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Peterlee Leisure Centre announces new youth activities for 2012

Peterlee Leisure Centre has announced that it will launch three new activities in the New Year to encourage young people in the community to learn new skills and stay active. Badminton coaching, Dodgeball coaching and an Aquatic Youth Club will begin in January, further bolstering the range of sporting activity already taking place at the leisure centre.

  • The six-week Badminton Coaching course will begin on the 9th of January, and is targeted at youngsters between the ages of 11 and 16 who want to learn the game or simply develop their skills further
  • Taught by qualified instructors, the lessons take place every Monday between 4pm and 5pm and will cost £15 for the six weeks
  • The second activity is an American import that already has a Hollywood film to its name. The new dodgeball course will also last six weeks but will take place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesdays from the 10th January Costing £15, qualified instructors will introduce young people between the ages of 11 and 16 to the rules and techniques of the game
  • Lastly, the Aquatic Youth Club, which starts on the 17th January, will feature water polo, snorkelling, pool games and much more
  • For young people between 12 and 16 years old, the club will take place on every Tuesday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. The session will cost £1


Malcolm Grinstead, Contract Manager for Peterlee Leisure Centre, comments:

It’s great to be able to add some further classes to our roster. We try and make sure that the centre offers something for everyone, and hopefully these three new classes will give young people some great options in terms of staying healthy and having fun without breaking the bank. At Peterlee, we are committed to ensuring that we offer the best possible service to our local community, and the badminton, dodgeball and Aquatic Youth Club are great examples of that commitment.

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Local leisure centre makes a splash with new sport initiative

Peterlee Leisure Centre is teaming up with County Durham Sport to help the local community get into sport by introducing a brand new Aqua class for beginners to its timetable. The class is specifically for people that are currently inactive and want to take that first step into a healthier and fitter lifestyle. The classes […]

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Peterlee vs. Mud! Local leisure centre takes on epic obstacle race

On Sunday 23rd March, Peterlee Leisure Centre users took part in an extreme obstacle filled mud run in Hardwick Park, Sedgefield. Sixty-seven fitness enthusiasts who train at the centre completed the Muddy Mayhem challenge, which involved running 5km or 10km over a muddy obstacle course The extreme course saw the brave participants wade through freezing […]

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Peterlee Leisure Centre to host free ladies day

Peterlee Leisure Centre is teaming up with East Durham Belles to host a special ladies day at the centre on Saturday 29th March. From 12pm until 4pm, the leisure centre will be encouraging the women of the community to come and try a wide range of exercise classes completely FREE of charge. This exciting physical […]

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