Okehampton Sports & Fitness Festival 2017

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9th – 21st July – see the full programme below!

Over 40 Events

‘Have-a-go’ Sessions, Activities and Competitions

Climbing, Cycling, Football, Run, Swimming, Walks, Bowls, Golf,
Tennis, Archery , Skateboarding – Big Oke Abseil – Adventure Club
Gymnastics, Wide Range of Fitness Classes & Martial Arts
Trampolining – Dance – Squash – Badminton – Table Tennis
Rounders, Disability Activities, Fencing,Water Polo
& much more…

For more information call us on 01837 318010

Event Sponsors:

Okehampton Sports & Fitness Festival;

  • celebrates the fantastic local sporting and recreational scene
  • Offers activities for all ages and abilities
  • promotes health
  • gives people opportunities to try new activities and link up with ongoing sessions
  • Offers families opportunities to be active together
  • Gets  people together to have fun
  • Offers chances to compete and challenge yourself
  • Encourages people to visit our area.

In 2016 we had over 3500 participants. Kicks of this weekend 9th July with the SW Youth Games and finishes on the 22nd July.

Sunday 9th July

South West Youth GamesSouth West Youth Games
15 Different Sports
Over 1,200 competitors from Devon & Cornwall + lots for you to join in
Come and support Team West Devon and also try a range of sports & activities including:-

Climbing Wall, BIG Inflatables, Rides, Circus Skills, Hockey Challenge, BIG SCREEN & Films, Lumberjack Challenge, Archery, Free Swim 1-4pm, Music – Food, Drink, Ices & Lots more…

South West Youth Games logoAt: OCRA Pavilion in the Park, Okehampton College & Simmons Park
9.30 – 4.00 p.m.
Ages 6+ and adults

Mon 10th July

Children’s Soft Play Area
Ages 1 – 12 Years
Free entry all day to THE OKEY COKEY on Monday of Sports Festival.
Lots of different activities happening including bouncy castles, meal offers – free slice of cake with tea or coffee and 10% off any future party bookings.
See the website www.theokecokey.co.uk

BadmintonBadminton Competition
7.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Teenagers & Adults
Parklands Sports Centre
Call OCRA – 01837 318010
Come along with a partner or we can pair you up on the evening – Equipment available – All welcome for a fun night of badminton.

Tues 11th July (both Tues)

Okehampton Walk & TalkActive Communities - Walking
10.30 – 11.30 a.m. All Ages
Meet opposite the Post Office
David Arney 01837 861829
Local social walk on fairly even ground, pushchair friendly, finish at local café

Tai Chi
10.15 – 11.30 p.m. Adults
Pavilion in the Park
FREE to newcomers
Call Pippa Cherrington – 01837 851218
Enjoy the flowing movement that benefits flexibility, balance and strength

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Families & Adults
Bowls Club, Simmons Park
Call Jean Hutchins – 01837 52580
A great game for all ages – flat soled shoes required – children to be accompanied – equipment provided

Running in the parkRunning BLEEP TEST
6.30 p.m. start
Pavilion in the Park
£2.00 per person
Call Andy Valance – 07977189821
Put your fitness to the test with this friendly club, a great way to see how fit you are, prizes for the best scores
Okehampton Running Club

Weds 12th July

Walk & Talk (both Weds)Active Communities - Walking
10.30 – 11.30 a.m. All Ages
Meet opposite the Post Office
David Arney 01837 861829
This social walk can be muddy and on uneven ground with some steep inclines – all very welcome

Squash Tournament
Donalds MenswearSponsored by Donald’s
6.30 p.m.
Okehampton Squash Club
£2.00 per player
Call Sue Stanbury – 01837 52104
A fun competition for all abilities – please contact Sue by Monday
– equipment can be provided

CHAOS in the PARKBoxercise
6.30 – 7.30 p.m.
14+ & Adults
Pavilion in the Park
FREE to newcomers Rachel Voaden – 07807794402
Great fun stress busting activity for people who want to enjoy boxing training without getting hit!

Thurs 13th July

OCRA working with FUSION are at the TAVISTOCK RELAYS – Great opportunity to enter your own team of 4 in different age categories + adult teams into this great event plus lots of different sports for you to enjoy with us by Meadowlands swimming pool.
Including FREE Tennis.
Starts at 5.30p.m. with a fun run – all welcome to enter.

Fri 14th July

Seated Exercise
10.30 – 11.30 a.m. All ages
Fairplace Church
FREE to newcomers
Call Emma – 01837 840298
For those not confident to exercise on their feet, maintains mobility, muscle strength and improves balance – session followed by refreshments & social time.

Multi Sports Night
6.00 – 8.00 p.m. 8-16 years
Meet in Parklands
Call OCRA – 01837 318010
Thanks to Okehampton Learning Community Lots of different activities for you to choose – sport, art and free play.

8.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Ages 14+ and Adults
Parklands Leisure Centre
Call OCRA – 01837 318010
Exciting fun and fast moving game – all welcome to a fun night of volleyball – coaching & games available.

Sat 15th July

Oke Skate Jam 2017Skating, Scooter & Bike Jam
Sponsor: Skate Warehouse/OCRA/Oke Cycles/Oke Lions/ FUSION
11.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Ages 6+ & Adults
Okehampton Skate & Bike Park
Call Skate Warehouse – 01837 55778
Drop in & show your skate & bike skills – prizes given & food available – helmets MUST be worn

9.30 – 10.30 a.m.
Ages 5-8 (Adam Richards)
Tennis Courts behind OCRA Pavilion / Okehampton College
10.30 – 11.30 a.m.  – Ages 9-13 (Okehampton Tennis Club)
£3.00 non members

Equipment available – Book your place via club website Fun games and coaching https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OkehamptonTennisClub/Coaching

Adventure Club
1.00pm – 3.00 p.m.
Roadford Lake
£16.00 Please book
South West Lakes
Children get to chose collectively between windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing or high ropes. 10% discount off your fist session on 15th or 22nd July
To get the offer, they MUST book themselves online at https://www.southwestlakes.co.uk/clubs/ and apply the discount code ocra1017 on the booking screen.

BIG OKE Abseil
1.00 – 4.00 p.m.
12+ & Adults
Meldon Viaduct
£10.00 Please book
Call Anna – Adventure Okehampton 01837 53916
A unique experience with this freefall abseil from Meldon Viaduct, cycle, walk or drive to this spectacular location.

Sun 16th July

Sports Fun Day – Pavilion in the Park, Parklands & Simmons Park
10.30 a.m. Onwards
Climbing Wall – Archery – Fencing – Lovely Play Area for all – Table Tennis (11-2), Art (1-3),
Dance from 12.30 – Food – Ices – Bar – Free putting all day – Inflatables – Music – Car Boot Sale

Cycling during the South West Youth Games at Simmons Park, Okehampton, Devon on 9 July. - PHOTO: Sean Hernon/PPAUKCycle Rides
Start time TBC
Simmons Park Car Park
Oke Cycle Club
35 & 50+ mile rides through beautiful Devon scenery including some classic climbs and descents
Call Josh – 01837 53811

Fitness Sessions
10.00 – 1.00 p.m. Adults
Parklands Studio
Classes for everyone to try
10 – 11 a.m. INSANITY –
11 – 12 noon Fitness for all –
12 – 1.00 p.m. AB ATTACK
Call 01837 659154

Running in the parkRun or walk in the Park
11.00 a.m.
All Ages
Pavilion in the Park
£1 per person
Oke Running Club + OCRA
All welcome for a beautiful flatish course in parkland by rivers and paths – 5k and 2.5k routes available
Call 01837 318010

IMAGE: Freestyle gymnasticsGymnastics & Trampolining
11.00 – 2.00 p.m.
All Ages
Pavilion in the Park
Call OCRA – 01837 318010
Come along and try some moves and also see some displays from OCRA Club Members

10.30 – 12.30 p.m.
Children + Adults
Parklands Leisure Centre
Call Parklands – 01837 659154
Back to Badminton coaching and fun games over two one hour sessions
10.30 – 11.30 or 11.30 – 12.30 p.m.
Equipment provided.

Mixed Hockey Tournament for AdultsOCRA hockey
Teams from all over Devon on the Okehampton
start 10.30 a.m.
All Weather Pitch

11.00 – 2.00 p.m.
Children + Adults
Tennis Courts behind OCRA Pavilion / Okehampton College
Call Paul Love – 07894086088
Come and test yourself against the ball machine – equipment available – Fun, games and coaching

Five-a-side Football
Sports Week 5-a-Side Competition!12.00 noon
16+ & Adults
Okehampton College
£20 per team
Call OCRA – 01837 318010
Separate Mens, Ladies and Veterans Competitions limited places so book by 12 July
Sponsored by: OCRA & Okehampton Argyle


In the pool - SWYG 2017Water Polo
6.00 – 7.30 p.m.
10+ and Adults
Parklands Swimming Pool
Accomplished swimmers – come along and enjoy this fantastic game
Call Roger – 07887887699
Okehampton Water Polo Club

Mon 17th July

Table Tennis
7.00 – 10.30 p.m. All ages/abilities
Okehampton Table Tennis Club
Call Mike Hugh – 07895558403
Family discount available for sessions. Equipment provided – come along and play – for all levels of mobility Okehampton Table Tennis Club

Try Judo
6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Juniors 5 – 10
7.00 – 8.00 p.m. Juniors 11 – 15
8.00 – 9.30 p.m. 16+ & Adults
Fairplace Church
Geoff Cawse – 01837 82587
8.00 – 9.30 p.m. 16+ & Adults
An olympic martial art, developing self discipline & respect – all welcome!

Tues 18th July

Walking Netball
Supported by FUSION
6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Ladies
Oke All Weather Pitch
Contact Wendy Raymond wendywiz@live.co.uk
Come along and try this introduction to walking netball Great Game – different pace

6.45 p.m. start
Oke All Weather Pitch
Contact  Charlotte – Oke Netball League 07977832637
Enter either as a team or as an individual, make contact by Friday 14th July

Cycle Time Trial
6.30 p.m. register
12+ & Adults
Assemble in layby with bus shelter before Bridestowe Old A30
Call Robert Szembek – 01837  871309
Get on Your Bike – 10 mile Time Trial for all abilities – Parental consent required for all under 18’s – Prizes for winner & best newcomer Okehampton Cycle Club

5.45 – 6.45 p.m.
16+ & Adults
Pavilion in the Park
FREE to newcomers
OCRA –  Shirley Edwards
Flowing movements to improve posture, coordination, fitness & well being

Kick Boxing Karate
6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Juniors
7.00 – 8.15 p.m. Seniors
College Gym
Call Roger Chestnutt – 07886185281
Come and improve your self defence, fitness, confidence & co-ordination. Train in a relaxed, disciplined and friendly environment.

Weds 19th Jul

Try Archery
7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Any ages
Pavilion in the Park
Call James Canhan – 01837 810387
Equipment provided, come along and shoot on the college grounds

7.15 – 9.15 p.m.
14+ & Adults
Call OCRA – 01837 318010
Great session for men and women – fantastic coach – all welcome, come along!

Tee Off between 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Teens and Adults
Okehampton Golf Club
Call Okehampton Golf Club – 01837 52113
Come and try 6-9 holes for FREE Please book your place with the club by Saturday 15 th July – Golf Simulator also available from 2.00 – 6.00 p.m.

Thurs 20th July

Rounders Tournament
6.15 p.m. start
16+ & Adults
Okehampton College Sports Field
£12.00 per Team
Call OCRA – 01837 318010
Sponsored by W J Cornish
Get together with friends or colleagues for the game everybody loves – Team entries by Tuesday 18th July –
Teams of either 5 male and 4 female or 4 male and 5 female.

Fri 21st July

Accessible to anyone including those with learning or physical disabilities. There are a wide range of activities:
Football, Archery, Badminton, Dance, Boccia, Table Tennis, Sing-a-long, & much more.
To find out more contact Tracey Seymour at Lyric House 01837 54133

Other events during the festival include School Swimming Gala,
Rugby Festival and ‘bring your parents to Gymnastics’

OCRA LogoLocal registered charity Okehampton Community & Recreation Association (O.C.R.A.) has together, with local facilities, sporting clubs & individuals put together an exciting programme of activities to celebrate the Olympic Legacy. Events are open to anyone, irrespective of ability, so please come along and enjoy them either individually, with family, friends or work colleagues. A big thank you this year to FUSION for their significant support and also to OCRA, Okehampton Town Council, Okehampton Hamlets, Okehampton United Charities, DCC Councillors, Co-op & local businesses.

Thanks to everybody who has made this week possible – Stuart Lord OCRA Manager