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Defibrillator Community Awareness Sessions

After the huge success of a promise auction back in April to raise money for defibrillators in the Rede Valley, the 9 units were delivered this week and the first training sessions were held at the RTC Sports Centre, West Woodburn Parish Hall and Elsdon Village Hall.

Further training sessions are being held next Sunday 15th November at Byrness Village Hall at 3.00pm and Rochester Village Hall at 6.00pm. These sessions are free and open to anyone from any area including children.

We have these units thanks to the generosity of everyone who attended that night and the hard work of the organisers so the more people who can use the devices the more lives we can save, so please attend one of the sessions if possible.

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Just a reminder there is no yoga class on Thursday 12th November, classes continue the following week until 3rd December and will then start again in January.

Tynedale Mini Soccer League Finals

The RTC held the Tynedale Mini Soccer Finals Day on Saturday 17th October, the day was a huge success and the weather even though chilly stayed dry.

The event saw teams travel from Hexham, Corbridge, Throckley, Prudhoe, Kingston Park, Wylam, Wark, Haltwhistle and Allendale bringing with them big crowds, it was great to see the RTC so busy.

Well done to all the teams who took part, we hope you enjoyed your day and hope to see you all again in the future and a big thank you to all the helpers on the day

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November Buffet Night

We are starting work on the heating and kitchen renovation in a few weeks so we will be unable to run the monthly buffet night on Friday 13th November.

Should the work be completed faster than anticipated we may reschedule this and we hope to see you all at the Christmas Party on Friday 11th December, tickets available this week.

Otterburn Juniors Football Results

Well done to both teams today. Both had great wins at home.

U11’s played Bedlington Lions and won 3-2.

U13’s played Corbridge and won 6-3.

Well done to all the kids, great football was played by all!

Redesdale Youth Project

Activities on Tuesday 6th October will include Basketball, Table tennis, Badminton, Fire Lighting and Camp Fire Cooking.

Come along and join the fun from 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Christmas Party Friday 11th December 2015

We are holding a Christmas Party on Friday 11th December, we have a band called the Emerald Thieves (check them out on you tube) Disco, Hot & Cold Buffet, Bar and Raffle.

Local businesses why not bring your staff for their Christmas Party, everyone is welcome so spread the word.

Tickets £15 each and now available from Yvonne.
Must be purchased before the event and are available from the RTC.

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