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Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter **Current**  

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Club Durham Newsletter December 2017 

Welcome to the December addition of the Club Durham Newsletter in this issue you will find; 

Upcoming training courses 
Meet the Team 
Resources 
Club Matters Update
News 

We hope we find this addition useful, please share this newsletter with your fellow club members to maximise the opportunities on offer.


County Durham Sport December Newsletter**Current**

Welcome to the December edition of the County Durham Sport Newsletter. November has been a busy month for campaigns with #IWillWeek, Anti-bullying Week and The North East Pass On Your Passion celebration week. This edition is full of useful toolkit's and research findings, as well as look at some of the things coming up in 2018.

If you have any questions for our team or would like to send through some information for our January newsletter please get in touch: cdsport@countydurhamsport.com

Merry Christmas from all The County Durham Sport Team!

Sportworks November Newsletter**Current**

Welcome to Sport Works' monthly newsletter, letting you know what's been happening in our training programmes across the North East.

What's on? As our Nu Futures and Aspire programmes continue to grow within the region, November saw us begin delivery in Auckland Youth Community Centre (AYCC). The centre itself has a lot to offer including bright classroom space, a sports hall, pool tables and a large kitchen area. The site will be used to deliver both our Study Programme and Aspire Programme.

We are now proudly working with Bishop Barrington School, delivering our hugely successful Aspire Programme to some of their year 10 and 11 students who are deemed to be at risk of becoming NEET. Currently, delivery is taking place at AYCC and the aim is to develop the learners' skills and confidence whilst preventing them from becoming NEET.

DOWN ON THE FARM! As you all know, in October we started cooking with our learners every Wednesday. The aim of this is to help them with independent living and improve their cooking skills. In November we made chicken parmo's from scratch and they were fantastic!

WE ARE HIRING! We are currently looking for part-time Functional Skills tutors and Sport and Employability tutors to work on our Skills programme. For more information please visit our website: www.sportworksltd.co.uk.

A new generation of sport volunteers **Current**

Generation volunteer We're investing in 32 projects nationwide to get more people volunteering, especially those from under-represented groups. Our £4.4 million National Lottery investment will target a new generation of volunteers, with each project providing valuable insight into what works and what doesn't. Our investment will not only get more people volunteering, it will target groups that are currently under-represented. They include people from black and minority ethnic groups, those on lower incomes, women and disabled people.


Active At Work In County Durham November 2017 **Current**

Welcome to the Active At Work Newsletter! This months edition has lots of useful information, advice and guidance to help get your workplace more active. 

If you have any queries about anything in the newsletter or want some advice on getting your workplace more active contact: suziee.cassels@countydurhamsport.com.

Table Topping Start for Table Tennis Club **Current**

The National Cadet League (U15’s) saw Bishop Auckland Table Tennis club aiming to better last year’s second place finish. The A Team of Jake Haygarth, Adam Hanby, Luke Mitchell and Hayden Gilmour started with a 9-0 win over the B team made up of Matthew Person, Sean Stobart and Joe White, they followed that up with a 9-0 win over Darlington Academy B and Darlington Dolphins before a crunch match with pre-event favourites Northfield, who side was made up of England mini cadets players. The match was a great quality match with Jake Haygarth winning all his 3 including a win over the England number 14 under 13, Hayden Gilmour won two of his and Adam Hanby secured the vital win coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. The Win sees the A team sit top of the table by one point over Ryedale and 7 points of Northfield in 3rd place. The B team after their loss to the A team took it out on the C team with a 7-2 win over Joe White, Jack Anderson and Ben Ward and kept their momentum with a win over Ormesby before finding Northumbria to strong. The C Team with no experience at this level put in some fantastic performances but came away without any wins going down to Ryedale, The B team, Northumbria before a narrow 5-4 loss to Ormesby. C team players Jack Lomax and Jack Anderson both came away with enough wins to gain national rankings on the December list. 

 The next round of matches is in December where the teams will look to maintain 1st place and the B team will be looking to move up the table. The club runs sessions every night of the week for all ages and abilities and new players are always welcome, if you fancy learning or getting back into the sport check out the club’s webpage www.bishopaucklandttc.co.uk or call Matt on 07411018856

Undefeated results in County Debut **Current**

4 young players from Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club represent County Durham in Draycott, Derby competing in Division two of the county championships. The Durham seconds were represented by Bishop Auckland’s Adam Hanby, Amy Mold, Jake Haygarth and Hayden Gilmour with Jamie Peacock and Reem Raseem both from Darlington and Sunderland’s Sophie Richardson. With Jake, Hayden and Amy all making their county debuts. 

The first match saw a 7-3 win over Norfolk with Adam and Amy rested, Hayden, Jake and Jamie all picked up doubles with Reem picking up one. A young and talented Derbyshire side was next up for Durham and a 5-5 draw showing that Durham has its own talent. Jamie and Ada both picked up maximums and Hayden a single. The final match saw Hayden take his turn on the bench and Jake join Adam and Jamie for the boys and Amy and Sophie for the girls, to gain a final victory over Lancashire 2nds, another 2 wins for Jamie and singles for both Adam and Jake saw the boys score 4 wins and a double for Amy Mold scoring a win over a higher ranked opponent. 

The club runs sessions every night of the week for all ages and abilities and new players are always welcome, if you fancy learning or getting back into the sport check out the club’s webpage www.bishopaucklandttc.co.uk or call Matt on 07411018856  

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter **Current**

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club has been recognised by Table Tennis England being award as one of the first Table Tennis England Performance Clubs. Performance Clubs will work with National performance staff to ensure promising young players are given the necessary skills to reach their full potential. Working mostly with players under the age of 14, clubs will ensure they work on developing athletic, technical and mental skills through delivering the necessary quality and quantity of training, as well as building links with local primary schools to identify talented youngsters. 

Table Tennis England’s Head of Talent & Performance, Simon Mills, said: We are excited to be working with some new clubs and coaches in order to broaden the reach of our pathway and provide greater access to the Table Tennis England performance philosophies and trademarks.


Sport Works Skills - October 2017 Newsletter **Current**

Welcome Welcome to Sport Works' monthly newsletter, letting you know what's been happening in our training programmes across the North East. 

What's on? Following the successful launch of our Nu Futures Programme at the beginning of the month, we are rolling it out across the rest of the North East, including County Durham and Tyne and Wear. The Study Programme is for 16-18's who need some support finding their next step in education or employment. Topics that can be covered are Employability, Functional Skills Maths/English, Enrichment, an exciting work placement and a nationally recognised Sport Leader qualification. 

Our ever successful Aspire Programme continues to act as a preventative NEET programme, allowing us to work closely with those who may be struggling to engage in mainstream education or at risk of becoming NEET. We are currently rolling this programme out to schools around the region, offering a free, tailored training package to those who fall into the "Pre-NEET" category. For more information or to make a referral please see our contact details at the bottom of this newsletter. Enquiries can also be made via our Social Media platforms by following the links below. 

Good News! This month we'd like to say a big well done to Dylan Henderson. Dylan completed our Aspire Programme in Newcastle in October and has secured an Apprenticeship with Sureclad and Newcastle College. Good luck in your new career Dylan! 

DOWN ON THE FARM! This month we started cooking with learners every Wednesday to prepare them for independent living and to help with budgeting. Here you can see our learners (and staff) enjoying sausages, mash and onion gravy. Perfect with the cold weather setting in!

BATTC Performance Club **Current**

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club has been recognised by Table Tennis England being award as one of the first Table Tennis England Performance Clubs. Performance Clubs will work with National performance staff to ensure promising young players are given the necessary skills to reach their full potential. 

Working mostly with players under the age of 14, clubs will ensure they work on developing athletic, technical and mental skills through delivering the necessary quality and quantity of training, as well as building links with local primary schools to identify talented youngsters. Table Tennis England’s Head of Talent & Performance, Simon Mills, said: We are excited to be working with some new clubs and coaches in order to broaden the reach of our pathway and provide greater access to the Table Tennis England performance philosophies and trademarks. “were delighted to be a part of the new programme and that the hard work the players and coaching team put in has been recognised by Table Tennis England” Matt Porter Club Chairman, “we look forward to developing the next generation of table tennis stars” Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club is open to everyone and all abilities and is always looking for new players to enjoy table tennis at all levels. 

For more information check out the club’s website for session details. www.bishopaucklandttc.co.uk

Club Durham Training Update **Current**

Club Durham are now using a new system to take bookings for courses, you can find out more below.

The platform we previously used to take bookings for our courses and workshops: North East Course Finder has now been replaced with a new system called Book It. The new system is much easier and quicker to use. The system also allows us to promote other organisations events within taking booking.


Club Experience for Young People Workshop **Current**

Why not come along to this new workshop designed to help clubs understand young people and their motivations for joining a club?

The Course Covers: Why delivering a great experience for young people in your club is important and how to consistently deliver a great club experience! It will also include useful action points and take aways for your club to go through. Tuesday 21st November 2017 6pm – 9pm Bowburn Community Centre, Durham, Rd, Bowburn; Durham DH6 5AT 

To book your place email: karen.williams@countydurhamsport.com

Greencroft Netball Club **Current**

Greencroft Netball Club is CAPs awarded and Train at two venues: Netball Training Sessions: Senior social netball session at North Dirham Academy every Tuesday from 7.30-8.30 £3 for beginners or players coming back from injury/fitness it's a fun session , all welcome, just turn up. 

North Durham Academy - every Wednesday: Juniors – School Years: 4, 5, 6, & 7 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm - £3.00 Older Juniors – School Years: 8, 9, & 10 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm - £3.00 Seniors - 7:30 – 9:30pm - £3.50 Consett Sports Academy - every term time Wednesday: School Years 6 - 10 from 6.30pm - 8.00pm - £3.00 

For further information please phone Greencroft Netball Club on 07787051425

Walking proves a breath of fresh air for carers **Current**

Going on a walk seems like the simplest thing in the world. It's free. It's healthy. And it's a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. For many people, though, it's not that easy. Diane Dawkins cares for her husband, Bill, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 10 years ago. They sold their business so she could be a full-time carer. Diane is at home with Bill most of the time, with three hours' respite support a week. She tried to organise activities they could do together, but it wasn't easy on her own, and Bill needed encouragement from someone else. But now things have changed. Bill and Diane joined a monthly walk for disabled people and their carers – and they haven't looked back since.

 “It's wonderful,” says Diane. “It's something Bill and I can do together. It's all organised for us. All we have to do is turn up – and we have a lovely time.” Open quote marks Going out in a group is exhilarating. It has an energy of its own – you can accomplish things you wouldn't by yourself. Diane Dawkins Closed quote marks The walks are run by Stepping Out with Carers – a project we're funding that helps people with a disability and their carers enjoy walking together. Diane was put in touch with the co-organiser, Sue Mott, through Carers' Support. Now, thanks to Stepping Out with Carers, Diane and Bill have something new to enjoy. “We've seen places we wouldn't have otherwise visited,” she says. “It's something to look forward to every month.” 

They have made friends through the walks, too: they met Joy Stickells and her husband Tony, who live a couple of streets away. Tony was encouraged to join in because of Bill – and being with others has benefited everyone. “Going out in a group is so exhilarating,” says Diane. “It has an energy of its own: you can accomplish things you wouldn't by yourself.”


New Active Lives figures reveal stark gender gap in volunteering **Current**

A comprehensive picture of volunteering in sport and activity – including the stark gender gap – has been revealed in new figures released today from our Active Lives Adult Survey. It shows that men are much more likely to volunteer in sport and activity, in contrast to volunteering in general, where men and women volunteer in equal numbers. In sport, male volunteers are also more likely to hold positions of influence as coaches, officials and committee members.

What's on in County Durham **Current**

Welcome to the new look Active at Work Newsletter. This months edition has lots of information about the different campaigns and events coming up in County Durham over the next couple of months. If you have any queries about anything in the newsletter or want some advice on getting your workplace more active contact: suziee.cassels@countydurhamsport.com.