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Proud to celebrate 70 years of community sports at BCSC

The club was originally formed in 1952 as the sports club for the Fire Brigade in Berkshire. Over the last 70 years the club has seen many changes.  Here are a few key milestones;
Pre Sonning Lane;

1946   - Reading YMCA formed a hockey club Travaux Hockey Club

formed a mens and a mixed side recruited mainly from local authority nationalised industries.

Starting at Sonning Lane;

1952    - The Berkshire Fire Brigade Sports Club opened at Sonning Lane
1950's - Travaux Hockey Club moved to Sonning Lane 

mens and mixed teams

1960'2 - Berkshire County Sports Ladies Hockey Club formed
19?? - Berkshire County Sports Rugby Club formed
19?? - extension built to form new lounge bar
19?? - further extension built to add changing rooms
19?? - snooker club formed
constituted as the Royal County of Berkshire Sports and Social Club


19?? tennis courts built

1972  squash courts built


1982 Sonning Hockey Club formed 

Merger the BCS Ladies HC and Travaux HC to form Sonning HC two mens teams, two ladies teams, and a mixed team.

2009 All weather astroturf pitch pitch opened by MP Theresa May 

at the club Club Open Day where visitors could try out various sports including Hockey, American football, Table tennis, Football, Tennis, Rugby and Cricket.

2010 woodley saints affiliates to the club

2010 Thames Valley Vikings touch rugby affiliates to the club

2018 Squash Court Refurbishment

Opened by the Prime Minister Theresa May and received the Wokingham Borough Council Chairman’s Award for upgrading the squash courts and providing a new online booking system for easy access booking.  Squash membership continues to grow and further investment and enhancement is ongoing.


2021    - Reading Renegades RFC affiliates to the club

            - Pétanque piste built by volunteers


2022    - Pétanque Club formed and enters Thames Valley Sunday League

Sonning Hockey Mixed Team 1946.jpg

Mixed hockey team 1946

Traveaux mixed 1968.jpg

Mixed hockey team 1946

Theresa May Squash Court.jpeg
Chairmans-Cup-winners-Berkshire-Sports-and-Social-Club 2018.jpeg
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