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Flyers strike gold and silver at regionals

Image: Okehampton Flyers SW regionals
Photo, left to right top:
Vicki Pritchard (coach), Madison Vine, Owen Pitman, Harry Pitman, Miya Porter (assistant coach)

Okehampton Flyers Gym, Trampoline & DMT Club had another good day at their second South West trampoline and double mini trampoline (DMT) regionals this season, coming away with three gold medals, two silver medals and other high placings. Continue reading Flyers strike gold and silver at regionals

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The ‘hares’ – schools cross-country

Image: The Hares with Adam Holland
The Hares with Adam Holland

Well known marathon runner Adam Holland made a very welcome appearance at the Tavistock Area Schools first Cross Country event on 12th February. Pictured is Adam with Nicolas Maczugowzki and Joel Lake of Tavistock Athletic Club ‘haring’ the Year 5 and 6 boys race, which was win by Fynn Baker of Milton Abbot school. Continue reading The ‘hares’ – schools cross-country

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NEW! Mum and Baby Yoga from March 1st

Fridays 11-12, starting 1st March, Pavilion in the Park

This class allows the new mother to ease herself gently back into yoga practice with her baby.  There’s a focus on toning the pelvic floor and abdomen and easing the back and shoulders. A typical class will include yoga poses and sequences, breathing practices and a welcomed chance to relax at the end. Continue reading NEW! Mum and Baby Yoga from March 1st

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Vacancy: Sport and Recreation Manager

Image: South West Youth Games - PHOTO: Sean Hernon/PPAUKTerms : 35 hours per week, flexible over 7 days
Salary : £24,000 – £28,000pa (dependant on experience)
Location : OCRA Pavilion
Closing date for applications : 29.03.2019
Anticipated start date : Immediate

An exciting opportunity to work with OCRA to maintain and develop sporting and recreational opportunities for Okehampton and the surrounding areas. Continue reading Vacancy: Sport and Recreation Manager

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Vacancy: Volunteer Fundraiser (part time)

Image: South West Youth Games - PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUKTerms : 8-10 hours per weeK
Location : OCRA Pavilion with some work from home options
Closing date for applications : 22.03.2019
Anticipated start date : Immediate

OCRA is looking to appoint a Volunteer Fundraiser to work alongside the management team to explore fundraising opportunities, attract grants and awards, maintain relationships with existing supporters and raise awareness of the Charity’s work. Continue reading Vacancy: Volunteer Fundraiser (part time)

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Tavistock Area Schools Cross Country Series 2019

The first cross country event of the 2019 Tavistock Primary Schools series took place in the Meadows on a mild Tuesday afternoon in February.

Year 3/4 girls started the series with Lamorna Cox of St Andrew’s leading the others home. Nell Maguire of Whitchurch was 2nd followed by Hazel Stead of St Peter’s and Florence Riggott and Tamzin Jarman both of Whitchurch. JJ Lake of TAC was the ‘hare’ for these girls. Continue reading Tavistock Area Schools Cross Country Series 2019

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Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College

Okehampton Area Primary Schools Year 3 Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College

Tuesday 5th February saw 225 year 3 children from Okehampton, Lewtrenchard, Boasley Cross, South Tawton, Exbourne, Hatherleigh, North Tawton, Bridestowe, Highampton and Chagford taking part in the annual Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College.

OCRA Gymnastics coach, Vicki Pritchard, aided by Okehampton college young sports leaders, had the children learning new skills on the double mini trampoline, Ellodie Stott, dance instructor taught some rock n roll moves and Sue Yelland, OCRA stalwart, provided some agility and co-ordination stations, run by the young sports leaders.

A great day was had by all.

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Okehampton Running Club Tenth Anniversary

Image: Oke Running Club tenth aniversaryCongratulations to Okehampton Running Club on their tenth anniversary. Formed in February 2009, ORC now has over 100 members of all abilities and all ages who share one thing – a love of running!

Gathering after this Tuesday’s runs, club members enjoyed a celebratory get together at OCRA Pavilion; possibly the only party where the dress code for the majority of attendees included hi-vis vests and jackets. 😄

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Staffing changes

Image: SWYG 2017 - PHOTO: Sean Hernon/PPAUKWe are saddened to announce the departure of OCRA’s Sport and Recreation Manager, Stuart Lord.

After twenty one years dedicated service, which has seen OCRA grow from a small charitable enterprise to a mainstay within the community, Stuart is leaving OCRA to seek new challenges in sports development.

The staff, Trustees and all those who have participated in OCRA’s activities over the years would like to thank him for his long service and we wish him all the best for the future. Continue reading Staffing changes