5 -13 year olds now have the chance to catch the Olympic spirit and develop their all round sports skills at the YMCA Harringay Club this October and the coming February. The Olympics Camp incorporates gymnastics, team sports, athletics, general fitness and games, with the emphasis on having fun. Qualified coaches will be teaching the children both in indoor and outdoor venues making the most of fine Autumn days.
We have now opened our second Youth Club at West Hendon, and there are firm favourites which run annually including the Fun Run and Children's Dance Show. We hope you will join us in celebrating another successful year.
Fitness Centre Gym Upgrade
We are about to re-kit the entire gym, with the latest range of Precor cardio and resistance machines. The work will take place over the five days the work starting from 20th September.
Last year's popular under 8's and families event returns on Sunday 26th September. Get your youngsters moving with maps passports, stamps and goodies in the beautiful grounds of Alexandra Palace where there is also the change help raise funds for the Harringay Club.
The walk was held to raise money for equipment at the Harringay Club (the YMCA children's centre), and is now set to be an annual event.
Fun Run Celebrates 20th Year with Record Funds Raised
The Crouch End 10k and Childrenís 1 Mile Fun Run celebrated its 20th year on 16th May with an all-time high of more than 2,600, raising a record £20,600.69 for charitySupport was provided by 150 volunteers and sponsorship from Andrew Thornton and his team at Thorntonís Budgens, and the Crouch End Project. 2009 winner George Stewart, running for London Heathside took the men's prize with independent runner Alexandra Mackenzie finishing first to take the women's title.
Marvin Whitehorn Receives Coaching Award
Programme Fitness Instructor Marvin Whitehorn, has been named as 'Disability Coach of the Year' by Barnet Council Sports Development Department. Marvin was rewarded for his work at YMCA Hornsey's Barnet Youth Club with the local branch of the National Autistic Society.
Marvin, who supervises the gym sessions on Wednesday evenings for autistic children, writing exercise programmes and interacting with the young people who often display challenging behaviour, said, 'I was surprised, to be honest, but very touched. It gave me a great sense of achievement, and I felt proud to be recognised for the work Iíd done'.