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William Penketh wins Swim School Scholarship at Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth

At just 8 years old, William Penketh has won the Swim School Scholarship Award at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth. William, who has just completed the stage 5 class, has won a free term of swimming lessons and a Swim School goodie bag after being nominated for the award by his teacher.

  • The Swim School Scholarship scheme at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth, is a new initiative that aims to reward the effort of the local young people who have progressed exceptionally well during their swimming lessons
  • Throughout the last school term William demonstrated an outstanding attitude and willingness to learn
  • He is now able to achieve 25 metres in all swim strokes and can perform handstands, tucks, forward somersaults and a variety of other skill work
  • William was chosen for the awards having been nominated for the award by his swim school teacher, and special congratulations should also go to fellow nominees Lewis Miller, Alice Woolhead, Piper Clarke, Emma Stoker and Anna Jakubovics


Zelah Dickerson, Swim School Co-ordinator at Riverside Leisure Centre, comments:

William really deserves this award. He has worked really hard this term and is so enthusiastic in every lesson. He always wants to learn and attacks every challenge, making him a stand-out pupil! We hope that the free term of swimming lessons that he has won inspire him to continue to develop his water skills over the next term and long into the future.

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Ponteland Leisure Centre host local beer festival

On Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April, Ponteland Leisure Centre will host the Ponteland Beer Festival, with over 30 beers, ciders and wines for the local community to sample! The festival will take place over two days, Friday 25th April from 6pm until 11pm for the Ponteland RFC members and players, ex-players, friends and sponsors, […]

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Riverside Leisure Centre sees the return of the Morpeth Duathlon

Following the success of last year’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship qualifying event, the Morpeth Duathlon returns to Riverside Leisure Centre on April 6th 2014. For the second year in a row, the sprint distance will be a qualifier for the ITU Age Group World Championships. A duathlon is an athletic event that consists […]

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Choral English Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Morpeth!

Riverside Leisure Centre in Morpeth is preparing for the eagerly awaited return of the English Philharmonic Orchestra this March. On the 8th March at 7.30pm, the 200-strong choir will be gracing the leisure centre after being beaten by the poor weather conditions in previous years, which has seen the concert cancelled  The choir, which is […]

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