Possible weekday opening of Sports Centre

We are currently considering opening the Sports Centre one day a week (probably a Wednesday) so that people can use the sports hall facilities – for example for a game of badminton, table tennis or short tennis – or just have a cup of coffee or tea and a chat.  BUT – to do this we need to ‘man’ (or indeed ‘woman’) the place with volunteers – to make the coffee, take money for court hire and generally be a reference point for visitors.  So if you could spare a couple of hours on a Wednesday to take a shift on the volunteer rota please email Gill Chilvers on gchilvers@rtcsports.co.uk

Customer satisfaction survey

Can you spare us a couple of minutes to complete our (very short) customer satisfaction survey?  Tell us how you feel about the Centre and what you’d like us to change – and help us demonstrate to our funders that supporting the Centre is worthwhile.  Follow the link below.



Sport and Exercise Ideas?

Do you have ideas for sport and exercise activities you’d like to see happening at the RTC?  Could you help us to get your ideas up and running?  Maybe you go to a class that you love and you think your instructor might be prepared to come out to Otterburn?  Perhaps your kids would like to do martial arts and you’d be prepared to do some research to try and get a class running at the RTC?  Maybe you love doing Zumba and you’d like to train as an instructor?  Or you used to play badminton and would like to give it a go again?  We’d love to hear from anyone with an idea to suggest and a bit of time to help make it happen.  As a charity, we can potentially apply for funding for equipment or training or even to subsidise the cost of a coach or instructor.  Email Gill Chilvers on gchilvers@rtcsports.co.uk.

Starting after half term – Buggy Beat

This is a Cross Training Health and Fitness Class designed around the needs of new parents who struggle to get the time to participate in exercise on a regular basis
Great Cardiovascular and muscular strength workout with added abdominal exercises and emphasis on body fat reduction
The link between regular exercise and positive mental health has been studied and proved countless times. The increased productivity and efficiency of everyday life is an amazing benefit PLUS proving yourself and being a role model to your little one on how important regular exercise is what makes Buggy Beat a win-win.
Wednesday 27th February to Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Classes Start at 10am
£5 per session or £25 if you pay up front for the full block of 6 weeks more info

Getting Involved

A big thank you to everyone that came along to the RTC open evening or contacted us about helping out. A few people have signed up to assist with specific tasks which is great. We’d still love to hear from anyone that might be able to assist with planning a programme of community events (such as quiz nights for example), and those with an interest in getting a particular sport or exercise activity up and running (for example badminton, a running group or walking netball). We are also keen to speak to volunteers that might like to take a lead on human resources matters. To find out more please contact Gill Chilvers via email on gchilvers@rtcsports.co.uk

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, manager@rtcsports.co.uk, 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.