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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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Okehampton Sports & Fitness Festival 2018

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“TRY SOMETHING NEW”

9th – 28th July – see the full programme below!

Over 40 Events

‘Have-a-go’ Sessions, Activities and Competitions
CHILDREN, YOUTHS & ADULTS

Ability sports, stretch and strengthen, soft play, judo, walk and talk, Tai Chi, pilates, kick boxing karate, Zumba, basketball, archery, Rush Hockey, gym and trampolining, seated exercise, volleyball, abseiling, Athletics, badminton, table tennis, Forest Chi, bowls, running, netball, walking netball, walking football, cycling time trials, squash, Tavistock Relays, rounders, Medieval Sword School, girls’ and womens’ touch rugby, Active Mums cycling, Dartmoor cycling, badminton, Run in the Park, tournament hockey, tennis, 5-a-side football, mixed rounders, water polo, skate scooter and bike jam
& much more…

For more information call us on 01837 318010

Event Sponsors:

  • Image Donalds sponsorship ad

Festival Offers:

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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.


South West Youth Games logoSunday 7th July:

South West Youth Games

Opening the festival, join Team West Devon as we compete in 15 Different Sports.

Over 1,200 competitors from Devon & Cornwall + lots for you to join in.
South West Youth Games

Come and support Team West Devon and also try a range of sports & activities including:-

Climbing Wall, BIG Inflatables, Rides, Circus Skills, Hockey Challenge, Lumberjack Challenge, Archery, Music – Food, Drink, Ices & Lots more…

This year based at Dawlish Leisure Centre
9.30 – 4.00 p.m.
Ages 6+ and adults


Mon 9th

Pop up Puzzle Tree – Multi-sport and activity day

Accessible to anyone including those with learning or physical disabilities. There are a wide range of activities: –
a.m. Drumming workshops, p.m. multisports & much more.
To find out more contact Tracey Seymour at Lyric House 01837 54133


Mon 9th & 16th

Children’s Soft Play Area

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
Free entry all day to THE OKEY COKEY on Mondays of Sports Festival.
Ages 1 – 12 Years
www.theokecokey.co.uk


Mon 9th & 16th

Stretch & Strengthen

Gentle exercise with a mix of seated, standing and mat movements – great fun, come along and try!
12.00-1.00
Ageds 50 +
Pavilion in the Park
FREE
Sue Revington – 07522060856


Mon 9th & 16th

Try Judo

An olympic martial art, developing self discipline & respect – all welcome!
6.00 – 7.00 pm Juniors ages 5 – 10
7.00 – 8.00 pm Juniors ages 11 – 15
8.00 – 9.30 pm ages 16+ & Adults
Fairplace Church
FREE
Geoff Cawse – 82587
www.okejudo.co.uk


Tues 10th & 17th

Walk & Talk

Local social walk on fairly even ground, pushchair friendly, finish at local café
10.30 – 11.30 a.m.
All Ages
Meet opposite the Post Office
FREE
David Arney 01837 861829


Tues 10th & 17th

Tai Chi

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


Tues 10th

Pilates

Flowing movements to improve posture, coordination, fitness & well being
6.00 – 7.00 p.m. 16+ & Adults
Pavilion in the Park
FREE to newcomers
OCRA Shirley Edwards
01837 318010


Tues 10th & 17th

Kick Boxing Karate

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


Tues 17th

Zumba

Enjoy the buzz of dance and aerobic movement to energetic pumping music

7.00 – 8.00 p.m.
16+ & Adults
Pavilion in the Park
FREE to newcomers
Katie Drew – kdrewzumba@hotmail.com

Wed 11th & 18th

Walk and Talk

This social walk can be muddy and on uneven ground with some steep inclines – all very welcome
Local social walk on fairly even ground, pushchair friendly, finish at local café
10.30 – 11.30 a.m.
All Ages
Meet opposite the Post Office
FREE
David Arney 01837 861829


Wed 11th

Basketball

Active sessions for men and women – training and game play (11 – 14 years welcome to the first hour)!
7.15 – 9.15 p.m. 11+ & Adults
Parklands
FREE
OCRA – 01837 318010


Wed 11th

Try Archery

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


Weds 11th

Rush Hockey

Come along – all you need is shin pads and preferably a gum shield – sticks provided – great fun hockey session for all!
8.00 – 9.00 p.m. Adults Men & Women
Pavilion in the Park
FREE
Jane & Richard Jones – 01837 810167


Thurs 12th

Gymnastics & Trampolining

Come and fly, roll, tumble, balance – whatever your ability, a great chance to move in magical ways
8.30 – 9.30 p.m.
14+ & Adults
College Gym
FREE
Vicki Pritchard – 01837 54546


Fri 13th

Seated Exercise

For those not confident to exercise on their feet, maintains mobility, muscle strength and improves balance – session followed by refreshments & social time
10.30 – 11.30 a.m.
All ages
Fairplace Church
FREE to newcomers Emma – 07817954498


Fri 13th

Volleyball

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


Sat 14th

BIG OKE Abseil

A unique experience with this freefall abseil from Meldon Viaduct, cycle, walk or drive to this spectacular location
Come and test yourself against the ball machine – equipment available – Fun, games and coaching
1.00 – 4.00 p.m.
12+ & Adults
Meldon Viaduct
£10.00
Please book Anna – Adventure Okehampton 01837 53916


Sun 15th

Tavistock Open Athletics ! POSTPONED !

Anyone from anywhere can compete providing they are 8 years old to adults of all ages. A good selection of events to participate in from sprints and longer distance runs, Quadkids for U11, Jumps, Throws. Great way to enjoy Athletics
£5 for adults
£4 for youths
Full athletics programme here.


Mon 16th

Brian Jacks Judo Masterclass

Come and See Superstars and Judo Legend – Brian Jacks
17.30pm
All Welcome – FREE
Come and watch (must be BJA, BJC, AJA licensed to participate)
Fairplace Church, Okehampton

Followed by book signing and magic tricks


Mon 16th

Badminton Competition

Come along with a partner or we can pair you up on the evening – Equipment available – All welcome for a fun night of badminton
7.00 – 9.00 pm
Teenagers & Adults
Parklands Sports Centre
£3.00
OCRA – 01837 318010


Mon 16th

Table Tennis

Family discount available for sessions. Equipment provided – come along and play – for all levels of mobility – Okehampton Table Tennis Club
7.00 – 10.30 pm
All ages/abilities
Okehampton Table Tennis Club
£3.00
Mike Hugh – 07895558403


Tues 17th

Bowls

A great game for all ages – flat soled shoes required – children to be accompanied – equipment provided plus tea & biscuits
1.30 – 4.00 p.m.
Families & Adults
Bowls Club, Simmons Park
£1.00
John Mansell – 07747303323


Tues 17th

Running BLEEP TEST

Put your fitness to the test with this friendly club, a great way to see how fit you are, prizes for the best scores
6.30 pm start
Adults
Pavilion in the Park
FREE
Andy Valance – 07977189821
Okehampton Running Club


Tues 17th

Walking Netball

Come along and try this introduction to walking netball Great Game – different pace. Supported by FUSION
6.30 – 7.30 pm
Ladies
Oke All Weather Pitch
Wendy Raymond
wendywiz@live.co.uk.


Tues 17th

Netball

Enter either as a team or as an individual, make contact by Friday 13 th July
6.45 pm start
Ladies
Oke All Weather Pitch
FREE
Charlotte – Oke Netball League
07977832637


Tues 17th

Cycle Time Trial

Get on Your Bike – 10 mile Time Trial for all abilities – Parental consent required for all under 18’s – Prizes for winner & best newcomer
6.30 p.m. register
Ages 12+ & Adults
Assembly at layby with bus shelter before Bridestowe, Old A30
£2.00
Nigel Hale-Hunter – 07480136858
Okehampton Cycle Club


Weds 18th

Forest Chi

Feel relaxed, free in body and mind. Improve balance, body alignment, ease stress with lovely flowing movements in natural surroundings
10.00 – 11.30 a.m.
Adults
Pavilion in the Park
FREE
Kate Dixon – 840959
www.forestchi.co.uk.


Weds 18th

Squash Tournament

A fun competition for all abilities – please contact Sue by Monday 16th July- equipment can be provided. Sponsored by Donald’s
Sue Stanbury – 01837 52104
6.30 p.m.
Teenagers/Adults
Okehampton Squash Club
£2.00 per player


Thur 19th

Walking Football

Come along – skills, game play, great game, different pace – bring trainers
10.30 – 11.30 p.m. Adults
Parklands Reception
FREE
OCRA – 01837 54546


Thurs 19th

Bowls

A great game for all ages – flat soled shoes required – children to be accompanied – equipment provided plus tea & biscuits
11.00-12.30 p.m.
Families & Adults
Bowls Club, Simmons Park
£1.00
John Mansell – 07747303323


Thurs 19th

TAVISTOCK RELAYS

Great opportunity to enter your own team of 4 in different age categories + adult teams into this great event –
Full programme here.
Starts at 5.30p.m. with a fun run – all welcome to enter.


Thurs 19th

Mixed Rounders Tournament

Get together with friends or colleagues for the game everybody loves – Team entries by Tuesday 17th July – teams of 5/4 male/female or 5/4 female/male.
6.15 p.m. start
16+ & Adults
Okehampton College Sports Field
£12.00 per Team
OCRA – 318010


Thurs 19th

Medieval Sword School

Foundation skills in medieval long sword in three 20-minute taster sessions (non contact).
6.30 – 7.30 p.m.
Ages 12 years +
OCRA Pavilion in the Park
FREE
Robin Catling 07956 409818
westdevonswords.info.


Thurs 19th

Girls & Women’s Touch Rugby

A fun night of skills and game play – no contact – touch and tag rugby
6.30 – 7.30 p.m.
Women & Girls of all ages
OCRA Pavilion in the Park
FREE
Wayne Reed Devon RFU


Fri 20th

Active Mum’s Cycling

Guided ride with bike buggies and tag along’s so Mums can be active with their children – Please book online at www.ocrasport.org.uk
10.00 & 11.15 a.m.
Adults & Under 5’s
Adventure Okehampton
£3.00 inc bike hire
OCRA – 01837 54546


Sun 22nd

July Sports Fun Day

Climbing Wall – Lumberjack Skills – Archery – Face Painting – Lovely Play Area for all – Table Tennis – Wind Surf Skills
Gym & Fitness Sessions – Dance – Food – Ices – Bar – Free putting all day – Inflatables – Music – Car Boot Sale + stalls

Pavilion in the Park, Parklands & Simmons Park –
10.30 a.m. Onwards


Sun 22nd

Cycle Rides

4 different rides for all abilities – 20, 35 & 50+ mile rides with around Dartmoor ride through beautiful Devon scenery including some classic climbs and descents
10.00 a.m.
Adults
Pavilion in the Park
Find out more
Josh – 0183753811
Oke Cycle Club


Sun 22nd

Badminton

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
10.30 – 12.30 p.m.
Children + Adults
Parklands Leisure Centre
FREE
Parklands – 659154


Sun 22nd

Run or walk in the Park

All welcome for a beautiful flatish course in parkland by rivers and paths – 5k and 21⁄2k routes available + OCRA 13
11.00 a.m.
All Ages
Pavilion in the Park
£1 per person
Oke Running Club + OCRA
OCRA 01837 318010


Sun 22nd

Gymnastics & Trampolining

Inflatable tumble track & trampolines, come along and try some moves and also see some displays from OCRA Club Members
11.00 – 3.00 pm
All Ages
Pavilion in the Park
FREE
OCRA – 01837 318010


Sun 22nd

Mixed Hockey Tournament for Adults

teams from all over Devon
Okehampton All Weather Pitch
10.30 a.m.


Sun 22nd

Tennis

11.00 – 3.00 p.m. Children + Adults
Tennis Courts
Donation
Jack Malcolm


Sun 22nd

Five-a-side Football

Separate Mens, Ladies and Veterans Competitions: limited places so book by 18th July
Sponsor: OCRA/FUSION
12.00 noon
16+ & Adults
Okehampton College
£20 per team
OCRA – 01837 318010
OCRA & Okehampton Argyle


Sun 22nd

FREE SWIM AT PARKLANDS

BETWEEN 1 – 4 P.M. FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS – Thanks to FUSION


Sun 22nd

Water Polo

Accomplished swimmers – come along and enjoy this fantastic game – Please check with Roger first
6.00 – 7.30 p.m. 10+ and Adults
Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool
FREE
Roger – 07887887699
Okehampton Water Polo Club


Sat 28th

Skating, Scooter & Bike Jam

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


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.

Fusion In Partnership LogoA big thank you this year to FUSION for their significant support and also to OCRA, Okehampton Town Council, Okehampton Hamlets, Okehampton United Charities, Devon County Councillors, Co-op & local businesses. Thanks to everybody who has made this week possible – Stuart Lord OCRA Manager

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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:

https://www.southwestyouthgames.co.uk/news/perma/1513088820/article/youth-games-returns-to-truro.html?utm_source=blog-youth-games-returns-to-truro&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blog%20social%20sharer


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.

https://www.southwestyouthgames.co.uk/index.php?page=street-sports

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

Sponsors

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.

Transport

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.

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C25k and off the couch – get into running

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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:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/161618/Tavistock-Cyclo-Cross

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