Young People

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

Youth Clubs

There are opportunities for young people throughout Fishponds and in our surrounding neighbouring districts. Please scroll down this page to explore opportunities and please contact us if you discover others that aren’t listed yet.

Creative Youth Network offering opportunities for young people in Hillfields, Kingswood & Bristol City Centre!
Hillfields Youth Hub creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/our-places/hillfields-youth-hub.html

Opportunities by Bristol Council… Go Places to Play goplacestoplay.org.uk& 4 Young People 4ypbristol.co.uk

Playing Out in Greater Fishponds.. see poster below and visit: playingout.net

Integrate Bristol is a charity that works towards equality and integration. integratebristol.org.uk

Police Cadets

New Police Cadet scheme.
Are you aged 14 to 17?
Do you live or go to school/college in Bristol?
If you are looking for an exciting new challenge and the chance to help your community, join the new
Avon and Somerset Volunteer Police Cadet scheme.  nationalvpc.org

Avon Boys Brigade: click here

The Avon Battalion was formed in 1974 alongside the creation of the county of Avon. Previously, there had been a Bristol Battalion formed in 1891, which was only 8 years after the Boys’ Brigade was created.

Company Location Anchors Juniors Company Website
3rd Bristol Argyle Morley URC YES YES YES  click here
7th Bristol Stapleton Holy Trinity
Waterbrook Church
YES YES YES click here
10th Bristol Hanham Methodist YES YES YES click here
11th Bristol Kingswood Methodist YES YES YES click here
28th Bristol Staple Hill Methodist YES NO YES click here

Argyle Hall in Hillfields Ward and Stapleton Church in Eastville Ward for Boys Brigade and Begbrook School in Frome Vale Ward for Waterbrook Church waterbrook.org.uk/boys-brigade/4577948898

Girls Brigade UK girlsb.org.uk

Free Range Kids by Sustrans

Free Range Kids by Sustran's
Greater Fishponds and the wider community is ideal for Sustrans Free Range Kids campaign for the UK, especially as Bristol is where the whole Sustrans idea started.. visit: sustrans.org.uk/freerangekids Sustrans has already changed our lives in Greater Fishponds for the better!

Free range kids is all about using our new traffic free paths & cycle ways and open spaces to enjoy life in the open to explore, relax and enjoy healthy living. Greater Fishponds offers all of this and more and so do our neighbours throughout Greater Bristol. Fishponds has two paths in to Bristol’s city centre, wonderful parks, wild valley’s and amazing estates and open spaces plus access to so much more in the old borough of Mangotsfield; Easton; Kingswood and St George. Discover our wider community it’s great!
Explore Greater Fishponds Parks fishpondspeople.co.uk/pages/parks

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Scouts

Scouts, various groups throughout the area, please visit:brunelscouts.org.uk & avonscouts.org.uk

Activities in Scouts

Eleven scout groups in the Greater Fishponds area for people aged 6 – 14 Include:

13th Bristol (All Saints, Fishponds) Scout Group 13thbristolscouts.org.uk
32nd Bristol (1st Whitehall) Scout Group 32nd.info
17th Bristol (St Michaels, Two Mile Hill) Scout Group 17thbristolscouts.co.uk
58th Bristol (1st Eastville) Scout Group 58thbristol.scoutsites.org.uk
66th Bristol (St Johns, Fishponds) Scout Group stjohnsfishponds.webs.com
69th Bristol (St Joseph’s, Fishponds) Scout Group opencharities.org/charities/900406
151st Bristol (Fishponds Baptist) Scout Group 151-bristol-scouts.co.uk
252nd Bristol Scout Group meeting in Stonechat Gardens, Stapleton 252bristolscouts.me.uk

37th Kingswood Cadet Band in Soundwell, next to Greater Fishponds. Meet every Friday. If you would like to learn music or join an award winning band then visit: 37th.btck.co.uk

28th Kingswood Scouts meeting in Downend visit 28thkingswood.org.uk

Brunel Scouts avonscouts.org.uk/districts/brunel

avonscouts.org.uk County Scouts

For Kingswood Scouts visit avonscouts.org.uk/districts/kingswood

Explorer Scouts

Two Explorer Scout Groups for people aged 14 – 18 with amazing adventurous activities.. Visit Fromeside Explorer Scouts (popular with local young people for decades!)
meeting along Two Mile Hill, St George fromesideesu.co.uk

Part of brunelscouts.org.uk

Local Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers: brunelscouts.org.uk

Local Rainbows, Brownies & Guides: girlguidingbsg.org.uk/bristol-north-east

Groups which meet in Fishponds include: girlguidingbsg.org.uk/bristol-north-east

Rainbow Guides:
Meet at the 1st Fromeside

Brownie Guides
17th Bristol (Eastville Park Methodist) eastvilleparkmethodist.com

30th Bristol (St Joseph’s, Lodge Causeway)

74th Bristol (St Aidan’s) staidansbristol.co.uk/brownies

121st Bristol (St Michael’s, Two Mile Hill)

55th Bristol (Fishponds Baptist)

69th Bristol (Stapleton Baptist)

176th Bristol (Fishponds Methodist)

Guides
18th Bristol (St John’s), Lodge Causeway

74th Bristol

55th Bristol (Fishponds Baptist)

69th Bristol (Stapleton Baptist)

176th Bristol (Fishponds Methodist)

Rangers
176th Bristol (Fishponds Methodist)

Scouts, various groups throughout the area, please visit:brunelscouts.org.uk & avonscouts.org.uk

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Bristol parents hub: bristolparentinghub.co.uk

Wecil Logo Wecil – Empowering Disabled People and based here in Fishponds and meeting in various locations in the wider community. One of the largest centres for independent living in the country wecil.co.uk

Time-to-change.org.uk/youngpeople – Our journey to equality

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Duke of Edinburg's Award

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by. Visit the DofE website for full details dofe.org

If you want to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and you aren’t sure where to start, then across Bristol you can join the Duke of Edinburgh Club, meeting every Thursday at the Lawrence Weston Youth Centre. For details please visit goplacesdothings.org.uk/events

Rife Guide by Bristol Council for people: rifeguide.co.uk

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Army, Air and Sea Cadets..

Army Cadets

Local Army Cadet Forces:

Speedwell
TA Centre. Whitefield Rd, Speedwell BS5 7TJ armycadets.com

Purdown
Cadet Hut. Tackley Road, Purdown BS5 6UQ armycadets.com

Mangotsfield
Mangotsfield ACF. Utd Reform Church, Cossham Street, Mangotsfield BS16 9EP armycadets.com

Kingswood
Cadet Hut. Anchor Road, Kingswood BS15 4RF armycadets.com

Hanham
Hanham Community Centre. High Street, Hanham BS15 3EJarmycadets.com

South West Air Cadets: aircadets.org
East Bristol SQN 1860.
The Cadet Centre, Whitefield Road, Speedwell, Greater Fishponds BS5 7TJ. Tel. 01179 603101

Kingswood SQN 2002
Courtney Road School, Courtney Road, Kingswood BS15 9RD. Tel. 01179 081775

Downend SQN 2152DF
St James Church Hall. Richmond Road, Mangotsfield BS16 9HA. Tel. 01179 561642

Bristol Sea and Marine Cadet Forces: bristoladventure.org.uk
T.S. Adventure Bristol Sea Cadets. Deal Cottage, Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL. Tel. 0117 929 0356

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Barton Hill Rugby Club
The Club celebrated its Centenary last year. It has played at the field since 1978 and is very much part of the community.
There is the Rugby Academy for children and young people aged between 6 – 18years old. They practice on Wednesdays and play on Sundays. New junior players are welcome

The Rugby Club web site is: pitchero.com/clubs/bartonhilloldboysrfc

Whitehall Rugby Club
The Juniors section is a vibrant and integral part of Whitehall Rugby Football Club and endeavours to teach youngsters how to play skilled rugby in a competitive and sporting atmosphere, with emphasis on enjoyment. We fully endorse the Rugby Football Union’s philosophy of ‘fun first, results second’.

We provide coaching for girls and boys ranging from U7’s to Colts at 19 years of age. Training takes place on Sunday mornings 10-1 and Wednesday evenings 7-8.30. Games are played at home or away on Sunday mornings.

Whitehall RFC. Foundry Lane, Fishponds BS5 7UE. whitehallrfc.org

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Football Clubs

Bristol Regional Sunday Football League brsfl.co.uk please explore for club opportunities in the wider area.

Local teams include:

AEK Boco aek-bocofc.com

DRG Stapleton football.mitoo.co.uk/ClubList.cfm?fmTeamID=183736&LeagueCode=BU18C2011

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American Football Club in Bristol bristolaztecs.co.uk

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Martial Arts and Contact Sports

Tae Kwon-Do is a modern form of unarmed combat based on the ancient arts from Korea.

Phoenix Taekwondo Black Belt Academy at St Josephs Church Hall, Forest Road.
Friday’s 6pm – 7pm and Saturday’s 10am – 11am. Tel. 07958 123 179

phoenix taekwondo black belt academy

Bristol Academy is owned and run by Master Michael Dew, 8th Dan.
It is the training headquarters of the TAGB and the Headquarters of Tae Kwon-Do International

Based in Redfield, close to Fishponds visit: bristoltkd.com

Bristol Academy of Tae Kwon-Do. Redfield Leisure Centre, 163A Church Road, Redfield BS5 9LA.
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The Station. Unlimited opportunities for young people across Bristol at the new £6m Youth Zone. Don’t delay, join today, everyone is encouraged to take part from across our city. Visit: thestationbristol.org.uk

Bristol Martial Arts Academy in Hengrove includes Kick Boxing.

Our Award Winning Adults Kickboxing Programme is designed for men and
women of all abilities and ages.

It is simply the best, safest, most fun workout ever created…ANYWHERE!!

52 Central Park, Petherton Road, Hengrove, Bristol, BS14 9BZ. Tel: 0750 001 7236 kickboxinginbristol.com

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Youth Centres by Bristol Council’s Youth Links funded provision..

Go Places to Play for opportunities in Bristol’s open spaces and park and more: goplacestoplay.org.uk

Go Places and Do Things by Bristol City Council

Hillfields Youth Centre

Creative Youth Network –  creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk
Offering opportunities for young people in Hillfields, Kingswood & Bristol City Centre!

Hillfields Youth Hub creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/our-places/hillfields-youth-hub.html

Oldbury Court Out of School Club click here and visit: oldburycourtclubs.org.uk

The Station. Unlimited opportunities for young people across Bristol at the new £6m Youth Zone. Don’t delay, join today it’s free and everyone is encouraged to take part from across our city.

3 miles from Fishponds. But opportunities for young people like all other places in Bristol.

Rife Guide by Bristol Council for people: rifeguide.co.uk

Local Churches with Youth Centres
Please explore our local churches page for a lot of youth centres, scout & guide groups and more Click here and visit the following church websites for example..

Salvation Army, salvationarmy.org.uk (meeting at Staple Hill for band practice and more)
St. John’s Church, Lodge Causeway, Fishponds BS16 3NQ. (Scouts & Badminton)
Life Church, 48 Forest Road, Fishponds BS16 3QR. (Youth Club)
Hillfields Baptist Church, Thicket Avenue, Fishponds BS16 4EH. (Youth Club & Football)
Argyle-Morley United Reform Church, Whitfield Road, Fishponds BS5 7UB.urc.org.uk (Boys Brigade)

Local Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers: brunelscouts.org.uk

Local Rainbows, Brownies & Guides:girlguidingbsg.org.uk/division_bristolnortheast.php

Local Boys Brigade in Hillfields, Staple Hill and Stapleton. Visit local churches to find a Girls Brigade as well & visit girlsb.org.uk

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Stapleton School of Dancing stapletonschoolofdancing.co.uk

The Stapleton School of Dancing was founded in 1942 by Miss Pat Short. Under Miss Short’s direction many successful students and teachers were produced, including William Tuckett (a Royal Ballet Company dancer and choreographer). Upon retiring in 1990, ex-pupil Miranda Beard took over the school from Miss Short and introduced Modern and Jazz to the existing line up of Ballet and Tap. This increased the number of students within the school and allowed them to study new forms of dance.

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Dancing

Bristol Dance Company, near Fishponds Shopping area visit:bristoldancecompany.wordpress.com
Bristol Dance Company. 4a Brook Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3SQ. Tel.01179 656 699 or 07989 568541

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Drama

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic – Young Company – Be apart of the best!

Bristol Old Vic Young Company is home to young people from all across the city who are passionate about theatre. From inspiring weekly sessions to full scale performances, if you are 7-25 years old then you can get involved.

For full details visit: bristololdvic.org.uk/bovyc

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Cricket Clubs

Frenchay Cricket Club: frenchay.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp

Stapleton Cricket Club: stapleton.play-cricket.com

Downend Cricket Club:

Rose Green Cricket Club:

Hambrook Cricket Club: hambrook.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp

Bristol Astronomical Society

The Bristol Astronomical Society (BAS) is a non profit making charity of amateur astronomers dedicated in educating the public to the splendours of the night sky and all aspects of astronomy. We organise a series of talks and meetings throughout the year (see the programme page) given by professional astronomers and local members. We also organise public viewing events on special occasions (comet watching, solar and lunar eclipses etc), and are active supporters of the UK’s National Astronomy Week. The Society is financed entirely from members’ subscriptions, with the occasional fund raising activity to boost funds for purchase of books and equipment for use by members. If you wish to join the BAS, or would like to make a donation to the Society please visit our membership page.
bristolastrosoc.org.uk

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Swimming and Swimming Clubs

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Tennis lta.org.uk/allplaytennis

Frenchay Tennis Club *old NHS estate) Frenchay Common area Tennis Club

Cleeve Hill Lawn Tennis Club. 53-55 Cleeve Hill, Downend BS16 6EU. cleevehilltennis.co.uk

Downend and Frenchay Lawn Tennis Club.  downendandfrenchay.co.uk

Bristol Council Sport: bristol.gov.uk/sport

South Gloucestershire Council Sport: southglos.gov.uk/sport

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Opportunities Databases

One Big Database, discover and participate in Greater Bristol’s opportunities: 1bigdatabase.org.uk

Go Places to Play for opportunities in Bristol’s open spaces and park and more: goplacestoplay.org.uk

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Media and Arts filmbristol.co.uk

Bristol is a world leading city for Media and Arts and there will be more and more opportunities in the years ahead. You can explore some of Bristol’s opportunities by visiting the following websites:

Bristol Studios filmbristol.co.uk/studios including the 300,000sq ft Bottle Yard thebottleyard.com
St George based Bristol Film Studio’s visit: bristolfilmstudios.com

Bristol Media bristolmedia.co.uk

Envision envision.org.uk

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Outdoor Activities

Scouts, various groups throughout the area, please visit:brunelscouts.org.uk & avonscouts.org.uk

The Climbing Academy in Bristol

Undercover Rock based at Bristol Climbing Centre a fantastic climbing experience in a converted historic church. Find opportunities at undercover-rock.com

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits mendipoutdoorpursuits.co.uk for Caving and real adventure in our local hills.

Hamburger Hill Paintball Experience hamburgerhill.co.uk

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Off The Record and mentality Youth Project

Off The Record Youth and Mentality in Bristol

We offer young people aged up to 25 free, confidential counselling and support.

On our website you will find all you need to know about our different services, how to get involved, and information about your mental health and how to look after yourself. (We think this last bit is really important!)

Please visit: otrbristol.org.uk