham – 01303 256616

[email protected]


This is on hold but if interested please telephone Jenny 245399 to add your name to the list. We usually run these courses from 1.45 to 2.45 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon. Cost will vary depending on how many enrol.