What we're about
Welcome to ‘UK Wrestlers’ the meetup group for guys who enjoy wrestling and everything connected with wrestling as a hobby. Although the site is linked to my mat room in Barnet, North West London (My name is Andrew Sloane - formerly of the Hendon mat room), it’s intended to be a much wider forum for those interested in wrestling as a hobby. The site hasn't been created to usurp any of the excellent wrestling sites already on-line or clubs already running in the South East of England. But, it is a site for real guys who actually meet up and wrestle and not just fantasise on-line about the idea. This is the place for you to post your profiles, arrange matches, discuss and trade gear, get together for matches and coaching, enjoy demonstrations of different styles of wrestling, tournaments and enjoy a range of social events. The site is open to guys of all ages (over 18), race, creed, colour and sexual orientation. Members will also be welcome who are now retired from wrestling but who can give valuable insights into the world of wrestling they enjoyed. There are no site membership fees (I pay the on-line running costs to meetup). Many members will have wrestled at the Hendon mat room. This site will open up new possibilities. You will get to meet new wrestlers and also get to know the genuine guys. Your input into the site will be essential to make this a lively on-line and ‘real’ forum. A little about the new Barnet Room; The nearest underground station is High Barnet on the Barnet Branch of the Northern Line. It’s a little further out from the centre of London than the Hendon Room and it’s about the same walking distance from the underground to the room. It’s a self contained private unit, warm, welcoming and safe. It also has the advantage of showering facilities. At the moment the fees remain at £12.50 per guy per session for private bookings (it is a much more expensive venue for me to run so I may have to reconsider the charges later in the year). As I now work in the centre of London, arranging daytime sessions is a little tricky but I’m sure we can work something out. The room is available evenings and weekends. You will also be able to check the availability of the studio on-line. Directions to the room are posted on the Message Board. I have chosen to keep the site ‘private’ so that members of other meetup sites have to become members before they can see profiles and the message boards. So guys, once you have joined up lets make this one of the most interesting sites on the internet. All the best, Andy.