Archery: Windwhistle Company of Archers

 1st Chard Wheelers
The Chard Wheelers are a well established local cycling club. This is a welcoming club, whether your interests are racing, touring, socialising on a bike or challenge events. There is a club ride every Sunday morning (weather permitting) starting in Chard. We provide free coaching for juniors throughout the summer. Check our website for more information and contact details. 

Cricket St Thomas Hotel and Leisure Club

Please note, the Leisure Club is currently suspended

The Leisure Club is attached to a 400 bedroom hotel.  The club offers its members a swimming pool, a gym with qualified instructors, a sauna and a steamroom.  Table tennis  and  pool tables are available in the club and also archery and rifle shooting sessions depending on availability.  Social events and evening entertainments are open to clubmembers.  A wide range of beauty treatments are offered in the beauty Therapy Rooms.  Members can take refreshments in the Manor House and have access to the Wildlife Park.See Business Section for photos.
Contact the club to arrange a visit.
Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4DD Tel: 01460 30111

Forton Rangers Football Club

Forton Rangers was formed in 1985 and is a thriving and successful club with two teams competing throughout the season in both the Perry Street League and Cup matches.  A second pitch is in regular use by Chard Luso and several junior teams.  New players are welcome to join our teams.
The football club is now affiliated to the Forton Community Association who have been fundraising for some time in order to build a new clubhouse and community hall.  A large amount of support for this coming from the people of Forton which includes opening the small  bar on home match days selling alcohol, soft drinks,tea, coffee, rolls, crisps and chocolate.
The club and its supporters run the following events each year: a Barn Dance,the Forton Fun Day, an Annual Barbeque and the Forton Horse Ride.

Fitness, Gyms etc

Phoenix Fitness - see Business section

Perry Street and Yonder Hill Football Club. 

This club plays in the Perry Street League.  Home ground Tatworth Playing Fields. Two teams: First and Reserves.


The cricket club welcomes new players in the Chard Evening league team for the coming season.  Alternatively, if you prefer the more traditional friendly game of cricket there are a number of fixtures at the weekends for which new players of all abilities and ages are required.  Also, should you wish to support the club in any capacity ( umpires, scorers, groundsman etc) then we will be pleased to hear from you.

Home games are played at Tatworth Playing Fields where there are excellent facilities including a licensed bar available after each game.

Swimming - Flamingo Pool Axminster

Tatworth Playing Fields and Pavilion
Contact the Secretary, Tel: 01460 220742.

In 1970 the village of Tatworth was left a large area in the centre of the village to be used for a playing field.  The creation of theTatworth Playing Field was instigated and helped by the Parish Council.  The village has grown in population and now a very large village surrounds the Playing Fields.  The conditions of the bequest stated that Tatworth Playing Field and Pavilion Club be founded as a Charity and run by a Management Committee comprising  representatives fromall organisations within the village.  The Management Committee has the responsibility to maintain and improve pitches, changing facilities and social areas to ensure the Clubs and community have a secure home-base in a safe and relaxing environment.   The partnerships between the Playing Fields & Pavilion Club and the Village Clubs/Organisations works in two ways - a fair but nominal fee for the facilities is charged to ensure our financial viability and to enable the maintenance and upkeep of all amenities.  In this way we support the Clubs/Organisations to help them to continue striving to better themselves  i.e. to become Standard CharterClubs, train coaches etc. The local community has the use of the facilities for all sports and social events.

In 2008, with the help of a legacy from the Stonham Brothers and grants from the Football Foundation, SALSF, SSDC and the Parish Council, we were able to build an extension and have new up to date changing facilities, toilets and social area, all with disabled access. On the field we have a safe and well equipped childrens' play area, a full size football pitch, Mini football pitches,a cricket pitch,a tennis court and a MUGA.  We continue to encourage all the community to use the facilities.

There is an entrance into the primary school and children are encouraged to use 'the safe path to school' through the playing field which can be accessed from 3 areas of the village.  The Playing Field is available for all local recreational, social and sporting activities. There are monthly bingo sessions and a regular quiz. In the Pavilion, the social lounge is available for your parties and meetings with full bar and kitchen facilites for 100 people. Facilities are available 7 days a week. New members are always welcome.

Cricket St Thomas Golf Club