Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

As the coronavirus situation evolves, the safety and wellbeing of our members, guests and staff is our number one priority. We must therefore ensure that those people visiting CACSSA feel safe and secure and we will continue to review our policies and procedures in line with Government guidelines.

The CACSSA clubhouse remains open with limited corporate, social and sporting activities taking place. The clubhouse opening hours have been limited whilst we assess the demand and ability to operate the club in a safe and responsible way. For this reason the following rules have been introduced.

The capacity of our event rooms have been reduced to comply with Government guidelines.

Members lounge is limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Function room is limited to a maximum of 32 people.

Geoff Hardy suite is limited to a maximum of 65 people.

Patio area is limited to a maximum of 30 people.

Anyone visiting the club must be free of all signs and symptoms of Coronavirus. If anyone does show signs or symptoms of Coronavirus, the duty steward will ask them to leave the premises immediately and not to return for 14 days. Details will be passed to the authorities to enable the process of track and trace if necessary.

All members and their guests must complete the NHS test and trace by scanning the QR code with your NHS Covid-19 app to check in. The NHS Covid-19 App can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

The club will be open to members and accompanied guest only.

No more than 6 people in a group unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble) Individuals cannot move from one group to another and cannot ‘mingle’. We ask for your co-operation to enable staff to monitor this essential requirement. Staff have been instructed to adapt a zero tolerance policy in monitoring this law.

All members and guests are required to bring a face covering and wear it when moving around the club e.g. Masks can be removed when sat down drinking.

Anyone not following the social distancing guidelines will be reminded of them and if they continue to ignore these rules, they will be asked to leave. DO NOT arrange to meet in groups of more than 6 people. Please respect our staff as they are here to help you.

We are operating a one way system in our corridor and access to the public toilets have been reduced to 2 people at a time. Please follow the directional signage and one way system.

The main entrance and patio doors including all internal doors will be open to improve ventilation and reduce contact with handles.

Children should be supervised at all times and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when visiting the toilet.

Hand sanitiser has been placed at the entrance and throughout the clubhouse.

Contactless payment only. No cash permitted.

Table service will be in operation. Please be aware that service time maybe slower, however every effort will be made to serve you as quickly and safely as possible.

Members and guests must vacate the premises by 10pm and should not congregate on the patio area after this time.

Help us keep the site free from litter, by using the waste bins provided throughout the clubhouse and in the car park.

CACSSA Volunteer of the Year 2020

CACSSA are delighted to announce that Carol Williams from the Black and Gold Archers was this years winner of Volunteer of the Year.

Carol has been part of the Black and Gold Archer for 20 years and during her time with the club, has organised a number of archery tournaments and club events, Carol works tirelessly to ensure the tournaments she organises are successful and above all fun for all participants.

Carol also supports CACSSA with our annual family fun day and fireworks display and assists with the business by supporting the club manager and treasurer with the bookkeeping.

CACSSA Membership Secretary (Volunteer)

The Cotswolds Area Association are looking to recruit a new Membership Secretary (Volunteer). This role requires the individual to assist with administration specifically relating to membership checks within the diverse number of affiliated sports clubs, and also helping to promote and develop the recruitment of new CSSC members. This is a fantastic opportunity for a volunteer to acquire and demonstrate skills in administration, communication with good IT literacy, whilst being part of a friendly team of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting health and well-being.

Full training and support will be provided from the CSSC Club house in Cheltenham. We are looking for someone who is reliable and accessible with good organisation and communication skills. 

The amount of time required to fulfil the role will vary between 2-10 hours per month, and all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed by the Area Association.

Applicants are required to email Polly Brown (CACSSA Secretary)

CSSC Volunteer of the Year 2019

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Celtic Manor Resort played host to this year’s CSSC Annual General Meeting on Monday 17th June, followed by a gala dinner and awards ceremony. Amongst those attending this prestigious occasion was Gareth Edwards, CACSSA Treasurer and Football Club Chairman Alan Waklefield.

Both Gareth and Alan were nominated for CSSC Volunteer of the Year. There were a number of nominees for this award and CACSSA are pleased to announce that Gareth Edwards deservedly won the award.

Gareth has been a member of CSSC and CACSSA for over 40 years, throughout which time he has always been an active sportsman and outstanding volunteer. He joined the CACSSA Rugby Club in 1974 and was immediately selected for the first XV. He was elected Club Captain in 1980 and held the position for 2 seasons.

During his first season as Captain, the club set a record by winning it’s first 18 games; and in his 2nd season, under his guidance the 1st XV won the Senior Cheltenham Combination Cup.

As well as his outstanding performances on the field, Gareth accepted the role of Treasurer for the Rugby Club in 2004 and held the post until 2010, introducing discipline and accuracy to the club’s financial affairs.

In 2015 Gareth joined the CACSSA Management Committee as Area Association Treasurer, a role he continues to fulfil to this day.  The role is particularly challenging since the Area Treasurer is also treasurer of the Cotswold Area club. In addition to all the normal Area Treasurer duties, Gareth is also responsible for the overall financial wellbeing and management of the club. Gareth displays an enthusiastic and a common sense approach to all that he does. He is methodical and thorough and addresses the considerable number of tasks with determination and a high level of application. As a member of the Area and Club management committee he plays a full role in ensuring the continued success of both.     

Gareth is one of that rare breed of volunteers who does not ask for recognition, he is simply happy to do the job to ensure the Area Association and Club continue to thrive.

Cheltenham Civil Service AFC – Win Junior County Super Cup

Cheltenham Civil Service AFC won their first silverware of the new season on Friday 27th by winning the Gloucestershire County Junior Super Cup, which is a contest between the North and South Gloucestershire winners of last seasons Junior County Cups to see who will be the best in Gloucestershire. The match played at Gloucestershire FA headquarters in Almondsbury saw a hard fought victory for Civvy against AFC Mangotsfield Reserves by 2 goals to 1. A great result and credit to both teams for giving the spectators an excellent game of football.

Squash Tournament 2018 Results

Here are the results of the finals played on Thursday 10th May 2018. Thanks to all who supported the tournament. There were 24 entrants with 3 injury retirements across the competition.
There was a good turnout in finals night so thank you all for those who were able to support the event.
Those who attended were treated to 2 excellent and highly competitive matches.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – Sam Maylott Club Champion

Sam Maylott (walkover) v Neil Miles

Sam being presented with the trophy

Match not played.

Having got his quarter final and semi final in just in time to make the final, Neil was unfortunately struck down by a sickness bug that robbed him of the chance of a showdown with Sam.

Sam has beaten Neil more often but this year could have been Neil’s as he was in fine form going into the competition. Shame as we would have loved to see how this one turned out but we’ll just have to wait for next year.

VETS TOURNAMENT – Ashley Mayall Vets Winner

Ashley Mayall 3 v Gary Powell 0


Vets players – Ashley and Gary

Gary started well winning the first few points but it didn’t take Ashley long to start playing and assert himself and take the first game 15-11. Gary, playing right handed, was probably suffering a bit after a long and tough semi final the night before coming through 3-2 against Duncan Brownlie. Some great retrieving by both players meant that there were some tremendous rallies but Ashley’s destructive finishing ensured he moved relentlessly to a 3-0 victory.

Thanks to Steve Kane for marking.

PLATE TOURNAMENT – Mike Croskell Plate Winner

Mike Croskell 3 v Derek Russell 1

A tough competitive game. Derek took the first 16-14 and Mike was spurred into action taking an 8-0 lead in the second, going on to win it quite comfortably to make it 1-1.

The 2nd and 3rd games were much tighter but Mike always kept his nose in front and and found the right shots at crucial times to win the match 3-1.


The next tournament will be the handicap cup in September/October.


Cheltenham Civil Service AFC Most Successful Year Ever ?

As the club comes up to its 70th birthday Season 2017/18 saw the club’s resurgence and they had one of the most successful seasons in their history.

The first team won the treble of Cheltenham Division 1, and therefore promotion back to the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League, Cheltenham Senior Charities Cup and Gloucestershire Junior County Cup.

The Reserves took the Cheltenham Division 2 title, reached the semi-final of the Gloucestershire Intermediate County Cup and were runners up in the Cheltenham Minor Charity Cup.

The third team were runners up in the Gloucestershire Minor County Cup and won the Cheltenham Primary Charity Trophy.

The Ladies side reached the semi-final of the Gloucestershire Womens Trophy.

The end of Season function will be a wash with trophies and could be a long night of presentations.

Football – County Cup Semi-Finals

All Four Adult teams have reached County Cup Semi-finals which will be played in March.

Cheltenham Civil Service v Bishops Cleeve ‘A’ on 3rd March at 2pm.

FC Barometrics Res v Cheltenham Civil Service Res on 3rd March at 2pm.

Kings Res v Cheltenham Civil Service 3rd on 3rd March at 2pm.

Cheltenham Civil Service Ladies v Cheltenham Town Ladies on 18th March at 2pm.

Therapy Treatments

New to CACSSA members within the Club House…..

We have now our very own Sports Therapist, Annette Hutchinson from In Touch Therapies. for more information. 

Please contact Annette directly on 0794 115 1235 or to book an on-site treatment and take advantage of the following discount for members and family!

There is also an Open day introductory offer for therapy treatments event.

  • 20% off first three treatments, 10% off follow up sessions
  • Sports & Deep Tissue Remedial Massage
  • Reflexology, Indian head & Hot Stone Massage, Hopi Ear Candling