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
Terms : 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
Terms : 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)
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
A record 16 teams from 10 schools took part, which made for a very loud and successful afternoon. Continue reading Tavistock Area Schools Annual Swimming Gala 2019
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.
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. 😄
We 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
Lots of FREE activities for Adults of all ages and Families to enjoy, along with competitions throughout the day!!
Magical work by the Castle Quilters at the Pavilion. Working on a Simmons Park wall hanging, representing the beauty of the park and the activities & sports that go on in it.
Thank you everyone involved – It is going to look great. Continue reading Magical work by the Castle Quilters