Making a Match Club

Do you want to meet new friends and get out more?  If you are age 50+ and live in LS16 or LS17* we may be able to help!

This club is free-to-join and is for people who are independent, looking for interests and activities to get involved with in their local area and meet like-minded people.   Come and join small or larger friendship groups to share activities such as meals out, cinema, games, walks and even walking sports.

We have a lot of information about local and city-wide activities you may find of interest, some of which may be low cost or even free.  We help people to work out the practicalities of meeting up and support them to build and maintain new friendships.

Let us know what you are interested in!

*Please note that some events  are open to people from both postcode areas, some are postcode-specific and some are open to people from a wider area.  Please note that transport will not usually be provided.

Upcoming events:

Free ‘Walking Football’ taster sessions – open to anyone in LS17 and the surrounding area – come along, have some fun and try something new, no experience necessary!  Delivered in conjunction with Leeds United Foundation!  Just turn up or contact Janet (details below)  to find out more.  We’d love to see you there!
Free sessions will be on:
Sunday             21st July      at      11am
Wednesday     24th July       at       2pm
Sunday            28th July       at      11am
Wednesday     31st July       at       2pm

Cranmer Bank Recreation Ground  (Near Park & Ride on King Lane)
Cranmer Gardens
LS17 5LA

If you are interested in the following please let us know:

Joining a Sunday Lunch Friendship Group – we aim to put together groups of around 5 or 6 people who are interested in going out regularly to enjoy a Sunday Lunch together

Joining a pub quiz team (please indicate which days of the week you’d be interested in attending) (LS16 & LS17)

Getting involved in ‘Moortown West In Bloom’ (gardening-type activity) (LS17)

Crown Green Bowling (LS17)

Please note that we will be updating this page regularly.

Interested in joining the club?   Please get in touch to find out more details and to register.

Lisa Wilson  (LS16)                               Janet Onslow  (LS17)
074 986 142 58  /  0113 2619103           074 986 142 27  /  0113 2660371     
[email protected]                         [email protected] 


Making a Match is part of Time to Shine, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and aims to help people get out more and connect with other local people who share similar interests.   It is being delivered by MAECare in partnership with OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality based in LS16).