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Activities for young people

Working alongside local, regional and national partners, the sports development team and leisure centres help young people to get involved with sport in a fun and safe environment.

Term time activities

We work with local clubs and sport providers to develop weekly basketball opportunities for young people. Sessions provide a great introduction to basketball with the option to attend one of our Slam Dunkz basketball camps during the school holidays.

Venue
Day and time
Age
Contact
Chippenham Sports Club
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Boys and girls
8 - 14 years

Liam Keen

07880 341479

Liam.innov8sportzcic@gmail.com

St Augustine’s School, Trowbridge
Sundays 10:30pm - 12 noon
Boys and girls
8 - 16 years

Vince Marriott

07860 155709

vincemarriott@yahoo.co.uk

Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury
Fridays 6pm - 7pm
Boys 
12 - 14 years

Aleister Martin

01722 322597

aleistermartin@aol.com

Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury
Fridays 7pm - 8pm
Boys and girls
14 - 16 years

Aleister Martin

01722 322597

aleistermartin@aol.com

Cricklade Leisure Centre
Tuesdays 5pm - 6pm
Boys and Girls 11 - 16 years

Dean Mcghee

07882 841983

djmcghee@outlook.com

St. John's School, Marlborough
Saturdays 12 noon - 2pm
Boys and Girls
7 - 15 years

John Pearson

07952 815327

wiltsdemons@talktalk.net

St. John's School, Marlborough
Fridays 6:30pm - 8pm
Girls 11 - 16 years

John Pearson

07952 815327

wiltsdemons@talktalk.net

St. John's School, Marlborough
Fridays 7pm - 8pmGirls
14 - 16 years
(National League Training)

John Pearson

07952 815327

wiltsdemons@talktalk.net

St. John's School, Marlborough
Thursdays 6:30pm - 8pm
Boys 
12 - 14 years

John Pearson

07952 815327

wiltsdemons@talktalk.net

St. John's School, Marlborough
Thursdays 8pm - 9:30pm
Boys 
14 - 16 years

John Pearson

07952 815327

wiltsdemons@talktalk.net

For more information about the junior basketball programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01225 770213.

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‘Kick it Out’ is Football’s equity and inclusion campaign and uses football as a tool to promote inclusion, challenge discrimination and to work for positive change.

We have teamed up with Swindon Town Football in the community to deliver events during 2017 October half term for young people aged 11 to 19, open to both males and females.

Both events will feature a Street Skillz Championship and activities will include a crossbar challenge, speed gun challenge, chip bin challenge, keep up challenge, SAQ course, target ring, rebounder challenge and mixed games.

Alongside activities and skill challenges, the events will also include tournaments for teams of 14 – 16 year olds, the winners of which will compete in a grand final at half-time during a Swindon Town fixture at the County Ground. Individuals, groups of friends, youth groups and other community organisations are encouraged to get involved.

Event
Venue
Date
Time
Age
Cost
North Kick It Out
Trowbridge Park, BA14 8AH
Friday 20 October 2017
11am-4pm
11-19 year olds
£1 per player
South Kick It Out
Wellington Academy, SP11 9RR
Monday 23 October 2017
11am-4pm
11-19 year olds
£1 per player
Kick It Out Grand Final
The County Ground, Swindon
Saturday 11 November 2017
3pm kick off
14-16 year olds
By invitation only

Events will also feature the Ability Sports programme for young people aged 9-18 years with a disability.

N.B. Recognised club sides are not permitted to enter tournament activities. Individuals who play for club teams are able to participate as part of a mixed team.

All players must bring a completed consent form with them on the day. Consent forms available under Downloads on this webpage.

For further information or to book a place, please email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or tel 01722 434437.

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StreetGames sports programme

StreetGames is a national sports charity that supports a network of projects which give sports, training and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK. StreetGames are aligned with Sport England’s Youth Sport Strategy.

Visit the StreetGames website for more information about the national work of StreetGames.

Doorstep sports clubs are for young people from disadvantaged communities. Sessions are delivered free of charge and also provide opportunities to attend high-profile events as well as opportunities to undertake training or to gain volunteering experience. Clubs operate in the following venues:

Venue
Days and times
Age
Activities
Cost
Studley Green Community Centre and MUGUA
Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm
13-19
Dance, football, rugby, boxing and basketball
Free
The Friary Community Centre and MUGA
Thursdays 5.30pm-7pm
10+Football, tag rugby and basketball
Free
Gainsborough Close compound, Bemerton Heath
Tuesdays 6.30pm-7:30pm
13-19
Football, basketball and rugby
Free

Through the StreetGames network participants are also able to access high quality sports experiences such as a sports festival at the Olympic Park, tickets and outdoor activities at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and access to pitch activities at Bath Rugby RFC fixtures.

For more information about the doorstep sport programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 01225 770248.

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Young volunteer leaders have been selected through our Doorstep Sports Clubs and Skate Series programmes to act as advocates for ‘their’ projects. Volunteers support weekly delivery, organise events and help shape future activities. Leaders each receive a StreetGames hoodie as well as the opportunity to access free mentoring, training, StreetGames volunteer training residential and certificated sports qualifications.

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Wiltshire Skate Series is an annual series of four competitive events for the Wiltshire skate community. The programme is led and delivered by a young person forum, which is made up of local young skaters with the support of our staff. Held at different skate parks across the county the Wiltshire Skate Series encourages volunteering amongst young people with judges, skate marshals, DJs and helpers all giving up their time free of charge to ensure the success of the events.

Event details:

  • Young people must be 11+ to enter
  • Free to enter
  • Registration is at 10am at all venues
  • Helmets must be worn

2017 schedule:

Venue
Date
Melksham
23 September 2017

For more information and registration:
www.facebook.com/WiltshireStreetGames 
www.facebook.com/WiltshireSkateSeries

For information on the programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 01225 770248 or find us on Facebook.

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‘Fit and Fed’ is a national programme developed by the sports charity StreetGames, following research on the inequalities of holiday hunger, isolation, and inactivity. A total of six Fit and Fed sessions were delivered during the Summer holidays in Salisbury and Trowbridge.

The programme was delivered locally by Wiltshire Council in partnership with Salisbury City Council, Anybody Can Cook, Tesco Farm to Fork, Active Trowbridge, Learning Curve and Selwood Housing.

Fit and Fed engaged over 90 different young people and their parents with a total of 107 attendances across all the venues this Summer. The participants were able to prepare a healthy hot meal, gain advice on healthy eating, and had the opportunity to take part in fun games and multi sports activities. The programme supported families on lower incomes or free school meals, and aimed to help alleviate the issues of isolation and improve fitness levels during the school holidays.

For further information, please contact Karlene Jammeh, Sports Development officer, on 01722 434437 or email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Read about the StreetGames report looking at the health of young people and the economic cost of inactivity

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The Inactivity TimeBomb StreetGames Cebr report April 2014

The Inactivity TimeBomb StreetGames Cebr report April 2014

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