A new sports club for children has now officially been started at the Recreation Ground in Newington.

This project will be managed by ‘Amicus Horizon Group’ (Swale Housing Association) and supported by Newington Parish Council. It will be run by a committee of all parties, plus volunteers and coaches.

The Project Manager and Sports Coach, Vince Day, who lives in Orchard Drive, will be available to anyone who needs advice or information about the club.

The club will be free and open to all young people. The aim of the club is to offer fun, professional coaching, in all different sports and play activities.

Open every Thursday from 4.30pm – 6.00pm for ages 8-11 and from 6.30pm – 8.00pm for ages 12-15.

Membership details can be obtained from Vince on:
01795 841757 or 01795 427089 or email, or just come along and speak to any adult volunteer or coach.

Charlton Athletic Football Club Coaches, have offered to come to Newington and help coach football at the Recreation Ground on Mondays, starting May 1st from 6.30pm-8.00pm, as part of a Community Scheme run by them. All young people are welcome from 8-18 years of age.

Any Sports Club needs lots of help ‘behind the scenes’ and the whole community can be involved. Members of the community, with the right basic skills and motivation can help and develop this Club for not just our young people of today but for future generations too.

Volunteers are essential for the following positions:-

General Committee Members
Offering advice and help to steer the club into the future.

A committee working to organise events and find sources of income and funds for equipment, new facilities and general needs to maintain the Club.

Club members will be offered the opportunity to develop through national programmes and training schemes. This will generate a lot of paperwork. People are needed who either have the necessary skills or would like to learn skills in administration. Quality training will be available.

Trades people 
The Sports Pavilion has immense potential but has suffered from neglect and under-use. Improvements are needed in order to offer a full range of opportunities, not only to children but to all ages of the community.
Just advice would help enormously.

Please come forward and offer your assistance in anyway you can.

Vince Day