The April Fulham WI meeting will take place on Monday 4 April at 7:30pm. The speaker will be Fulham WI Member Faye Downey on ‘A Passion for Sport!’ As this is our Mother’s Day meeting, we invite all members to bring their mothers or aunts or sisters or maybe a friend. Natalie from Patchi's and Flaxi's will also be selling her lovely cushions at the meeting.
Please be advised that 2011 subs, now overdue, are £30. If you have not yet paid you will be removed from our members’ list.
We also still have some WI diaries for 2011 at £3.50 each.
· April Speaker
Faye holds a Degree & Masters in Sports Science from Loughborough University and has written and delivered World Class conditioning programmes for a wide range of sports and athletes representing Great Britain at Olympic, World Championship, European and Commonwealth level. Faye works at a national level in team sports for several Premiership football and Rugby clubs, including 2009 Guinness Premiership Champions, Leicester Tigers and Finalists, London Irish. Faye personally trained England Player Josh Lewsey for 3 years to keep him at the top of his game.
As a result he says this about Faye:
“The physical demands of professional sports raise various challenges. So often do athletes waste energy with ineffective training without often knowing that they are doing so. As such, goals need to be aligned with a specific and effective training programme based on proven research. In my experience Faye Downey has the best scientific knowledge of any fitness coach I’ve worked with, but what’s more, has also the practical ability to relate this to physical results.”
Josh Lewsey, MBE, Fullback, Wing or Centre for London Wasps and England RFU
Faye was a member of the coaching team for England RFU during the 2007 Rugby World Cup and helped prepare Joe Worsley for his 2009 Lions Squad selection. Faye has recently travelled to Riyadh where she trained the Princess of Saudi Arabia after her knee surgery, and continues to return every 8 weeks to help in this process. Equally recent news, Faye has just been asked to return to train the England Rugby team with 3 other coaches for the World Cup 2011.
All of this work is done under the blanket of her Limited Company Oracle, which she set up in 2008. Please visit the site at http://www.oracle-elite.com
As a Fulham WI member Faye has commented on how inspired she has been at the talks given by the army, charities and of course the first female Beefeater! Indeed, Faye is the first and only woman to ever coach a national side, she is the only woman working in strength and conditioning in Professional Rugby. Volunteering to follow in that line up Faye hopes to inspire other members to follow their passions, whatever they may be, as she shares her own passion, stories and fitness tips with the group!
The talk will be "A Passion for Sport!" and will include ideas for all age groups on keeping trim, active and healthy! For those wishing to try out a few tips please wear comfortable clothes!
As always, the meeting will be in the upstairs room at the Peterborough /Southern Cross pub on the New Kings Road (on the junction of Wandsworth Bridge Road ) nearest tube is Fulham Broadway. Please find here a link to Google Maps for directions. We look forward to welcoming new members and returning members alike.
Cocktails & Cupcakes - Saturday 9 April 2011, 5.30pm
The Thistle Hotel, Westminster
What better way to enjoy learning how to make delicious cupcakes than to do whilst sipping exquisite cocktails? This is a hands on class where you will learn how to make cupcakes quickly and easily with the emphasis being on beautiful decoration. Take home your beautifully packaged handmade cupcakes and The Cocoa Box’s secret cocktail recipe.
Places are only £39 per guest. More information can be found at www.thecocoabox.co.uk. Let us know if you are interested in taking part by emailing Toto James at firstname.lastname@example.org – deadline is this Wednesday!
Thames Beachcombing Walk - Saturday 4 June at 9.30am
You might think that all you're likely to find washed up along the edge of the Thames are broken beer bottles and bits of plastic, but the rise and fall of the river's tide is continually scattering its shores with objects hundreds or even thousands of years old. London Walks runs Thames Beachcombing expeditions throughout the year so thought this would be a great way to spend a few hours and hopefully find some hidden treasure!
We are planning to arrange for a group to go on this guided tour, starting at Mansion House tube station. For more details go to www.walks.com. Please can you let us know if you are interested. Friends and family welcome!
Rococo Chocolate Tasting Event To Be Confirmed: 16/17 March or 8/9 June, 6-7pm or 7-8pm
Cost is £20 and includes a goodie bag. More info can be found at: http://rococochocolates.com/chocolate-school/bespoke-events.html. Please let us know if you are interested!
2011 Theatre Group Dates
We have set the following dates for 2011 theatre outings. Please enter them into your diary and we will work out what we want to go and see nearer the time.
Tuesday 14th June
Tuesday 20th September
Tuesday 29th November
Parson’s Green Fair 2nd July
As usual we will be having our Parsons Green Bake Sale. Along with this we will be compiling a Fulham WI Cookbook. If you have a special recipe to share, please send it to us by email and we will add it to the book. We will need volunteers to bake cakes and make goodies for the stall for the day. Further details will be given nearer the date!
Fulham WI's 8th Birthday party - Friday 16 September
A date for the diary! To celebrate Fulham WI’s 8th birthday we will be having a party – all welcome! Cost will probably be £25 pp, and further details will be available soon!