Sports Development

St Joseph’s Holiday Camp Dates 2017/2018 for your Diary

October half term: 23rd to 27th October 2017

Christmas: 18th to 22nd December 2017

February half term: 12th to 16th February 2018

Easter: (2 weeks) 3rd to 6th of April & 9th to 13th of April 2018

Whit half term: 29th May to 1st June (4 days) 2018

Summer: Full programme of activities starting Monday the 23rd of July 2018


Details of activities for each camp will be available in Schools and on this page in the weeks prior to each camp.


Each School holiday Sports Development Officer David Wise runs a variety of Sports camps from the School site. With activities ranging from Fishing and Archery to Football, Tennis and Multi Sports and often linking with local clubs in the area the camps cater for ages 4 and upwards and are designed to offer low cost, exciting and challenging Sports coaching sessions. David coaches as well as bringing in other specialist Coaches and he also has a team of young Sports leaders who help to run the camps culminating in a 6 week Summer holiday programme.
Please see below for dates:
Summer Activities 2017 Start: Monday 23rd July
The brand new Sports Hall facilities will arrive in 2017 and with it there will be an exciting array of things to do for young and old alike. currently we have activities for many age groups and as things progress we will be adding to our list all the time. Please see below for details:
4.30 – 5.30pm Walking Football for Men over 40 SPECIAL OFFER! £1 only!  (See report below)
5.00 – 6.00pm Play Football:  for School years 2 to 5 £3.00 per session (1 week free if paying for term). An ideal place to try Football before joining a local club.
4:00 – 5:00pm – Multi Sports for years Reception to Year 2- A great session to work on the fundamental skills required to play Sport – £2 per session (1 week free if paying for term).
5:00 – 6:00pm – Family Table Tennis Club- The ideal way to end the week! Bring the family along to play the a relaxing game of Ping Pong! – £2 per session (Family members go free).



IMG_3638Table Tennis is really taking off at St Joseph’s as we move into 2017. The purchase of 2 outdoor tables to compliment our 4 indoor tables has led to the creation of a twice weekly lunch group and Friday after School Club with the tables rarely being empty. The School have played a match against Workington Academy and there are plans to play the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project as well as linking up with them. The Friday Night Family Table Tennis Club is run by Sports Development Officer and Level 1 Table Tennis Coach David Wise and is held between 5 and 6pm on Fridays in term time. The Club is aimed at creating a family environment  and providing good fun to boot.
David commented: “Table Tennis is really developing here at St Joseph’s as it is such a fantastic Sport and as there is very little provision in West Cumbria we thought it would be the ideal Sport for families to play together”. “The Club costs £2 for children with other family members going free.”
Anyone wanting more information is asked to call or email
To book contact me on 07742547767 or email


thAAS22K43-150x150.jpgWalking Football made its debut on the 18th of January 2016 at St Joseph’s School with the first session held in the Sports Hall.
Aimed at the over 50’s and designed to use the skills of the game but at a slower pace it really is a great Sport to play.
Having led the first session Sports Development Officer David Wise said “The idea of playing the game at walking pace is strange but it
really is a good work out as you need to be passing and moving all the time”. “Tactics play a much larger part and the skill levels remain high as well”.
“In fact, it would be a good idea if children played this way in training as it really encourages players to keep the ball down and play
the game properly”. The sessions are going from strength to strength with good, regular numbers in attendance and we have played a charity match against the parents and coaches of Allerdale Girls and are currently looking to help in the creation of a county wide league.
The sessions are held every Monday evening at 5pm to 6pm with a cost of £1 per session. Anyone wanting to book a place should contact David on 07742547767.


Friday the 11th of November 2016 saw St Joseph’s link up with Cumbria Youth Alliance to create an exciting new Sports and Arts based community projects in the Moorclose and Salterbeck areas that offers free activities for our students on Friday evenings with a choice of session offering Sporty and non-Sporty activities so our students have the chance to do what inspires them.
The Coach leading the Moorclose project is Martyn Rossi. Martyn, who has recently been voted Allerdale Coach of the Year, works for Cumbria Youth Alliance and various youth groups in Workington and he has support Coaches with him to help run the group. From the feedback that our students provided Martyn focuses the sessions on team based Sports such as Dodgeball. His sessions are varied as well to cater for other interests.
The Oval Centre session is run by Angela Good. Angela has worked with young children in the community for many years and her session caters for more social and creative based activities. Outlined below are the details of both sessions along with directions and start times for both venues.
SPORTS VENUE WITH MARTYN ROSSI: MOORCLOSE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL (FORMERLY MOORCLOSE 6th FORM CENTRE) CA14 3SEDIRECTIONS: Turn off at Moorclose Spar corner from Newlands Lane, turn right at the turn off for Studio 9 and enter the car park on your left behind the Library.COST: FreeCOACH: Martyn Rossi: Tel:TIME: 5.00-6.45PM
To book onto any of the above activities please contact David on 07742547767
David Wise
Sports Development Officer
St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Workington