T2a is the ‘Tidworth Community Area Adventure and Alternative Club’

Tidworth Community Area Adventure and Alternative Sports Club

What is T2a?

T2a is the ‘Tidworth Community Area Adventure and Alternative Club’

This was a bit long winded for the young people so they call it Tidworth to Adventure’ or Teenager to Adult

The club gives young people the opportunity to participate in adventure and alternative activities in a social and safe environment.  Along with qualified coaches and workers to support them.

The idea of the club has come through young people having their say in their community at various consultations. Kennet District Council and the Tidworth development trust got together to do a joint project. We have some other major partners; Ministry of Defence and the Army Welfare Service are supporting the work that we are doing.

That is funded by the Big Lottery, Sustain the plain and Sports Relief.

Membership to this club cost £5 and you get a free T2a hoddy.

We have taken young people on trips away including:

Cheddar gorge hike

Kayaking trip

Costwolds water park – saling, canoeing, raft building, archery, kayaking and bridge building

Moors Valley country park – mountain biking and orienteering

Brecon Beacons – 3 day adventure weekend of gorge walking, rock climbing, mountain biking and much more.

Osmington Bay – 3 day residential away

Trips to climbing centres around the country

Mountain Boarding camps to All Cannings

Current Activities

Climbing

Thursday

Sessions 6.30pm – 7.30pm / 7.40pm – 8.40pm

Tidworth leisure centre

£1 for members/ £2 for non-members

Sunday Canoeing session running in April/ May and June in partnership with Pewsey and Stonehenge canoeing club. Please phone Tidworth leisure centre for more detail s

Activities from week beginning 1st June 2009

Mountain biking

Monday

6.30pm – 8pm

Tidworth Leisure Centre

£1 for members / £2 for non-members

We have 16 mountain bikes and helmets that young people can use if they do not have their own bikes.

Kite Boarding/ Ultimate Frisbee

Tuesday

Times to be confirmed

Transported in a mini bus from Tidworth leisure centre to Upavon airfield

£1 for members / £2 for non-members

The aims of the club are:

Engage young people that would not be interested in traditional sport

Making young people more physically active in a social environment providing new opportunities for personal development and life skills

Provide quality youth and sports provision for young people (includes young people that are already interested and involved in traditional sports)

Making adventure club mainstream and sustainable

T2a Forum

The T2a forum is a place where young people are given the opportunity to have their say about the club that they belong to. So we invited all the members of T2a to come a long to an informal meeting to discuss issues.

The meetings have been running for 2 years now and has gone from strength to strength and we now have a young person that chairs the meeting and helps put together the agenda.

The general topics of discussion are:

Future and new activities

Trips and outings

Evaluation of current activities

Social events

For more information on this club please contact Tidworth Leisure Centre on 01980 847140

 

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