Adventure sports are being rolled out across the West Midlands as part of an effort to keep young people out of trouble during half-term.
The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is putting on activities such as skiing, abseiling and canoeing, in a bid to divert 8 – 25 year olds away from violence. Each activity is complemented by mentoring sessions designed to help young people achieve their potential.
The first activity starts on Monday 28th October.
See below activities in your area:
|Local Authority Area||Specific Area||Organisation||Provision||Details|
|Birmingham East||Bordesley Green, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill||Unite & Uplift||Sporting sessions (football, badminton, hockey, cricket & boxing), personal training & personalised nutrition plans. Alongside this there will be various cv writing classes, guest speakers and careers advisor talks.
Provision for 16-25 year old.
|Friday 25th October (registration), Monday 28th October – Sunday 3rd November, 10am – 9pm.
Lunch and dinner will be provided.
|Birmingham East||Bordesley Green, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill||Street Futures||Sports provision.
Open to young people aged 15-21 years.
|To be held at Bordesley Green Girls School.
Mon- Thurs: 10am -3pm
|Birmingham East||Bordesley Green, Saltley||Sport 4 Life UK||Sport sessions (to include Youth Achievement Playmakers Award). Open for Young people aged 11-16yrs to walk in.||To be held at TWO locations:
Hodge Hill College, Bromford Road, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, B36 8HB
|Birmingham East||Small Heath||Ackers||Instructed activities – climbing/abseil, canoeing/kayaks, skiing, tubing, disc golf, bushcraft and archery.
For young people aged 13-18yrs old, online booking required: www.ackers-adventure.co.uk/lchp
|To be held at Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Road, Sparkbrook B11 2PY.
Mon-Fri: 10am -4pm.
|Birmingham East||Kingstanding, Erdington||JDG Training and Development||The reality of prison life project is an accredited awareness programme running for 5 days equipping young people with knowledge and awareness around crime and making positive choices. Includes, fun activities such as Go-Karting.
Only 20 places: Call 0121 464 2268 for more information.
|To be held at 610 Youth Centre, 610 Kingstanding Road, Birmingham, B44 9SH. Mon – Fri: 10am – 2pm|
|Birmingham East||Bordesley Green, Erdington; Sparkbrook & Sparkhill, Saltley, Balsall Heath, Kingstanding||Phoenix United CIC||Multiple activities.
For young people aged 14-16.
|To be held at: Power league Salford Stadium Lichfield Road Aston Birmingham B6 7TG
Mon – Fri: 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.
|Birmingham East||Erdington||Aspire Sports Health & Fitness||A range of personal and professional workshops to support young people to improve aspirations, set goals, improve their soft skills and gain a qualification.
*1st for Sport – Level 1 Award for Activators (Multi-Skills)
*Young people will undertook a range of self-development workshops in which we will cover ‘Goal setting, confidence building and knife Crime Awareness.
|Closed provision (age 13 to 18)
Mon -Thur, 10am-3pm
|Birmingham East||Erdington, Ward End||Kickstart Academy||Sports / coaching||TBC|
|Birmingham West||Winson Green||Avery Fields Community Sports Trust in partnership with Bournville Rugby Football Club||Rugby and Multi sport. Target age 8to 14 years old.||Tues – Thurs, 9am -3pm
CLOSED (for targeted cohort)
|Birmingham West||Aston||Rising Stars||Football. For 5 days, morning session for ages 12-15/afternoon session for ages 16-18.||These sessions will take place at our astroturf facility, next to the Aston Villa FC Villa Park stadium.|
|Birmingham West||Handsworth and highgate||St Martin’s Youth Centre||Sporting & recreational activities. Open to ages 11-20.||To be held at St Martin’s Youth Centre, Gooch Street, Highgate, Birmingham B5 7HE
Mon 28th Oct, 12-8pm
|Birmingham West||Aston, Kitts Green||Birmingham Settlement||Tue 29th Oct (at Aston): Youth Club (age 11-19) 5pm-7:30pm
Girls & Young women’s group (age 11-19) 5pm 7:30pm
Wed 30th Oct (St Richard’s Centre): Youth Trip, 1pm-4pm**
Youth Club (age 11-16) 5:30pm-7pm
Thurs 31st Oct (at Aston): Football (age 11-25) 4-5pm
Youth Club (age 11-19) 5pm-7:30pm
Girls & Young women’s group (age 11-19) 5pm 7:30pm
Fri 1st Nov (at Aston): Youth Trip, 12-5pm**
**Youth Club attendees only
|To be held at TWO locations (see provision):
Aston: Birmingham Settlement, 359 – 361 Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6NSSt Richards Centre, St Richards Centre, Hallmoor Rd, Birmingham B33 9QY
Enquires or referrals can be directed to, Michael Olajide
Direct Line: 0121 250 0754/ 07864 691 221
|Birmingham West||Winson Green||New Biggin Community Trust||Sports||Closed provision for targeted cohort.|
|Birmingham West||Lozells, Handsworth||Activating Creative Talent CIC||Multiple activities. Age range 8-15yrs.||Mon- Fri provision (CLOSED for specific cohort).|
|Birmingham West||Lozells||2 MUCH PASSION and the Light House Young People’s Centre||Cooking and Health Eating Workshops. To attend register online: http://2muchpassioncic.com/young-foodeez/.||To be held at The Light House Young People Centre, Alma Way Lozelles Birmingham.
Under 16s: Mon – Sat: 2pm-5pm (*No provision on Wed 31st) Sunday: 10am – 2pm (Cooking with Parents)Under 25s: Mon – Sat: 6pm-9pm
|Birmingham West||Aston||The Bidgley Power Foundation||Sports, crafts, arts and mentoring workshops. Open to walk-ins.||To be held at Aston Pavilion – Aston Park
Mon – Sun: 11am -2pm and 3pm-6pm.
|Coventry||Wood End, Hillfields||Empowr-U||Sport||TBC|
|Coventry||City Centre||CBGC||Monday 21st October
Cooking Workshop (Age 7-11) 2pm-4pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Graffiti Workshop (Age 12-16) 3pm-5pm
Dance Workshop (Age 7-11) 4pm-6pm (Mini-Bus Provided)Tuesday 22nd October
Laser Quest Trip (Age 7-11) 11:30am-1:30pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Laser Quest Trip (Age 12-16) 2pm-4pmWednesday 23rd October
Arts and Crafts Workshop (Age 7-11) 2pm-4pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Media Workshop (Age 7-11) 4:30pm-6:30pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Music Workshop (Age 12-16) 6:30pm-8pmThursday 24th October
Youth Club (Age 12-16) 5pm-8pm
Youth Club (Age 17-21) 8pm-10pmFriday 25th October
Fit and Fed Fun Day (Age 7-11) 1pm-4pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
|To be held at Coventry Boys and Girls Club, 50 Whitefriars Street, CV1 2DS.|
|Coventry||Hillfields, Wood End & Bell Green||Positive Youth Foundation & Short Football||Sport sessions (to include Youth Achievement Playmakers Award).
More details: www.positiveyouthfoundation.org. OPEN to ages 12+.
|Mon – Fri, 11am – 2:30pm & 3pm-6:30pm at Centre AT7, 12 Bell Green Rd, CV6 7GP & Roseberry Avenue Playing Fields / Woodend – Moat House Leisure, Winston Ave, CV2 1EA & Skinners Hill, Petitor Crescent
Mon & Wed, 3-5pm Primrose Park & Eagle St. MUGA
|Dudley||Lye||Turning Points Solutions||Multi sports club: Martial Arts, boxing, Karate and fitness. Closed provision for targeted cohort.||Available Mon – Sun
For more details (referrals) contact Maz on 07875 978363
|Dudley||St James||Phase Trust||Sport||CLOSED provision for targeted young people.
Tue – Thurs: 9am-5pm
|Dudley||Netherton||Dudley Water Ski Wakeboard & SUP Club||Water based activities||CLOSED provision for targeted young people.
Monday and Friday (10:30am -3pm)
|Dudley||Brierley Hill, St. Thomas, Lye, Netherton and Castle and Priory||Citizen Coaching CIC||Interactive workshops||Timetable and reservation details available via website: https://citizencoaching.com/dudley-half-term-activities/
Alternatively, call: 01384 467778.
|Sandwell||Smethwick||Benson Community Project||multi-sport Camp activities||To be held at Hadley Stadium, Wilson road, Smethwick, B66 4ND
Open to 8yrs up on following days:
|Sandwell||West Bromwich Central||Sandwell Asian Development Association||non-contact boxing programme||To be held at: Alpine gymnasium, unit f sams lane, sms lane industrial estate, West Bromwich, B70 7EG.
Open for young people to walk in: Please contact Imran Mohammed on 07931636452, to make referral.
Date and time of sessions: 7pm-9pm on 28th October, 30th October and 1st November.
|Sandwell||Oldbury, Smethwick||Krunch||Diversionary holiday provision with focused learning and practical sessions||CLOSED provision for targeted young people
Mon – Wed: 10-2pm
|Sandwell||West Browm Central||CREATIVE ACADEMIES NETWORK||Multisport & Art||Two Projects:
1) To be held at : Sandwell College (Central Campus) 1 Spon Lane, West Bromwich. SANDWELL B70 6AWWed 30th – Fri 1st Oct:
Junior Session (aged 10-14yrs) 10am-1pm
Senior Session (aged 15yrs+) 2pm-5pm
** Wednesday – For Volunteer Sports/Arts Leaders Training – Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org or TEXT #SportsLeaders or #ArtsLeaders to 075206605552) YMCA Black Country (West Bromwich), 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich. SANDWELL. B70 9LGSat 2nd Nov, 12-2pm
Sun 3rd Nov, 10am -12pm
Open to ages 10-19yrs
Sign up and more info EMAIL email@example.com or TEXT #JustPlay to 07520660555
|Solihull||Chelmsley Wood||Worth Unlimited||Multi-sport and Music provision||Mon 28th Oct: Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bluebell Park, Chelmsley Wood)
Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bromford Park)Tues 29th Oct: Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bluebell Park, Chelmsley Wood)
Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bromford Park)
Boxercise, 6-8pm (at Bromford Community Centre)Wed 30th Oct: Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bluebell Park, Chelmsley Wood)
Table Tennis, 2-4pm (location TBC)
Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bromford Park)Thur 31st Oct: Music Session , 10-4pm (at Three trees community centre)
Female only fitness, 10-11 (location TBC)
Boxercise, 6-8pm (at Bromford Community Centre)Friday 1st Nov: Trip day at both locations (details TBC)
|Walsall||Leamore||Bloxwich Community Partnership||various arts, recreational & sports||Open for Young people to walk in:
Mon 28th Oct: 6pm – 8pm (for 8-11yrs) at Blakenall Centre (BC), Blakenall Row, Walsall, WS3 1LW
Wed 30th Oct: 4pm to 5:30pm (8-18yrs) at Bloxwich Active Living Centre
Fri 1st Nov: 6pm – 8pm (for 12-18yrs) at Blakenall Centre (BC), Blakenall Row, Walsall, WS3 1LW
|Walsall||Birchill, Pleck||Aspire4U CIC||Media training and film club||Available everyday: 10am – 2:30pm then 3pm – 6pm
To be held at: Walsall New Art Gallery
No walks in – Attendance must be pre-booked by the 22nd of October, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for referrals.
|Wolverhampton||Eastfield/ east park, Heath town, New Park Village, Whitmore Reans, Bilston, Gralseley||7 organisations via Wolverhampton Community Safety Partnership||Multi-sports and arts||Details available on: http://summersquad.co.uk/|