Author Archives: Sue Underwood

Pumpkin Decorating for Halloween

Why not bring the family along for a fun pumpkin decorating workshop to be held at the RTC on Friday 30th October at 11:30. Just bring along your standard sized pumpkin which has been ready scooped out. All other flowers, foliage and spooky decorations will be provided. Cost is £10 per pumpkin arrangement. Booking essential in family group or social bubble. For more information or to book see the RTC Facebook page: or call Diane at Purple Haze Flowers on 07804482856.

Notice of AGM

The Rede Tyne Coquet Sports & Leisure Centre will be holding its AGM on Monday 28th September 2020 at 7:30pm. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic this year’s meeting will be held via Zoom. If you wish to attend, please email Kevin Appleby on to register and obtain a link to the meeting.

Exercise Classes at RTC

We are now in a position to start offering exercise classes again at RTC, Initially there will be two classes per week which will be led by Gill Chilvers. A mixed ability class will take place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and will feature a warm up to music, a series of exercises for exercising and toning the whole body, followed by cool down and gentle stretches. The class on Monday mornings at 10am is a low impact class following a similar pattern.

Numbers are limited to 8 per session and each participant will be allocated a specific area in which to exercise to ensure social distancing. This means that you must book a place in advance each week. The cost for each session is £5, with all proceeds going direct to RTC. If you wish to book a space, please contact Gill Chilvers on

Netball Suspended at RTC

Following the advice from England Netball around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) , the organisers at Otterburn Netball have taken the decision to cancel the netball sessions at the RTC until further notice.

Other activities continue as usual for the time being. However, the situation is constantly changing and we will advise of changes as they occur.

Otterburn Gym remains open.

Health Walks Programme to June 2020 now available.

Health walks start from the RTC at 10am, fortnightly on a Tuesday. They are ideal for people who are new to walking and want to make walking a regular part of their lives. Walking is a great way to exercise and can help combat a number of health problems.

The full programme of health walks up to June 2020 is now available. Please see the Health Walks page:

Christmas 2019

Christmas dates for activities based at RTC 

Active Life Low Impact Circuits: Last session Monday 16th December

Healthy Walks: Finished for 2019 – look out for new programme for 2020

North Tyne Youth: Last session Tuesday 17th December

Disco Circuits: Finished for 2019 – look out for new dates in the new year

Netball: Finished for 2019 – starts again Thursday 9th January 2020

The Gym will remain open for user throughout the festive season. 

We are planning lots of new activities activities for 2020 – Hope to see you again soon. 


New Activity: Netball

Come and play netball at the RTC on Thursday evenings.

Walking netball 6:30 to 7:30

Running netball 7:30 to 8:30

£3 per evening for one or both sessions.

For more information join Otterburn Netball Facebook Group:


2019 Xmas Party Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to low numbers, the RTC Christmas Party for 2019 has had to be cancelled. We are sorry to disappoint those who were looking forward to this event,