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Rede River Rocks Pre Sale Tickets Now Available

Rede River Rocks 2018

Our annual Music Festival will take place on Saturday 30th June 2.00-11.00pm

The line up is as follows which includes a wide variety of music for all:

Call off the Search / This Machine / Kiss me Deadly / Takahaad / Jess Johnson / Decca Bell

Free camping, dogs welcome, Bar, Hot Food and Kids Entertainment.

Tickets available for Pre sale now, available from the RTC 01830 520565,, Yvonne, Lesley or order via the Facebook page @rederiverrocks

Adults £8, 12-17 yrs £4.00 Family x 4 £20, under 12s Free

World Cup 2018

We will be showing the following England world cup games at the RTC, please come along and support England and us by having a drink or two:

Monday 18th June 7.00 KO

Tunisia V England

Thursday 28th June 7.00 KO

England V Belgium

We will be serving hot food on Thursday which will be available to eat in or take away (details to follow).

Step into Summer – Health Walks

Step in to summer with a free and friendly health walk.

We are starting fortnightly walks in partnership with Active Northumberland.  Walks will be at a pace to suit the group, especially for beginners or those who used to walk but find themselves a little slower these days.  They will last about an hour.

Meet at the RTC Sports Centre in Otterburnfortnightly on Tuesdays at 10am.  Starting Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Project Planner

RTC Sports is starting a project to identify, plan, resource and implement a range of sustainable health, sport and exercise activities for adults (14 plus) to take place at or based from the RTC Sports and Leisure Centre in Otterburn. We hope this will enable us to offer a wider range of activities in the coming years.

We are looking for someone to carry out an initial piece of work identifying options and preparing a report for the trustees.Specifically to:

·design and conduct a consultation with a number of local groups to establish what health, sport and exercise activities would be welcomed

·review the results of the RTC user survey

·identify approaches to resource a range of the identified activities – including both funding and people / skill resources

·prepare a report for the board of trustees setting out the results of the consultation and recommended next steps.

We are able to offer a fixed fee of £600 for this piece of work – plus out of pocket expenses for travel.

If you think you may like to take on this work or would like to find out more, please contact Gill Chilvers (chair of trustees) via email or phone 07584 787314.


Rede River Rocks will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018, a great day for all the family with Kids entertainment, Bar and Hot Food served all day and Free Camping.

We have the following bands in the line up so far:

Call off the Search

This Machine

Kiss me Deadly


Jess Johnson

Get the date in your diaries!

New Activity Programme

We have an exciting range of new Sports and Exercise classes due to start soon at the RTC, please see details below:

Active Life Circuits

Mondays (from 11th September) 9.30 to 10.30 am £3.40 per week

A low impact circuits session – some aerobics to warm up then a mix of stations to improve balance, strength and breathing. Chair options can be arranged for those unable to complete a full circuit. This was previously a GP referral session but is now open to all. The instructor will ask some questions when you begin and if there are any concerns may still recommend referral from a GP, please arrive at 9.20 on your first week.


Mondays (from 11th September) 10.45 to 11.45 am £5.00 per week

Pilates for beginners. We can accommodate more experienced people but the focus will be on learning the correct techniques of breathing, muscle control, balance and learning the base moves correctly.

Useful if you have a long exercise mat of your own (but these are available to borrow), and bring a small towel to rest under the head if required, please arrive at 10.35 on your first week.

Tai Chi 

Thursdays (from 14th September) 10.00 to 11.00 am (£4 per session or £28 for 8 week course

Tai Chi Yang Style classes. The training of this martial art will be structured in blocks of 8 classes, a recommended number for the learning and practicing of various sections of the series of movement known as ‘long form’. Students are advised to wear loose clothing and flat shoes.

The instructor, Cristina Mircescu, has learned and practiced the Yang style for over 6 years in Nottingham. After moving to Northumberland in 2012, she taught Tai Chi in Elsdon between 2013-2016.

Boot Camp 

Thursdays (7th Sep to 26th Oct) 7.00 to 8.00 pm

Boot Camp with Denisa is back, everyone welcome for all abilities.

Badminton Instruction

Thursdays (2nd Nov to 7 th Dec) 7.00 to 8.00 pm – juniors and families / 8.00 to 9.00pm – adults (18 years plus)

Children (under 18) £3.50 per session or £18 for six week course

Adults £6 per session or £30 for six week course

Come and learn how to play badminton in this six week course with coach Vince Burini.  You’ll learn the six badminton shots – serve, clear, forehand, backhand, dropshot and smash, as well as basic tactical play – in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  Beginners and improvers all welcome.  We recommend attending all six sessions if you can.

Minimum age for juniors and families session is 8 years.  Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (playing or not playing).

Redesdale Youth Project 

Tuesdays from September

Juniors age (9 to 13 years) – 6 to 7.30pm *

Come along to our fun packed sessions. We have a wide variety of activities including football, arts and crafts, cooking/baking, film nights, scavenger hunts and more. Plus tell us what you want to do!!

Teen lounge (13 to 19 years) – 8 to 9.30pm *

The teen lounge gives young people space to chill out. They will be able to

get time with friends and plan what they want. Supported by youth workers they will have a place just for them in the community.

*Please note our new times – age limits are not set in stone so young people may stay in the younger session if they wish. All activities run at RTC Centre on the day/times above (term-time only). Trips and other activities may be planned in the school holidays when funding is available


Our gym is available for members to use 24 hours a day seven days a week and offers a mix of CV equipment as well as fixed and free weights.  Membership costs just £12.50 per month or £125 for 12 months up front.  Sign up online at


Parties and events

The Centre is available for parties and other private functions – contact the Centre Manager for details of prices and catering options

Christmas Party 9th December 2016

Christmas Party Night

Friday 9th December 2016

From 7.00pm – 2.00am

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Hot & Cold Buffet
  • Live Band – The Emerald Thieves & Disco
  • Fantastic Raffle – TV, Bike, Cash, Hamper & many more prizes

Please contact Yvonne for Tickets on 07401 331213

£20.00 Per Person

This is a ticket only event and no entry will be granted without a ticket.


Activities Update

Mini Football for 4-8 year old returns on Monday 5th September from 5.30 – 6.30

Bootcamp with Denisa on Thursdays from 7.00-8.00 starting again 8th September

Redesdale Youth Group starts again Tuesday 13th September 6.30-8.40.

We have new times for Yoga and Badminton now which both change the week commencing 12th September

Yoga – Mondays 7.00-8.30

Badminton – Wednesdays 8-00-9.00