Team GB's successes will no doubt have enthused people to try a new sport for the first time and there are many active local clubs. Details for some of the local clubs that offer facilities and training for young people can be found below.

If you represent an organisation which would like to be included on this list, please email nina.smith@parliament.uk.

 

Avonwick


Avon Vale Tennis and Croquet Club is a small, friendly club situated in the village of Avonwick, a few miles south of South Brent. All five grass courts are in play from mid-April until September (depending on the weather), and the hard court is available all year round. During the grass court season, club sessions are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (from about 2:00 pm until dusk) and on Wednesday evenings (from about 5:30 pm until dusk). The visitor fee is £5. Ladies' tennis sessions also take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 11:00 am. Coaching sessions for juniors and adults are also available by prior arrangement. The club has a membership of around 120 and has a thriving programme of tennis and social events. New tennis, croquet or social members are always welcome, and visitors can play up to three times a season on payment of the appropriate fee.

For more information contact Membership Secretary (and Vice-Chairman) Jane Dunn on jane.dunn1@googlemail.com.

 

 

Brixham


Brixham Amateur Swimming and Life Saving Society operates the recently refurbished Admiral Swimming Centre in Brixham. They offer teaching sessions from improvers to Competition Swimmers and also Life Saving and Water Safety classes.

For more information contact Club Chairman Jeff Green on 01803 853740.

 

 

Dartington


South Hams Martial Arts Tae Kwondo at Dartington Primary School on a Monday evening For more information contact Lesley McGhie on 07902 130269 or at lesley@mcg.gb.com.

 

 

 

Dartmouth


Dartmouth and District Sports Association has been formed to encourage participation and excellence of performance in all sports and to safeguard existing sporting facilities and support improvement and expansion of all sporting facilities. A list of sporting facilities in Dartmouth can be found on their website.

 

Dartmouth Athletics Club meet at Dartmouth Leisure Centre, Thursdays Juniors(8 - 18) at 6pm, Adults at 6.30pm email via their website http://www.dartmouthathletics.co.uk/contact.php

 

 

Dartmouth Badminton Club operates in the Dartmouth Leisure Centre from 7:30 – 10 every Thursday between September and April.

For more information contact Simon Hart on 01803 839267 or at th@hartworks.co.uk.

 

Ronindo Budo Kai offers Judo and Aikido training in Totnes, Dartmouth and Livermead. The club meets in Dartmouth Leisure Centre in Tuesdays and Totnes Pavilion Sports Centre on Fridays. The first session is always free and kit can be borrowed from the club, so you can give Aikido or Judo a try without commitment. For more information contact Head Coach: Ray Brown Mob: 07980 368 267 Phone: 01803 551434 Email:ray@ronindo.co.uk. Ray is a level 3 British Judo Associations Coach and is part of the Devon County Coaching Team.

 

Football – Dartmouth AFC have their own club house and playing field at Longcross 01803832902
dartmouthafc@live.com

 

 

Dartmouth Gig Club formed in 1996,, participates in pilot gig racing around the south west of England and further field to France, and Holland. A season of racing takes place most weekends from late March to October with the World championships in the Isles of Scilly each spring May bank holiday weekend. The gigs are suitable for both experienced rowers and novices and they give people chance to take part in a sport that has changed little in 150 years. Members row all year round in the GRP training boat weather permitting, and Sundays until days are long enough for evening rowing. The club is funded by annual subscription

For more information contact Paul Kunert on 07527 095835.

 

Dartmouth Hockey Club share the rugby club house and use BRNC all weather pitch we are a small, friendly and sociable club, playing ladies and mixed hockey in Devon & Cornwall. Our home games are played at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) usually on Saturdays at 11.00 am with training at 6.30pm on Tuesday evenings. We are always seeking new players who are welcome to contact our Club Captain Lucy Pillar, her email is lucypillar06@hotmail.com

 

Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club established circa 1869, is situated on the River Dart in Dartmouth. Dartmouth ARC provides a friendly and fun environment to learn to row for those of all skills. Members of the West of England Amateur Rowing Association (WEARA), governed by British Rowing, Dartmouth ARC and their qualified coaches provide the opportunity for participants of all ages, and abilities to experience the sport of rowing and all it has to offer. To find out more, go their website here (http://dartmouthrowingclub.co.uk), call 07746 944236, or talk to the secretary Alison McGrigor at incey423@talktalk.net.

 

Rugby – Dartmouth RFC the home of the Riversiders, are a growing club situated on the coast of South Devon. Come and get involved with an all welcoming team of all ages and abilities.
Training is at Norton Playing Fields every Thursday from 18.30.

You can get in touch with them by their website here (http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/dartmouth) or you can contact the President, Steven Atkins, through his email here (http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/dartmouth/contact/) or by phoning him at 01803 832381 or 07790 261986.

 

 

Sailing:
Dartmouth Yacht Club was founded in 1950 as the Dartmouth Sailing Club, Our present building had been constructed at the turn of the century for the Channel Coaling Company, whose brass plaque is still displayed over the bar. The club hosts both social and competitive sailing events, and is still open to the public. More information can be found at www.dyc.org.uk, or by calling the club at 01803 832305 or by sending an email to bar.manager@dartmouthyachtclub.co.uk.


Royal Dart Yacht Club  is located in Kingswear on the River Dart in Devon, UK. The Club has a rich history and sailing tradition but is also a thoroughly modern group. The Club Commodore is Clive Bennett FCCA, an active member of the club for around 20 years. You can contact him at commodore@royaldart.co.uk or telephone 01803 752496.

 

Swimming – outdoor swimming pool at Dartmouth Academy site – May to September. Private pools at Dart Marina Hotel, Stoke Lodge Hotel and Dartmouth Golf Club

 

 

Dartmouth Taekwondo & Kickboxing run sessions throughout the week in Dartmouth Leisure Centre and Townstall Community Halls. These sessions cater to both adults and juniors.

For more information contact Lesley McGhie on 07902 130269 or at lesley@mcg.gb.com.

 

 

Diptford


Diptford Taekwondo offers a mixed taekwondo class in Diptford parish hall once a week. All abilities welcome.

For more information contact Lesley McGhie on 07902 130269 or at lesley@mcg.gb.com.

 

 

Dittisham


Dittisham Sailing Club is a small but vibrant sailing club on the River Dart in South Devon, between Totnes and Dartmouth. Our sailing area is one of the most beautiful estuaries in the country. The river is open at the village, allowing legs of up to 1 mile long. Tidal streams, counter currents and tricky wind shifts due to the local topography make for interesting sailing conditions. To find out more, you can contact the Commodore, James Dodd, at commodore@dittishamsc.org.uk, or talk to the Junior Sailing Representative Arthur Marshall at junior@dittishamsc.org.uk.

 

Kingsbridge


Kingsbridge Archers is a local friendly Archery club for the South Hams area. The club has grown from strength to strength since its foundation in 2003, with both adults and children taking up and enjoying the sport. They shoot at Belle Hill Sports Field throughout the year (weather permitting) and indoors at Dartmouth Sports & Leisure Centre during the winter (Oct-March). To get started with Archery you need to attend a six week beginners course. Equipment is provided during the course.

For more information Email Mrs Jean Turner at fursdonjay@googlemail.com.

 

Cycle Sport South Hams is based in Kingsbridge in the heart of the South Hams, Cycle Sport South Hams aims to promote involvement in all aspects of cycling. Members are encouraged and supported to develop their riding through all aspects of cycling from road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross racing, to fun family rides. As a British Cycling 'Go-Ride' club, they are dedicated to the development of young cyclists in the South Hams. To get involved, simply go along to a Club time trial or Saturday Leisure Ride where you will meet many club members.

For more information contact William Hornby on 01548 531814 or at whornby@yahoo.com.

 

Kingsbridge Gymnastics Club was set up 25 years ago to provide coaching for children of all ages and abilities. The club has an extensive range of up-to-date gymnastics equipment along with a full 12m X 12m floor. Gymnasts are required to wear either leotard or T-shirts and PE shorts, preferably in the club colours of Blue/ White. The club meets on Monday, Wednesday (including afternoon pre-school) and Friday evenings. Open to ages 3+. For more information contact Nicola Kovacic on 01548 852431.

 

Quayside Judo Club is a friendly and steadily growing community Judo club based in Kingsbridge, South Devon. eets at Kingsbridge Community College during term time. There are sessions for youngsters (6pm onwards) and older players (teens and more able youngsters) from 7.00pm. During the summer we meet at Torcross Chapel, but for a shorter session. Contact Malcolm Wheatley, Chair 01548 531022

 

Kingsbridge Kingfishers Swimming Club is a friendly but competitive swimming club with over 140 swimmers in three squads (Bronze, Silver & Gold). Established in 1998, they are based at Quayside Leisure Centre in Kingsbridge, South Devon. The club started in 1998 with the opening of the new 25m pool at Quayside Leisure Centre and continues to go from strength to strength each year. Swimmers compete in a range of team events including local friendly galas, the Cornwall and West Devon League and the National Arena League.

You can contact them through their website here: http://www.kksc.co.uk/

 

Kingsbridge Rugby Football Club is a South Devon based amateur rugby club who currently play in the Western Counties (West) league. The club, which was formed in 1889, play their home games at High House. New players are always encouraged to come along for a couple of weeks to determine whether they enjoy playing rugby before any fees are expected or money is spent on rugby kit. All that is required to begin with is a pair of boots and training kit. The RFU, KRFC and all coaches strongly advise young players to wear mouth guards when playing rugby.

You can contact Kingsbridge RFC on their website here: http://kingsbridgerugby.co.uk/ or email them here: info@kingsbridgerugby.co.uk.

 

Kingsbridge Taekwondo club provides mixed classes in Quayside Leisure Centre and Kingsbridge Community College Gym. All abilities welcome.

For more information contact Lesley McGhie on 07902 130269 or at lesley@mcg.gb.com.

 

 

Kingswear


Dart Sailability exists to encourage anyone with a disability to take part and enjoy the sport of sailing on the river Dart. Purpose built boats, which can be adapted to meet the needs of individual sailors are available to enable disabled people to get afloat. A hoist is available to safely lift wheelchair users into the boats.We welcome new members with any disability, To Contact Dart Sailability on a Sailing Day (Tuesdays and Saturdays) between 9am and 1pm call 07857 468 848 Otherwise Sailors and groups please contact the Coordinator Nikki Stewart Tel: 01803 856676 e-mail: dartsailability@hotmail.com

 

 

Malborough


Malborough Badminton Club meets on Tuesday nights at 7:30 in Malborough Village Hall. All are welcome.

For more information go to their website here: http://www.marlboroughbc.org.uk/

 

Salcombe


Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club was founded in 1992 to promote the sport of rowing for all, and this is still the ethos of the club today. The club own 4 small rowing dinghies which are used by members and also to teach rowing to children. The mainstays of the club are the 3 Cornish Pilot Gigs, Wolf (built 1997), Cadmus (2004) and Bolt (2007). These are used extensively for everything from social rowing to hardcore racing regattas throughout the south west of England with forays to events further afield such as SW Wales, Ireland, London and Holland and the Isles of Scilly. Regular sessions are held for beginners of all ages and abilities and four free sessions are allowed before having to commit to membership. The club has many active rowers of all ages from 9 to nearly 80, so all are welcome

For more information go www.salcomberowing.co.uk or contact the Club chair at jason.nickels95@gmail.com.

 

Salcombe Rugby Football Club run a junior section for 5-16 yr olds on Friday evenings. They are a small, friendly club with a talented coaching team. The club has have close links with Malborough Primary School and Salcombe Primary School where they insert two coaches to train them for the South Hams Schools Touch Rugby tournaments which take place generally after Easter. Training this season will commence on Friday 7 September. All are welcome.

For more information contact Martin Gautier on 01548 562392 or at martin.gautier@salcomberugby.org.uk.

 

 

South Brent


South Brent Judo Club has a growing membership of both juniors (5 to 15 years), adults (16 to 29 years) and Masters (30+ years). If you're new to the sport, we have club Judo suits, in a range of sizes to suit all ages, so if you're interested come along and give it a go. The first session is FREE.

For more information contact Becca Ingram on 01364 72005.

 

 

Stoke Fleming


Stoke Fleming Table Tennis Club operates out of the Stoke Fleming Village Hall, meeting every week with a short break for Christmas.

For more information contact Kim Fricker on 07594 223673.

 

 

Stoke Gabriel


Stoke Gabriel Boating Association is an accredited RYA training centre for dinghy sailing and powerboat courses. They have members with sailing dinghies, rowing boats, cruising yachts, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks and motor boats. Unusually for a club of this size, they own around 30 boats which can be used by members competent to do so.

For more information contact membership Secretary Gaye Astley at gaye.astley@btinternet.com or the Commodore, Roger Stobbart, through email here (http://sgbahost.co.uk/contact.htm).

 

 

Totnes


Totnes Badminton Club meet all year round on Thursday nights at Totnes Pavilions. Capable players only, no beginners.

For more information contact Sara Ritterhousen on 01626 369609

 

Totnes Canoe Club (TCC) is based in Totnes, South Devon and situated on the River Dart - one of England's best white water rivers.

Totnes Canoe Club is affiliated to the British Canoe Union (BCU) and is run by volunteers. It offers the opportunity for people to enjoy kayaking and canoeing safely with qualified coaches. In the summer season they enjoy easy access to flat-water river and estuary paddling, coastal sea paddling and surfing. During the winter months they paddle white-water on the River Dart, other local rivers and further afield.

The club provides coaching for the BCU Star Tests as well as organised trips that range from local rivers to weekends away.

For more information, go to http://www.totnescanoeclub.org.uk/ or you can contact the Course Co-ordinator, Hannah Jones, at courses@totnescanoeclub.org.uk or the Chairman, Rob Dack, at chair@totnescanoeclub.org.uk.

 

Newton Abbot and Totnes Fencing Club was initially a Newton Abbot club, in 1998 it added an extra night on a Tuesday to meet in and serve the people of the Totnes area. All three weapons (foil, epee and sabre) are practised. The club is pleased to welcome people with physical handicaps under the umbrella of 'wheelchair fencing'. Fencing is a sport that particularly lends itself to this and the challenge from a fencer in a wheelchair can be as great and just as difficult as facing your opponent on a conventional fencing piste. The club has been the starting point for fencers who have achieved international status and been selected to represent Great Britain. The Club meets in the Gymnasium at Totnes Pavilions on Tuesday evenings.

For more information contact either Jim Pilkington on 01803 865721 or John Evers on 01626 833953.

 

Ronindo Budo Kai offers Judo and Aikido training in Totnes and Torbay. The club meets in the Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club every Tuesday and in the Totnes Pavilion Sports Centre on Fridays. The first session is always free and kit can be borrowed from the club, so you can give Aikido or Judo a try without commitment. For more information contact Head Coach: Ray Brown Mob: 07980 368 267 Phone: 01803 551434 Email:ray@ronindo.co.uk. Ray is a level 3 British Judo Associations Coach and is part of the Devon County Coaching Team.

 

Swimming at Totnes Pavilion, there are also many other junior activities including, badminton, athletics,and gymnastics. For further details contact 01803 862992

 

 

Dart Totnes Rowing Club is one of the leading clubs in the region in terms of junior participation and development. The club has built up a thriving junior section over the last few years, and prides itself on providing a safe and child friendly environment in which juniors can learn. The club has a fantastic 9km stretch of well sheltered river, which provides a safe environment for beginners to learn the basics, as well as more than meeting the needs of experienced junior crews. Club juniors have priority access to a fleet of lightweight boats specifically designed for junior use.

For more information ring 01803 863772 or Email info@darttotnes.co.uk.

 

Totnes Taekwondo & Kickboxing run sessions throughout the week in Totnes Pavillions. These sessions cater to both adults and juniors.

For more information contact Lesley McGhie on 07902 130269 or at lesley@mcg.gb.com.

 

Totnes Tennis Club is a friendly Club that has a clubhouse and the use of 4 recently resurfaced hard courts. They are always pleased to see new keen tennis players who are interested to play for pleasure or in a competitive local league. It is not necessary to join the club straight away and it may suit you to pay per club session only. For more information go to http://www.totnestennis.co.uk/ or email the Membership secretary Jackie Clayton at j.clayton53@talktalk.net or secretary Peter Daly at peterdaly57@icloud.com.