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Funding workshop - now open for booking:

 

Up and coming we have a FREE practical workshop for clubs and sports groups, exploring how to write a good funding application, reviewing current sources of funding and giving time to talk through your development projects with Club Durham officers.

Are you looking for funding for your club? Have you got a specific project/programme or section of the club that you’d like to develop? Then this workshop is for you!

Date: Wednesday 5th December 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Venue: The Sjovoll Centre, Front Street, Pity Me, DH1 5BZ

The evening will feature:

•Short presentations from Durham County Council on the new ‘Durham4Community’ funding portal and from County Durham Community Foundation on the funding streams they have available for local clubs;
•A workshop with Durham Community Action on how to write an effective funding application. This will include practical bid writing tips and also raise the awareness of ways in which to support the costs of volunteering.
•A practical workshop with DCC and your Locality Officers to search ‘Durham4Community’ specifically for YOUR project. This will allow you to spend as much (or little!) time as you need searching the new funding system.
•Time for a one to one chat with an officer from County Durham Community Foundation on how to access their funding (appointments with CDCF on a first come, first served basis, there will be a signup sheet at registration

Come along with details of your project and an idea of the funding you are looking for in order to make best use of workshop time. Prior to attending, please register with Durham4Commmunity, registration is quick and free but again this will save you time at the event.

Registration, coffee and a light buffet from 6pm.

To book a space please click on the following link - https://www.bookit.org.uk/e/384/club-durham-funding-workshop

NE Female Tennis Coach Mentoring Applications Now Open

We are delighted to be heading into our 4th year of the North East Female Coach Mentoring Programme. Since 2016 the programme has seen 32 coaches receive mentoring support from their mentors, which has given them invaluable learning experience applicable to not only coaching but other areas of work and volunteering. One of the mentees highlighted their experience,

“This programme has literally changed my life. I have received so much support, which has built my confidence and given me the strength and courage to embark on the coaching pathway. It’s helped me develop as a person and I cannot thank you enough.”

Please find attached the 2019 application form. The deadline is Sunday January 6th 2019 at 5pm.

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Club Durham Monthly Update November 2018

Welcome to the latest update from Club Durham.

Are you looking for funding for your club? Have you got a specific project/programme or section of the club that you’d like to develop? Then you need to come to Club Durham’s Funding Workshop on Wednesday 5th December, 6-9pm at The Sjovoll Centre, Pity Me, Durham.

The evening will feature:

Short presentations from Durham County Council on the new ‘Durham4Community’ funding portal and from County Durham Community Foundation on the funding streams they have available for local clubs;
A workshop with Durham Community Action on how to write an effective funding application. This will include practical bid writing tips and also raise the awareness of ways in which to support the costs of volunteering.
A practical workshop with DCC and your Locality Officers to search ‘Durham4Community’ specifically for YOUR project. This will allow you to spend as much (or little!) time as you need searching the new funding system.
Time for a one to one chat with an officer from County Durham Community Foundation on how to access their funding (appointments with CDCF on a first come, first served basis, there will be a signup sheet at registration)

If you have any questions about the evening, please contact Kate at County Durham Sport at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bookings are now open and although the evening is free, places are limited so please book now.

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

Promising start to the Junior British League
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.

With a new rule change for this season both the Boys and Girls sides started the year in lower divisions despite the boys winning and the girls getting safe in the last matches last year.

The girls saw Amy Mold and Anya Milne continue from last years side with Ebony Hempsell added to the side. The first match was a 4-2 win over Byng Hall from Kent with Amy and Anya both getting two wins each. Next up for the girls was Norfolk side Wensum, with the girls going down 4-2 this time Amy and Anya both picking up one a piece. The last match of Saturday saw a 3-3 draw with Lillington, Amy coming away with her two wins. Sunday started with a 4-2 loss to top side Woodfield from the West Midlands, with the number one for Woodfield doing the damage, before the final match being a local foe in Ormesby, the match ending in a 3-3 draw with Anya taking a maximum wins and Amy one. The results see the girls in 4th place at the half way point only 1 point behind 3rd place.

Harvey McDonald, the only remaining player from last year’s wining side, was joined by Andrew McRae Jake Haygarth and Luke Mitchell. Like the girls the boys first match was vs Byng Hall and was a 3-3 with Andrew getting 2 wins and Harvey 1. Next up for the boys was Generation 2 from Southampton with the boys going down 4-2 with Harvey and Andrew getting 1 apiece. The last match of Saturday saw the boys come away winners 4-2 over Brunswick, South London. Saturday the boys had a familiar foe in Table Tennis Daily who were in our division last year with the boys winning 5-1 with Jake Haygarth getting his first win with 2 each from Harvey and Andrew. The final match was vs top side Rotherham Scorpions who hadn’t lost all weekend with their number one having not lost a match. Harvey got the ball rolling with a win, before the Scorpions number 1 even the score. then stepped up to the plate and scored a fantastic win over a much higher ranked player before Harvey put the match to bed with a great win over the number one from Scorpions to inflict his first loss before Andrew secured the points with a win over the number 3.

Free 'Open Your Doors' Workshop

Following a number of requests for inclusive training for clubs, we have an exciting new opportunity to make the most of the ‘Open Your Doors’ workshop. The workshop has been designed to educate clubs and coaches to understand what they can do/achieve around inclusion and disability tennis specifically. The course content has been highlighted here below, however we want to make sure the courses we set up are accessed by as many of registered clubs as possible. Therefore please follow the request towards the bottom of the email regarding the most appropriate time and place for this course early 2019.

‘Open Your Doors’ workshop Content:

This course is essential for anyone who has /or wants to work with disabled young people and adults in a tennis environment. The LTA and Tennis Foundation are keen to ensure that all clubs are inclusive and this workshop will show how simple the process is in becoming accessible for disabled people.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Understand the current landscape and potential playing pathways of disability tennis across the 4 main impairments; physical disability, visually impaired, hearing impaired and learning disability.
Identify new potential partners and organisations who can support you and your club; utilising the Open Your Doors booklet
Identify best practice for your club to take forward.
Identify the best possible training opportunities for your clubs coaches and volunteers.
This course covers disability specific activity as well as integrated tennis activity and how to gain resources, support and finance in order to deliver this activity.
The duration of this course is 3 hours including a break will take place in a classroom environment and coaching credits are available.

To ensure the course is accessible to as many Club representatives as possible we have the below options. We will use this feedback to confirm the best 2 dates and times for the North East.

Please can you reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..uk no later than close of play Friday November 30th indicating all venue / date and time options that are available for yourself / your team from the list below,

· Wednesday 23rd January between 10-1pm at either Sunderland or Newcastle
· Wednesday 23rd January between 6-9pm at either Sunderland or Newcastle
· Thursday 24th January between 10-1pm at either Sunderland or Newcastle
· Thursday 24th January between 6-9pm at either Sunderland of Newcastle

Joanna Cunliffe
Regional Tennis Participation Manager

How volunteers are using sport to change lives

Major funding boost for social action projects

Volunteering received a financial boost this week as we awarded more than £400,000 from our Potentials Fund to two youth social action groups.

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County Durham Sport November Update

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Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter

Coach of the Year award for Ben Kelly. Ben Kelly was honoured, at the Active Durham sports awards this week. Ben was voted as Coach of the Year for South and West Durham. The annual honours recognise the talent and commitment of the individuals, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools whose exceptional work helps people of all ages and abilities to access sport and physical activity. Ben weekly volunteers a minimum of two sessions a week, and is always willing to provide cover where possible, Ben attends many tournaments at the weekends to continue to help the players develop and achieve along with managing National League and British League teams. “Ben is BATTC through and through, he has added a new dimension to the coaching at the club”he is adored by the parents, players and volunteers and we would not have achieved so much last season without him” – Matt Porter Club Chair “ he is always looking for new ideas and different ways to get ideas across and it really makes a difference

New Primary School Community Sessions now running To tie in with our new apprentice and coaching in all the local primary schools two new Primary school sessions are being launched as a pathway from school table tennis to the club. Open to all kids aged 7-11 regardless of if your school is involved in the project or if the school has or hasn’t had coaching from us yet.

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First Aid and Safeguarding Courses

New dates have been added for our First Aid and Safeguarding courses (with more to follow soon):

Emergency First Aid in Sport 6th November, 6-9pm at Bowburn Community Centre 22nd November, 6-9pm at The Louisa Centre

Safeguarding and Protecting Children 28th November, 6-9pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre

To book a place go to www.bookit.org.uk

As a Club Durham Club you are entitled to 50% off the course cost, when you select your chosen course it will give you a 50% discount option and ask for a password to buy the ticket, the password is CLUBDURHAM50 (all capitals) Any problems please let me know.

Many thanks Emma Lloyd-Edwards Sports Development Officer (North) Durham County Council | ReaL Services | Culture and Sport Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It's time Fit Got Real

This Girl Can launches Fit Got Real Life has a habit of getting in the way of busy women like Caroline putting themselves first and getting active.

The 36-year-old, who works as a full-time carer, features in our new film as part of the launch Fit Got Real, the latest phase of our award-winning campaign This Girl Can. “At the end of the day, I always felt I was either too tired, didn't have enough time or wasn't motivated enough to exercise,” she explains. “But, one day I realised how important it was to spend some time on myself. So, rather than spending half an hour watching TV, I decided to get out to the trampoline classes at the local community centre. “With pressures of work and family commitments, I completely understand how we can all get into a routine of not doing much exercise, but I feel so much happier and healthier from getting more into my routine. Even if it's a quick run up and down the garden it's better than nothing."

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Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter

New Primary School Community Sessions Launch next week. To tie in with our new apprentice and coaching in all the local primary schools two new Primary school sessions are being launched as a pathway from school table tennis to the club. Open to all kids aged 7-11 regardless of if your school is involved in the project or if the school has or hasn’t had coaching from us yet. The sessions will be run by Ryan our Primary apprentice and Matt Porter our lead coach. Running weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30-6.30

Senior British League The second weekend of Senior British League saw the Bishop Auckland side come up against the two top sides in the Division on the Saturday the team of Jamie Dent, Jamie Collins, Erin thompson and Ben Kelly, went down to All in Table Tennis from Sheffield losing 7-2 with Kelly and Collins both beating Stephen Naylor. Ormesby IV was next up for the side and unfortunately for Bishop the experience showed with Ormesby coming away 9-0 winners. The Sunday saw a turn of fortune, Jamie Lupton and Lee Tinkler came in and Jamie Collins and Ben Kelly dropping out, the side beat Leeds based Pudsey 9-0 to get the winning streak going, Next up was North Ayrshire with again Bishop coming out winners 8-1 with Jamie Dent just losing out to Scottish international Charlie Morton, the two wins and two loses sees Bishop Auckland sat in 5th place with 6 matches to go.

WE NEED YOU Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club is no different from the vast majority of sports clubs across the Country - it is run entirely by voluntary help. Even an hour a week can make a huge difference and help us continue to grow and share the work. below highlights just a few areas where you could help: Transport for teams to games and events Press and Publicity Admin Social media and Website Marketing Maintaining equipment Helping with coaching - acting as a feeder Organising social events You might have experience in other areas from which the club may benefit. Can you help the team make Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club a club that people can feel proud to be a part of? If you can help please see Matt or Carol

The latest news and opportunities from Club Durham

Upcoming Courses New dates have been added for our First Aid and Safeguarding courses (with more to follow soon): Emergency First Aid in Sport 6th November, 6-9pm at Bowburn Community Centre 22nd November, 6-9pm at The Louisa Centre Safeguarding and Protecting Children 28th November, 6-9pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre As a Club Durham Club you may be entitled to 50% off the course cost. Contact your Locality Officer for more information or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Fundamentals Workshops Club Durham have teamed up with coach educator Graeme Foreman the Author of “An Introduction to Fundamentals of Movement” to create a bespoke FREE workshop for coaches in Durham! The courses complements national workshops, seminars, research, CPD events and conferences on Fundamental game breaking practises. Creating a positive environment for coaching fundamentals A practical workshop that looks at the importance of designing and developing the right coaching environment for learning, development and coaching to take place. The workshop is full of practical examples and challenges that will invigorate your athlete’s development and learning. Course dates and details: both running 6pm – 9pm Monday 10th December – Newton Aycliffe Leisure centre Thursday 13th December - Abbey Leisure centre Course booking: Spaces are free and allocated on a first come first served basis. To book a place please email your name and club to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please include the date of the course you would like to attend

Looking for Gym Equipment? Pulse Fitness are selling some second hand Gym equipment. Check the full list of what's available and then contact Jeanette Turner-Gudgeon (07540 643565) to arrange viewing.

Almost 300,000 people are now more active

Almost 300,000 more people are doing 150 minutes of activity a week according new figures released today from our Active Lives Adult Survey May 2017/18. The report also shows that inactivity levels - people doing fewer than 30 minutes of activity a week - dropped by 116,000 over the same time period.

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Table Topping Start to new Season

The 2018/19 season National Junior League (under 18) got underway last weekend with Bishop Auckland fielding one of the youngest sides in the event consisting of 11-year-old Ben Mold, 13 year old Luke Mitchell along with 14 year old Sean Stobart and Juniors, Hayden Gilmour and Matthew Pearson both 16. First up was Darlington Academy, Ben Mold came away with his hat trick of wins with Matty Pearson winning two and Hayden Gilmour also two wins in a 7-2 win. Next up for the team was Ormesby A, which saw an 8-1 victory for the boys with Luke Mitchell and Hayden Gilmour both picking up hat tricks and Ben Mold losing out in his first match in a 5th set.

Following the match was Ormesby B, a 9-0-win saw Luke, Ben and Sean all pick up maximums The final match of the day was against last year runners up Northumbria, the match started well for Bishop winning the 1st two matches before Northumbria won the next 5 to make it impossible for Bishop to win however the boys fought back to finish 5-4 to Northumbria. With Luke Mitchell getting two and one win each for Sean and Hayden. With each match worth 9 points, the Bishop team are currently 12 points clear at the top but Northumbria have a game in hand going into the next set of fixtures.

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter

Adult Ladder League the next adult ladder league is october 20th from 1pm Designed as social competition to bridge the gap between club and league play. Its open to all adults who have just started in the local league, Those looking to move into the local league or those just looking to improve their match play. By challenging players above you, can you move up the ladder?

The 2018/19 season National Junior League got underway last weekend with Bishop Auckland fielding one of the youngest sides in the event consisting of 11 year old Ben Mold, 13 year old Luke Mitchell along with 14 year old Sean Stobart and Juniors, Hayden Gilmour and Matthew Pearson both 15. First up was Darlington Academy, Ben Mold came away with his hat trick of wins with Matty Pearson winning two and Hayden Gilmour also two wins In a 7-2 win. Next up for the team was Ormesby A, which saw a 8-1 victory for the boys with Luke Mitchell and Hayden Gilmour both picking up hat tricks and Ben Mold losing out in his first match in a 5th set. Following the match was Ormesby B, a 9-0 win saw Luke, Ben and Sean all pick up maximums The final match of the day was against last year runners up Northumbria, the match started well for Bishop winning the 1st two matches before Northumbria won the next 5 to make it impossible for Bishop to win however the boys fought back to finish 5-4 to Northumbria. With Luke Mitchell getting two and one win each for Sean and Hayden. With each match worth 9 points, the Bishop team are currently 12 points clear at the top but Northumbria have a game in hand going into the next set of fixtures

New Primary School Project and apprentice

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club is pleased to launch its Primary School Table Tennis Project, Starting the 29th of October and running through to July 2019 every primary school in the Bishop Auckland and Shildon area will be offered 8 free weeks of table tennis coaching along with all the needed equipment. Thanks to funding from the AAP and Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club, a new apprentice coach has been appointed to deliver in the schools along with two open community sessions at Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Centre at Bishop Barrington School for 7-11-year olds. The newly appointed apprentice is Ryan Morton who is 22 and UKCC level 1 coach, Ryan has left sided hemiplegia (Cerebral Palsy) has been playing for 4 years and is already undergoing his level 2 coaching badge.

“I love to play table tennis. I play at a good level myself and hope to help others improve or have fun through this great sport and with Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club. I’m a talkative and cheery person and my biggest achievement would have to be getting on the GB Para squad” – Ryan Morton. “to get this project started is fantastic – Matt Porter club chairman. “Our mission has always been to get as many people playing table tennis as possible and to use the sport to offer new opportunities which only an active sports club can offer, this project allows us to take table tennis to young people and offer a new sport in the schools.”

The community primary sessions will be launched very shortly, and anyone interested should keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for start dates. Any schools interested in getting involved should also get in touch with the club.

County Durham Sport October Update

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Active Durham Sport & Physical Activity Awards

I know lots of great things that are going on in clubs, teams and groups across our areas - theses awards recognise all this hard work and dedication to getting more people into sport and more physically active. If you don't have the time to complete the application or don't have a computer/laptop you can still make a nomination. Just send me over the text and the contact details of the person/club/team you are nominating and I'll do the form for you.

Winners from the Sedgefield and Easington areas will go against winners from other areas of the county - I want to showcase all the great work going on in our area! Criteria and nomination form are attached - please feel free to circulate to your contacts and networks. Give me a shout if you have any questions or queries. I'm keeping the window for nominations open for another 10 days.

Many thanks Joanne Heron
Community Sport & Physical Activity Development Co-ordinator
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Teacher training to target attitudes to PE in schools

More than 17,000 secondary school PE teachers are being offered free training to help foster a more positive attitude to physical education. We’re investing up to £13.5 million in a teacher training programme, run in partnership with the Teaching School Council, which will offer specialist training and mentoring for teachers. In 2015, we surveyed more than 450 school and college students, aged 14 and above, and the results showed that 19% disliked or hated PE at school. Further research also shows that a bad experience at school can put children off physical activity for life – with girls more likely to dislike or hate PE.

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Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

This weekend sees the first Bishop Auckland 2 star of the season 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 29th from 1.00pm 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 want to attend to spectate you will need a Pass please get in touch with Matt to get a pass If you are able to support the event in any way we would really appreciate your help, please contact Matt or Carol

Adult Ladder League the next adult ladder league is october 20th from 1pm Designed as social competition to bridge the gap between club and league play. Its open to all adults who have just started in the local league, Those looking to move into the local league or those just looking to improve their match play. By challenging players above you, can you move up the ladder?

Adam Hanby and Jake Haygarth got there seasons underway at the Blackpool two star No medals at Blackpool today but many positives. Jake Haygarth reached the QF of the cadets including a good win over a higher ranked player. In the Juniors Jake played a blinder to reach the last 16 from seeded 4th in his group to win it. Adam Hanby after an unlucky start to lose his first match in the 5th he got going to reach the QF of the Junior boys plate narrowly missing out

Durham County Football Association Leadership Programme

I wanted to provide you with further information in the hope we would reach more young people. An easier way of enrolling onto the programme has been devised. It an online link where by young people fill in their details and that confirms their enrolment. The form is quick and straightforward to complete.

I have attached the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WZN56WR Also the deadline for Youth Forum applications has been extended to Friday 28th September.

County Durham Sport workforce review

In our recent newsletter we mentioned that we are undertaking a ‘workforce development review’ in order to gain a better understanding about the people who deliver sport and physical activity across County Durham. We’ve been commissioned by Sport England to understand what the present workforce looks like in our clubs and sporting organisations in terms of coaches, sport leaders and other volunteers who keep things going! Now is your chance to help us with this important piece of work.

Acknowledged as the “golden thread” which runs through Sport England’s strategy Towards an Active Nation, the development of an appropriate workforce – whether sport, physical activity or non-sport partners - which is equipped to tackle high levels of inactivity, is central to the effective and sustainable delivery of Active Durham’s framework targets.

Having secured funding from Sport England, County Durham Sport has commissioned Logic Edge Ltd (Warwick Andrews) to work with us and alongside the Active Durham Workforce Group, to develop our collective understanding of the current workforce and to then identify future workforce priorities for an “Active County Durham”. A further 2 years of workforce delivery funding is available for the period 2019-21, subject to the submission of a plan and proposal to Sport England in October (date tbc), to support the implementation of key, shared priorities.

So, how can you help to shape the future workforce to address inactivity in County Durham? Firstly, we’d really appreciate it if you could find the time to complete the Partners Workforce Survey, by 30th September 2018, by clicking on the following link. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CDWorkforcePlan2019_21

Secondly, if you know of any other colleagues or partner organisations that you believe should be contacted or consulted, then please pass on their details or ask them to contact Warwick by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are trying to develop a broad understanding of workforce, both from the perspective of traditional partners (i.e. clubs and coaches) and non-sport partners, whose employees or volunteers may have a significant potential to influence peoples’ behaviour and levels of activity.

If you have any difficulties with the survey or would like to discuss the content of it further, then please contact Warwick directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

England Coaches aims to inspire next generation of table tennis players

Table Tennis England’s Youth Programme Manager Matt Stanforth paid a visit to Bishop Auckland table tennis club last week to check out the next generation of table tennis players from Bishop Auckland. Matthew came in and help at the beginner’s session alongside the club’s coaches to help look for new talent and help inspire the player to work hard to move up from the beginners group. “having Matt in the session really helped to inspire our younger player” said Matt Porter chair at the club. “getting some tips from an England coach we hope will push some of them to move up the club pathway and who knows, even follow some of the other club players into the England set up”

The club runs weekly junior beginners’ sessions on a Monday and Friday 6.00-7.30 sessions are run by qualified coaches and open to anybody 7-18, the club will be launching new primary aged sessions starting after half term along with a large primary school project delivering free table tennis in all the local primary schools. The club also runs weekly adult sessions, and everyone is welcome, For more information contact matt porter on 07411018856 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FREE Fundamentals Workshops

Club Durham have teamed up with coach educator Graeme Foreman the Author of “An Introduction to Fundamentals of Movement” to create 2 bespoke FREE workshops for coaches in Durham! Coaches are welcome to attend both course 1 and 2 but it is not essential, the courses complement national workshops, seminars, research, CPD events and conferences on Fundamental game breaking practises.

Course descriptions:

Course 1 Fundamental Game-breaking
Coaches are being asked to enter into a new world of developing physical literacy through multi-skill and multi-sport delivery. Schools, clubs and even children themselves are looking for more advanced development than a technical sport specific session or an activity babysitting service. The FUNdamental game breaking workshop looks at how you take fun activities or game based activities and breaks them down to the skill set that players / athletes require to be successful within the game. A very practical workshop that will challenge even the most experienced coach to their knowledge of fundamentals of movement and Fundamental movement skills.

Course 2 Creating a positive environment for coaching fundamentals
A practical workshop that looks at the importance of designing and developing the right coaching environment for learning, development and coaching to take place. The workshop is full of practical examples and challenges that will invigorate your athlete’s development and learning.

Course dates and details: All running 6pm – 9pm
Course 1 - Monday 15th October – Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
Course 1 – Thursday 18th October – Abbey Leisure Centre
Course 2 – Monday 10th December – Newton Aycliffe Leisure centre
Course 2 – Thursday 13th December - Abbey Leisure centre

Course booking: Spaces are free and allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book a place please email your name and club to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please include the date of the course you would like to attend. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks Emma Lloyd-Edwards Sports Development Officer North Locality Durham County Council | Regeneration & Local Services 01207 218869 07917642973

Greencroft Netball Club 

Greencroft Netball Club is CAPs awarded. Netball Training Sessions Wednesday’s at North Durham Academy

5.00-6.00 u11’s
6.00-7.00 u12’s & u13’s
7.00-8.00 u14’s &u16’s
8.00-9.30 seniors

Tuesday’s - social Netball 7.30-8.30 just turn up for a game of netball, anyone is welcome

For further information please phone Greencroft Netball Club on 07787051425

England Call for young Table Tennis players

Two young Bishop Auckland table tennis players have been called up into the England Table Tennis Squads. Jake Haygarth who is 12 and Ben Mold who is 11 both successfully gained call up to the England 9-13’s and England hope squads. Both Ben and Jake had to meet criteria having played at several National events last season alongside holding a high national ranking, both players still had to apply for consideration and still impress the national coaching including commonwealth bronze medallist in Australia, Kelly Sibley at an assessment day at Nottingham university. “as expected both players were very excited and very happy” said Matt Porter club coach “both players have really work hard this last 12 months and had some fantastic results and improved no end and it’s just reward for their effort and hard work, the hard re season work came in handy with the date of the assessment day, however this is just the start of the hard work for them to help the reach there ambitions. We really couldn’t be prouder of them”

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

Ping Pong Parlour at Dalton Park

We have been working with Dalton Park shopping Centre and Table tennis England and they have recently opened a Ping Pong Parlour in the shopping centre. For those who are unsure what a ping pong parlour is basically an empty shop unit with free to use table tennis tables. The unit is to the right of the complex near BB's Coffee

The parlour is open 11-5 every day we have been asked to help do events and have some volunteers there to help the public get the ball back and forth and to help promote the sport and the club and of course you get to play more TT.

Darlington Local League 18/19 season 

With the new local league season fast approaching, we are looking for players who would like to compete in the Darlington Local League for the upcoming season. Weekly matches take place either at Bishop Auckland TTC (Tuesdays) or away in Darlington (nights vary) The format is teams of 3 players who all play each other and 1 doubles match. Matches start around 7 and finish by 9/9.30 last year our first time in the league for 5 years saw the team finish runners up This year we would like to have 1 team in Division 1 and 1 team in Division two There is no extra cost only that you become a “Team Member” though the membership options for the club. We are looking to have at least 5 players in each team, so players are not committed to every week and there is options to rotate players. If your interested please contact Matt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07411018856

County Durham Sport Newsletter 

August 2018 Welcome to our latest newsletter. If you have any questions for our team or would like to send through some information for our next newsletter please get in touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Club Durham Monthly Update

Welcome to the latest update from Club Durham.

Training
Upcoming Courses There are still places available on the below workshops. Emergency First Aid in Sport 23rd August, 6-9pm at the Louisa Centre, Stanley 19th September, 6-9pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre 6th November, 6-9pm at Bowburn Community Centre Safeguarding and Protecting Children 30th October, 6-9pm at Bowburn Community Centre As a Club Durham Club you may be entitled to 50% off the course cost. Contact your Locality Officer for more information or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More info / book a place

Safeguarding
Keeping Safe Online Webinar The NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) works to safeguard children in sport. This webinar will explore the benefits and risks of social media for sports clubs and organisations. It will also provide helpful guidelines, examples and tools to enable sports to help children and young people to make safe use of social media opportunities. 15th August 2018 at 11am. Find out more / sign up 

Delves Lane Chess Club 

Wednesdays 7-9pm 2 per week

New members welcome jus come along on the night