Okehampton Sports & Fitness Festival – 15-21 July 2019

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Image: Fusion logoImage: OCRA logoThe week of 15-21 July is
Okehampton Sports and Fitness Festival 2019

For more information call us on 01837 318010

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.
Sports and Fitness Week 15th-21st JULY 2019
Time Activity Ages Overview
Monday 15/07/19
11.00-12.30 Rusty Rackets Tennis 16+ Open tennis session for new and returning players
Okehampton College Tennis Courts
Elizabeth Jeffery elizabethjeffery.11@btinternet.com
19.00-21.00 Badminton Competition 13+ Come along with a partner or we can pair you up on the evening – Equipment available –
Parklands £3.00
OCRA – 01837 318010
19.00-22.00 Table Tennis 16+ A fun, social evening for learning the basics of table tennis, improving the skills you already have, or just playing for fun.
Okehampton Table Tennis Club 01837 55335
Tuesday 16/07/19
10.15-11.30 Tai Chi 18+ Enjoy the flowing movement that benefits flexibility, balance and strength
Pavilion in the Park FREE to newcomers
Pippa Cherrington – 01837 851218
12.00-13.00 Stretch and strengthen 50+ Gentle exercise with a mix of seated, standing and mat work – great fun, come along and try!
Pavilion in the Park FREE
Sue Revington – 07522060856
18.15-19:15 Walking Football 40+ Come along – skills, game play, great game, different pace – bring trainers.
Okehampton All Weather Pitch FREE
OCRA – 01837 318010
Judo 5-10
An olympic martial art, developing self discipline & respect – all welcome!
Fairplace Church FREE
Geoff Cawse – 01837 82587 www.okejudo.co.uk
18.00-19.00 Pilates 16+ Flowing movements to improve posture, coordination, fitness & well being
New Life Church FREE to newcomers
OCRA 01837 318010
Kick Boxing Karate Juniors
Come and improve your self defence, fitness, confidence & co-ordination.
Okehampton College Gym FREE
Roger Chestnutt – 07886185281
18.30 start Running Club 18+ Put your fitness to the test with this friendly club, everyone welcome!
Pavilion in the Park FREE
Andy Valance – 07977189821
Okehampton Running Club
18.30-19.30 Walking Netball Ladies 18+ Come along and try this introduction to walking netball Great Game – different pace.
Okehampton All Weather Pitch
Wendy Raymond wendywiz@live.co.uk.
18.45 start Netball competition 16+ Enter either as a team or as an individual, make contact by Friday 12th July
Okehampton All Weather Pitch FREE
Charlotte – Oke Netball League 07977832637
Wednesday 17/07/19
10.30-11.30 Walk and Talk All Local social walk on fairly even ground, pushchair friendly, finish at local café.
Meet opposite the Post Office FREE
David Arney 01837 861829
18.30 start Squash Tournament 14+ A fun competition for all abilities – please contact Sue by Monday 15th July- equipment can be provided.
Sue Stanbury – 01837 52104
Okehampton Squash Club £2.50 per player
19.15-21.15 Basketball 11+ Active sessions for men and women – training and game play (11 – 14 years welcome to the first hour)!
Parklands FREE
OCRA – 01837 318010
Thursday 18/07/19
18.15 start Mixed Rounders Tournament 16+ Get together with friends or colleagues for the game everybody loves – Team entries by Tuesday 17th July – teams of 5/4 M/F or 5/4 F/M
Oke College Sports Field £12.00 per Team
OCRA – 01837 318010
18.40-20.15 SNAP – Special Needs Activities in the Park 16+ SNAP is a social, creative and active club for young people with special needs.
20.30-21.30 Gymnastics & Trampolining 14+ Come and fly, roll, tumble, balance – whatever your ability, a great chance to move in magical ways
College Gym FREE OCRA – 01837 318010
20.00-21.00 Volleyball 14+ Exciting fun and fast moving game – all welcome to a fun night of volleyball – coaching & games available
Parklands FREE
OCRA – 01837 318010
Saturday 20/07/19
10.30-11.30 Bowls Families & Adults A great game for all ages – flat soled shoes required – children to be accompanied – equipment provided


Time Activity Ages Overview
10.30 am Onwards July Sports Fun Day All ages Lumberjack Skills – Archery – Face Painting – Lovely Play Area for all – Table Tennis – Gym & Fitness Sessions – Food – Ices – Bar – Free putting all day – Inflatables
Pavilion in the Park, Parklands & Simmons Park
10.30 am Mixed Hockey Tournament for Adults Adults (teams) Teams from all over Devon
Okehampton All Weather Pitch
10.30-12.30 Parklands 11.00-14.00 outside Badminton Children & Adults Back to Badminton coaching and fun games over two one hour sessions . Equipment provided.
Parklands Leisure Centre and the new Air Badminton outside! FREE
11.00 am Run or walk in the Park All Ages All welcome for a beautiful flatish course in parkland by rivers and paths – 5k and 2 1⁄2k routes available, plus OCRA-13 run.
Pavilion in the Park £1 per person
Oke Running Club & OCRA 01837 318010
11.00-15.00 Gymnastics & Trampolining All Ages Inflatable tumble track & trampolines, come along and try some moves and also see some displays from OCRA Club Members.
Pavilion in the Park FREE
OCRA – 01837 318010
11.00-16.00 Medieval Sword School 12+ Foundation skills in medieval long sword in taster sessions (non-contact). OCRA Pavilion in the Park FREE
Robin Catling 07956 409818 westdevonswords.info
11.00-16.00 Bubble Football 8+ A chance to play bubble football, you and your friends will get a chance to sample a whole range of other games also! absolutebubblefootball.co.uk
12.00 noon Five-a-side Football 16+ & Adults Separate Mens, Ladies and Veterans Competitions: limited places so book by 18th July
Okehampton College £20 per team
OCRA – 01837 318010
13.00-16.00 Free Swim at Parklands All ages Free Swim at Parklands
16.00 –16.45 Plogging run All ages Plogging is where you go for a run and pick up litter as you go, finishing up the festival we aim to leave no trace and improve the amazing green space around us for all users. OCRA – 01837 318010