We have a number of Clubs and Groups based at Dowty Sports & Social Ltd. Please click on a section to find out more about it.
Dowty Bowls Club is an ex-works club that is still situated at Dowty Sports & Social Ltd. Membership of the club is open to all and new members are always welcome from beginners to experienced players of all ages. The Bowls Club opens its greens in April and plays through until September.
Dowty Judo Club are a British Judo Association (BJA) registered club and as such all the coaches are CRB checked, all members are expected to join the BJA. The Club is the holder of the BJA Club Recognition Scheme and Sport England Club Mark (Bronze Level). The Club has an excellent reputation at both Area and National level and has produced well over 50 Dan Grades (Black Belts) to date as well as Champions, Junior and Senior, at County and National level along with International representation.
The Club caters for both Senior Players and Juniors who are aged 7 and over, Male and Female, and also for the competitively minded or recreational Player.
Try out JUDO at Dowty, your first session is FREE. 8 week beginners courses for juniors and seniors are available. For more information contact Peter Salter - Email : Pete@dowtyjudoclub.co.uk or see their website: http://www.dowtyjudoclub.co.uk/
Bronze Clubmark awarded to Dowty Judo Club
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dance Club.
Every Tuesday evening from 8pm to 10.30pm in the Main Hall. Once you have attended three Tuesday evenings you are required to become a club member.
For more information, please phone Dave Payne (Chairman) on 01452 855757.
Type of Dance Available: Ballroom, Latin and Sequence
Dowty Slot Car Club have been in existence for almost 50 years, with several venues on different sites, but always part of Dowty. Now the Club uses one of the cabins on the Dowty Sports & Social site. There have been 4 distinct tracks and some of these have had major modifications, usually to suit the new venue. The current track is 50.16 metres (164 ft 5 in) long.
They meet every Friday at 7.30pm until late. They have club cars and controllers to borrow initially. They have a rota of classes each month and it is suggested you contact Email : email@example.com or Dave Coward (01452) 421311 before you come up, or see them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dowtyslotcarclub
They are also available for birthday parties, corporate events & team building.
The Slot Car Layout
Over our 16 acres of grounds, we have 6 full sized football pitches, 2 youth 9v9 pitches, 1 mini soccer pitch and changing facilities for 10 teams. The football pitches are available from mid August until early May each year. We have a number of teams who use Dowty Sports & Social Ltd as their home venue and play in different local leagues. They are:
Gloucester Northern Senior League
- Smiths Athletic 1st Team
- Smiths Athletic Reserves Team
- AFC Kings 1st Team
- AFC Kings Reserve Team
- Dowty Dynamos 1st Team
- Dowty Dynamos Reserve Team
- Hatherley FC
- Churchdown Panthers
- F C Lakeside First Team
- Bush FC
- Abbey Lions
- AFC Cheltenham
- Black Bridge
- FC Lakeside Youth
- Swindon Village Bowmen Youth
If you are interested in hiring any of the football pitches, please contact Steve - Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
As a member you can play tennis on our tennis courts. Currently there isn't a tennis club at Dowty, if you would like to set a club up please contact the office.
The squash courts can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance using the time slot sheets outside the courts. Please be aware that the lights and heating are on a cash meter which cost £1 per 10 minutes.
A swipe card is also required to gain access into the squash courts and changing rooms. These can be purchased from either the office or the bar and cost £3.50 each. These are reprogrammed every year and new cards need to be purchased. There is a reduction in the cost if your old card is handed back at the same time.
There is a squash league at Dowty, please check out the noticeboard by the squash courts for more information.