Hatherleigh Cricket Club and Primary school hosted the annual Okehampton area schools cricket festival, run by OCRA and attended by 120 children from Hatherleigh, Winkleigh, Exbourne, Northlew, Bridestowe and South Tawton primary schools.Continue reading Schools Year 4 Cricket Festival 2018
This Sunday the 11th will see the 1/4 final plate match of England Hockey’s over 60’s competition take place at the All Weather Pitch in Okehampton.
Okehampton Hockey Club will be proudly represented by its very own Chairman and founder member, John Jarvis.
Please come along and support John and the rest of the Devon & Cornwall team as they take on Trojans Hockey Club.
Pushback is at 13.30, the Pavilion will be open serving refreshments.
The South West Rotary Youth Games will return to Mount Hawke Skatepark just outside Truro next Easter to host the Street Sports event.
Date: Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Mount Hawke Indoor Skatepark, Cornwall
Minimum of 2 participants per discipline (Scooter, BMX and Skateboard) from school years 4-11. – see rules on the website.
Participants must live, go to school or attend a club within the District/Borough area.
Last year’s launch event was a big success with over 150 young people from 8 areas competing in BMX, skateboarding and scootering competitions. It was the first time a Street Sports style event had been hosted by the event in its 19 year history.
It was also the first time Cornwall has hosted a South West Rotary Youth Games event since it expanded from the Devon Youth Games in 2015. This year’s event will take place during the Easter Holidays on Friday 6 April.
Chris Broadbent, Chief Executive of the South West Youth Games Trust said: “Last year’s launch Street Sports event was one of the biggest successes of the South West Rotary Youth Games and marked a fresh approach for our events.
“The Street Sports provide something really relevant and appealing to young people who we might otherwise find harder to engage with using a more traditional sports model. Our simple yet important mission is to create a happier and healthier south west by engaging young people in sport and physical activity.
“Ciaran Ryder and his team were incredible hosts last year at their superb facility and I am sure they will give young people from across the region another inspirational event in April.”
Venue Manager Ciaran Ryder said: “After the success of last year, Mount Hawke is delighted in welcoming back the Rotary Youth Games back in 2018.
“We hope to have completed additional improvements to our facilities by then allowing the best young riders in the South West in Skate, BMX and Scootering to showcase their skills. We look forward to seeing competitors, organisers and supporters in April for another action packed day.”
(Skate warehouse event co-ordinators are reviewing these rules, any changes will be published by end of January)
We are actively seekingsponsorship for this event and the finals event in July – if you know of any contacts or companies that would be interested please let me know their contact details, even if you haven’t already spoken to them and you think they may consider supporting the event.
Please follow the @SWyouthgames on social media and interact to gain more coverage about the event(s).
‘Open day’, Taster sessions and Into Sport programmes
SW Rotary Youth Games is moving to ‘Open day’, Taster sessions, or Into Sport programmes – for children and young people from across Devon and Cornwall to access a journey to the Games. At the Lodge indoor skatepark, for instance, we are planning to host some SWYG open sessions once a week after school in the build up to the event. Please contact the venues in your area to find out what’s planned where you are.
The team entries, medals and event t-shirts will be FREE to all participants, but unfortunately we are not in a position to cover the cost of the transport to Mount Hawke. We are asking all areas to make their own way there, whether it’s parents, minibuses or seeking a sponsor to cover the cost of a coach.
Image credit: Flying skateboard 2403 by Harald Bischoff (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
New sessions starting on 6th January 9.30 for a 10am start at the track at Tavistock college. £2 a session. Suitable for 16yrs and overs.
Couch to 5K is a beginners running programme where you can learn to run at your own pace, get fitter and aim to complete the 5K Skoolrun at the end of the 11-week term! Sessions will start on the track but then move out to the park and around Tavistock.
This year OCRA and Fusion Parklands have linked up with Age UK Devon to add more activities for the over 50’s to the main day of the Sports Festival -16th July SUPER Sports Funday.
All activities are FREE of charge
Great chances to take part in archery, fitness sessions , swims, tennis, putting, fencing, runs or walks, badminton, table tennis, putting, trampolining and even a climbing wall- all at Parklands or with us at OCRA.
Theres also lots for children and adults of all ages to do also, so people can come along on their own and with family and friends. Refreshments are available.
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