Youth and community activities

Welcome!

The Youth Club has served the community in the old building since 1972 and we love working with young people in our new building which has excellent facilities for young people to socialise, meet and form new friendships. 

Relax, Socialise & Play Pool

Young peple can relax in the social area which is ideal for playing board games, doing arts and crafts. We also have a pool table and an air hockey table as well as TV’s to sit back and enjoy.

The sports hall is a fantastic area with football nets and basketball hoops already in place. We have a wide range of other sporting equipment such as table tennis, hockey, and badminton to name but a few.

The young people also have the oppertunity to go on trips. In the past we have had trips to ‘Wet and Wild’, ‘Ten Pin Bowling’ and the Ice-rink. Young people also have opportunities to learn new skills such as cooking.   

Newcastle United Foundation Disability Football

Contact Details:

Reggie Dornan:

Tel: 03443721892 ext 8501 / Mobile: 07826870237

Email:  reggie.dornan@nufc.co.uk

Sessions:

DS Active FC – Tuesday: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Children’s Visually Impaired and Blind FC – Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Children’s Cerebral Palsy FC – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Website: North East Football Charity | Newcastle United Foundation (nufoundation.org.uk)

 

Information:

Since 2009, Newcastle United Foundation has been providing professional disability football coaching to adults and children with a range of disabilities. Taking an inclusive approach to football, we ensure everyone can enjoy the beautiful game.

Our disability football programme now works with over 1,300 people with a range of disabilities.

We are proud to have an FA licence for two Regional Talent Centres, one for Blind players and one for Deaf and Partially Sighted.

Newcastle United Foundation Disability Football Clubs include Downs Syndrome, Power Chair, Cerebral Palsy, Frame, Deaf, Blind, Partially Sighted, Learning Disabilities and Amputee.

Ryton Netball

Contact Details:

Fern Coulson:

Tel: 0191 4132113 / Email: f.coulson@northerneducationaltrust.org

Sessions:

Occasional Mondays: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursdays: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Information:

 

Little Kickers – Newcastle United

Contact Details:

Joanne Temple:

Tel: 0191 4066224

Email: jtemple@littlekickers.co.uk

Sessions:

Saturday: From 9:00am – 1:00pm

Website: Toddler football training and development for children 18 months to 7 years at Little Kickers

 

Information:

Little Kickers is the largest pre-school football provider in the U.K giving children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high-quality football skills in a friendly pressure-free environment. We run on Saturday mornings for children age 18 months-5th Birthday in Blaydon Youth and Community Centre.

Blaydon Football Club

Contact Details:

Tel: Chris Lowther: christopher.lowther1@btinternet.com

Lynn Little: lynn.little@blaydoncommunityfc.org.uk

Sessions:

Monday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Website: Blaydon Community Football Club (blaydoncommunityfc.org.uk)

 

Information:

We run with 13 teams from u7s to u16s and also a tot’s group for ages from 4yrs old. We have a dedicated committee along with dedicated coaches and managers who give a great deal of their time up on a voluntary basis keeping going what the kids enjoy.

Tyneside Futsal Club Ltd

Contact Details:

Kirsty Lincoln-Johnson:

Tel: 07813347376

Email: kirstie@thefutsalpartnership.com

Sessions:

Thursday: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Website: What we do… — Futsal Partnership (thefutsalpartnership.com)

 

Information:

We are an evidence/research-based company that uses the latest coaching theory to provide the best possible environment for children to learn. We offer a bespoke pipeline of activities from 4 years old through to senior age groups, within there is something for everyone with sessions available to all abilities and even offer online-only options.

Swalwell Kites Under 8’s

Contact Details:

Kevin Jewitt:

Tel: 07917599719

Email: kev_jewitt@hotmail.co.uk

Sessions:

Wednesday: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Information:

We are a youth football team who have been together for a couple of years and are currently enjoying a successful second season in the Gateshead Youth League.  The use of the facilities is helping the team develop during the winter, which often sees games/training called off due to the weather.

British Judo Club (Destination Judo)

Contact Details:

Mark Preston:

Tel: 0121 7286987 / 07973248165

Email:

Sessions:

 

Information:

Launched in 2013 Destination British Judo is one of British Judo’s flagship development programmes aimed at encouraging young people to participate in judo.

Since launching the Destination programme has increased to 10 Hubs across England.

Badminton

Contact Details:

Richard Taylor/ Peter Nelms:

Tel: 07531133687

Email: richardtaylor@madasafish.com

Sessions:

Friday: 7:45pm – 9:30pm

 

Information:

 

Ability Sporting Club North East Ltd

Contact Details:

Brian Wood – Tel: 07788652046

Email: bwood20@hotmail.co.uk

Les Dixon – Tel: 07974308162

Email: ldixondevere@hotmail.com

Sessions:

Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

 

Information:

Ability Sports & Social North East is a registered charity set up to allow Adults and Children with a range of learning and physical difficulties, to enjoy an extensive range of sporting and social activities. These activities include Football, Golf, Kurling and Cricket.

Gateshead Tennis

Contact Details:

Jonathan Newton:

Tel: 07970167234

Email: gatesheadtennis@gmail.com

Sessions:

Saturday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Information:

 

Rugby Tots

Contact Details:

Suzi Southern:

Tel: 0345 313 3257

Email: Suzi@rugbytots.co.uk

Sessions:

Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Website: Rugbytots – Fun Rugby Activities for Children and Toddlers

 

Information:

Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way, whilst teaching how to catch, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.

Little Learners

Contact Details:

Antonia Wray:

Tel:

Email: antonia@littlelearnersuk.com

Sessions:

Monday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Website: Little Learners | Baby & Toddler Classes | Gateshead West (littlelearnersuk.com)

 

Information:

Messy play, painting, play dough, scribbling, dance and more are used to encourage children to mark, make and learn early writing skills through play. At Little Learners, your child will be encouraged to use hands, fingers, feet, and toes to make marks which will help to strengthen their core muscles and develop their gross and fine motor skills.

Little Movers

Contact Details:

Rachel

Tel:

Email: gatesheadwest@littlemovers.net

Sessions:

Friday: Classes from 09:30am to 12:00pm

Website: Gateshead West | Little Movers

 

Information:

Little movers are already established as the most exciting dance programme for children under school age.

We provide tailor made programmes for many organisations along with our own classes. The Little Movers Classes have been specifically designed for Preschool Children from age 18 months to 5 years.

Baby Movers (aged birth to crawling)

These classes are relaxed and friendly, we use some traditional songs and nursery rhymes, our own music and we often make up songs that are enjoyed by both baby’s and parents/carers. Colourful props and themes are used. Baby Movers is not just a group to sing, we play games, we get the little ones moving and the adults have a great time. We create a party atmosphere at every workshop!

The Dog Trainer

Contact Details:

Nathan Leighton

Tel: 0753718202907537 182029

Email: ask@southshieldsdogtrainer.co.uk

Sessions:

Thursday: Classes from 7:00pm – 8:00pm and 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Website: The South Shields Dog Trainer | Dog Training and Puppy Classes in South Shields

 

Information:

Puppy trainer and dog trainer in South Shields but can help out anywhere in the UK.

Have you got a puppy you would like trained?

Whether that is to be able to walk nicely on a lead, come back when called or be calm in the house?

We have the dog training for you! We train dogs using super fun games that inspire them to make fantastic choices when needed!

Taekwondo Harmony Project

Contact Details:

David Charlton:

Tel: 07538813287

Email: daviditf76@hotmail.com

Sessions:

Tuesday: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Thursday: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Information:

 

Zumba

Contact Details:

Mary Dent:

Tel: 07904055434

Email: jinjin1744@gmail.com

Sessions:

Monday: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00am

 

Information:

 

Junior Club

Junior Club is run by volunteers from The Salvation Army and local people. It is a good starting point for the young people to establish friendship and develop social skills. 

All the above opportunities are aimed at encouraging teamwork, team spirit and an element of competition allowing the young people to develop skills in communication, negotiation, physical abilities, hand to eye co-ordination and problem solving using their minds. 

We like to encourage young people to have a say in what they want to have in the club so that they feel that it is their club as generations before have done. 

We have use of our own minibus and in Holiday Club we have several trips to the local area and coast.

 

Opening & Closing Times

Wednesday – Inclusive Club 5.30pm – 8.00pm (13yrs+)

Friday – Junior Youth Club 6.00pm – 7.30pm (8yrs – 11yrs)

Cost per session: 50p

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Blaydon Youth and Community Centre became one of our favoured venues during the first lockdown. As a training provider, we could continue to deliver our courses as they are educational and essential. Unfortunately, a lot of the venues we were already using had closed. On the search for more venues, we started contact with Susan Forster (Business Administrator) from Blaydon. She was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. Susan and the staff took great care of our delegates and trainer. The venue was always clean and Covid-19 secure, which was vital as a main concern for our delegates. Our trainers have had nothing but excellent feedback post training here and I cannot thank Susan and the team enough for all their hard work and support.

Due to our excellent experiences and the rapport built, we have decided to continue using this venue in 2021. We would highly recommend.

Thank you for taking good care of us. We really do look forward to working with you in 2021. Massive thank you to Susan for all her support.

 

We were extremely happy with the booking process; staff could not be more helpful. I wish all venues were as well kept and looked after us as well.

Due to Covid-19, it is very limited to what can be done but it was first rate. Everything I needed was to hand and Sue was on hand if we needed anything else.

The Centre facilities were very clean.

The venue is ideal for what we do, and staff go out of their way to help, the venue has sufficient parking and is very easy to find.

 

The booking process was easy to do and the staff were always extremely helpful in supporting any of our needs for the rooms we required. The staff were always very welcoming and extremely helpful. Refreshments were available but we did not use these facilities. The Sports Hall is a great space for leading sport sessions.

All the facilities were clean and well maintained. It was great to use a local facility to support our children with their PE lessons.

The children all thoroughly enjoyed their visits to the Sports Hall, and I would highly recommend the Centre for anyone looking to lead sports related activities to children.