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:
Sunday 8th September 2019 at 1.15pm – Sunday Lunch at Toby Carvery (Queen’s Arms) open to people in LS17 and surrounding area only.  Please contact Janet if interested.

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 6pm – Film at 57a ‘Game Night’ – A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters. Open to people in LS17 only.  Please contact Janet if interested.

Sunday 6th October 2019 at 1.30pm – Sunday Lunch at The Mustard Pot (Chapel Allerton) open to people in LS17 and surrounding area only.  Please contact Janet if interested.

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 6pm – Film at 57a ‘Quartet’ – At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.  Open to people in LS17 and surrounding area only.  Please contact Janet if interested.

Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 1.30pm – Sunday Lunch at The Myrtle Tavern (Meanwood).  Open to people in LS17 and surrounding area only.  Please contact Janet if interested.

Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 6pm – Film at 57a (film to be confirmed – give us your suggestions!).  Open to people in LS17 and surrounding area only.  Please contact Janet if interested.

Free ‘Walking Football’ sessions – open to people in LS17 and the surrounding area.  Come and give it a try!  We will be running some further sessions (dates to be confirmed) so if you are interested please email [email protected] or ring 0113 2660371 and leave your name and phone number and we will get back to you in due course.
Venue:
King Alfred’s Playing Field
Stonegate Road
Leeds
(Meet at the entrance nearest Leafield Close where there is a small free car park.  Best postcode to use is LS17 5BT)

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

  • 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)
  • Free ‘Walking Netball’ taster sessions (LS17)
  • Free ‘Walking Rugby‘ taster sessions (LS17)

Please note that we will be updating this page regularly.
Interested in joining the club?   Please get in touch to find out more.

Lisa Wilson  (LS16)                        Janet Onslow  (LS17)
074 986 142 58                                074 986 142 27
0113 2619103                                  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).