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Special Offer – 30 Days Free Gym Membership

Want to lose those excess Christmas pounds?

Why not come back to the gym?

If you take out a new monthly adult gym membership before midnight on 2nd January 2017 we will give you the first 30 days free, and you pay nothing until February.

Follow this link to take up the offer.

Yoga is here!

Starting with a taster session 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 27 August then continuing weekly until Thursday 8 October inclusive (same times). The cost will be £6 per session – pay as you go. We’ll review towards the end whether / how to continue.

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need experience. Please wear loose comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (and any spares for others to borrow!) and a blanket to help keep you warm during relaxation.

For background re our instructor go to

Badminton is relaunched

Badminton returns to the RTC after an absence of a few months. Starting from 7th September Badminton will be a regular Monday evening event running from 7:15pm – 8:45pm. Cost is £3 per player and  all ages and all abilities are welcome.

This is NOT a supervised or instructor led session – players under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and 17 year olds may attend unaccompanied but parents please note there is no supervision or instruction.

Racquets and shuttlecocks are available to borrow.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the first Annual General Meeting of RTC Sports will be held at RTC Sports and Leisure Centre Otterburn NE19 1HE at 7pm on Monday 14 September to transact the following business.


1) Reports and accounts

To receive and consider the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014 and the reports of the charity trustees and independent examiner.

2) Independent examiner

To appoint Marcella Shone as the independent examiner.

3) Appointment of charity trustees (management committee)

To re-appoint the following trustees for a further period of 12 months

·      Mr Andrew Shone·      Mr J Kevin Appleby

·      Mrs Claire Austin

·      Mrs Sandra Austin

·      Mrs Gill Chilvers

·      Mr Andy Lynch

·      Mr Greg Mcconnell·      Mr Brian Robson

·      Mr Stephen Shaw

·      Mrs Lesley White

·      Mrs Cheryl Wilson



Additional nominations for the position of Trustee must be received by 24 August 2015. For further information please contact Gill Chilvers, Company Secretary, on 01830 520535 or

4) Election of Chair and Treasurer

To elect a Chair and Treasurer from amongst the trustees appointed under the previous item

5) Appointment of Company Secretary

To appoint a Company Secretary

6) Any other business

To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.

By order of the Board of charity trustees

Gill Chilvers

Company Secretary

17 August 2015

Yoga classes coming to RTC

Starting with a taster session on Thursday 27 August, we will be offering a block of 7 weekly Yoga classes on Thursday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30pm.  Sessions will cost £6 each – pay as you go.  Everyone welcome – you don’t need to have any experience.

Come and give it a try!  Gentle Hatha Yoga will help to stretch and strengthen your body and release stress so you can relax and rest.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothes.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and a blanket to keep you warm during relaxation.

Our instructor is Felicity of Felicitys Yoga

Felicity qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga. She has been practising Yoga for more than 25 years starting in 1990 with Donald Butler and now teaches 8 classes a week in the Northumberland/ County Durham area plus occasional workshops at weekends and at British Wheel events. Details can be found on

Felicity teaches Hatha Yoga which is a classic, gentle style of yoga, although the practice is as strong as you want to make it! Yoga is suitable for all abilities and no matter how inflexible you think you are you will feel the benefits.

Classes vary in content each week so we can explore the many practices of Yoga – there are so many to enjoy! This includes breathing techniques, simple meditations, postures and always relaxation at the end of the class. These will help you to quieten the mind, let go of stress and tensions & improve your ability to sleep. Felicity enjoys putting together simple sequences of postures to warm and stimulate the whole body.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Felicity’s contact details are: email or mobile: 07856550559

Join us for Chilli & Fajitas

Mexican evening on Friday 10 July in RTC Bar

For £6.50 on the menu will be
– Chilli & rice
– Fajitas
– Nachos, dips and sides
– A vegetarian option will also be available

Take away is also available

To book please contact the RTC Manager, Yvonne on either

If you are not already a gym member but interested then there will also be an Open evening for the RTC gym on 10 July so if you wish to have a look at the facilities then please pop along.

Redesdale Youth Project

Calling all young people, parents and guardians…..would you like to be part of a youth club in the Rede Valley? 

Come along and have your say about plans for a youth project at the RTC Sports Centre in Otterburn on Saturday 18th July 3 – 6pm (followed by a BBQ).

If you are unable to make the fun day and would like to share your thoughts and ideas please contact Claire Austin 520 557   / Sam or Emma Kellie 520 918

Anyone interested in Yoga?

We have a possible option for a yoga class and we’d like to know what people think please.

We’ve been in touch with Judali yoga – they do a lot of classes in this general area and some of you may have been to them before. They could do a Tuesday evening 7.30 to 9. The cost would be £12 per session or £60 for a block of 6 ie £10 per session. They could start from the end of July. Can you all let me know what you think? If you prefer to respond just to me feel free to message me.

RTC AGM 14 September 2015

We are planning to hold our AGM on Monday 14 September. We hope lots of you will be there, notices will be posted nearer the time. We’d also like to invite everyone in the area to become a member of RTC Sports Ltd.

Members will be able to vote on issues covered at the AGM, including the election of trustees – and to stand for election too. There is no cost to become a member. To find out more email Gill Chilvers on

Playscheme Summer 2015

We are delighted to confirm that the school holiday Playscheme will be available again this year during the summer holidays.

Our Ofsted registered scheme runs on Tues, Wed & Thurs during school holidays – 8.30am to 5.30pm

For more information please contact  Sarah Murray on 07850879972 or call the Centre Manager on 07935950113 / 01830 520565.