Club 2000 is a sport and leisure club for people with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who live in Telford and Wrekin and beyond!
Membership to Club 2000 is £70 for a year, and our year starts in April and finishes the following March. You can either pay the whole lot in one go, which is due in April, or you can pay £40 in April and £40 in September.Club 2000 is totally independent and not part of the local authority and receives no funding from them or any other statutory organisation. The Club is run and funded entirely membership subscriptions, by volunteers giving their time free and with monies raised by members and volunteers along with any charitable donations from supporters businesses. All Club 2000's volunteers are subjected to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is carried out for us by Telford and Wrekin Council's Youth Development Team.Club meets on Thursdays at the Oakengates Leisure Centre from 6.30 - 9.00 p.m.Our 'programme' of activities on a typical Club night goes like this:6.30 - 7.30 Swimming session. The swimming team trains for the first half hour of this session, while everyone else has fun in the water. There are volunteers and carers in the water with the members, at least one volunteer on the poolside as well as the Centre's own lifeguards.6.30 - 7.30 Gym SessionCoach Leighmarie Denley runs our gym session in the Nrgize suite which is upstairs at the end of the gym itself. Leighmarie is supported by Em and this is a very popular session.7.00 - 8.00 (ish) Drama SessionThe Drama group meets in the Tennis Centre (at the back of the Leisure Centre) and rehearses for it's panto in the winter months or the annual variety show in the summer months. All good fun and new members are always welcome to join them.6.30 - 9.00pm Varied Activities in the Studio There is a variety of activities in the studio which is situated on the right hand side, just inside the front doors and opposite the Leisure Centre's reception desk. In the studio you will find lots of members getting involved with various activities.There is a desk at the far end of the room where you will find Bob our Treasurer and Jaime our Assistant Treasurer. Bob and Jaime will help with all membership matters and answer any questions about Club 2000. The studio is also the place to find the Club 2000 Coffee Bar, which sell a variety of hot and cold drinks, crisps, chocolate bars, cakes etc. You’ll usually there is a game of pool to be had and sometimes there a pool tournament which is run by Ryan. Some volunteers run craft session here as well. Maybe Chantele or Margaret can assist you with this. Bingo takes place every other week, and there is also an opportunity for members to play one of many games on the Nintendo Wii. 6.45 - 8.30 Pub Visit Several members, escorted by volunteers, pop next door to The White Horse pub for a pint and a bite to eat. The landlord of The White Horse has done us a special price on bar meals, so members who haven't had time for their tea can get something to eat. Members can also play pool and darts if they want to.8.00 - 9.00 Five-a-side football Five-a-side football in the sports hall. Football volunteer Ian Preece and his team of football volunteers somehow manage to sort out 30 or so members into teams and make sure that everyone who wants to play gets to do so.At 9.00 It's time to pack everything away and leave The Studio clean and tidy. Five times a year - Valentines Day; Easter; Summer Barbecue; Halloween and Christmas, we have a disco at The Venue, Queen Street, Madeley, courtesy of our very good friend Sunny Patel. The drama group's productions are also held hereIf you would like to find out more about Club 2000 just come along to The Oakengates Leisure Centre on a Thursday evening, find us on Facebook or contact us via email Club2000sportsandleisure@gmail.comNew members are recommended to attend for three Thursdays before completing a membership form and paying the annual subscription.If you want to join or become a volunteer and can’t get hold of anyone on the phone (or simply don’t want to ring first), then just TURN UP! We don’t bite, honest!How to Join Club 2000 as a Member:1. Turn up at the Oakengates Leisure Centre on a Thursday between 6.30 and 9.00 p.m2. Join in with whatever activity takes your fancy3. If you enjoyed yourself, come back the next week.4. Still enjoying Club? Well, you have one more free week, so come back next week and join in some more activities. Why not try something different?5. Right, this is your last free week (you get three free taster sessions), so you can ask volunteer Pauline Cooke for a membership form this week. Or, if you like, you can leave it til next week and get one then.6. Take the form home, fill it out - ask someone to help you if you need to - and bring it back the next week (or the next time you come) with your membership money and give both the money and the form to Bob Bragg or Jaime Donohoe in the 'treasury department'.
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