Weekly activities at the OSCA Foundation Community Sports Hub

The OSCA foundation at Forest Cottage in Ovenden has a choice of fitness and exercise activities to suit all ages and abilities.

Other activities taking place at the OSCA include

  • Car boot sales every two weeks on a Sunday morning
  • Live music events, usually every other weekend
  • Rugby fixtures for the Halifax Panthers Women Sunday afternoon
  • Andy’s Man Club – Mondays except Bank Holidays from 6:30pm. Just turn up!
Old tyme and modern sequence dancing – Tues, Thurs 2.00 – 4pm, in the Enderby Hall.

Tae Kwon Do – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 6.30 – 8mp – All ages

Over 50s Walking Football – Tuesday – 10.30 – 1pm

Keep fit, Indoor – Thursday 9.45 – 10.45 and 11.00am – 12.00pm. All ages

Rug Ratz, Nippers Rugby Training – Saturday & Sunday – 9am – 10.30am

Ladies Rugby League, Halifax Panthers Women – Sunday Afternoon

Various junior outdoor soccer teams  for both boys and girls, from 5 years to 16 years.

You need to book into each activity separately with the instructor. You can do so by visiting the centre at the activity time and introducing yourself.

For more information on any of the above, ring Steve on 07727860731

The facilities at the OSCA can be rented for training sessions, functions and birthday parties. With ample parking space, spacious rooms and even plenty of outdoor grounds, they have a lot to offer for many event needs.

With new, refurbished halls at professional standards, including a fully licensed pub and regular events, this is a one-stop community hub.

  
Football and Rugby changing rooms

 

The outdoor football grounds are getting ready for matches and they are already able to host 5-aside football teams and rugby matches.

 

Sports grounds of the OSCA

The OSCA exercise Studio

OSCA Foundation Community Sports Club
Cousin La, Halifax HX2 8AD

Bag a Black Friday bargain with Calderdale sports centres

Calderdale Council’s sports service is launching its first ever Black Friday offer, with the opportunity to sign up for 23 days of fitness membership for just £20.

The offer gives full access to all Calderdale sports centres from 1- 23 December, and includes:

  • 100+ fitness classes a week
  • Access to three swimming pools at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden
  • Use of four gyms at Brighouse, North Bridge Leisure Centre, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden
  • Free off-peak badminton
  • Free off-peak table tennis

 

The offer is valid on adult memberships and is available until Tuesday 30 November (membership will be activated from Wednesday 1 December). Visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/sportoffer to find out more and to join.

 

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, Cllr Jenny Lynn, said:

“There’s so much variety included in a Calderdale sports membership it’s already great value for money, but this December offer is an especially good deal. It means that for less than a pound a day you can access each of our four sites, as many times as you like, between 1 and 23 December.

 

“Each site has so much to offer, including expert instructors to provide tailored advice and encouragement. So whether you’re new to exercise, looking to reach a specific goal or just wanting to try something new – there’s support on hand and options for everyone.

 

“These short-term offers don’t come along very often, so it’s a real opportunity to grab a great deal and experience the facilities in our centres before deciding to commit to an annual membership.”

 

Local Activities for over 50 in Illingworth and Bradshaw

All the following activities are held at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.
The activities run on the same day each week.

 

TUESDAYS

KEEP  FIT  from 10 am to 11 am     £3.00

Not too hard, but not too easy!

This is a fun aerobic exercise class to get you fit and keep you healthy

 NEW  AGE  KURLING  from 11.15 am – 12.15 pm     £2.00

Both the above activities are suitable for a range of abilities

 SITTING DOWN PILATES from 11.15 AM to 12 noon    £3.00

 

WEDNESDAYS

CRAFTY  CLUB  from 10.00 am – 12.noon    £2.00

Join the friendly group for knitting, card making and other crafts (some materials provided) plus hand massage or just a brew and a natter

THURSDAYS

INTERMEDIATE PILATES  CLASS from 9.45 am – 10.45 am    £3.00

NEW BEGINNERS PILATES CLASS from 11 am – 12 noon  £3.00

To improve core stability and strength

 ART  CLASS  from 10.00 am – 12 noon

Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.  Some materials provided.

 

*** NEW  MEMBERS  ALWAYS  WELCOME  AT  ANY  OF  THE  ACTIVITIES ***

 

The Local Activities (LA) Group in Illingworth and Bradshaw was formed  specifically to improve the health and wellbeing of people over 50 in this area of Halifax.  If you are interested in meeting new friends and doing new activities please get in touch via one of the following ways:

Visit our website:   www.illingworthandbradshaw.enablecomcloud.co.uk for an update on our activities  /  email us at lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk  / 

Facebook: Illingworth & Bradshaw Local Activities Group  

or  attend one of the activities

Well Connected will help you get your motivation back!

The Well Connected project wants to re-energise you and your community by providing new opportunities and supporting access to leisure and recreational activities, nature based and creative sessions. You can either try these on your own, as a family or as a community group.

Read more on the Staying Well website

Mixy Marchers Walking Group and beginners Netball

Mixy Marchers is a walking group held by a group of ladies which was set up in Mixenden by Mandy O’Shea. If you enjoy walking, the group is always welcome to new members. The group meets for walks every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm outside Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX.

The walks tend to last up to 1 hour and 30 minutes with suitable clothing and footwear advised.

If walking isn’t really for you then perhaps you might like the idea of beginners netball. Held Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm at Ash Green Primary School, Lower Site. Just £2 per session to cover the cost of a trainer (Any money left over will be reinvested into the Mixy Marchers fund for further resources and the development of other physical activities in the area).

For further information, find the Mixy Marchers on Facebook here…

Give Walking a Go and Pledge to Try20 this Month

Dis you know that this month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Living Streets offers 20 tips for keeping you on track that you can find here.

As part of NWM, 21 – 25 May is Walk to School Week. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.

 

Tai Chi & Qigong for Health and Happiness

Tai Chi Tigers are taught in the traditional way to help you understand and appreciate the basic principles – to appreciate and benefit from Tai Chi & Qigong exercises to help improve health and wellbeing.

Join Tai Chi Tigers and stay healthy & active with classes taking place in various venues throughout Calderdale on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

No equipment is needed, no floor work and most of the sessions can be done, or adapted, for seated practice.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat flexible footwear, bring a bottle of water with you if you would like to.

Click here for detailed information on classes or visit taichitigers.co.uk to find out more about the group or call 01422 240730.