Entries by Jane Wood

COVID-19: Member Update 25.3.20

First of all, a huge thank you to all our members who work within the NHS and related services and are currently risking their own health to care for us and keep us safe.  Your dedication and commitment is an inspiration and a comfort to us all during this crisis – please pass our appreciation […]

COVID-19 Chairman’s Message 20.3.20

As the Covid-19 crisis evolves day by day, I would like to assure Members that we are constantly monitoring the situation and adjusting our operations to ensure everyone’s safety. * Social Distancing: Notices have now gone up in the Club reminding Members to preserve a 2m distance between themselves and others. In the Bar, we […]


In common with businesses across the UK, The Northern is already suffering a drop in income as our group activities are cancelled and members avoid unnecessary social contact to stop the virus spreading. Understandably, a number of Members have already enquired about stopping their membership and we fully understand that for many of you this […]


Whilst we continue to keep our facilities open we endeavour to have the following measures in place: Increasing the frequency of cleaning of high contact surfaces, i.e. door handles and handrails; Following all Public Health and local and national Government advice and guidance; Keeping you up to date – make sure we have your email […]


The situation concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving day by day and we would like to reassure all of our members that we are monitoring the situation constantly in order to ensure that any action we take is consistent with the latest Government Briefing. Consequently, we are putting a number of measures in place with immediate […]

Northern Money-Spinners!

  Four teams of Northern members – two from the Gym and two from Squash – are getting on their bikes to support Smart Works, which provides free interview clothing and 1-2-1 professional coaching for unemployed, disadvantaged women across Greater Manchester. Each team of five will spin or cycle 500 miles in 5 days ending […]

Northern Juniors Squash the Opposition!

The Northern’s young squash stars have recorded a string of successes in the past two weeks. At the start of February the Club’s Junior 1st team – Fin Coote, Luke Chadwick, Will Gregson and Miriam Mulla – lifted the 1st Division trophy in the NWCSL Junior Winter League, beating teams from Grove Park, Prestbury and […]

Northern Supports New Racketball League

The Northern has entered a team in a new Squash 57 (racketball) league launched by the North West Counties Squash League.   The team of three players – Gary Nickeas, Nick Chadwick and James Warner – played their first fixture against City of Manchester on Monday 18th November. Despite losing, Nick said: “It was good […]

County Success for Northern Juniors

Northern juniors dominated the field at the Lancashire County Junior Squash Championships on 29 September. They scooped the Girls’ U-11, U-13 and both Boys’ and Girls’ U-19 titles, plus took the runners-up spots in the Boys’ U-13 and Girls’ U-15 and U-17, along with 3rd and 4th places in four events. “We had a strong […]

Lisa Lifts Silver for England

Club member Lisa Pilkington won a Silver medal for England in the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in St John’s, Canada on September 15th – 21st.   Lisa lifted 95kg – a personal best – in the Women’s Raw Master Bench 84+ event. “It’s the first time I have ever represented my country or competed in any […]