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A Great Day Of Fun & Sport For OCRA Team West Devon

Finishing 2nd overall at the South West Rotary Youth Games

Team West Devon 2018 Going for it
Team West Devon 2018 Going for it

A fantastic performance by young people from all over West Devon aged 6-16 years who have been part of local “Get Into” sessions in 12 different sports.

Sports charity OCRA working with Fusion, local clubs , sports coaches and instructors have then put together teams for the 2018 SW Rotary Youth Games that was held in Dawlish last weekend. Continue reading A Great Day Of Fun & Sport For OCRA Team West Devon

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Senior Hockey Plate quarter-final

Image: Men's hockeyThis 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.

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Lantern Making for Sport and Art

Okehampton Lanterns Lantern making will be part of the Sport & Art days this half term.

We are please to announce that Lantern building will be an option at the OCRA half term holidays activities in preparation for the Okehampton Lanterns procession on Friday 15th February. Continue reading Lantern Making for Sport and Art

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South West Rotary Youth Games 2018 – Wheeled Sports Programmes and Event

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

Times: TBC

Additional Information:

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.

South West Rotary Youth Games logoLast 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.”

Read more at:

The Rules and eligibility for each discipline are available here:

Age groups: School years 4 – 11

Names of each competitor will need to be submitted in advance of the event this year to help with the administration.

(Skate warehouse event co-ordinators are reviewing these rules, any changes will be published by end of January)


We are actively seeking sponsorship 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.  

Social Media

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 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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C25k and off the couch – get into running

C25k running_group

C25k running_groupNew 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.

Off the Couch takes place mainly on the track and is a very gentle introduction to running and exercise for total beginners who have done little to no exercise before. Continue reading C25k and off the couch – get into running

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Okehampton Cyclo Cross – 17th December

Cyclo Cross - imge: Thomas Bresson [CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Cyclo Cross - imge: Thomas Bresson [CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia CommonsRide out in the Okehampton Cyclo Cross event, Sunday 17th December.

For children, young people and adults in Okehampton

Starting from the OCRA Pavilion with Tavistock Cyclo X Club

Book your places:

Part of the South West Cyclo-Cross League
Entry closing date: Thursday, 14th Dec 2017

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Sports Festival -16th July SUPER Sports Funday

Fitness Festival over 50's cyclingThis 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.

For more information, please see poster OVER 50 fitness festival poster(PDF 401KB)  fitness festival over 50s poster

and also go to our Festival site

where people can download a free programme and find out more.