Sport, games, music and more for young people

Sports sessions, youth club events and music jams feature in the latest programme of activities for young people in the Borough of Broxbourne.

The Spring 2018 edition of The Guide offers people aged 11-19 an enticing range of free or low-cost activities on seven days a week across the area.

Fans of ball sports have a lot to look forward to with Friday Night Football on The Laura Trott Leisure Centre’s astroturf from 6-8pm. Ballers can shoot hoops at basketball from 6.30-7.30pm at the kickabout courts at Cheshunt Park on Mondays and Waltham Cross Playing Fields on Thursdays.

Big hitters can have a swing at tennis sessions at Goffs School from 3.30-4.30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Even bigger hitters can get their boxing mitts on at Cheshunt Boxing Club from 4.30-6pm for just £1.

Runners can compete in chip-timed races for free at 9am at Barclay Park’s Parkrun on Saturdays and the Junior Parkrun at Cheshunt Park on Sundays.

Archery’s also on offer at The John Warner School on Thursdays from 3.30-4.30pm and there are multisport sessions across the Borough on most days.

The Friday Night Project, weekly from 6-10.30pm at various locations, brings people together to make a positive difference in parks and open spaces, with the added bonus of playing games consoles and enjoying hot drinks.

The Next Generation Youth Club in Hoddesdon welcomes 7-12 year olds from 5.30-7pm and 13-16 year olds from 7.30-9pm on Thursdays. Waltham Cross Youth Centre hosts youth club sessions throughout the week.

Music jams to improve writing and performing are taking place at Waltham Cross Youth Centre with Bridges2Beat from 6-8pm on Tuesdays and the Live Music Project on Saturdays from 6.30-8.30pm.

X-Plosion disco, for school years 7-9, will be from 7.30-10.30pm at Goffs School on 26 January and 23 March and Goffs Churchgate Academy on 23 February. Tickets cost £5.40 from The Laura Trott Leisure Centre or £6.50 on the door.

There are many more weekly sessions, covering areas as broad as sexual health advice, identity, relationships and emotional wellbeing.

To get your own copy of The Guide, visit www.broxbourne.gov.uk/theguide and copies can also be picked up at the Council’s One Stop Shops.

For more information, like ‘Broxbourne The Guide’ on Facebook, follow on Twitter @YouthBroxbourne, email leisure@broxbourne.gov.uk or call 01992 785555 using extension 5817.