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The Wivenhoe Encyclopedia

Clubs and Organisations for Young People in Wivenhoe

This Section lists the details of all the clubs and organisations in Wivenhoe for young people to join or get involved.  Nearly all of these organisations rely on volunteers to help organise a programme of activities. New volunteers are always welcome!

Dance

Learn to dance

Disco, modern, freestyle - dance classes from 5 yrs upwards. Colne Bank School of Dancing at Wivenhoe Centre (click here) and Kirstie's School of Dance at Broomgrove Infants School (click here). 

Fitness

Consider joining a fitness group. There are different types of classes. Click here for details of fitness classes

Scouting

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts

Four sections for boys aged between their sixth and eighteenth birthdays. Various fun activities with challenges, awards, opportunities to learn new skills and develop awareness. Camping, hiking, expeditions for the older boys.  Meetings weekly in the Scout and Guide Hall during school terms.  

Current overall membership around 80 boys. Waiting list for Beavers.  See Wivenhoe Scout & Guide Association home page for more information, click here

For more information contact: Group Scout Leader:Karl Douzier 01206 823164

Guides

Rainbow Guides, Brownies and Guides 

Two Rainbow Guide units, three Brownies and two Guide companies meeting in the Scout and Guide Hall, Congregational Church Hall and the Methodist Church Hall.  See Wivenhoe Scout & Guide Association home page for more information, click here

For more information contact:  District Commissioners Vanessa Reed tel: 01206 825334 and Carole Boyd tel:  01206 822899

 Sailing

Wivenhoe Sailing Club Cadets

Wivenhoe Sailing Club members provide an opportunity for youngsters aged from 10 upwards to sail on Cadet nights.  These are held throughout the year according to tides. Boats provided. Youngsters must be able to swim reasonably well! Current membership about 20 youngsters.

Contact: Ann Vickers  tel: 825320

Football

Wivenhoe Youth Football Club 

Based at Broad Lane Sports Ground. Football training as well as matches. Year round activity.  Current membership around 175 youngsters.  For 8 - 16 year olds.

Contact:  Brian Rogers - Chairman - tel: 826719

Youth 
Theatre

Wivenhoe Youth Theatre

Members of the group are aged between 12 and 21. Each year the group performs a play at the Wivenhoe Centre, with the play being organised, rehearsed and performed during August. Anyone who is interested in helping can turn up. People are also required back stage and in various other capacities, it's not just about acting! 

If you are interested in getting involved, then contact Hilary Lazell tel: 826432 or look out for publicity nearer the Summer.  Click here for the Youth Theatre home page
 

 

Mercury Youth Theatre

 

 

Work with professional actors, directors, designers and musicians from the
> Mercury Theatre Company, perform on the Mercury stage and meet new friends at
> this exciting group for ages 13 - 18.

To find out me contact Paul on  education@mercurytheatre.co.uk

Click here for their home page

Cricket

Wivenhoe Town Cricket Club Colts

Tuition and match play during the summer months.

Contact: Terry Cannings - tel: 01206 822437

Martial Arts

Wivenhoe Judo Club

Based at Millfields School, junior and senior sections. For more info, see entry in Sports Club list - click here

For more info, contact via e-mail to: judo@storman.freeserve.co.uk

EWRK - Wado Ryu Karate 

Saturday mornings in the Scout & Guide Hall. Click here for more information. 

Pantomime

Wivenhoe Pantomime Group

Meetings bi-weekly from September to January when the annual production takes place in the Wm Loveless Hall.  The cast always includes some youngsters (minimum age 9 years).  Older youngsters could help with production matters.

Contact:  Lynda Edwardson

Tennis

Wivenhoe Tennis Club Junior Section

Junior section of the Wivenhoe Tennis Club at the tennis courts, Broad Lane Sports Ground.  Saturday morning sessions for young people. Just go along to find out more. Click here for more about the tennis. The tennis courts are also available for public hire via Londis. No need to be a member. 

Contact:  Ginny Scott   tel: 01206 825964

Badminton

Wivenhoe Junior Badminton Club
The Junior Badminton Club starts in September, when the schools go back. They play on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
Contact: Lyn Pendle - tel: 01206 822245

Church

Sunday School

Meetings for children 10.30am Sundays at Methodist Church and Family Service at St Mary's on 1st Sunday of each month at 10.30am. Click here for more details.

Contact: Marika Footring tel: 01206 825310 or
                Jenny Pilgrim    
tel: 01206 822687

Choir

The Choir are always looking for new people to join them. If you think you might be interested, then call Graham Wadley, Director of Music, on tel: 01206 824036 or via e-mail: graham.wadley@tiscali.co.uk  

Bell-Ringing

Occasional practice sessions at St Mary's Church on Wednesdays, otherwise bellringing on request.   See appeal for new members - click here.
Contact: Adrienne Wood tel: 01206 826411

Youth Club

Wivenhoe Youth Club - THE HUB

Now Re - Opened since Nov 2008.  > Located at: CSS Centre, Phillip Road, Wivenhoe

TUESDAY EVENINGS: School Yrs - 6 & 7
OPENING TIMES: 6.30pm to 8.30 pm
NOTE: All children MUST be dropped off and collected by a responsible adult, unless you have signed a form giving permission to walk home from the Club.
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 THURSDAY EVENINGS: School Yrs - 8 - Age 17yrs
 OPENING TIMES: 7.00pm to 9.00 pm
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CONTACTS: >
 Chris Hirst - Youth Leader / Joint Chair
Sanchia Nash - Youth Leader / Joint Chair
 THE HUB MOBILE: 07905529394
EMAIL ADDRESS: thehub08@googlemail.com

 VOLUNTEERING:
 If you would like to help out with volunteering at The Hub please see our link:
VOLUNTEERS CO - ORDINATOR - MICHAEL PADMORE: thehub08@googlemail.com
 
 

Last updated:
27 May 2016

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