CSSA - Culham Sports and Social Association
The CSSA aims to foster and encourage, sports and social activities across the Culham site. Anyone who works on the site can become a member so please get involved and give it your support so the association can grow and prosper.
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Crafty Club meets every Wednesday lunchtime. Contact Pauline Lawrence for more information.
Contact email Julian Hawes
Telephone 01235 464702
CSSA Sounds of Brass
The CSSA Sounds of brass is a brass ensemble made of experienced musicians within UKAEA. All the members have performed in brass band concerts, national competitions and are members of local bands. Also the members have experience playing different genres like Big Band Swing, Concert Bands, jazz quartets and some continue Brass Band. The CSSA Sounds of brass usually only perform in December for the yearly carol concert. If any person is a CSSA member and would like to join CSSA Sounds of Brass, as long as they play a brass instrument, they would be welcome to come along. See or call Julian Hawes on Culham ext 4702 or mobile 07532 197796 for more information.
Come and join our fun and friendly football matches located on the football pitches opposite the race building. It’s a really friendly atmosphere and a great way to meet new people on site. We play every Tuesday & Thursday lunchtime kick- off 12.30 and Wednesday evening kick-off 16.30, all levels of ability welcome. There are changing rooms and showers available. Contact Darren Mederick or Oliver Corrigan for more information.
Iyengar yoga is in the social club main hall, located next to the OAS building. The Iyengar method of Yoga is learnt through the in-depth study of asanas (posture) and pranayama (breath control). Yoga gives you the opportunity to explore that activity both physically and mentally through controlled and precise exercise without breaking into a sweat. Please wear comfortable clothing. Equipment provided. Monday 12.10-13.10 with Carol cost £10/class. Wednesday 16.40-18.10 with Georgina cost £12/class. Both Carol and Georgina are experienced Iyengar yoga teachers. They are professionally trained and insured and the club employs them to come to site to teach.
Table tennis facilities in the New Pavilion.
|Email contact - CSSA-Admin@culham.org.uk|
|Telephone - 01235 466947|
The CSSA Singing Group will be meeting again from Wednesday 8th June with sessions running in the John Adams Lecture Theatre, E3 most Wednesday’s from 12:15 – 13:00.
Chris Wade, accompanied by Dave Taylor leads the choir, anyone who enjoys singing should give this a try, no need to register in advance and everyone is welcome!
Historical Fencing is a middle age European martial art. The course aims to train an ancient weapon, the 'Longsword'. The only tool used in this first level class is a wooden stick as sword, students will be asked to wear proper gloves. The classes will be on Friday from 16.30-17.30, please contact Giovanni Ricco for more information.
If you have a love of history, no matter the era or subject, then we’d like to invite you to join the CSSA history group on site. From Vikings to Victorians, Wessex to World Wars, we’re a friendly group of people who enjoy sharing our favourite eras and topics of history with others and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people and express your interests. With opportunities for trips around the UK based around all members preferred subjects and an easy-going informal environment, there’s no better time to sign up and delve into the past. Contact Steve Parry for more information.
Are you searching for an activity that furthers your mind and body? Why not come down to train and experience the traditional Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do! Training starts on Tuesday 22nd March 2022 at the Main Hall of the Pavilion (opposite RACE) at 4.45pm-6.15pm. We will continue to train every Tuesday at this time. Your first session is FREE. £8 pay as you go after. Monthly discounted pricing is available for those interested. Simply wear comfortable sports clothing, bring water, and have fun! Contact Sabrina on 07938537310 or email Sabrina for more information.
Starting Thursday 5th May 2022 at 12pm, Kate Hardie Baker is starting a netball club! Please contact Kate to join the netball team. Join for some friendly practice and game play with a view to perhaps forming a team at some stage! Everyone welcome, all abilities!
Classes run every Wednesday in the main hall of the pavilion from 12:00-12:45. The CSSA is working with local Pilates Instructor Kay Pryor - who has been teaching fitness classes for over ten years and is an REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) registered instructor. Kay has a Level 3 instructor: STOTT PILATES® matwork beginners and intermediate qualification. Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. It emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance - whilst encouraging deep internal muscles of the abdomen and back to work in tandem with the trunk muscles, without stressing your joints. To secure your place and further information, please email Kay directly.
Every Wednesday at 12:10 on the football pitches opposite RACE. Ultimate frisbee is a fantastic inclusive mixed sport that takes the casual game of the throwing and catching to the next level! At this club we will be running a variety of sessions from the proper technique for launching discus objects to playing casual games of ultimate. We would encourage everyone of all abilities to join and have fun. Please contact Samuel Hall for further information.
One Thursday a month at 4:30pm. Board game nights are an opportunity for CSSA members to meet up and play some games. Anyone is welcome to bring along a game so there should be a range to join in with. People are encouraged to organise themselves into groups as they arrive so it’s a good opportunity to get to know unfamiliar faces from different departments. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday lunchtimes 1:15pm-1:45pm fire up your core with our 30-min workout catered for all ages and abilities! All you need to bring is an exercise mat. £5 PAYG. Discount available for Dojang X martial arts members. Instructed by Sabrina, certified Personal Trainer.
Every Monday 5pm – 8pm. A friendly place for amateur musicians and vocalists to meet and play Jazz & Bossa Nova standards together. If you play either: Drums, Double Bass, Electric Bass, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Claranet, Piano…. and you want to be part of a music group playing Jazz Standards and Bossa Nova come and try out on Monday evenings. No previous Jazz/ Bossa experience is required. Some Jazz theory can be provided to support musicians. Sheet music provided for C, Bb, Eb instruments. Requirements: Musicians should be able to read basic music scores, musicians must bring their own equipment, singing in the style of Jazz and Bossa.
Tuesday’s at 4:45pm in the E2 Quad. etanque (Boules) is a game best played in two teams of 3. Each team has three members who compete with two boules balls each. The main goal is to get as close to the jack as possible. Whoever gets their boules ball closer to the jack, wins the point and it’s the first to 13 points. Can you please let Jo know if you would be interested in playing Petanque and Jo can give you information on the next session being run.
Make new Trainer friends and join Culham's Pokémon Go community! I am Team Valor and I am currently level 40, I would love to add some more players to my friends list and level up whilst adventuring with you all, my trainer code is 4724 9894 7958. On lunch breaks I will always go for a walk and try and hatch some eggs or take down the one and only gym on site haha! If you are interested in taking part in some meet ups every now and again to hatch eggs, battle or trade then just drop me an email, would be good to have some company that doesn't look at me with a confused face when I hatch something cool or catch a shiny. If you don't have Pokémon but would like an excuse to rack up those steps and make new friends, then I would be more than happy to show you the ropes and add you as a friend on Pokémon Go! Happy hunting everybody! Amber
Every Thursday from 5pm-6pm in the C5 hall. Traditional Kung Fu is the Shaolin Kung Fu, it is strict martial arts, it teaches discipline, respect, builds confidence and if practiced with the correct approach, can build a strong mind and spirit as well as improve body flexibility and control. A typical Shaolin Kung Fu lesson is structured in this way: Warm up for the main articulations and a strong cardio part (25/30 minutes), kung fu fundamentals exercises. (15 minutes), study of the techniques and “forms” (like the so called “kata” in karate). (15 minutes). Please note I don’t teach the fighting part of traditional Kung Fu that is called “Sanda”, my course focuses on the body and mind with the traditional method and techniques, including Qigong that involves exercises of breathing and meditation. If you would like to join these free sessions, contact me - email@example.com for further information.