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Tennis Summer Holiday Camps

About Our Camps

All DCTP holiday tennis camps offer a combination of great coaching, fun games and activities and competition in both tennis and other sports. Tennis camps are a great way to engage children aged 5-17* with the sport at your local club.

Children stay active and healthy while having fun with their friends in a safe environment. 

Booking onto a holiday camp

We offer both full day and half day enrolment.

All equipment is provided; just ensure that your child is wearing suitable clothing for the weather! Children may need to bring suncream or waterproofs with them depending on the time of year. We always do our best to ensure that camps go ahead regardless of the weather. You will be advised if camps have to be cancelled.

*Please note that children aged 4 are welcome for the morning sessions only.(book through calling)

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Last Chance to book on to this summer training camp

With Just under 3 to go until our biggest ever summer training camp we have only a handful of spaces left and only 1 space for all four days.
Loic is an experienced play and very passionate and knowledgeable coach 

  • Manager of the Nantes TT academy a high-level practice group built alongside the Pro B Team
  • 2000: Vice European Cadet Champion
  • 2001: European Team Junior Champion
  • World and Europe Championship selection with France
  • Practice in Dusseldorf in Boll and Ovtcharov's group 2008-2010:
  • Played in top divisions in France, Germany and Sweden and England

at only £90 for all four days for non members,  its one of the best value for money camps in England if not wider!

to avoid missing out make sure you get you form and payment back to the club ASAP

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Consett Academy Sports Taster Days - chance to promote your club

Consett Academy are running sports taster days on:

Tuesday 16th July for Y7 

Wednesdays 17th July for Y8

Both days will run from 8.30 - 3pm on a carousel basis and every young person in that year group will take part in the activities on offer.

The academy are offering local clubs the opportunity to come and deliver your sport to the pupils to promote your clubs and hopefully attract more young people into participating in sport outside of school.

In the past we have had funding for this event but unfortunately this is no longer available therefore no payments for coaches time can be made.

If you are interested in this opportunity to promote your club please let me know and I can give you further details.

Many thanks 

Emma Lloyd-Edwards

Sports Development Officer

REAL Services – Culture, Sport & Tourism Durham County Council 

Direct 03000 262454 Mobile 07917642973

International Debut for young Table Tennis player.

12-year-old Jake Haygarth took part in the Zagiping Open last week in Zagreb, Croatia, As part of an 11 strong England squad. The Zagiping tournament is in its 66th year and this year saw over 780 player from all over Europe compete on 50 table across teams and singles events.

This was Jakes First international tournament and exceeded all expectations. The team event saw Jake and teammate Tom, having to go through a pre-qualifying 3 round knockout event to reach the group stage. The boys received a bye in the first round and then beat a team from Serbia 3-0 in the second round before facing a Romanian team in the final round. The boys manged to come up 3-2 winners in the tightest of margins 11-9 in the 5th sets in the doubles to reach the main group stages.  There they beat a Croatian side 3-0, the next match was vs another Romanian side who beat the boys 3-0 and went on to win the team event against England 1. The final match saw another 3-0 loss to a Serbian team this put the boys in the 9-12th position out of 48 teams.

The singles again saw pre-qualification event with Jake having to win a group of 3 and a knockout match to make the main groups.  Without dropping a set Jake delivered some high-level table tennis to reach the main groups.  The main groups saw Jakes form continue winning the group including beating the 4th seed for the event. This saw Jake in the last 32 where he didn’t stop also winning that match and beating a Serbian international player in the 16 to reach the quarter finals where unfortunately Jake run was ended by the eventual winner.

“the event was a real spectacle, both that many young players but also the standard of play, Jake level just seemed to increase with each match and was playing some of his best table tennis ever by the end of by the tournament” said Matt Porter coach at Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club, “He knew there was no easy matches and had to be on it every point to win, He’s done fantastic in his first international event”

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

Business Energy Efficiency Project

We have teamed up with Club Durham to offer our support to local sports clubs 

What is BEEP?

Our project offers energy audits which provide advice and guidance on how to reduce your energy consumption (and bills!) This may range from helping you to understand your bills and identify where you are using energy, to suggesting opportunities to install low carbon technologies such as LED lighting and heat pumps in place of old, inefficient incandescent lighting and gas boilers.

Our advice is available at no cost to your business, as we are fully funded by Durham County Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

In addition, we will have our grant pot re-filled in October, which allows the project to financially support any investment which reduces your energy costs or CO2 emission 

What has BEEP achieved so far?

We have now provided support to 179 small to medium enterprises across Durham. We have paid out £125 000 in grants and the project has reduced emissions by 1500 tonnes of CO2 in tota 

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for support your club must be financially independent* and own/rent its own facilities. You must employ fewer than 250 people and have a turnover of less than €43M and cannot have received more than €200 000 in the last 3 years.

*Unfortunately, we are not able to provide support for clubs that based at council premises.

If you are interested please contacts Michael Vasey 

Lead Energy Officer – Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP)

Mobile: 07827 307811

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Website: www.beep.uk.net                

Durham Moor Tennis Club

My name is Alex and I work for the Down’s Syndrome Association’s DSActive programme, we work with tennis clubs to provide sessions specifically for people with Down’s syndrome.

We are hoping you can help us promote a new session we have launched at Durham Moor Tennis Club in Durham. The session is specifically for people with Down’s syndrome aged over the age of 5. More details below:

Venue: Durham Moor Tennis Club, DH1 5AW

Date: Every Thursday Time: 17:00 until 18:00

Contact: Doug Statt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0333 1212 300

URLS: https://www.dsactive.org.uk/tennis-session/durham-durham-moor-tennis/

www.durhammoortennis.org.uk

Any questions do let me know.

Thanks,

Alex Rawle

DSActive Project Manager

Down’s Syndrome Association

T: 0333 1212 300

M: 07730 531498

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W: www.dsactive.org.uk

Helpline: 0333 1212 300 Mon

Durham Half Term Tennis Camps!

As some of you have already spotted our half term camps and dates for the summer have been released, we have not yet opened up the booking for the Summer but that will be coming at the end of the week or early next week.
Please use the following links below to book onto the half term camps. I would like to make you aware that I am in schools next week promoting the tennis club and the camps but I'm opening it up to you guys before I go in to advertise.

They will be as follows;
9:00-3:00pm - £15 for members (full day) half day available with early drop off and late pick up as options on through the link.

Tuesday (Mini Tennis)4-10yrs - https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/DCTP/Coaching/Camp/8e415226-78f0-417b-8fc2-e8bc66ab1b0b

Thursday (Junior Tennis)10-17yrs - https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/DCTP/Coaching/Camp/1a0fcc0d-9b57-4744-bcfd-075939231470

Spaces are limited due to court space so please don't miss out!
We look forward to seeing you on the day if not before:)
Many thanks

Durham Community Tennis Partnership

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Japanese radio inspires new fitness programme 

We're investing nearly a quarter of a million pounds in a new six-month pilot aimed at getting people aged 55 and over more active.

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Durham Club News

There are loads of great news stories from our Derwentside Area clubs this month, links to each club are provided (where possible) in case you'd like to find out more.

If you have a great news story from your club or sports group, your locality officer would love to hear about it so we can share it here 

Lanchester Cricket Club

During 2018 the club had 3 players who had heart problems, two requiring lifesaving surgery. Club member Andy Allen ran the London marathon to raise money to purchase a defibrillator for the clubhouse, he was successful in running the marathon and easily raised the necessary money thanks to the generosity of local people. The club now has a new defibrillator outside the clubhouse for the cricketers and wider community.

Southmoor Golf Club

Golfer Mark Dobson from Southmoor Golf Club recently achieved a hole in one at the ‘Mackenzie Masters’ event held at the club. It wasn’t quite good enough to help him win amongst a strong field of 60 competitors but it was enough to propel him into second place. The club awarded him a special prize and his family were waiting to congratulate him as he arrived at the 18th green!

Crookhall Beck Juniors Football Club

The club have had a successful year with the under 10’s winning the Russell Foster Division 7 league, they also won the plate at the Durham United tournament. The club have also trained a new coach this year with the support of the Club Durham training funding and re accredited the FA charter standard mark. The players and coaches all had a fantastic night at the annual sports awards after receiving a nomination for club of the year.

Belle Vue Trampoline Club

Holly Robinson and Isabelle Garnham have been selected to represent England at the Frivolten Cup in Sweden taking place in May. Holly achieved a silver and bronze medal at the English Championship events. Both Holly and Isabelle will be taking part in the English Finals this September, good luck girls!

Consett Rugby Club

Consett & District Rugby Football Club are delighted to be launching a new venue for community groups around Consett and Derwentside. From the 1st May 2019 to the end of August, Consett RFC will be installing a marquee at their clubhouse grounds. The marquee is being offered free of hire costs to community groups for end of season presentations, fundraisers, team building or any other type of appropriate activity. The project, enabled by the generosity of Councillors Alex Watson, Owen Temple, Stephen Robinson and Peter Oliver through their Neighbourhood Budgets, will not only provide an excellent additional facility and superb venue for groups, but will continue to reinforce the aim of Consett & District RFC to be at the heart of the community in Consett.

Save the Date: Active Durham - Moving Forwards Event - 2 July 2019

The Active Durham partnership invites you to Active Durham: Moving forwards

As a key stakeholder involved in the promotion and development of physical activity across County Durham, we are delighted to invite you to the Active Durham: Moving Forwards event, which will take place at the Durham Centre, Belmont on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019. 

As the Active Durham partnership moves forward, into the second phase of the 5 year Active Durham Framework, this is an opportunity for stakeholders working to increase physical activity levels in County Durham to share good practice and to contribute to the future direction of the partnership.

Outcomes and workshop feedback from this event will support the Active Durham partnership to set clear, locally informed priorities and measures of success which will influence future work/progress.

We will be joined at the event by Allison Curbishley the North East, former British Olympic athlete, who is regularly heard commentating on BBC Five Live radio.

The event commences at 1pm, with a light buffet lunch from 12 noon

I do hope you can come along and would be grateful if you could let us know no later than Friday, 31st May 2019. Once we receive your acceptance, we will send more details about the event including map and directions.

Very best wishes

Annie Dolphin

Chair of Active Durham

Physical activity sector urged to embrace digital

Leaders in the sport and physical activity sector have called upon colleagues to embrace technology to make it easier for people to get active.

A ComRes survey has found that people find it twice as easy to order takeaway food online than to book a sport or fitness class. 

That's why we're awarding a further £1.5 million of National Lottery funding to the Open Data Institute (ODI) to help the sector innovate, open their data and develop their digital offering. 

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Consett Cycle Festival 2019!

You may be aware that the annual Cycle Race around Derwent Reservoir will be starting and finishing in Consett Town Centre this year and will be taking place on Sunday 23rd June from 10am until 5pm.

The Consett Cycle Festival, of which the Cycle Race forms a part, is being organised through Alan Hillary Events Ltd on behalf of Project Genesis Trust. The Festival is a FREE family friendly event which will include live entertainment, music and activities (full details to be confirmed).

A community marquee for stalls and information displays will be sited on Albert Road car park (behind Middle Street) and we are inviting local community groups, partners and organisations to join us in the marquee to help promote themselves and their activities. Please note that a 6ft trestle table and 2 chairs will be provided for participating groups.  For site health and safety reasons, exhibitors will be asked to stay for the duration of the event.

If your group/organisation would like to attend on the day, please e-mail your details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by return of e-mail or telephone 03000 260 722/723/725 by Friday 31st May 2019.   Please note that stalls will be allocated on a first come first served basis as space within the marquee will be limited.

Please note that we will register your attendance and forward your details to Alan Hillary Events Ltd, who will be in touch with you in due course to advise arrival/set up time. 

Please feel free to share this information via your own networks as appropriate, further publicity relating to the event will be available in due course.

Club Durham Monthly Update April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 news and training update from Club Durham. 

Bishop Auckland table tennis club has been chosen to play a key role in the launch of a new initiative to help youngsters develop a sporting habit. The club was chosen by Table Tennis England as one of only five around the country to pilot the new TT Kidz scheme. It will hold its first session on Thursday 2nd May. Find out more on the club website.

Phoenix Thai Boxing, Shildon recently returned from the WTKA Sandee UK Open Championships with 12 titles in Muay Thai & K1 categories, 5 fighters are representing an England team vs Cyprus in Larnaca in May, plus selection to Great Britain Team Squads for both Aidan Forster UKMF Youth World championships in Turkey & Leigh Newton, IFMA Senior World Championships in Bangkok. Connect with Phoenix Thai via their  Facebook page.

Spectrum Roller Skaters recently competed at Nationals  in Kettering. Four skaters teamed together and came home with a silver medal, with Ella Newson, Jazzmyn Loring, Hannah Godwin, Lucy Richardson, Niamh Dawson & Nicola Stevens also all performing well in Figures & free style. Later in April, Jazzmyn competed at her first international competition in Paris. The club is now preparing for The British Championships. For more information search for Spectrum Roller Skating Club on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

S.A.S Taekwondo Club, Henknowle, Bishop Auckland - Andy Sowerby and 2 young club students went down to Doncaster, successfully achieving 5th Dan Master Grade and the 2 students both a 1st poom junior black belt. The club is going from strength to strength with sessions running regularly at Henknowle Community Centre, take a look at their Facebook page or contact Andy on  07773189859.

Emergency First Aid in Sport 
Monday 24th June, 6-9pm, The Sjovoll Centre, DH1 5BZ
Thursday 11th July, 6-9pm,  Spennymoor Leisure Centre, DL16 6FB


Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Monday 20th May, 6-9pm, The Sjovoll Centre, DH1 5BZ
Thursday 13th June, 6-9pm, Spennymoor Leisure Centre. DL16 6FB
Monday 15th July, 6-9pm, The Louisa Centre, DH9 0TE

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.

Coaching the Person in Front of You
 
Thursday 6th June, 6-9pm, The Sjovoll Centre, Durham, DH1 5BZ
 
Coaching Week 2019 will showcase the role coaches play in helping to create the conditions for all of us to thrive, as individuals, as groups and as communities. As part of coaching week, we're offering a new course. 'Coaching the Person in Front of you' to all sports leaders and coaches
 
This course will help you think about your coaching practice and enable you and your participants to thrive.  Discounted places are available for Club Durham members so why not book now?
 
National Para Title for Local Table Tennis Player

The Michael Hawksworth National Championships is the most prestigious event in the Para table tennis domestic calendar, Bishop Auckland table tennis club has two representatives at this year’s event. Andrew Green competing in class 3 and band B wheelchairs and Ryan Morton in Class 7 and standing band C. the Saturday saw the boys compete in their respected class, Andrew finished in 3rd place putting in a good performance to take ends off players he usually doesn’t.  Ryan progressed through his group in second place to make the quarter finals, where he just missed out going down 11-9 in the 5th set to Tom Johnson from Isle of wright.

The Sunday saw Andrew in the Band B wheelchair event finishes 4th just missing out on the bronze going down 3-2 in the medal match. Ryan who was seeded number 2 in the Band C standing event, won his group with three, 3-0 victories to claim a quarter final spot, where Ryan had to come from 2-1 down to over come James Adams from London to reach the semis. The Semis once again saw Ryan go 2-1 down to Theo Bishop before coming back to win 3-2 and a place in the final. The final saw Ryan have to face his doubles partner Tim Fields, Ryan saved his best performance for this match and claimed his first national title with a 3-0 victory.

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

Record numbers getting physically active

More women, older adults, disabled people and those with long-term health conditions are getting active, our latest Active Lives Adult Survey shows. 

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Introducing our Talent Plan for England

We want England to have the best talent system in the world. 

We're already a hugely successful sporting nation. Our country enjoyed record performances at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, while English athletes made up more than 80% of the hugely successful Team GB and ParalympicsGB in the most recent summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

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TT KIDZ IS COMING!

An exciting new table tennis programme exclusively for 7 to 11-year-old girls and boys and Bishop Auckland table tennis club, has been chosen to play a key role in the launch of a new initiative to help youngsters develop a sporting habit.
The club was chosen by Table Tennis England as one of only five around the country to pilot the new TT Kidz scheme. It will hold its first session on Thursday 2nd May at 5.30pm, as the sport’s governing body trials the scheme ahead of a planned national launch in October.

TT Kidz is an eight-week programme developed by Table Tennis England to provide youngsters with an inspiring, engaging and fun first experience in the game.

Children will learn all the basic skills necessary to enjoy a great game of table tennis, as well as all the benefits that an active life brings, including fitness and hand/eye coordination, building social relationships and generally having a great time!
“The pilot projects were chosen because of their expertise and their enthusiasm for the project and we can’t wait to see them in action over the next few weeks. I’m sure all the children who sign up will have a fantastic time.”
Once signed up, all TT Kidz will receive their very own TT Kidz kit bag, holding everything they need to get started – including TT Kidz T-shirt, bat, balls and activity book/sticker album. 
The programme is great value at just £40, which will include all the kit to keep as well.

Places are limited and expected to fill-up fast, so if you are interested please visit www.ttkidz.co.uk to find out more and secure your child’s place

Children's attitudes to sport and physical activity

Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active, new analysis from our Active Lives Children and Young People Survey has revealed.

More than 130,000 children and young people were surveyed in the academic year 2017/18, with participation figures published in December. 

The report measures children's physical literacy. This is a combination of a person's enjoyment, confidence, competence (how easy they find it), understanding (that it is beneficial) and knowledge (knowing how to get involved and improve).

Disabilty award for Table Tennis Coach

Matt Porter, who is the head coach at Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club was awarded the coach of the year honour at the 2018 North East Disabilty Awards held at Kingston Park Stadium in Newcastle.

Each year the North East County sport partnerships and a number of commercial partners, come together to deliver the North East Disability Sports Awards. The awards celebrate the fantastic achievements of athletes, coaches and clubs have made to disability sport across the region during the year, over 10 categories.

“I was speechless”, when the MC announced the winner was a coach from table tennis I couldn’t believe it” said Matthew “the category was the biggest category and the standard was so strong, Im still can’t believe it, I’m really honoured.

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club, runs regular disability events and runs all its sessions to be inclusive allowing people with disabilities to participate along side peers. The club currently has 3 players in the Para GB pathway.  

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 Monthly Update March 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 news and training update from Club Durham. 

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County Durham Sport Update

March 2019

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Silver in National Junior League

Going into the last set of matches the National Junior league team had a 7 point lead, but had played one more game than 2nd placed Northumbria. The first match saw Alex Ben and Matthew get a 9-0 win over Ormesby B while Northumbria beat Ormesby A 7-2, which gave Bishop a 9-point lead, with Northumbria having a game in hand. The top two sides then beat in a must win match for Bishop. Things didn’t go too well with the team going 3-0. Alex and Matt both losing 3-0 while Ben lost out in the tightest of margins 12-10, 7-11, 19-17, 10-12, 11-13. Things didn’t get much better going 4-0 before the team got going with Matt winning his next two matches and Ben and Alex both getting one. but wasn’t to be going down 5-4. Northumbria with a 8 point deficit went in to there last match knowing they needed 8 or more to win the league, which they delivered beating Ormesby B 9-0. a good season for the young team with as many as 5 years left in this event.

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County Durham Sport February Update

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Club Durham Monthly Update February 2019

Welcome to the February 2019 news and training update from Club Durham. 

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Sportworks January 2019 Newsletter

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

Helping people with learning disabilities get active

Round the World Challenge to inspire activity

We’re investing £1 million with Mencap to help more than 4,000 people with learning disabilities get active by taking part in a new Round the World Challenge.

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Club Durham News

"The Club Durham scheme Area 1 highlight of last year was helping set up 2 brand new junior sports clubs –

  • A Junior Multi Sports Club in Weardale: we helped them access funding, get club insurance, set up a constitution for the group, ensure policies and procedures are in place and recruit volunteers. We DBS checked volunteers via the Volunteer Durham Scheme and provided training courses to cover Safeguarding,First Aid and the Fundamentals of Sport. Their very first session got off to a great start with 25 kids attending.
  • Willington Junior Netball Club: evening netball sessions for girls at Parkside Schoolare now up and running. We have supported this by fully funding a volunteer through her level 2 Netball course last year, plus Safeguarding & first aid training. We've made a further contribution towards two more volunteers who are training to level 2 standard this February. We also helped secure £1754 worth of funding to cover hall hire and new equipment to get the club started.

In addition, the Community Sports Club Funding Scheme, in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation, has also secured £2,000 for Barnard castle Rugby Club to set up a new girls section.

Over the last couple of months we have run Safeguarding, First Aid, Fundamentals of Sport and a Cricket Support Workers course in this locality. 

We have also contributed towards a further four level 1 and five level 2 courses across various sports for clubs looking to increase the number of sessions they deliver for young people and a further 6 volunteers through a ground maintenance workshop."

Leisure centre newbies offered free fitness pass 

People looking to get active this New Year can pick up a free taster pass to discover what’s new at their local leisure centre.

Anyone visiting a Durham County Council leisure centre between Friday 18 and Monday 21 January can pick up a free three-day pass, which they can use to try out the gym and swim sessions, and selected fitness classes 

Gym users will receive a free individual introduction to the centre, including a tailor-made personal induction plan.

Kaye Stephenson, principal aquatics manager, said: “New year can be a great incentive for people to get fit and start new habits. For people who are new to our leisure centres, who may not know what to expect, this gym and swim offer is a great chance to come and try out the great range of activities and facilities we have available. 

For those who are ready to commit, a great membership offer is available this month too. Anyone who signs up to a direct debit gym or swim membership between Saturday 19 and Thursday 31 January can sign up for just £5 and pay nothing until March 2019.

Memberships can be purchased online at www.durham.gov.uk/leisurecentrememberships or in person at a participating leisure centre.

The membership and three-day pass offers are available at:

  • Abbey Leisure Centre, Durham
  • Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre
  • Consett Leisure Centre
  • Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre, Durham
  • The Louisa Centre, Stanley
  • Meadowfield Leisure Centre
  • Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
  • Riverside Leisure Complex, Chester le Street
  • Shildon-Sunnydale Leisure Centre
  • Spennymoor Leisure Centre
  • Teesdale Leisure Centre
  • Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre, Bishop Auckland 

Leisure centre users can also take advantage of the new thrive active swimming app to get into shape. More information about the app, which gives instant access to the latest swimming pool timetables and pool news, can be found at www.durham.gov.uk/thriveactive

School Swimming Conference

Education Durham have organised a 'National Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety Conference' with keynote speakers: Aimee Wilmott, Chris Cook, Jon Glen and Sue Barlow. 

Friday 14th June 2019 at Durham Leadership Centre, Spennymoor.

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County Durham Sport December News 

Welcome to our latest newsletter, the last newsletter of 2018!

Please note that the office will be closed from Thursday 20th December and re-open Monday 7th January.

May we also take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year! 

If you have any questions for our team or would like to send through some information for our next newsletter please get in touch:
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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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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
REAL Services - Culture & Sport Durham County Council Spennymoor Leisure Centre High Street Spennymoor Durham DL16 6BD Direct 03000 266888 Mobile 07827307813

Club Durham Update Parents in Sport Week

1st - 7th October 2018 Next week is the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) Parents in Sport Week.
The week aims to:
1) Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping children safe in sport
2) Help parents understand how to positively influence their child's enjoyment and wellbeing in sport
3) Encourage clubs to engage and involve parents in their child's sport

https://www.clubdurham.co.uk/ 

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..

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

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

Beginners Archery Training

Delves Lane Village Hall

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The latest news and updates from County Durham Sport.

July 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.