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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

Sports Stars can be used to support club teams who may need additional players in a certain age group or as a standalone coaching programme where opportunities in that sport are limited.
The Sports Stars coaching programme is delivered in partnership with local sports clubs and offers young people the opportunity to improve their performance in specific sports.


Sport
Venue
Day and time
 Age  
Contact
Squash
Five rivers Leisure Centre

Sundays 1pm - 4pm

(45 minute sessions)

(during term-time)

5 -18

Dan Plumb

07948 336804

Bowls
Five Rivers Bowls Club

Mondays 4:30pm - 6:30pm

(during term-time)

8+

John and Marian Menzies

01980 670562

menzies8jp@yahoo.com

Water polo
Godolphin School Swimming Pool

Tuesdays 6:10pm - 7:10pm

(during term-time)

7 - 14

Penny Marshall

01722 330097 or

07899 963334

info@salisburystingrays.co.uk

Athletics
Paxcroft Mead Community Centre
Wednesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
8 - 14

Andy collins

07905 58666

andyc@tri4fitness.co.uk

The sports development team work closely with a lot of sports clubs to support their provision of sport. For more information contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01722 434437.

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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.

Working in partnership with Swindon Town Football in the Community and the national charity Street Games, we delivered days of action in Chippenham and Salisbury during October half-term 2016 for young people aged 11 to 19.  

Both events featured a Street Skillz Championship, and activities included the 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 also included tournaments for teams of 14-16-year-olds; the winners of which competed in a grand final at half-time during a Swindon Town fixture at the County Ground, Swindon.

These events also included the Ability Sports programme for young people aged 9-18 years with a disability.

For further information, please email the sports development team at sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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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 five 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.

2016 events visited Calne, Melksham, Salisbury with the grand final being held at Green Lane skate park in Devizes.

The 2017 schedule is being developed at present and more information will be presented as soon as dates are known. 

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

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Wiltshire Council, in partnership with Street Games, Salisbury City Council, The Trussell Trust, Anybody Can Cook and Tesco Farm to Fork, are launching a new programme to tackle holiday hunger, isolation and inactivity in South Wiltshire.

Two pilot Fit and Fed programmes will be delivered in the Easter holidays in The Friary and Bemerton Heath areas. These will both include preparing and cooking a healthy hot meal, there will be advice available on healthy eating, and the opportunity to take part in fun games and multi sports activities.

The sessions are free and open to anyone aged 5 years old or above. Parents welcome.


LocationDateTime
The Friary Community Centre, Salisbury, SP1 2HW
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
10.30am-1.30pm
St Michael's Community Centre, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury, SP2 9LE 
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
10.30am-1.30pm

To book a place, please complete the consent form.

For further information, please contact Karlene Jammeh, Sports Development Officer, Wiltshire Council 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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Last updated: 30 March 2017 | Last reviewed: 30 March 2017