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Future Club Durham Training Programme **New**

Club Durham's training programme is currently under review and a new programme / calendar will be released by the end of May, where there will be discounted training opportunities for all Club Durham Clubs.

In the meantime keep an eye out on Bookit for Regional training opportunities and speak to your Locality Officer for access to the coach bursary scheme for sports specific coach development. 

Forthcoming Training in the Region (organised by Tyne and Wear Sport) Safeguarding (£35) - May, July, September, November First Aid (£40) - June, August, October, December
 
County Durham Sport May Newsletter **New**

Welcome to our May newsletter, this edition includes: - 

CDS News What's On?
Local News
Industry News

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

SW Skills May 2018 Update **New**

What's on? We have been busy rolling out our Aspire Programme to schools across the region over the past couple of months, working with year 10 and 11 students to deliver Sport Leadership sessions and increase engagement in mainstream provision. We have recently started working with Hope Wood Academy in Easington Colliery and Woodham Academy in Newton Aycliffe. 

We have already witnessed significant improvements in learner engagement and various skills such as teamwork and communication. For more information on this programme please contact us using the details below or visit our website - www.sportworksltd.co.uk.

Bishop Auckland Bribar 2 star **New**

The 6th May sees the next Bishop Auckland Bribar 2 star event. We will once again need your help to run the event and maintain our reputation as one of the best 2 star in England We Need raffle prizes and help setting up the hall on the Saturday the from 2.30 Sunday we need help Running the cafe; selling drinks, snacks and raffle Supporting players Keeping wall charts up to date Social media updates Selling raffle tickets 

If you are able to support the event in any way we would really appreciate your help, please contact Matt or Carol Entry is free all day, so it's a great opportunity, particularly for our younger players to come down and watch some of the best young players in England


We've Moved! **New**

The County Durham Sport team have now moved offices. 

Our new address is: The Sjovoll Centre, Front Street, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5BZ and our new number is 0191 307 7117.

County Durham Sport April Newsletter **New**

Welcome to our April newsletter, this edition includes: - CDS News What's On? Local News Industry News 

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

National Cadet League titles for Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club **New**

This Seasons National Cadet League saw all three Bishop Auckland Teams come away with honours. The A Team of Adam Hanby, Jake Haygarth, Luke Mitchell and Hayden Gilmour won the Division 1 title, 1 step further that last year where the team finished runners up. The A team went through the entire season unbeaten and saw the title wrapped up with 4 matches still to be played. Jake Haygarth in his first year in the league matched the team’s efforts going unbeaten all year winning 30 matches out of 30. The B team of Matthew Pearson, Alex Robinson, Sean Stobart, Ben Mold and Jack Lomax who were a little unlucky to end up in the second division, with the full team only able to play one full day together due to date clashes, soon made up for it going unbeaten on the final days of matches to finish champions of Division 2. The C team of Jack Anderson, Joe White and Ben Ward were all playing in their first year in the league and put in a superb team effort to exceed all expectations to finish runners up to the B team in division 2  
Bishop Auckland Table Tennis 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

Another title for local table tennis player **New**

Anya Milne was the sole Bishop Auckland representative at the Cliffedale Chandlers 2 star in Grantham on the 7th of April. The morning saw the under 15’s event where Anya found the going tough and didn’t find the right gears and went out in the group. The afternoon however saw Anya move through the gears to find her game. Seeded at number 1 the pressure was on Anya to win. She won her group with 2, 3-0 victories to set up a quarter final with Katie Bates from Stockton, the girls know each other’s games as they meet regularly at events and this showed with the match going to 2-2 before Anya pulled away to win in the 5th set. 

The semis saw a re match vs Isobel McGerty who had beaten her in the morning, this time Anya was firing on all cylinders and took the match to set up a final with her Durham team mate Rebecca Savage. Again, the girls know each other’s game and this showed in another 5 set match with Anya going 2-0 up before Rebecca fought back to tie it up, but Anya found another gear to take the match and the title. 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis 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

Club Durham Newsletter March 2018 **New**

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

News 
Club Success Stories 
Training Update 
Meet the team 
Resources 

We hope you find this addition useful, please share this newsletter with your fellow club members to maximise the opportunities on offer. The Club Durham Team

Tesco Bag Pack this sunday - Volunteers required **New**

This Sunday (22nd) see the club doing another bag pack We are asking for volunteers to help pack bags and collect money for the club events like this are vital for the club to continue to provide affordable and high quailty sessions and equipmant. While supporting both our volunteers with training and tournament players with support and to help cover the large cost of running nearly 10 diffrent teams. 

You dont have to do all day even if you can only spare an hour or two the pack is from 10am - 4pm. WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TO RASIE FUNDS FOR THE CLUB !! please let Matt know if your free to help and what times you can do.

Matt@bishopaucklandttc.co.uk

New figures show nation's activity levels **New**

Latest figures from our Active Lives Adult Survey show 27.7 million people – 61.8% of the 16+ population in England – are active. That means they meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines and do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week – gaining health benefits including a reduced risk of dementia, depression, diabetes, and improved mental wellbeing.

At the other end of the scale, 11.5m people (25.7%) are inactive, meaning they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. The results, which are based on a sample of almost 200,000 survey respondents, show that activity levels in England are stable.

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World Table Tennis Day at Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club.**New**

To celebrate world Table Tennis Day Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club are running a community open evening on the 6th of April. The evening will see the Table Tennis Robot in operation, fun table tennis challenges, get some tips from our coaches and of course the chance to just play some games, open to everyone, whether you want to give table tennis a try, return to the game after a break or just have a game your all invited. Open from 18.00 till 21.00 and is free to attend with bats and balls will be provided.

 “The aim of our open day is show the local community that the club is about table tennis for everyone and you don’t have to be a good player to come and enjoy the sport and the facility. We want everyone in the area to be able to enjoy table tennis and what the club offers. So come on down and have some fun playing table tennis.” said Matthew Porter Club Chairman 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis 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

One You Couch to 5k re-launch **New**

Today we are re-launching our famous One You Couch to 5K app in partnership with BBC Get Inspired - bringing back Laura (pictured above) as a trainer. The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. There is now a choice of 5 trainers to support and motivate you every step of the way, telling you when to walk and when to run.

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County Durham Sport March Newsletter **New**

Welcome to our March newsletter, this edition includes: - 

CDS News 
What's On? 
Local News
Industry News 

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

Spennymoor AAP - Spennymoor girl takes Gold **New**

Spennymoor AAP would like to congratulate Leah Greenland on taking the gold at the British Gymnastic Championships 2018 in Liverpool 

At the British Championships in Liverpool, four girls from South Durham took part in this prestigious event, where the best girls in every age group in the country perform for British titles and national rankings. Leah Greenland from Spennymoor took part in the Junior Championships and had an exceptional finish to rank 13th in the country even though she is one of the younger girls in the competition as a first year junior. 

This is the time that the top 8 girls on each apparatus come together to fight it out for the medals. Just to qualify is an amazing achievement so to see 1 of our girls from Spennymoor out there mixing with the best in the country was brilliant. When it was Leah’s turn in the Beam final, perhaps the most nerve wracking of pieces, as the Beam, at only 10cm wide, is the stumbling block for many gymnasts. She was awarded with a huge score of 13.15, enough to see her crowned Junior British Beam Champion.

Leah is now working hard to train for the European Championships later this year.

Runners Up in National Awards for Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club **New**

The Pride of Table Tennis Awards run by Table Tennis England, Saw Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club come runners up as Club of the year 2018, this was the second time the club had been finalist in the 3 years, with the club winning the award in 2016. “To be short listed into the final 3 is some achievement” said Matt Porter, Club Chair “to have won it once and runners up in 3 years shows were doing something right. The judges were impressed with how the club balanced a large community programme of Primary and secondary after school clubs, community sessions for all ages and abilities including disability sessions while also running talent development programmes and development pathways for all players while also achieving national success without compromising the community spirit ethos of the club. Bishop Barrington School where the club is based was also honoured at the event coming runner up in partner of the year category with there work with Bishop Auckland TTC and other table tennis partners. 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis 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

National finals for Bishop Auckland Table Tennis players **New**

7 young table tennis players from Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club have qualified to represent the North East at the inter-regional National finals The Inter Regional National finals sees 10 regions run qualifying tournaments, held over the same weekend, for U11, U13 and U15’s age groups with the top two players in each category making up the regional team. The North East qualifiers held in Middlesbrough saw Ben Mold win the u11 boys, Luke Mitchell wining the u13’s and Hayden Gilmore wining the under 15’s with Matthew Pearson coming second. Amy Mold Joined her brother in team by qualifying in the under 15’s girls, Anya Milne and Charlotte Higgins also join the team by getting a 1,2 in the under 13’s girls. The 7 players will now compete as team North east at the finals which are to be played at RAF Cosford in May. 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis 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

Gym celebrates 20th anniversary with special fitness offers **New**

A 94-year-old fitness fanatic who credits his local gym with keeping him healthy is getting ready to help celebrate its 20th birthday. Roy Heale has been a member of the gym at Spennymoor Leisure Centre since it opened 20 years ago, and still visits at least three times a week.

"Going to the gym has been an important part of my life and as well as keeping fit is a great way to meet plenty of people," he said. "I hope people see that age should never be a barrier and that anyone can come to the gym - there really is something for everyone." 

To mark its anniversary, the gym is inviting both new and existing members to celebrate over a slice of birthday cake from 5pm on Tuesday 13 March, when they can find out about the facilities on offer as well as the different memberships available. Any new members will be given a free three-day Thrive pass where they can try out the facilities for free as well as classes including cycle energy, Metafit, kettlebells, body combat and bootcamp. 

People signing up to a gym membership will also receive a personal programme with advice and tips, as well as a free Thrive card worth £5 which offers discounts and the facility to book online. When the gym first opened it focused on promoting fitness to all and increasing female membership, offering a friendly environment in which to work out. Alister Ruddick worked at the gym when it opened 20 years ago and is now a membership and fitness consultant. "A lot has changed since we opened in 1998, particularly the equipment on offer," he said. "But ever since we first opened we have worked hard to make the gym a comfortable and welcoming place where people can make positive improvements to their health and wellbeing. "We hope the open day encourages those who have been thinking about joining the gym to come and see what's on offer and take advantage of our special deals." 

To find out more about the gym visit www.durham.gov.uk/spennymoorleisurecentre

Muddy Mayhem set to return in September **New**

Thrill seeking early birds are invited to sign up to take on the dirtiest of challenges as Muddy Mayhem returns. Muddy Mayhem photo 1 Mussy Mayhem 2017 was a big success Last autumn, almost 1,000 people traversed the ultimate obstacle course and faced freezing ice waters, took on tunnels and conquered cargo nets in the beautiful surroundings of Hardwick Park. Now entries are open for this year's event, which will take place on Sunday 30 September. Cllr Ossie Johnson, Cabinet member for tourism, culture, leisure, and rural affairs, said: "Hardwick Park is a well-loved favourite in County Durham, with thousands of visitors every year. 

This event not only benefits from the beauty of the park as its backdrop, but combines outdoor exercise with fun to make a great day out. "We hope to welcome many more people taking up the challenge in September, enjoying themselves and tackling the course's obstacles." 

For more information or to sign up visit Muddy Mayhem or contact us.

British Title for Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club **New**

The Junior British League sees the best clubs from all over the UK come together to compete across 8 Boys divisions and 4 Girls divisions, with over 300 talented table tennis players taking part at Derby Arena over two weekends, going into the final weekend of the Junior British League, both the boys and girl's sides had everything to play for. The Boys team sat top of Division 3A, 1 point clear of Urban from London, While the Girls team were bottom of Division 2 with no points form the first weekend and desperate to avoid relegation. 

The Girls started with their first points of the season with a 4-2 win over Swerve B, Amy Mold and Gracie Edwards both picking up Maximums which included huge wins for Amy over top 50 players. This was followed up with a narrow 4-2 loss to Ulster with Katie Wray just missing out in the 5th to get a draw in the final game. The girls made up for this by securing a draw vs top side Fusion from Kent with Gracie, Kate and Amy all scoring wins. Second placed side Ashford were too strong beating the girls 4-2 with Gracie Picking up her 2. The final match was the relegation match vs Halton. Only a win would see the girls stay up and the girls weren't in a loosing mood, going 3-0 up with all three girls winning their first matches before Halton came back to make it 3-2 and Amy Mold ranked 92 to play number 43 in England to keep the girls in Division 2. Amy started strong going 2-0 up before being pegged back to a 5th set where Amy found an extra gear to come out winner 11-5 and keep the girls in division 2 for next year. 

The Boys Started where they left off last time with a 3-3 draw vs London Greenhouse, Harvey McDonald getting his two wins and Max Duffin getting 1 win, narrowly missing out on two wins. Next up was Yorkshire Harrogate with the boys getting a 4-2 win with Lee Tinkler beating England Number 36 in his two wins and Sam Hume also picking up his two wins including a 8-4 down comeback in the 5th to win a vital match. Table Tennis Daily was next up for the boys and another 3-3 draw with Lee, Max and Harvey all picking up 1 win each again Max was unlucky not to get his 2 again losing out in the 5th. The results meant that 2 draws vs the 2nd and 3rd place teams would be enough to secure the title. 3rd place St Neots saw another 3-3 draw with Harvey Lee and Max all getting Great wins over higher ranked players. Meaning Just like the girls the outcome was down to the last match vs Urban from London and again like the girls the boys went 2-0 up before being pegged back to 2-1 before Harvey stepped up in game 4 to win and secure the draw to give the boys the title but the draw wasn't enough with Max Duffin securing the win and his second of the match to see a 4-2 win over Urban. 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis 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

Promising Para Performance for Table Tennis Trio **New**

Bishop Auckland TTC para trio; Andrew Green, Nikki Rutter, and Ben Robinson, made the most of the February Para Open at Sheffield EIS on the 4th February. 

Nikki, Class 8 standing player, had a fight on her hands from the start. Grouped with performance squad player Ryan Henry, and newcomer Daniel Ferguson, Nikki just couldn't keep up and ended bottom of the group, not going anywhere. Partnered with newcomer John Potts in the Doubles, Nikki played teammate Ben, who was partnered with Saddique. In a round robin of 5, this battle went Nikki's went with her and John taking 4th spot, and Ben and Saddique taking 5th respectively. Class 11 standing player, Ben, had a later start, with no Class 11 running in the morning he joined in with the Doubles, but it was his Banded B event where he shone. A round robin with some confident players saw him walking away with the Silver medal. Class 3 Wheelchair player, Andrew, started the morning well by winning his first match in 3, and coming second in his group overall, but the Quarter-final against a very strong Lucie Bouron was just too much. 

The Band B and C were merged for the Wheelchair Singles event in the afternoon, with Andrew performing well and comfortably coming top of his group, he then went on to win his Semi-final in 3, setting himself for an intense 5-set battle against his earlier Doubles partner, before being crowned the winner, and taking home the Gold.  

Durham University Hockey Club Outreach Programmes **Current**

Durham University Hockey Club are running a series of community outreach programmes, and I was wondering if you could help promote them in the Durham Voice. 

The first is a walking hockey programme, aimed at less abled members of the community who would benefit from sport at a more stead pace.
The second is in the style of back to hockey (although no prior experience is necessary) which we aim to make an informal, social form of fitness. 


If you would like further information, please just ask. Best Wishes, Emma Headley Community Outreach Officer

Club Durham Training Update February 2018 **Current**

Welcome to the February edition of the Club Durham Training update. In this update you can find information about the following upcoming courses: 

Developing Youth Volunteering Workshop 
County Durham Female Coaching Network 
An Introduction to Behaviour Change 
1st4sport Level 1 Award for Activators [Multi Skills] 
The Club Durham Network Event 
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County Durham Sport January Newsletter **Current**

Welcome to our February newsletter, this edition includes: - 

County Durham Sport Funding Update 
Meet The Team 
What's On? 
Local News Industry News 

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

Pride of Table Tennis Award for local Volunteer. **Current**

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club's Secretary Carol Rodway has been honoured by being awarded North East volunteer of the year in the Pride of table tennis awards run by Table Tennis England. A total of 10 regions around the country have named their winners in four categories - Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year and Contribution to Table Tennis with each winner being considered for the National award. 

The Pride of Table Tennis Awards National awards will be held during the PG Mutual National Championships at the Copper box in London on the 3rd and 4th of March. Carol hard work, delivering coaching sessions in schools, doing the clubs registers and catering at the clubs tournaments along with all the clubs social events. Bishop Auckland Table Tennis club has also been shortlisted for club of the year this is the 2nd time in three years the club has been finalists winning the award back in 2016. 

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis 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

Club Durham Training Update **Current**

Club Durham is the one stop shop for sports clubs. We provide free, convenient, practical information and advice to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

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Co Durham Sport Newsletter **Current**

Welcome to the first CDS newsletter of 2018 , this newsletter includes: 
Meet The Team 
What's On? 
CDS News
Industry News Infographics 

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

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club **Current**

Bishop Auckland Bribar 2 star The 28th of January sees the next Bishop Auckland Bribar 2 star event. we will once again need your help to run the event and maintain our reputation as one of the best 2 star in England We Need raffle prizes and help settign up the hall on the Saturday 27th from 2.30 Sunday we need help Running the cafe; selling drinks, snacks and raffle Supporting players Keeping wall charts up to date Social media updates Selling raffle tickets If you are able to support the event in any way we would really appreciate your help, please contact Matt or Carol Entry is free all day, so it's a great opportunity, particularly for our younger players to come down and watch some of the best young players in England.

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Chance to win £100 for your club by completing the Club Durham Survey **Current**

Dear Sports Clubs, Club Durham want to improve their communication with clubs, to do this we need your say on how you would like to be communicated with. Please take a moment to fill out the survey below and help us communicate with you more effectively. 

Everyone who completes the survey will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £100 in vouchers for their club!


The survey is 10 questions long and will take approx. 5 minutes to complete.

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! 

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.


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.


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.”


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