Category: Sport

Mapperley’s Golf Club

Mapperley Golf Club has existed for over 120 years, long before the urbanisation of the area. The club has grown into a beautiful parkland course, only four miles from the centre of Nottingham. Its rolling fairways present the golfer with an interesting challenge from the [ … ]

Gedling Miners Welfare FC

Mapperley’s senior football club are Gedling Miners Welfare FC, known as The Miners. Their Plains Road ground has seen a remarkable transformation from virtually a ‘parks pitch’ 12 years ago to what is now probably the best amateur ground in the area. The addition of [ … ]

Our Boxing Pedigree

The Mapperley area has a long association with boxing. From the days of bare knuckle prizefighting though to world super middleweight champion Carl Froch MBE. Carl’s recent wedding was even featured in Hello Magazine. Behind the glamour of this local celebrity wedding, there is a [ … ]

Mapperley’s World Famous Gymnasts

Did you know that Becky and Ellie Downie grew up and attended school in Mapperley? The sisters are both British Artistic Gymnasts competing nationally & internationally on the Road to Tokyo and beyond. Becky says, “Before gymnastics I studied ballet, tap and stage dance. The dancing didn’t really work out [ … ]