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Active Ageing

Active Ageing Table Sport

Welcome to the Active Ageing Page

The aim of the Active Ageing Officer role at Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation is to provide the opportunity for social interaction and physical activity for all people aged 55 and above regardless of ability.  The program is designed to enable you to take part in a wide variety of experiences and see which work for you.  Whether this be working up a sweat in Walking Basketball or having a gentle game of Table Tennis and a cuppa at Table Sports Tuesday, we believe there will be something for you.

Neil Curry is our Active Ageing Officer and has a wealth of knowledge within sports development and increasing physical activity through his roles initially in local football and cricket clubs through to sport development roles within Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council. During these roles Neil has ran events for all ages and abilities, with recent projects including Boccia Leagues and tournaments alongside regular walking sports programs.

As listed below you will see that we have a range of sessions available and we can guarantee a warm, friendly welcome every time you attend the Eagles Community Arena.

These sessions will take place both at our new Eagles Community Arena just off Scotswood Road as well as out in other community locations.

Come in for a coffee at in the Eagle Eats Cafe and take a look around the home of the Eagles Community Foundation.

Active Ageing Sessions:

Our existing sessions are:

Walking Basketball (Monday 13th and 27th Jan 2020 – 11 am – 12 noon) – £3

Just like the Eagles, just don’t run.

Table Sport Tuesday (From Tuesday 7th January 2020 – 10:30 – 12 noon) £2

Come along for a cuppa, a chat and some light activity.

Weekly Multi Sport (Wednesdays from 15th Jan – 11 am to 12 noon) – £3

Come, try and enjoy a different sport each week including New Age Bowls, Badminton, Netball, Softball Cricket, Tennis, Basketball and many others.  Enjoy a cuppa with new friends in our cafe afterwards

Boccia (Wednesdays 15th and 29th – 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm) £3

An adapted form of Bowls.  Easy to pick up in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere

Light Strength and Conditioning (Wednesday 22nd Jan – 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm) £4

Gentle strength and conditioning exercises.  Ran in conjunction with Newcastle College with a certificate of participation on completion

Light Strength and Conditioning (Thursday 30th Jan – 1.30 – 2.30 pm) £Free

Gentle strength and conditioning exercises.  Ran in conjunction with Newcastle College with a certificate of participation on completion

Zumba Gold (Fridays from 10th January 2020 – 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm) – £4

Join the foundation and North East Dance for this slowed down version of Zumba.  All the sames moves, done at a more relaxed pace.  All ability levels welcome to come along and try this out.  Great chance to meet new people and have a cuppa afterwards in our Eagles Eats Cafe.

If you want to take part or come along for a coffee we will be very happy to see you.


Further Details:

If there is a sport you want to do but it doesn’t feature in our activities section, please get in touch using the details below:

Neil Curry
Active Ageing Officer
0191 245 3881