Local Clubs, Societies and Groups

Information about clubs and societies across the Winchester District.

There are a number of clubs and societies that operate in the Winchester District. If you have weekly, monthly or yearly meetings that members of the public are invited to attend please email details to events@winchester.gov.uk  and they will be added to the list below.

Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu
Japanese based martial arts open to all people 18+
FIRST SESSION IS FREE!!! Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese based martial art consisting of a variety of techniques including throws and strikes. Fun sessions and a great way to meet new people.
When: Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm
Where: Dance Studio, Sports Hall & Human Movement Centre, King Alfred Campus,Winchester University, Sparkford Road, Winchester
Cost: £5 Non students £3 Students FIRST SESSION FREE!!
Website: winchester-jitsu.kicks-ass.net/
Contact Email: gary.schuster@aiuchi.org
Contact telephone: 07879 472 536

Alresford Community Choir
When: Monday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm during school term times.
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Alresford
Cost: £33.75 quarterly
Website: www.alresfordchoir.com
Twitter: @AlresfordCChoir
Contant email: info@alresfordchoir.com
Contact telephone: 01962 734858

Busylizzy - 'family club' 
A fun-filled club offering Mums a complete package of classes for babies, toddlers and themselves. 
When: various times
Where: various venues
Website: Http://www.busylizzywinchester.co.uk
Contact Email: winchester@busylizzy.co.uk
Contact telephone: 01962 657366

Computer Taster Sessions 
Confused by Computers? Winchester Discovery Centre run FREE one-to-one computer sessions. They are informal one hour sessions and tailored to cover anything that you would like to learn.
When: Sessions are available Monday to Thursday
Where: Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
Website: www.hants.gov.uk/wdc
Contact telephone: 01962 873 603

Job Club
Need to update your CV? You can get help to update your CV and search for jobs. Sessions can cover anything that you need help with.
When: Sessions are run Thursday mornings from 11am - 12pm
Where: Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
Website: www.hants.gov.uk/wdc
Contact telephone: 01962 873 603

Kickboxing Classes
Kickboxing lessons for all ages from 3 upwards. 
When: weekly from 25.01.17.
Mighty Matts 4:30pm - 5pm
Family 5:15pm - 6pm
Adults 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Where: Winnall Community Centre, Garbett Road, Winchester, SO23 0NY
Website: www.mattfiddes.com/winchester
Contact: mrb@mattfiddes.com, Phone Enquiries: 07786118962

Winchester CTC
The CTC is the national cycling charity; it helps and inspires you to cycle and keep cycling. Winchester CTC is the local CTC group for the Winchester area, including Chandlers Ford and Bishops Waltham. 
Membership: You don't need to be a CTC member when you first come out on a ride. You can ride with guest membership for 3 rides before joining.
When do they meet: There are rides on most Saturdays and Sundays, and some mid-week rides. Visit www.winchesterctc.org.uk for details.
Contact email: winchester@winchesterctc.org.uk
Contact Tel: 01962 864479”

Winchester Winemakers Circle
The Winchester winemakers cirlce is a group that meets every month to encourage and support the making of homemade wines from natural ingrediants.
Membership: £10 for an annual subscription
When do they meet: 3rd Monday of each month
Contact email: jan4murray@o2.co.uk 
Contact tel: 01962 852 952

Winchester Bereavement Support Group
An informal support group for anyone who is bereaved due to Cancer. Pop along for friendship and support over a cup of tea or coffee.
When: First Thursday of each month 1pm - 3pm
Venue: The Winchester Centre, St Georges Street
Contact email: winchester@wessexcancer.org.uk
Contact tel: 01962 868 576

Winchester Fit Club - Free Fitness
Winchester Fit Club aims to work holistically with individuals on their wellbeing both in terms of exercise and nutrition to ensure that personal results are surpassed at the same time as meeting new people and adding a socially interactive day to your diary. Ability, size or age doesn't matter, you can work at your own pace and there will always be someone else at your level so you'll never feel isolated. Wear comfortable sportswear and suitable footwear for workout, bring a water bottle and it is advised to bring a small towel just in case you need it.
When: Wednesdays 7 - 8 pm, Saturdays 10 - 11 am
Venue: Summer: Palmer Field, next to Kingsgate Tennis Club, Bottom of St Catherine's Hill. Please do not use the Tennis Car Park, park on Garnier Road or Garnier Road Car Park.
Winter: From 12th October Main Sports Hall at Winnall Primary School, Garbett Road, SO23 0NY. Please use the carpark onsite.
Contact telephone: 07985 675 518 
Contact email: winchesterfitclub@gmail.com
Facebook/Instagram: @WinchesterFitClub
Twitter: @WinchFitClub

Winchester Horticultural Society Monthly Meetings
With regular speakers on a variety of topics. Free for members, £3 visitors.
When: Every second Wednesday of the month 7.30pm-9.45pm
Venue: The Winchester Club, Churchill Room, Worthy Lane, Winchester.SO23 7AB
Contact telephone: 01962 868862
Contact email:  maya.whitmarsh@yahoo.co.uk

Cafe Scientifique
Winchester Café Scientifique meets on the first Monday of every month for science talks in a café setting.
When: First Monday of every month, please note the cafe does not run in January, May, August or September
Venue: Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
Contact tel: 01962 873 603

Winchester Skeptics
Every last Thursday of the month the Skeptics have a fascinating speaker from the worlds of science, comedy or scepticism.
Venue: Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
Contact tel: 01962 873 603

Winchester Sunday Night 5 a-side
5 a-side football for individuals. Every Sunday for about 60 minutes.
Regardless of your current fitness level, your ability or if you haven't played in years,
everyone is welcome. Matches are played in good spirit and the emphasis is on having
fun... whilst improving your fitness!
* If it's your first game, meet inside the leisure centre, in the reception area.
You can wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. However NO screw in studded
footwear or blades are permitted. Training shoes, moulded soles or astro boots are all
When: Every Sunday 8.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: River Park Leisure Centre, SO23 7DD
Cost: £3.25 Per Player
Contact Email: paulnutter@hotmail.com
Contact Tel: 07528572738
Website: www.meetup.com/Winchester-Sunday-Night-5-a-side/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/982532871784470/

Southampton Mardave Radio Control Car Club - family fun racing model cars indoors
A fund friendly club with racers from 5 - 55 years of age. Hot food and drinks are available on site. It is free to watch and there are enthusiasts to answer any questions and point you in the right direction to get you started on this fund and exciting hobby.
When: Every Sunday 8.30am - 1.00pm
Venue: Otterbourne Village Hall, Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne, SO21 2EU
Cost: £6 to race once you have a car, free to watch
Contact Email: smrccc@hotmail.com
Contact Tel: 07554 440 097
Website: www.smrccc.co.uk