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Sports clubs directory

Craven District Council has produced this directory of sports clubs. There is a wide variety of sports clubs in Craven; clubs are listed here in alphabetical order of sport.

Sports Club Rugby

The directory of sports clubs and associations is collated by the sports development team and recognises the diversity of sporting activity in Craven District and the opportunities available to all.

These opportunities would not exist were it not for the dedicated group of people who run the variety of clubs that the district has to offer. The contacts given for these clubs and organisations are mainly volunteers who give up their free time for their club and their sport. If you are contacting any of the clubs within this directory can you therefore be considerate regarding the time of day and nature of communication.

There are a few sports where there are no clubs in Craven District, but there are clubs just over the border i.e. Boxing. So these sports have clubs listed from outside the district.

The Council can not take any responsibility for the quality of club provision. However, some clubs have achieved the national "Club Mark" quality accreditation.  This means the clubs provide a high quality, safe and accessible club for all.

clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

If your club is not listed please contact the Sports Development Officer with your club details: sports@cravendc.gov.uk Some clubs are shown without any contact details, as these are unknown.

Click on the sport below or just scroll down:

Aikido

Aikido
Angling
Angling (Fishing)
Archery
Archery
ATHLETICS
Athletics /
Running
BADMINTON
Badminton
BBALL
Basketball
BOWLS
Bowling / Bowls
BOXING
Boxing
CANOEING
Canoeing
& Rowing
caving
Caving
climbing
Climbing
cricket
Cricket
cue sports
Cue Sports
cycling
Cycling
dance
Dance
darts
Darts
disability
Disability Sport
Equestrain
Horse Riding
fencing
Fencing
footy
Football
golf
Golf
gymnastics
Gymnastics
hockey
Hockey
judo
Judo
TaiKD
Martial Arts /
Karate
motor Sport
Motor Sports
netball
Netball
Orienteering
Outdoor pursuits 
& Orienteering
walking
Rambling / walking
rounder's
Rounder's
rugby
Rugby
sailing
Sailing
shooting
Shooting
squash
Squash
Swim
Swimming
table tennis
Table Tennis
TaiKD
Taekwondo
tennis
Tennis
Tri
Triathlon
Vball
Volleyball
Weightlifting
Weightlifting
sailing
Windsurfing

                                                                     


Aikido  Aikido

Skipton Aikido Club

Keighley Aikido Club - Tae Kwon Do School of Excellence
Andrew Pratt - Tel No.077-6245-0422

British Aikido Board are the National Governing Body for Aikido.


Angling  Angling (Fishing)

There are around 12 different Angling Clubs Across Craven:

Appletreewick, Barden and Burnsall Angling Club
Tel No. 01756 720204 (Red Lion) or 01756 796294 or 07746 809556

Bentham Angling Association (River Wenning)

Skipton Angling Association (Embsay Reservoir, River Aire and Whinny Gill Reservoir.)

Settle Anglers Association (River Ribble in Settle and near Long Preston and River Wenning)

Kilnsey Angling Club
Tel No. 01756 752301 (Tennant Arms)

Keighley Angling Club (River Aire at Kildwick)

Yorkshire Dales Fly fishing lists all the other rivers, lakes and reservoirs that you can fish

Raygill Fishing Lakes (Lothersdale)

Steve Taylor is a level 2 fishing coach mainly based at Raygill
Steve@angling-coach.com  Tel No. 07743 455757

Leeds to Liverpool Canal is operated by British Waterways. There are a few sections in Skipton that can be fished.

British Waterways also operate a Waterway Wanderers scheme that allows you to fish other sections of the canal.

The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body for Game, Course and Sea Angling


Archery  Archery

Aire Valley Archers clubmark This link opens in a new browser window
secretary@aire-valley-archers.co.uk

Archery GB are the National Governing Body for Archery


ATHLETICS  Athletics/ Running 

Skipton Athletics Club
The adults run out of Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre. Club nights are Tuesday and Thursday.

Settle Harriers Athletics Club
The Club has an Adult and Junior section and full details are on the Club website.

Bentham Beagles Running Club
New adult running club in High Bentham.  Run every Tuesday 7pm from Playing Fields.

UK Athletics are the National Governing Body for Athletics.  The Fell Runners Association are the National Governing Body for Fell Running


BADMINTON  Badminton

Bentham Badminton Club
Julie Bridgeman - Tel No. 015242 62276

Feathers Badminton Club
Caris Kingham - Tel No. 01756 798060
Meet Monday 7-9pm at Aireville School.  New members welcome and first session free.

Grassington Badminton Club
Tel No. 01756 752079.  The club play at Upper Wharfedale School Sports Hall. New members, aged from 16, are welcome from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every Thursday. Each session costs £4.

Ingleton Badminton Club  
Carolyn Coggins - Tel No. 0777 3558149
Email: coggins145@btinternet.com

Settle Badminton Club
Ian Reid - Tel No. 07854211114

Skipton Badminton Club
Linda Wilkinson - Tel No. 01282 841972

St Andrew's Badminton Club
David Mitton - Tel No. 01756 700639

Sutton & South Craven Badminton Club
Spencer - Tel No. 01535 633907

Many of the Village or Community Halls have badminton groups playing in them, so check out your local community facility.

Badminton England are the National Governing Body for Badminton.


BBALL  Basketball

West Craven Turbines BBC are based at West Craven High Technology College, Barnoldswick Term Time Only.  Email - turbinesbasketball@gmail.com

Skipton Basketball is a weekly social recreational play at Sandylands Sports Centre every Saturday morning from 11am to 12.30pm.  Check out the facebook page for up to date info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/294884704043528/  Just pay at reception and grab a ball to take part. 

England Basketball are the National Governing Body for Basketball.


BOWLS  Bowling and Bowls

Matrix Superbowl is the only place in Craven where you can play indoor Ten Pin Bowling
Tel No. 01756 701 623

Outdoor Crown Green bowls is played at 14 greens in Craven District.  There are 40 teams playing out of these greens, who mainly compete in the Skipton and District Bowling League.

Bowling Clubs in Craven:

Austwick Bowling Club

Bentham Springfield Bowling Club
Teresa Freeman  (Club Secretary) Tel No. 015242 61222.

Broughton Road Bowling Club
Tel No. 01756 793729

Burton in Lonsdale Bowling Club
David Parker - Tel No. 01524273394

Cononley Bowling Club
David Calvert - Tel No.  01535 634240

Craven Bowling Club
Tel No. 01756 795979

Crosshills and District Bowling Club
Peter Dowgill - Tel No. 01535 632971

Gargrave Bowling Club
L. Hall Tel No. 01756 749320

Grassington and District Bowling Club

Ingleborough Bowling Club
Tel No. 015242 61546

Settle Bowling Club
John Chambers - Tel No. 01729 825783
Email. johnchambers1950@hotmail.co.uk

Skipton Devonshire Bowling Club

Sutton Park Bowling Club
Neil Whitaker  -Tel No. 01535 636204

Whinfield Bowling Club
P Dunderdale - Tel No 01756 795793

Indoor Bowls is also played at various venues (mainly Village halls) across the District.  There several clubs across Craven District:

Gargrave Indoor Bowls Club
Mrs Doreen Lambert - Tel No. 01756749495 or Mrs.N.Green 01756 749620

Ingleton Indoor Bowling Club
Tel No. 015242 41701

Tosside and District Indoor Bowls Club
Ann - Tel No.  01729-840294

Clapham Indoor Bowling Club

Embsay Village Hall Carpet Bowls Club
Tel. 01756 709737

Carleton Village Hall : 2-4pm on a Monday and 7-9pm on a Friday: http://www.carletonvillagehall.org.uk/calendar

There are several National Governing Bodies that cover the various types of Bowling and Bowls:

British Crown Green Bowling Association

English Bowling Association

English Bowling Federation

English Indoor Bowling Association

English Women's Bowling Association

English Women's Bowling Federation

English Women's Indoor Bowling Association

English Short Mat Bowling Association

British Isles Bowls Council

British Isles Indoor Bowls Council


BOXING  Boxing

Keighley Boxing Club

British Boxing Board of Control  and the Amateur Boxing Association are the two National Governing Bodies covering Boxing:


CANOEING  Canoeing  and Rowing

 There are no clubs in craven, however the following 3 clubs are a short distance away. these clubs probably canoe some of the rivers in craven i.e. the river wharfe.

Bradford & Bingley

Pendle Paddlers Club

Calder Canoe Centre Club

Bradford Rowing Club

 British Canoe Union are the National Govening Body for Canoeing.


caving  Caving

Bradford Pothole Club

Craven Pothole Club

Yorkshire Subterranean Society

British Caving Association are the National Governing Body for Caving. 


climbing  Climbing

Craven Mountaineering club

The British Mountaineering Council have a full definitive list of all accessible Crags in the Yorkshire Area

There are a few Indoor climbing walls in Craven. The main wall it at Ingle sport in Ingleton

Ermysteads Climbing wall is a small wall inside the school sports hall. It is available for groups to book.

British Mountaineering Council are the National Governing Body for Climbing.


cricket  Cricket


Bentham Cricket Club
Tony Atkinson - tonyatkinson7@tiscali.co.uk Tel No. 015242 61645

Bolton Abbey Cricket Club

Bradley Cricket Club

Cracoe Cricket Club

Carleton Cricket Club -  No known contact. Club may have ceased.

Cononley Cricket Club

Cowling Senior Cricket Club

Cowling Junior Cricket Club

Cross Hills Cricket Club - No known contact. Club may have ceased.

Draughton Cricket Club

Embsay Senior Cricket Club

Embsay Junior Cricket Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Gargrave Senior Cricket Club

Gargrave Junior Cricket Club

Glusburn Cricket Club

Ingleton Cricket Club

Rathmell & Wigglesworth Cricket Club

Settle Cricket Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Skipton Church Institute Cricket Club

Skipton Cricket Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Sutton Cricket Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Thornton-in-Craven Cricket Club

Threshfield Cricket Club 

Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club

Upper Wharfedale Junior Cricket Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window


England and Wales Cricket Board are the National Governing Body for Cricket


cue sports  Cue Sports

Snooker league: Crosshills and District Snooker League

Snooker League: Skipton Snooker League
Tel No. 01756 795979

English Pool Association are the recognised National Governing Body Pool.

There is no recognised National Governing Body for Snooker or Billiard


cycling  Cycling and Routes

Settle World Wide Wheelers are mainly a road club based out of Settle

NEW: Skipton Cycling Club have several club runs each week on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

They also run a Junior Club on Sunday afternoons: Email - skiptonjuniorriders@gmail.com

NEW: South Craven wheelers have club rides over the summer on Thursday evenings and a womens section

Gargrave Tuesday Club are a club that meet up once a month for leisure road rides

Routes

There are numerous well used cycle routes and mountain bike routes in the Craven District.

There are 20 recreational rides listed on our Cycle Routes page

Cycle the dales offers the best guide to Road riding and Touring in the Dales

MTB the dales offers the best guide to Mountain biking in the Dales

Sustrans are the Charity that has developed the national cycle network. There are a few routes that come through Craven. There is also cycling along many sections of the Leeds Liverpool Canal

British Cycling are the National Governing Body for Cycling.


dance  Dance

Helen Green Dance Academy (Skipton Girls High School and Sandylands Sports Centre)
Helen Green Tel No. 07967 831661

Helen Howard School of Theatre Dance  Helen Howard Tel No.: 015242 61350

Northern Dance Centre (Skipton, including Ballet, Folk Tap and Streetdance.)

Alison King School of Dance teaching Ballroom/Latin/Argentine Tango for adults and children in Long Preston / Settle Area
01729 840118

Partners Dance Centre  teaching Latin American and Ballroom dance classes
Call 07801 365 100, info@partnersdance.co.uk

Silver Web Academy of Dance, I centre Ingleton. Dawn Butterworth 07949041712

Craven Swimming pool and Fitness Centre run weekly Zumba classes.

Many Village halls, Town Halls and Community Centres have weekly dance sessions, so please check out your local centre for more information.

There are several National Governing Bodies for Dance, please see Sport England Recognised Sports for more information on them.


darts  Darts

There are currently lots of Darts Clubs across Craven District playing in local pubs and social clubs. Visit your nearest local clubs or pubs for more information.

League Name: Skipton Premier Darts League

The British Darts Organisation are the National Governing Body for Darts. 


disability  Disability Sport

See below for full details of Disability Sport opportunities in Craven

Settle Area Disability Swimmers are a club for people with disabilities to swim.
Peter Barker - Tel No 01729 823 603

Craven Swimming Pool in Skipton, have a Disability leisure swim that is every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 till 1 as stated on the Time table. Tel No. - 01756 792805

Craven Swimming Pool also has a Fitness centre that is available to use, the centre has Inclusive fitness initiative equipment and trained staff. Tel No. - 01756 792805.

In Airville park there is a new Table Tennis table to be used free of charge. 
Tel No. - 01756 792805.

Also at Airville Park there is Disability cycling once a week, if you would like to book a place please get in touch. Tel No: 01756 792805.

Simon Pierce is the lead officer of EFDS in the North Yorkshire Area. He works with plenty of groups to promote disabled sports, Also he has set up a new program for disabled children, which is called Playground To Podium. Tel No. -  01432 556782

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) are the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England.


Equestrain  Equestrian and Horse Riding

The Pendle and Craven Pony Club

Craven Country Ride, (Coniston Cold, Nr Skipton)


Draughton Riding Centre  (Draughton, Skipton )
Tel No. - 01756 710242

Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre (Homestead Farm, Conistone with Kilnsey)

There are various National Governing Bodies for Equestrian activities, please visit the Sports England Recognised Sports page for more information on them.


fencing  Fencing

Skipton Fencing club

British Fencing Association are the National Governing Body for Fencing.


footy Football

Bentham Football Club

Bentham Junior Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Bradley Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Carleton Football Club

Carleton Juniors Football Club - Boys and Girls aged 7-11 years old                     Email: juliawoodhead@yahoo.co.uk  - Tel No. 01756 709415

Cononley Sports Football Club

Cowling Football Club

Craven Football and District League

Craven Wanderers clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Cross Hills Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

CrossHills Junior Football Clubclubmark This link opens in a new browser window
Barrie Pearce - Tel No. 01535 635345

Embsay Football Club 
Alan Robinson - Tel No. 01756 793209

 Embsay Wolves Junior Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window
Email - darrenlowry1965@yahoo.co.uk

Gargrave Football Club

Grassington Junior Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Horton Football Club - Playing Field Association - Tel No. 01729 860366.

Ingleton Football Club

Ingleton Women's Football Club - No known contact. Club may have ceased.

Long Preston Football club

Settle United Football Club
Alan Dinsdale - Tel No. 01729823738

Settle United Junior Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Skipton Futsall Club, contact Paul Douglass Email - paulskidouglass@yahoo.co.uk Tel - 07989979394

Skipton LMS Football Club

Skipton Town Amateur Football Club

Skipton Junior Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Sutton Juniors Football Club

The Football Association are the National Governing Body for Football.


golf  Golf & Golf Courses

Skipton Golf Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Bentham Golf Club

Settle Golf Club

Golf driving range:

White Hills Driving Range (Skipton)

There are several National Governing bodies for Golf. These can be found on the Sports England Recognised Sports page.


gymnastics  Gymnastics

Craven Gymnastics Club based at Skipton Academy Nee: Aireville School, with 3 sessions per week: Tues and Thursday evening and Saturday morning.  Club has a waiting list.
 Email - cravengymnastics@gmail.com or call 07522760239

British Gymnastics are the National Governing Body for Gymnastics.


hockey  Hockey

There are no Hockey Clubs based in Craven District area, but the following are nearby:

Skipton Ladies Hockey Club: Training takes place on Thursday evenings 8-9pm at Oakbank School, Oakworth (come early for the warm up run at 7.30pm!!). 
Lisa Cooper - 07702404530 - -email- Ali Taylor - 07707398451 - -email- Jayne Fort - 07581205125 - -email-

Ben Rhydding Hockey Club - Illkly

Airedale Hockey Club - Oakbank School in Keighley

Bingley Bees Hockey Club

Bradford Hockey Club

England Hockey are the National Governing Body for Hockey.


judo  Judo

The nearest Judo Club is:

Keighley Central Judo Club
Sensei Bill Root 5th Dan - Tel No. 01535 602 690

British Judo Association are the National Governing Body for Judo.



TaiKD  Martial Arts

NCAA - Newby Combat Arts Academy
Paul Newby - Tel No. 01535 632957 or Vision Fitness - Tel No. 01535 958792

Skipton Jusitsu Club

There is no known Governing Body for Martial Arts
 

TaiKD  Karate

Skipton Karate Centre

Karate England are the National Governing Body for Karate.


motor Sport  Motor Sports

Girder Fork Motercycle Club
 

Sutton Bulls Scooter Club
Steve Emmett - Email. semmett@jwlowry.co.uk

TRAC (Trail Riders Association of Craven)

Motor Sports Association are the National Governing Body for Motor Sports.


netball  Netball

Bentham Netball
Fable Widdop - Tel No. 07772926819

There is a Netball Club at The Keighley Leisure Centre Every Friday 18:00 - 19:30

South Craven School also have a netball class Every Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00
Anna Sheryn - Tel No. 07813 703585

England Netball are the National Governing Body for Netball.


Orienteering  Outdoor Pursuits: Hand Gliding, Orienteering, Skiing 

TheDales paragliding and hand gliding club

Airienteers are the local Orienteering Club

Pendle Ski Club, in Clitheroe have their own dry ski slope

British Orienteering are the National Governing Body for Orienteering.


walking  Rambling and Walking

Craven Ramblers

Ramblers Association are the National Governing Body for Rambling.

Walking Clubs

North Craven Strollers

South Craven Walking4Health Group

Skipton Craven Walkers

Bentham Footpath Group

Ramblers Association are supporting the Walking Groups .


Roller Skating / Sports

Wharfedale Inline Puck Hockey Club
Tel No. 01756 752 215

British Roller Sports Federation are the National Governing Body for this sport.


rounder's  Rounders

There are several clubs / teams in Craven.  Most of them are co-located with the local Cricket Club, so please contact the relevant Cricket Club.

Rounders England are the National Governing Body for Rounders.


rugby  Rugby League 

Keighley Cougars Rugby League Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Rugby Football League are the National Governing Body for Rugby League.
 

rugby  Rugby Union

North Ribblesdale Rugby Mini and Junior Section clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

North Ribblesdale Rugby Union Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Skipton Rugby Union Football Club  clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

Wharfedale Rugby Union Football Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

The Rugby Football Union are the National Governing Body for Rugby Union.


sailing  Sailing

Craven Sailing Club


Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

Royal Yachting Associationare the National Governing Body for Sailing and Windsurfing.


shooting  Shooting

Pen-y-Ghent Gun Club


Wellington Rifle and Pistol club

Clay Pigeon Shooting Association are the National Governing Body for Clay Pigeon Shooting.

National Rifle Association are the National Governing Body for Rifle Shooting.


squash  Squash

Skipton Squash Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window

England Squash and Racketball are the National Governing Body for this sport.


Swim  Swimming

Skipton Swimming Club clubmark This link opens in a new browser window


Ingleton Otters Swimming Club
Email - tazcath@btopenworld.com


Settle Area Disability Swimmers


Settle Stingrays Swimming Club


Upper Wharfedale Swimming Club
Tel No.  01756 752 556

British Swimming are the National Governing Body for Swimming.


table tennis  Table Tennis

Airedale Terriers

Bradley Village Hall Tuesday and Friday at 1.30pm https://sites.google.com/site/bradleyvillagehall/

Austwick Table Tennis Club

Castleberg Badminton/ TT Club


Hellifield Table Tennis Club
Email - flitty@sky.com

Lothersdale Table Tennis Club

NEW: Skipton Table Tennis Club 
Mr Barry Atkinson Tel No. 01756 228395 or email  skiptontabletennisclub@gmail.com

South Craven Table Tennis Club 
Mr Higgins - Tel No. 01535 634097

English Table Tennis Association are the National Governing Body for this sport.


TaiKD  Taekwondo

There is no school or classes in Craven.  The nearest is the TSX School in Keighley

British Taekwondo Council are the National Governing Body for Taekwondo.


tennis  Tennis

Austwick Tennis Club

Craven Lawn Tennis Clubclubmark This link opens in a new browser window


Clapham Tennis Club


Crosshills Tennis Club


Skipton Tennis Club and Tennis Centre
 

The Lawn Tennis Association are the National Governing Body for Tennis.


Tri  Triathlon

Craven Energy Tri Club

British Triathlon Federation are the National Governing Body for Triathlon.


Vball  Volleyball

Brierfield Volleyball Club at Pendle Leisure Centre 
Tel No. 01282 661166

Volleyball England are the National Governing Body for Vollyball.


Weightlifting  Weightlifting

Skipton Weightlifting Club
David Lynan - Tel No. 07990572151

British Weightlifters Association are the National Governing Body for Weightlifting.


sailing  Windsurfing

Both the following Sailing clubs have Windsurfing membership.

Craven Sailing Club


Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

Royal Yachting Associationare the National Governing Body for Sailing and Windsurfing.