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Strong Sibling Showing at Inter Regional Qualifiers

The Inter Regional qualifiers see each of the 10 Table Tennis England Regions hold qualifiers to find the regions best 3 players in 3 age groups under 11’s, u13’s and u15’s boys’ and girls’ events to go to the national finals, this year held at Hatfield University. Bishop Auckland table tennis club had 6 players vying for spots on the North East team.   First up was the first brother and sister team of Lucy and Thomas Whales, both competing in the under 11’s. Thomas 8, put in some good performances but was out matched by the older kids. In the Girls Event Lucy beat two players from Darlington Academy, both 3-0 to win the event and qualify for the finals. 

The Second sibling combo was Amy and Ben Mold. Amy playing in the cadet girls who, like Lucy won her event and qualified for the nationals by beating two players from Ormesby including a unexpected win over a higher ranked player. Ben Mold Justified his top seeding winning the group of 8 unbeaten, not without a few close calls but Ben’s cool head saw him pull though and make the team.

The cadet event saw Sean Stobart and Jake Bewley compete. Sean finished 3rd and qualified for the finals. Jake Bewley put in some great performance but missed the cut.

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

With the Easter Camp and Bank Holidays coming up we have a few Session cancellations
Monday Sessions 8th April
Tuesday Sessions 9th April 
Wednesday Sessions 10th April
Friday Sessions 16th April 
Monday Sessions 22nd April  

The next adult ladder league is this SATURDAY 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 dates for 2019 are 18th May
 
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

Hat Trick of awards for Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

Just weeks after scooping the Coach of the year award at the North East Disabilty awards Bishop Auckland TTC scoped more awards at the Regional Pride of table tennis awards.

The Pride of Table Tennis Awards are run by Table Tennis England each year, the awards are designed to award and reward Clubs, Coaches and Volunteers who help deliver table tennis across the country.

This years North East awards saw Bishop Auckland Table Tennis club come away with three awards including the big one, Club of the year.

Club Coach Ben Kelly, left with the other two awards winning both young volunteer of the year and coach of the year.  

“it was an unexpected pleasure to receive the awards” said Ben “The Club have been brilliant in providing me the opportunity to coach table tennis to young people! As nice as it is that I have received the awards at the end of the day it’s about helping young people to develop in table tennis whether that’s progressing their table tennis ability, social skills or putting a smile on their face at a training session”  the judging panel, were impressed with Bens dedication to his coaching and his commitment to both his personal and the players development. 

“To win another pride of table tennis club award, our 3 in 4 years, in always a honour and shows that the club keeps moving forward developing new session and opportunity’s to play table tennis while achieving team and individual success with our coaching programme” – Matt Porter club Chair 

The panel were impressed with how the club balance a large community programme of Primary and secondary after school clubs, community sessions for all ages and abilities, while also running talent development programmes and development pathways. achieving national success without compromising the community spirit ethos of the club.

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

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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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British Title for Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

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 joint top of Division 4A, with Generation 2 from Portsmouth and Rotherham Scorpions, While the Girls team were 4th of Division 3.

The Girls, represented by Amy Mold, Anya Milne, Ebony Hempsell and Pravesha Ragi, started with their local rivals Ormesby going down 4-2, but this would be the only loss of the weekend, following up that loss with a 4-2 win over second placed Wensum from Norwich and a 5-1 win over Lillington, Leamington Spa before beating top of the league Woodfield from Wolverhampton 4-2 and to finish the weekend a 3-3 draw with Byng Hall, Kent. Going into the last round of matches it was still possible for the girls to win the league, but a specific set of results were needed, which didn’t happen.

The boys of Andrew McRae, Harvey McDonald, Jake Haygarth and Luke Mitchell, knowing any dropped points could see them loose the league started with a 4-2 win over Byng hall, Kent, last time the match was a draw so a better result this time round. Next up was the top of the table clash vs Generation 2, who had beaten Rotherham Scorpions 6-0 in there first match to knock Rotherham down the table. A tight match saw the teams draw 3-3 to keep things tied at the top and to keep the pressure on both teams. Next up was Brunswick, London. Where again the boys again came out on top 4-2. The Sunday saw Bishop take on bottom side Table Tennis Daily winning 5-1, while Generation 2 could only draw with Brunswick. This Meant that a win vs 3rd placed Rotherham would see Bishop Auckland win the title, which they dually did, but not without a scare going 1-0 down and two 5th set wins to keep coach Matt Porter on the edge of his seat

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Club Durham Monthly Update February 2019

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Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club to Host Para GB Table Tennis recruitment Day

Bishop Auckland Table tennis club based at Bishop Barrington school has been chosen to host a Para Table Tennis recruitment day on the 26th of February in partnership with Para GB table tennis association.  

There are two sessions to attend 1pm – 3pm for schools and 7pm-9pm as open to all people with disabilities who may want to try table tennis.

Para GB’s Pathways manager and National Development Coach Shaun Marples in attendance along with the clubs own award-winning coaches and players from the National set up.

“The aim of the day is to show how much fun table tennis is” said Matt Porter Chair of Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club “its such an inclusive sport and we want to show that, while trying to find GB’s next future stars”

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British Title for Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

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 joint top of Division 4A, with Generation 2 from Portsmouth and Rotherham Scorpions, While the Girls team were 4th of Division 3.

The Girls, represented by Amy Mold, Anya Milne, Ebony Hempsell and Pravesha Ragi, started with their local rivals Ormesby going down 4-2, but this would be the only loss of the weekend, following up that loss with a 4-2 win over second placed Wensum from Norwich and a 5-1 win over Lillington, Leamington Spa before beating top of the league Woodfield from Wolverhampton 4-2 and to finish the weekend a 3-3 draw with Byng Hall, Kent. Going into the last round of matches it was still possible for the girls to win the league, but a specific set of results were needed, which didn’t happen.

The boys of Andrew McRae, Harvey McDonald, Jake Haygarth and Luke Mitchell, knowing any dropped points could see them loose the league started with a 4-2 win over Byng hall, Kent, last time the match was a draw so a better result this time round. Next up was the top of the table clash vs Generation 2, who had beaten Rotherham Scorpions 6-0 in there first match to knock Rotherham down the table. A tight match saw the teams draw 3-3 to keep things tied at the top and to keep the pressure on both teams. Next up was Brunswick, London. Where again the boys again came out on top 4-2. The Sunday saw Bishop take on bottom side Table Tennis Daily winning 5-1, while Generation 2 could only draw with Brunswick. This Meant that a win vs 3rd placed Rotherham would see Bishop Auckland win the title, which they dually did, but not without a scare going 1-0 down and two 5th set wins to keep coach Matt Porter on the edge of his seat.   

 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

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Adult Ladder League - the next adult ladder league is Feb 9th 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 dates for 2019 are
9th March
6th April
18th May

Courses at Club Durham 

Places are available for our Safeguarding and Emergency First Aid courses below. More dates will be added soon.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Wed 27 Mar 2019, 6-9pm, Spennymoor Leisure Centre, DL16 6FB

Emergency First Aid in Sport 

Wed 06 Mar 2019, 6-9pm, The Sjovoll Centre, Durham, DH1 5BZ
Wed 03 Apr 2019, 6-9pm, Spennymoor Leisure Centre, DL16 6FB

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.

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"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."

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter

Adult Ladder League

the next adult ladder league is Feb 9th 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 dates for 2019 are  9th March  6th April  18th May

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

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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Upcoming Courses

There are still a few places available for our new year First Aid and Safeguarding courses. More dates will be added soon.

Emergency First Aid in Sport

Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 6-9pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre

Wednesday 13th February 2019, 6-9pm at Bowburn Community Centre

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Wednesday 30th January 2019, 6-9pm at The Louisa Centre

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Heres to 2019 at Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

The club re-openes for 2019 on January the 7th.

We hope to see you back enjoying table tennis at the club either if you were playing just before the fesitive period or if you havent played for some time or if youve not played with us at all, your ALL very welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon. 

WEEKLY TIME TABLE

MONDAYS
Over 50s - Auckland Youth and Community centre - 10.30 - 12.00
Junior Beginners - Bishop Barrington School - 6.00 - 7.30
Open Coaching - Bishop Barrington School - 7.30 - 9.00

TUESDAYS
Primary Session - Bishop Barrington School - 5.30- 6.30 
Darlington League home matches - Bishop Barrington School - 7.00 9.30

WEDS
Performace squad (invite) 6.30- 9.00

THURSDAYS
Primary Session - Bishop Barrington School - 5.30- 6.30 
Performace squad (invite) 6.30- 9.00

FRIDAYS
Junior Beginners - Bishop Barrington School - 6.00 - 7.30
Open Coaching - Bishop Barrington School - 7.30 - 9.00

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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.

 

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

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club Newsletter 

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.

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

If your interested please contact Matt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07411018856

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.

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