The membership fee for Junior (under 18) members is £10 (compared with £30 for others) and this includes a subsidy of the membership of Cody Sports & Social Club. We are investigating the formation of Junior only team to play in the local leagues but we need willing parents to provide transport to away matches: please volunteer!
At long last, the Government and other higher authorities have recognised that chess is more than merely a game but it is an excellent teaching discipline for training the mind and supplementing a child's education. Almost every child that is a good chess player succeeds strongly in their education which opens many doors for their future career. Some have even gone on to fame and riches through playing chess professionally. In England alone, a number of top players were amongst the top junior players of their time including Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Nick Pert, Luke McShane, Harriet Hunt and Jovanka Houska to name but a few. Sadly, many schools have yet to realise this and does not (yet) possess an interested staff member.
If you would like us to help with coaching then we can offer recommendations
on who to contact how much and some good reading material to get you going.
If your school does not have a chess club or a friendly chess teacher then
let us know and we will see what can be done. We are attempting to establish
links with local schools if only so they they are aware of what we provide.