WPBSA and Parkinson’s UK Coaching Sessions Announced

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association is excited to announce the dates and venues for the ‘Introduction to Snooker’ groups being set up with the support of Parkinson’s UK.

The WPBSA were delighted to announce back in November that funding has been awarded by Parkinson’s UK to create new opportunities for people to play snooker.

Seven host clubs, affiliated by the 147 Club Scheme, have now been confirmed. The sessions, which take place between February and May, will engage with local Parkinson’s UK groups to offer free two-hour sessions hosted by WPBSA coaches.

The host clubs and session times/dates can be seen below:

  • Woking Snooker Centre, Woking
    • Contact – Dave Hardwood – [email protected]
    • Tuesday 27th February – 11am
    • Thursday 14th March – 11am
    • Wednesday 27th March – 11am
    • Tuesday 23rd April – 11am
  • Barratts Snooker Club, Northampton
    • Contact – Gavin York – [email protected]
    • Monday 4th March – 2pm
    • Monday 18th March – 2pm
    • Monday 8th April – 2pm
    • Monday 22nd April – 2pm
  • Hazel Grove Snooker Club, Stockport
    • Contact – Danny Connolly – [email protected]
    • Monday 5th February – 2pm
    • Monday 12th February – 2pm
    • Monday 19th February – 2pm
    • Monday 26th February – 2pm
  • Norfolk Snooker Academy, West Acre
    • Contact – Phill Welham – [email protected]
    • Wednesday 28th February – 3pm
    • Wednesday 27th March – 3pm
    • Wednesday 24th April – 3pm
    • Wednesday 29th May – 3pm
  • Club 147, Leicester
    • Contact – Steve Morriss – [email protected]
    • Saturday 24th February – 1pm
    • Saturday 9th March – 1pm
    • Saturday 23rd March – 1pm
    • Saturday 13th April – 1pm
  • Portslade Sports Centre, Brighton
    • Contact – Olly Stewart – [email protected]
    • Wednesday 6th March – 2pm
    • Wednesday 20th March – 2pm
    • Wednesday 3rd April – 2pm
    • Wednesday 17th April – 2pm
  • Brackla Snooker Club, Bridgend
    • Contact – Byron Phillips – [email protected]
    • Wednesday 20th March – 11am
    • Wednesday 3rd April – 11am
    • Wednesday 17th April – 11am
    • Wednesday 1st May – 11am

In each session the first hour will involve basic-level, fun snooker coaching, while the second hour will be recreational group play. Group members will also have the option to stay for a tea or coffee afterwards at the club to enjoy further opportunity to socialise.

WPBSA Club and Facilities Manager Bob Hill said: “We are delighted to announce the venues and dates for our upcoming introduction to snooker sessions.

“This is a project that we are incredibly excited and passionate about and we are delighted to have the support of Parkinson’s UK.

“We look forward to welcoming groups to our sessions over the coming months and showcasing the benefits that snooker can offer.”

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