Good News for Adults as Youth Club taking on New Members

Sometimes for parents or carers of 11-17 year olds is having them out of your hair for a few hours, even more so if you know they are enjoying fun, educational activities and making new friends.

The Alchemy Youth Club in Crosby is accepting new members and takes place every Monday and Wednesday, 6pm – 9pm.

For the small price of £1 subs, young people can chill out, spend time with their friends in a safe managed space, while also taking part in a wide range of fun activities including sports, arts and crafts.

They can also gain advice and support from qualified youth workers.

Learn more at the Parenting 2000 website.

Paralympian is Special Guest at this year’s Sefton Sports Awards

The date for the next big sporting occasion has been set and the region’s sporting stars and unsung heroes will be celebrated once more.

Sefton Council is proud to host the Sefton Sports Awards 2017 which will once again held at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Wednesday, July 12.
The annual awards ceremony recognises and rewards the outstanding talent, dedication and commitment of local athletes, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools supporting grassroots sport across the borough over the last 12 months.
Organised by Active Sefton, which is part of Sefton Council’s Health and Wellbeing portfolio, this year welcomes guest of honour, Paralympian Lora Fachie MBE.
Born with a hereditary sight condition, para-cyclist Lora lost her sight at the age of 5. Lora won Paralympic gold with Corrine Hall at Rio 2016, and is also a two-time world champion on the road. Add to that a silver and bronze medal in the pursuit at the Track World Championships.
Tina Pilkington, Development Manager at Sefton Council, said:

“We’re so pleased to welcome Lora as our guest speaker to. I’ve no doubt that this brilliant athlete and role model will inspire the youngsters at the event.

“The awards night is always a wonderful celebration and we’re certain this will once again be a night to remember.

“If you know a volunteer or coach who has given up their time to support others or a sports club or person that has been really successful, we urge you to submit a nomination.”

Nominations are now open and can be made in the following categories:
• Club Of The Year
• Coach Of The Year
• Lifetime Achievement
• School Of The Year
• School Team Of The Year
• Sports Personality Of The Year
• Supporter Of The Year
• Team Of The Year
• Volunteer Of The Year
• Young Volunteer Of The Year
Nominations can be made at sefton.gov.uk/seftonsportsawards. The deadline for entries is June 5, 2017.

Free Junior and Adult Hockey at The Northern Club (starts Tuesday 6th June 2017)

The Northern Club in Crosby are pleased to offer Free Junior and Adult Hockey sessions starting on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

Click here to download the information flyer

Promoting England Hockeys ‘Back to Hockey’ National Campaign
(*Running for a minimum of 10 weeks as open, turn up and play sessions. Age 7+)

WHO’S IT FOR?
EVERYONE! MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN!
From children aged 7 and above – or adults who just want to come and give it a go or want to brush up their skills to get back to competitive hockey. Adults’ and children’s groups will be run separately but on the same pitch at the same time so you can come down as a family too!

WHERE:
On the Astro @ The Northern Club, Elm Ave, Crosby, L23 2SX

KIT & EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
We recommend you wear trainers or astro shoes (no studded trainers/boots), shin pads and a gum shield. Hockey sticks and balls are available to borrow.
For those interested in Goal Keeping there are also club kits available to borrow.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES:
The Northern Club has a range of women’s and men’s hockey teams playing in Saturday leagues, as well as a growing junior section which would welcome participants to engage with should you enjoy the summer taster sessions. The Northern club also offers a range of other sporting opportunities including cricket, bowls, squash and social events.

ENQUIRIES:
For further information contact:
Simone McCaskill: 07939864592 E:simonehill@hotmail.co.uk
Alternative contact number is Craig Moran: 07902828617
Website: http://www.northernclub.net

Merseyside’s sporting champions to be honoured with Rio-style celebration

The cream of Merseyside’s sporting talent, including several of Merseyside’s Paralympians, will be in attendance this Friday for the Merseyside Sporting Champions Awards Dinner 2016.

This year’s event is inspired by the summer of sport in Rio and will feature Paralympic table tennis player Jack Hunter-Spivey as guest speaker; an Audience Question & Answer session with Merseyside Paralympians Jamie Burdekin, Sean Highdale and Lora Fachie (née Turnham), plus husband Neil Fachie; as well as entertainment from samba dancers, Viva Brasil.

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Paralympian Jack Hunter-Spivey (Photographer: Michael Loveder)

The evening will celebrate the county’s sporting talent, plus the people who make sport and physical activity happen here on Merseyside. This year’s event will also be an opportunity for the Merseyside athletes who competed in Rio 2016 to be honoured on home turf. As ever, proceeds from the Dinner go towards bursaries for the county’s future sporting stars.

Nominees and guests from across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St.Helens, Wirral and beyond will be in attendance to hear the winner of the ten categories* announced. This year’s categories include Community Sports Project of the Year, sponsored by WEALTH at work; Primary and Secondary School of the Year, sponsored by Sonex; Young Sports Person of the Year, sponsored by LJMU Sports Scholarship Scheme; and Young Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Sport Liverpool.

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Winner of the 2015 Secondary School of the Year Award 

This prestigious event is run by not-for-profit organisation, Merseyside Sports Partnership (MSP), one of 45 County Sports Partnerships in England. The organisation connects local organisations, people and investment together; unlocking the power of sport and physical activity to empower Merseyside’s residents to be active for life.

The Northern Club and Sefton Council Hope to Inspire a New Generation of Olympians

Sefton Council has teamed up with Northern Hockey Club in a bid to try and encourage more young people to take up the sport ahead of this year’s Olympics in Rio.

The two satellite clubs, aimed at young people aged 7-18 years old, are run by qualified and DBS checked coaches and will take place at the recently renovated astro turf pitch in Crosby.

Sessions are £2 per person or free for members and will take place Sundays, 10.30-12pm.

Northern has recently benefited from the installation of flood lights as a result of a successful funding application to Sport England Inspire facilities.  This has made hockey and other sports more accessible throughout the year with coaching and games now taking place day and night 7 days a week.

For more information contact Craig Moran either by phone 07902828617 or via email. Alternatively visit the Northern Club website

Nominations for the Sefton Sports Awards 2016 Now Open

There is set to be some very special sporting moments in 2016, the Rio Olympics, the Paralympics, the World Track Cycling Championship in London, Euro 2016 and of course, the return of the Sefton Sports Awards.

Taking place at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Wednesday, July 13, the annual awards ceremony recognises and rewards the outstanding talent and commitment of local athletes, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools.

The event, organised by Active Sefton which is part of Sefton Council’s Health and Wellbeing portfolio, is in its 15th year and online nominations can now be made to recognise those who have made a real difference to grassroots sport across the borough.

Nominations can be made in the following groups:

• Club Of The Year
• Coach Of The Year
• Lifetime Achievement
• School Of The Year
• School Team Of The Year
• Sports Personality Of The Year
• Supporter Of The Year
• Team Of The Year
• Volunteer Of The Year
• Young Volunteer Of The Year

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “The Sefton Sports Awards is one of my favourite events of the year and a fantastic opportunity for those involved with sports across the borough to be recognised for their efforts.

“I look forward to seeing another strong list of nominations this year.”

Tina Pilkington, Development Manager at Sefton Council, said: “Do you know a volunteer who has given up their time to support others or a sports club which has been really successful?

“If so, we want to hear from you so they can rightfully be recognised at the prestigious Sefton Sports Awards.

“Last year’s awards night was a fantastic occasion and it was great to have local Olympian Daniel Purvis in attendance and while we can’t announce this year’s Guest of Honour just yet, I can promise it will be another night to remember.”

Winners in selected categories of the Sefton Sports Awards go on to be nominated at the Merseyside Sporting Champions Dinner. In 2015, Holly Hibbert and Dominic Batty took home the Sefton and Merseyside double, being crowned Young Sports Person of the Year and Volunteer of the Year respectively.

Nominations can be made at sefton.gov.uk/seftonsportsawards. The deadline for entries is June 6, 2016.