The Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
supports clubs and facilities for civil servants (active and retired) and
their families throughout the U.K. Cheltenham Area Civil Service Sports
Association (CACSSA), located in the
South-West Region of the CSSC, is a thriving example of what can be
achieved when management and members work together to provide the sporting
facilities which are so important to individuals’ general well-being. In
addition, more general leisure activities events within the clubhouse have
been increasing in popularity.
A new clubhouse replaced the old “shack” in 1994, and was opened officially
by the Duchess of Gloucester on 26 April 1995. It has undergone some changes
of the original design and more are in the planning stage, as the
association adapts to the varying needs of its members.
The facilities of the clubhouse are used during the daytime for hiring out
for conferences/seminars/training sessions and the like. This has developed
into a major source of Income, which is invested into the club, the
association being a non-profit organisation. Evening use (limited to events
organised by members or affiliated clubs) has also developed and a variety
of functions is held throughout the year. Birthday parties (21sts and above) are frequent, quizzes and
skittles evenings are popular and other gatherings such as re-unions and
Christening/naming parties occur regularly. Wedding receptions are a feature
of weekend activity during the summer.
As the name indicates, CACSSA is an association of a number of clubs,
each of which runs its own affairs, but within the Rules of the Association
and under the guidance of a Management Committee which meets monthly. The
link between the clubs and the Management Committee is maintained through
regular meetings of an Executive Committee on which the clubs are all
represented. The Club Manager is also available for day-to-day liaison.
The Committees and Staff
Dates of committee meetings
Good Practices for CACSSA Clubs