Clubs and societies in Thanet

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Contents

[edit] Sports clubs

[edit] Football

  • AFC Thanet [1]
  • Belmonte Thanet Sunday Football League (~60 teams) [2]
  • East Kent College Football Club (Broadstairs) [3]
  • Hugin Vikings Football Club [4]
  • Margate Football Club [5]
  • Minster Football Club [6]
  • Preston Hellings F.C. [7]
  • Ramsgate Football Club [8]
  • Ramsgate FC Ladies Team [9]
  • Thanet & District Football League (~10 teams) [10]
  • Thanet Indoor Five a Side Football League [11]
  • Thanet Galaxy (Cosmos) PDFC [12]
  • Thanet Referees Association [13]

See also: Kent County Football Association, Kent League, Kent League Premier Division. Kent Girls & Ladies Football League, South East Counties Women's Football League

[edit] Youth clubs

  • Margate Youth Football Club [14]
  • Monkton Youth Football Club [15]
  • Ramsgate Youth Football Club [16]
  • Red Arrow Youth Football Club [17]
  • Thanet Colts [18]
  • Thanet District FC under 12
  • Thanet Galaxy (Meteors & Comets) PDFC [19]
  • Woodnesborough Football Club [20]

See also: Molten East Kent Youth League, Kent Youth League

[edit] Rugby

  • Ash Rugby Club [21]]
  • Broadstairs Beach Rugby [22]
  • Broadstairs Bulldogs Amateur Rugby League Football Club [23]
  • Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club [24]
  • Thanet Wanderers Junior Club [25]
  • Thanet Wanderers Womens' Club [26]

See also: Kent County Rugby Football Union

[edit] Cricket

  • Broadstairs Cricket Club [27]
  • Margate Cricket Club [28]
  • Newington Cricket Club [29]
  • Old Hartsdonians Cricket Club [30]
  • Sandwich Town Cricket Club [31]
  • Thanet District Development Group [32]
  • Thanet Indoor Cricket League [33]
  • Thanet Youth Cricket League [34]
  • Westgate-on-Sea Cricket Club [35]

See also: Kent Cricket Board

[edit] Hockey

  • Cliftonville Hockey Club [36]
  • Monkton Hockey Club
  • Thanet Nomads Hockey Club

See also: Kent Hockey Association

[edit] Athletics and running

  • Jelly Legs [37]
  • Margate parkrun [38]
  • South East Striders [39]
  • Thanet Athletics Club [40]
  • Thanet Road Runners Club [41]

See also: Kent County Athletic Association, South East Triathlon

[edit] Tennis, squash and table tennis

  • Broadstairs & St. Peters Lawn Tennis Club [42]
  • Isle of Thanet Table Tennis Association [43]
  • Margate Lawn Tennis Club [44]
  • Sandwich Lawn Tennis Club [45]
  • Thanet Squash Rackets Club [46]
  • Map of clubs and tennis courts [47]

See also: Kent Tennis (LTA), Kent Squash and Racketball, Kent County Table Tennis Association

[edit] Badminton

  • Alpha Badminton Club (Westwood)
  • Club 88 Thanet Badminton [48]
  • Hartsdown Juniors Badminton Club
  • Hartsdown Park Badminton Club
  • Minster Badminton Club
  • Pfizer Badminton Club
  • Pfizer Juniors Badminton Club
  • Phoenix Badminton Club (Ramsgate)
  • Westgate Badminton Club

See also: North Foreland Regional Badminton Association, Kent Badminton

[edit] Basketball and netball

  • Thanet & District Netball League (~40 teams) [49]
  • Thanet Lions [50]
  • Thanet Rhinos [51]

See also: East Kent Basketball Association, South East Basketball, Kent Netball, England Basketball

[edit] Boxing

  • Broadstairs & St Peters Amateur Boxing
  • Isle of Thanet Amateur Boxing Club [52]
  • Margate Amateur Boxing Club [53]
  • Minster Amateur Boxing Club
  • O'Neill's Boxing Gym [54]
  • Ramsgate Amateur Boxing Club [55]
  • Sandwich Boxing Club

See also: Amateur Boxing Association of England

[edit] Golf

  • Broadstairs Golf Society [56]
  • Greensole Golf Practice Centre [57]
  • Kent Minigolf Club [58]
  • Lillyputt Minigolf [59]
  • Manston Golf [60]
  • North Foreland Golf Club [61]
  • St. Augustine's Golf Club [62]
  • Stonelees Golf Centre [63]
  • Stonelees Ladies Golf Members Club [64]
  • Strokes Adventure Golf [65]
  • Westgate and Birchington Golf Club [66]

See also: Kent County Golf Union, Kent County Ladies Golf Association

[edit] Cycling

  • East Kent Cycling Club [67]
  • East Kent District Association, Cyclists Touring Club [68]
  • Forty Plus Cycling Club Kent [69]
  • SkyRide [70]
  • SPOKES East Kent Cycling Campaign [71]
  • Thanet BMXers [72]
  • Thanet Road Club [73]
  • Thanet RC Go Ride [74]

See also: Kent Cycling Association, East Kent BMX, Mountain Biking in Kent, Cycling Time Trials South-East District, Forty Plus Cycling Club, British Cycling

[edit] Martial arts

  • Birchington Karate Club (Shotokan)
  • Bujinkan Sessa Takuma Dojo [75]
  • Cinque Ports Savate [76]
  • Crow Karate Club (Woodnesborough) [77]
  • International Karate (Margate) [78]
  • International Karate (Sandwich) [79]
  • Karate East Kent (Margate) [80]
  • Kent Karate Schools (Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate) [81]
  • Kent Laido (Broadstairs) [82]
  • Kyokushin Academy [83]
  • Margate Karate Club [84]
  • Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School- Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Sandwich and Deal
  • Ramsgate Judo
  • Ramsgate Bagua & Xingyi [85]
  • Ramsgate Olympic Taekwondo Club [86]
  • Showazakai Karate Club (shotokan) [87]
  • Tai Chi (Broadstairs) [88]
  • Thanet Judokwai Club (Aikido) [89]
  • Thanet Wing Chun Club [90]
  • Thanet Martial Arts Centre [91]
  • Thanet Shotokan Karate Club [92]
  • Traditional Shotokan Karate Association (TSKA) Thanet [93]
  • Wolf's Taekwon-Do Academy (Thanet) [94]
  • Wugong Academy Kick-boxing, Kung Fu and Tai Chi (Margate & Ramsgate) [95]

[edit] Bowls

  • Birchington Bowls Club [96]
  • Broadstairs and St. Peter's Bowls Club [97]
  • Cliftonville Bowling Club [98]
  • Dane Park Bowls Club [99]
  • Margate Bowling Club [100]
  • Minster Bowls Club [101]
  • Pfizer Bowling Club [102]
  • Ramsgate Bowling Club [103]
  • St.Lawrence Bowls Club [104]
  • Sandwich Bowling and Social Club [105]
  • Thanet Indoor Bowls Club [106]
  • Walpole Bay Bowls Club [107]
  • Westbrook Bowls Club [108]

See also: East Kent Short Mat Bowls Association, Kent County Bowling Association, Kent County Women's Bowling Association

[edit] Horse-riding

  • Manston Riding Centre [109]
  • Nelson Park Riding Club [110]
  • Nelson Park Kids Club [111]
  • Nelson Park Afterschool Club [112]
  • Plum Pudding Stables [113]
  • Stour Valley Harness Club [114]
  • Thanet Riding Club
  • West Street Pony Club [115]

See also: British Equestrian Federation

[edit] Swimming

  • Broadstairs Lifeguard and Swimming Club [116]
  • Margate Swimming Club [117]
  • Thanet Lifeguard Club [118]
  • Thanet Swim Club [119]
  • Thanet Vikings Swimming Club [120]

See also: East Invicta Amateur Swimming Association, Kent County Amateur Swimming Association, Swimming clubs in Kent, Swim South East

[edit] Sailing and boating

  • Broadstairs Sailing Club [121]
  • Grove Ferry Boat Club [122]
  • Margate Yacht Club [123]
  • Minnis Bay Sailing Club [124]
  • Ramsgate Small Boat Owners' Association [125]
  • Royal Temple Yacht Club [126]
  • Sandwich Bay Sailing Club [127]
  • Sandwich Sailing and Motor Boat Club [128]

See also Royal Yachting Association (South East)

[edit] Water sports

  • The Big Chill Surf Club [129]
  • Foreness Water-ski Club [130]
  • Invicta Sub Aqua Club (Birchington) [131]
  • Jet-ski world [132]
  • Joss Bay Surf School [133]
  • Kent Scuba Diving Club (Margate) [134]
  • Kent Surf School and Surf Club [135]
  • Minnis Bay Windsurfing Club [136]
  • Sandwich Bay Water-ski Club [137]
  • Spitfire Boat Club [138]
  • Thanet Sub Aqua Club - BSAC Thanet 106 [139]
  • Thanet Diving and Watersports [140]

See also: Canoe England

[edit] Walking

  • Dover and Thanet Rights of Way Society [141]
  • East Kent Walk/Hike Group [142]
  • Kent Ramblers, White Cliffs Group [143]

See also: Kent Ramblers

[edit] Gymnastics, climbing and parkour

  • East Kent Acro Gym Club [144]
  • Hartsdown Gymnastics Centre [145]
  • Revolution Climbing Club [146]
  • Thanet Dragons Parkour [147]
  • Thanet Parkour
  • United Kent Movement [148]

See also: Kent gymnastics

[edit] Fencing and archery

  • Invicta Fencing Club [149]
  • Thanet Archery Club [150]
  • Thanet Blades Fencing Club [151]

See also: Kent Archery Association, Kent County Amateur Fencing Union, Kent Fencing Clubs

[edit] Shooting, paintball and airsoft

  • Deal and Sandwich Shooting School [152]
  • Paintballing at Quex [153]
  • Ramsgate (1957) & Dover(1900) Rifle Club [154]

See also: Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (Kent)

[edit] Ten-pin bowling

  • Bugsy's Ten Pin Bowling [155]
  • Cliftonville YBC Bowling Club [156]

See also: Kent Ten-pin Bowling Association

[edit] Petanque

  • Brown Jug Petanque Club [157]
  • Northwood Petanque Clubs [158]

See also: East Kent Coastal Petanque League, Kent Petanque Association

[edit] Other sports

  • British Wheel of Yoga - Kent (Margate) [159]
  • Broadstairs Longboarding Team [160]
  • Club Sandwich Korfball Club [161]
  • East Kent Bat and Trap [162]
  • Free Meditation & Yoga in Thanet [163]
  • Hartsdown Flyers Trampoline Club
  • Invicta Tug of War [164]
  • Kent Land Yacht Club (Margate) [165]
  • Laughter Yoga [166]
  • Ramsgate Croquet Club [167]
  • Thanet American Football Organisation [168]
  • Thanet Flying Club [169]
  • Thanet Skate Park [170]
  • Thanet Snowboard and Ski Community [171]
  • Thanet Ultimate Frisbee [172]
  • Thanet Volleyball Club [173]

See also: Kent Sport, South East Orienteering Association,

[edit] Hobbies

[edit] Arts and crafts

  • Acol Art Group [174]
  • Birchington Guild of Winemakers
  • Broadstairs and St Peter's Arts Group
  • Busy B's Sewing Group [175]
  • East Kent Lacemakers' Guild
  • Festival Club [176]
  • Isle of Thanet Photographic Society [177]
  • Margate Creatives [178]
  • St George's Visually Impaired Artisan Group
  • Sandwich Evening Decorative and Fine Arts Society [179]
  • Stitch n' Bitch [180]
  • Thanet Baking Club [181]
  • Thanet Cross Stitch Club
  • Thanet Decorative and Fine Arts Society [182]
  • Thanet Machine Knitting Club [183]
  • Thanet Photography Association [184]
  • Thanet Quilters [185]
  • Westgate Art Group

See also: Arts Council South East

[edit] Astronomy

  • South East Kent Astronomical Society [186]
  • Thanet Astronomy Group [187]

[edit] Aviation and aircraft spotting

  • Kent Aviation Enthusiasts (Manston) [188]
  • Thanet Aviation Society

[edit] Board games and cards

  • Birchington Bridge Club
  • Broadstairs Bridge Club [189]
  • Forresters Bridge Club [190]
  • Revolution Poker Club [191]
  • Thanet Bridge Club [192]
  • Thanet Chess Club (Birchington, Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich) [193]
  • Thanet Wargaming Club [194]
  • Westgate Bridge Club [195]
  • Woodnesborough Chess Club

See also: Kent Contract Bridge Association, Kent County Chess Association, Kent Junior Chess Association

[edit] Collecting

  • Isle of Thanet Philatelic Society

See also: Kent Federation of Philatelic Societies

[edit] Computing

  • Thanet Linux User Group [196]

See also: British Computer Society Kent Branch, Kent Linux User Group

[edit] Fishing

  • Birchington Sea Angling Society
  • Broadstairs & St Peter's Sea Angling Society [197]
  • Margate Fishermans Association
  • Nayland Boat Sea Angling Society [198]
  • Sandwich and District Angling Association [199]
  • Thanet Beachcasters [200]
  • Windmill Angling Club [201]

See also: The Angling Trust

[edit] Gardening

  • Acol Horticultural Society [202]
  • Birchington Horticultural Society [203]
  • Cliffsend Gardening Club [204]
  • Island Floral Group [205]
  • Island Green Fingers Club [206]
  • Manston & District Garden Club [207]
  • Margate Flower Club [208]
  • Margate Horticultural Association
  • Minster and Monkton Horticultural Society [209]
  • Ramsgate and District Leisure Gardeners' Society
  • St.Nicholas-at-Wade & Sarre Gardeners' Club [210]
  • St Peter's and Broadstairs Horticultural Society [211]
  • Thanet Floral Society [212]
  • Thanet Fuchsia Group [213]

See also: Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies

[edit] Genealogy

  • Isle-of-Thanet Genealogy Mailing List [214]

See also: Kent Family History Society

[edit] Model making and radio control

  • Crampton Tower Scalextric Club [215]
  • Isle of Thanet Railway Society [216]
  • North Kent Model Railway Group (Broadstairs)
  • Ramsgate and District Model Engineering Club [217]
  • Ramsgate Vikings Model Boat Club [218]
  • Thanet Model Flying Club [219]
  • Thanet 'O' Gauge Group [220]
  • Timaru Model Car Club [221]

See also: Kent Model Rallycross Club

[edit] Motoring

  • Club Vdub (Broadstairs) [222]
  • East Kent Group of Advanced Motorists [223]
  • East Kent Morris Minor Club [224]
  • Ford Capri Owners South East Kent [225]
  • Isle of Thanet MG Owners Club [226]
  • South Coast Pirates Scooter Club [227]
  • Thanet Classics (Classic Car Club) [228]
  • Thanet Scooterists [229]
  • V.A.Ging it! [230]

See also: East Kent Advanced Motorcyclists

[edit] Public speaking

  • Ambassadors Speakers Club [231]
  • Thanet Speakers Club [232]

[edit] Radio & Electronics

  • Thanet Radio and Electronics Club [233]
  • Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club [234]
  • Thanet Raynet (Amateur Radio) [235]

See also: Radio Society of Great Britain

[edit] Technology

See also: Canterbury HackSpace, Barcamp Canterbury

[edit] Other hobbies

  • Isle of Thanet Hobby Horse Club
  • Kent Kite Flyers (Margate) [236]
  • Quex Park Society of Change Ringers [237]
  • Thanet Beekeepers' Association [238]
  • Thanet Film Society [239]
  • Thanet Ghostwatch (Paranormal investigation) [240]
  • Thanet and Wantsum Metal Detecting Club [241]
  • Juggle Time Youth Circus [242]

[edit] Music, dance and drama

[edit] Dance

  • Beat Route Dance
  • Cliftonville Sequence Dance Club [244]
  • Inspire Pole Fitness (Ramsgate) [245]
  • Invicta Artistic Roller Skating Club (Westgate-on-Sea) [246]
  • Isle of Thanet Scottish Country Dancers [247]
  • Line dancers of Thanet [248]
  • Manston Country Music Club [249]
  • Masque Theatre School [250]
  • Minster Mayhems, Morris & Maypole [251]
  • Page-Mason Schools of Dance and Drama [252]
  • Pole Fit [253]
  • Ramsgate Rockets [254]
  • Roller-disco (Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich) [255]
  • The Super Troupers (line-dancing) [256]
  • Thanet Folk Dance Club
  • Thanet School of Dance [257]
  • The Dance Centre [258]
  • The Kim Academy of Dance [259]

See also: Dancing in the UK

[edit] Drama

  • Artwise Youth Arts Centre
  • Barnstormers Theatre Company
  • Birchington Guild of Players [260]
  • Broadstairs Dickens Players [261]
  • The Chucklewit Players
  • East Kent English Folk Dance and Song Society
  • Enterprises Theatre Group
  • Everyman Theatre Group
  • The Georgians Dramatic Society
  • Margate Operatic Society [262]
  • Masque Theatre School [263]
  • Minster Playhouse [264]
  • Ramsgate Operatic Society [265]
  • Stage Door Youth Theatre [266]
  • Thanet Dramatic Society
  • Thanet Hospitals Drama Group
  • Thanet Music and Drama Festival [267]
  • Thanet Stage School [268]
  • Theatregoers

[edit] Music

[edit] Bands and orchestras

  • Birchington Silver Band [269]
  • Broadstairs and St Peter's Concert Band [270]
  • Broadstairs Music Recital Society (BMRS) [271]
  • Kent Coastal Concert Band [272]
  • Sandwich Concert Band [273]
  • Thanet Concert Band [274]
  • Thanet Light Orchestra [275]

[edit] Choirs

  • Kent Show Choir (Broadstairs) [276]
  • Manwood Singers [277]
  • Sandwich and District Choral Society [278]
  • Serenaders Ladies Choir
  • Thanet Big Sing Community Choir [279]
  • Thanet Festival Choir [280]
  • Thanet Male Voice Choir [281]
  • Thanet Seventy Chamber Choir [282]

[edit] Other

  • Broadstairs Recorded Music Society [283]
  • Margate Recorded Music Society
  • Pie Factory Music (Thanet Youth Music Action Zone) [284]
  • St Laurence-in-Thanet Change Ringers [285]
  • St Nicholas Music
  • Thanet Electronic Organ Club [286]
  • Thanet Ukulele Club [287]

See also: Thanet Music

[edit] Writing and poetry

  • Broadstairs Writers' Circle/Thanet Writers Bloc
  • Castle Trust Poetry Group
  • Dickens Fellowship (Broadstairs) [288]
  • Ramsgate Womens Fiction Writing Group [289]

[edit] Service clubs

  • Bradstow Lodge [290]
  • Freemasons of Birchington [291]
  • Freemasons of Broadstairs [292]
  • Freemasons of Margate [293]
  • Freemasons of Ramsgate [294]
  • Freemasons of Sandwich [295]
  • Freemasons of Westgate [296]
  • Inner Wheel, District 12 clubs [297]
  • Lions Club of Thanet [298]
  • Probus Club of Birchington and District
  • Probus Club of Margate
  • Probus Club of Ramsgate and District
  • Rotary Club of Broadstairs [299]
  • Rotary Club of the Isle of Thanet Sunrise [300]
  • Rotary Club of Margate [301]
  • Rotary Club of Ramsgate [302]
  • Rotary Club of Sandwich [303]
  • Rotary Club of Thanet [304]
  • Rotary Club of Westgate and Birchington [305]
  • Round Table of Margate [306]
  • Round Table of Ramsgate [307]
  • St Johns Thanet Lodge [308]
  • Thanet Rotaract [309]

[edit] Languages and cultures

[edit] Historic and civic

  • Birchington Heritage Trust [310]
  • Bringing Alive Sandwich Heritage [311]
  • The Broadstairs Society [312]
  • Bygone Days Historical Group [313]
  • Friends of Ramsgate Seafront [314]
  • Crampton Tower Museum Society [315]
  • Friends of St Augustine [316]
  • The Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society [317]
  • Isle of Thanet Geographical Association [318]
  • Kent Family History Society [319]
  • Margate Civic Society [320]
  • Margate Historical Society [321]
  • Margate Museum [322]
  • The Pugin Society [323]
  • Ramsgate Historical Society
  • The Ramsgate Society [324]
  • Ramsgate Tunnels Heritage Group [325]
  • The Sandwich Society [326]
  • The Trust for Thanet Archaeology [327]
  • Westgate Heritage Centre [328]

[edit] Scouts, Cadets, Cubs and Girl Guides

  • 1st Birchington Air Scout Group [329]
  • 1st Thanet (Newington Free Church) Baden-Powell Scout Group
  • The 1st Margate (St Johns) Scout Group
  • 1st Garlinge Scout Group
  • 1st Westgate on Sea Scouts
  • 2nd Garlinge Scout Group (Scouts)
  • 2nd Garlinge Scout Group (Cubs)
  • 2nd Garlinge Scout Group (Beavers)
  • 4th Broadstairs Scouts [330]
  • 11th Ramsgate West Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
  • 12th Ramsgate West Brownies and Guides [331]
  • 17th Ramsgate Scout Group [332]
  • Ramsgate West (Vikings) Rangers
  • Broadstairs Explorers Scout Unit
  • Broadstairs Army Cadets [333]
  • Margate Army Cadets
  • Margate Boys Brigade
  • Margate Sea Cadets [334]
  • Minster Cubs (1st)
  • Ramillies Explorer Sea Scouts [335]
  • Ramsgate Air Cadets 2433 Sqn Air Training Corps [336]
  • Ramsgate and Broadstairs Sea Cadets [337]
  • Royal Harbour Ramsgate (6th Ramsgate) Sea Scouts [338]
  • Ramsgate Sea Cadets [339]
  • Thanet District Scouts [340]
  • Thanet Explorer Scouts [341]
  • Thanet Squadron Air Training Corps [342]

See also: Kent Scouts, Kent Army Cadets

[edit] Youth clubs

  • Fegans ‘160’ Family Resource Centre [343]
  • SPRATS (St Peter’s Rascals, Adults and Toddlers)
  • Streetwise Out of School Club (Minster) [344]
  • Thanet Leos
  • Thanet Youth Council [345]
  • Youthie The Phoenix Centre (Sandwich) [346]

[edit] Miscellaneous

  • Friends of Ellington Park [347]
  • Netmums Book/Supper Club [348]
  • Ramsgate Royal Naval Association [349]
  • Royal Air Forces Association, Ramsgate and Broadstairs Branch [350]
  • Royal Engineers Association Thanet Branch [351]
  • Submariners Association East Kent Branch (Margate) [352]
  • Thanet Community Transport Association (Dial A Ride Service) [353]
  • Thanet and District Caledonian Society [354]
  • Thanet Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) [355]

[edit] Directories for neighbouring districts

If you can't find what you are looking for in Thanet, here are directories for neighbouring districts:

  • Activities in the Canterbury district [356]
  • Clubs and societies in the Dover district [357]
  • Sports clubs in the Dover district [358]

[edit] Help setting up and running a club

[edit] Starting up a club

See the Frequently Asked Questions

[edit] Administrative and legal support

Support for setting up a group, finding a funder, charity or company registration, liaison with professional bodies, training and workshops.

  • CASE Kent (Thanet) [359]
  • Guidelines on setting up a sports club (pdf) [360]

See also: RunningSports, ClubMark

[edit] Financial support

Sources of financial support to maintain or develop new organisations:

  • Funding Central [361]
  • Kent4Community [362] (free registration required)
  • Kent Sport funding [363]
  • Thanet Community Development Trust [364]
  • Awards for All [365]

[edit] Spreading the word

Cost-free promotion of local clubs and societies:

  • Academy FM Thanet Radio [366]

[edit] Club graveyard

If your club comes back to life please update this section.
  • Birchington Youth Club [367]
  • Theatre of the Small (puppetry) [368]
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