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Newsletter Summer 18

It has been a great few weeks for Exmouth Gateway and the Tigers. The football team completed their season on May 20th by winning the title of League 1 Champions. It was a great day and a well deserved win for the boys. Following that 44 of us went to Majorca in June and had a great week full of sun, sea, sand and most definitely lots of fun. Many of you have already asked where we are going for next years holiday and Paul is currently working on getting prices etc together to give you the choice of where we go as part of our 30th birthday celebrations.


As we are being so very lucky with the weather we are leaving the Monday nights for the summer months unplanned so that you can get outside and enjoy the weather. Several of you like to go and watch the town band, whilst others (when the carvaners aren’t there) like to get out and play cricket / rounders. The Clubhouse is to hot for many activities but if the weather changes then we will plan some activities.

Monday 23rd July – Exmouth Land Train Trip

We cant let summer go by without our annual trip round the streets of Exmouth getting as many unsuspecting people as possible to wave at us. The train will depart from outside the rugby club at 7.15pm on Monday 23rd July returning approximately 1 hour later. This year we have 2 land trains so we can all go on the trip together rather than in 2 sessions so during this time as we are all going to be on the train the Clubhouse will be closed and locked. Please ensure that you are at Club in plenty of time to pay subs, buy a drink etc before we go J

Exmouth Tigers/ Tigeresses – Training recommences at the Rugby Club at 9.30am on Saturday 4th August for both the boys and girls. We currently have about 5 girls interested in playing for the Tigeresses but need a few more so if any of you would like to join the team or have friends who might then please turn up on 4th August. Training will be at the Rugby Club every Saturday unless notified otherwise with the first tournament for both teams being Sunday August 19th at Devon FA, Newton Abbot. The other dates for tournaments are Sept 16th, Oct 7th, Nov 4th,  Feb 17th, March 10th and May 19th. With cup matches in April. The venues are yet to be confirmed but details can be found on the Tigers Facebook page or on the website. Please support our Tigers teams.

30th Birthday Celebrations – Next year sees Gateway turn 30 and we would love some more ideas of how we can spend the year celebrating. So far you have suggested a holiday abroad to a different location to Majorca so Paul is already looking into this and will send out details in the autumn. You have also suggested another fun day / prize draw, a party and a formal dinner dance / ball. But we need more ideas from you on how you would like to celebrate your Clubs 30th birthday. We will also be looking for sponsorship / donations / draw prizes if anyone is able to or knows anyone who can help with these. Any ideas or suggestions you have please see Steve or Leonie.

Oxford Holiday – October 2018 – If you have already booked a place on this trip then you will be getting a separate letter shortly advising you of the final amount owing and also more details of the trip. The outstanding balance is due in full by the 1st September. If you would still like to go then please book a place as soon as possible as the final deadline for the last few remaining places is July 31st!.We cannot book places without a deposit! We are currently looking at activities to do whilst we are there and hopefully one day will be Warwick Castle or Blenheim Palace J The hotel is the Jurys Inn at Oxford and has leisure facilities as well.

Summer Party – 24th August 2018 – Don’t forget to book your place on the summer party, with a trip along the coast on the Stuart line boat, Sidmouth Airshow to watch and a Kenniford Farm hog roast. Please complete the form attached and return with your £10 by Monday 13th August at the latest. Places are limited so be quick!

Shrek Trip – For those of you who have booked a place on the trip to see Shrek on Sunday 12th August 2018 we are meeting at Exmouth Rugby Club at 9.30am, you will need spending money for drinks, lunch, shopping etc (suggested amount £50) and return approximately 9pm. If you are unsure whether you have booked a place then see Paul.

Lastly don’t forget uptodate newsletters and information can be found on our website and facebook page.


Best wishes


Club Leader



Shrek Trip – August is now full so if you haven’t reserved a place then unfortunately all we can do is add you to a waiting list in case anyone drops out.

Oxford Holiday – October 2018 – Places for this are filling incredibly fast so if you would like to go then please ensure you have returned you form and deposit asap. We can’t reserve any places without deposit.


Summer Party – Friday 24th August 2018

Due to popular request the summer party this year will be on Friday 24th August and will be (due to popular demand) be a Hog Roast and Disco on board the Stuart Line Boat. Further details will follow nearer the time with regards to arrangements / cost etc but please book this date in your diaries.

Christmas Party – Friday 14th December 2018

A long way off I know but book the dates in your diaries

Nativity Play / Carol Service – Monday 17th December 2018.

Due to the success of our first nativity play this has been requested again this year and so please book the date. We will start sorting out costumes and casting in November J After the success of last years am sure more of you will want to take part J

Lastly we are in the process of sorting out another day trip and the 30th birthday celebrations. Please don’t forget to complete the forms regarding this. If anyone has any ideas for a day trip that are suitable for all the group then please let me know.

Don’t forget to visit our website www.exmouthgateway.co.uk, to follow us on Twitter and to like our page on Facebook that way you will be up-to-date with all the latest news and events.

Best wishes


Club Leader

Dates for your diaries –


Sunday 12th August 18                        Shrek Trip – Bristol

Friday 24th August 18                         Provisional date for Summer Party (Stuart line cruise)

Monday 27th August 18                       Fun day at Pavilion Gardens

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd Oct 18       Oxford Holiday

Saturday 3rd November 18                 Provisional Bridgewater Carnival Trip

Friday 14th December 18                    Christmas Party

Monday 17th December 18                 Christmas concert and nativity play

Wednesday 17th April 19                    Gateway is 30!

 Payment by BACS

We are happy for you to pay your subs by BACS but would require you to pay a minimum of 4 weeks at a time which would be non-returnable if you are unable to attend for one of those weeks. You can also pay for trips etc. this way.

If you would like to pay your subs or trips by BACS transfer, then please ask Emma or Paul for the details

We have been asked by a few of you if you are able to purchase hoodies, sweatshirts etc. Paul is going to look into this and hopefully in the next couple of months will have prices and an order form available for you.

For those of you on Facebook or who have family/friends/ support staff who are then please follow our page Exmouth Gateway Club where we have the latest news and information. We are also on Twitter and you can find the latest newsletters etc on our website www.exmouthgateway.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE – All holidays / trips are subsidised by club funds, to benefit from this, regular attendance at club is required. If you would like to come, and don’t attend club regularly, then, please speak to Paul/Emma for a revised price.

  • Club starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 9pm – please arrange your lifts / taxis etc for these times.
  • If you are poorly please do not come to Club
  • When using activities from the cupboard please remember to put the lids back on pens, puzzles back in boxes and put them away. Thanks
  • If you want to come on any trips /to any events the payment deadline is there for a reason and you may miss out if you don’t return your form in time as we cant always add people on. Thanks.

If you have any questions about any of this please see any of the helpers. Thanks

You can print a copy of the latest Newsletter Gateway news summer18

Holiday forms

If you are going on holiday, you need to fill in these two forms, so that we have all your details if we need them in an emergency.  We cannot take you away without these forms

Important Details 2018

Health and Med form for holiday

Medicines Form

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