Community Pathways to Sport

At Sacred Heart we have close links with our local community sports clubs, which many of our children attend. Some of these clubs and the activities they offer are below.


Consett Steelers Netball Club meets every Monday evening in Belle Vue Leisure and Arts Centre in Consett where women of all ages enjoy an hour’s fitness class, concentrating on core work, strength and conditioning with netball skills and drills, followed by an hour of netball training.The group started life as a partnership between Health Improvement Though Sport (HITS) and England Netball’s Back to Netball scheme, evolving into Consett Steelers Netball Club.

The women are part of the Durham City Netball League, competing every Thursday night against 13 teams of ladies, who similarly have decided to get into the sport after “time out” from activity, by joining their local Back to Netball groups. Females aged 15 and upwards can go along and some mothers and daughters take part together.  If you are interested in joining the Consett or Stanley netball groups call Chloe Lambert at HITS on 01207 218505. If you would like more information on Back to Netball across the Durham region contact Fiona Johnson on 07809 375 829 or mail


Burnopfied Cricket Club has four junior teams (Under 11’s, Under 13’s, Under 15’s and Under 18’s) who play in the Tyneside Junior Division. We are hoping to expand teams to include a ladies team over the next few years. Melvin Betts; Level 4 Coach and ex-Durham County player has been engaged as Director of Coaching and will be responsible for all team and junior coaching matters within the Club. New players, of any age or ability, are always welcome and should you have any enquiries please contact the club on or


Swalwell Juniors Football Club are situated on the A694 near Winlaton Mill. They provide football coaching for boys and girls from age 3 up. Children then move into the Swalwell Under 7 Junior teams and progress from there. Teams play in the Russell Foster Youth League. Our club is a fantastic, friendly place. Family friendly events are held frequently. Why not join us? For new footballer enquiries and new team enquiries, call 0191 4141882 or email


We are a friendly and Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Tennismark approved club, situated in the beautiful Derwent Walk Country Park. Founded in 1922 as ‘The Blaydon Wesley Guild Lawn Tennis Club’, the club merged with ‘Blaydon Methodist Tennis Club’ in 1961, before moving to its current and enviable premises in June 1999. With 9 floodlit all-weather courts, no floodlight curfew, plentiful and free parking, top class coaching and a clubhouse with full facilities and sheltered viewing area, Blaydon Tennis Club is really the place to play in the North East.

We welcome all ages and abilities, members and non-members. Whether you want to play for fitness, fun or to develop your skills to a competitive level, we can cater for your needs and provide you with an experience that you will want to repeat again and again. Come and join us. We are always on the lookout for new players of any standard and we know we can offer you an experience you will enjoy. Phone: 07981839001 Email:


Beamish Park Golf club Set in beautiful Beamish Valley

  • Saturday, Sunday and mid-week competitions
  • Course ALWAYS OPEN
  • Ample supply of buggies
  • Masterkey arrangement (includes Eaglescliffe and Richmond)
  • Bar card which entitles members to a discount on food and drinks

Excellent free of charge practise areas.There are a variety of Memberships available, including 5 day, 6 month, and special rates for ‘Juniors’ up to the age of 25yrs.


The Hobson Golf Club course is a classic English parkland 18 hole layout. The course comprises of mainly gently sloping fairways and is easy on the legs (no steep hills). Generally the course is a good test for golfers of all levels of ability but not over punishing for the higher handicapper.

In 2015 we also introduced our academy course which consists of short blue tees added to all the holes for beginners and juniors. Email:  Tel : 01207 270941.   Junior Member Aged 16 & Under £50.00. Junior Academy Member – Club Membership FOC


Consett & District Golf course is an 18 hole, mature parkland course formed in 1911 and redesigned by Harry Vardon a few years later. A course review has recently been completed with the yardage now being 6083 yards. The course is set in 100 acres of the beautiful Derwent Valley on the county border between Durham and Northumberland.

The course offers an enjoyable experience for all ages and golfing abilities. Consett Golf Club has a reputation second to none for its friendly atmosphere and excellent bar and catering facilities. It is the perfect location to complete your day’s golf, have a meal, take some refreshment and enjoy the breathtaking views. Telephone: 01207 505060


The Tyne Theatre Stage School has been providing first class performing arts training in Dance, Acting and Singing in the North East region since 1989, for children aged 3-18. Since opening, our classes have been located in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne, providing the best studio and performance facilities. We encourage pupils to experience the joy of engaging with a live audience, and stage at least one major production per year, alongside numerous opportunities for pupils to perform at charity events and in amateur/professional productions.

We offer dance lessons in Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern Jazz, Cheerleading and Freestyle Disco and Musical Theatre alongside Acting and Singing classes. Examinations are offered in all subjects with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA),  London Academy of Music and Drama Art (LAMDA), and Trinity Guildhall. We have consistently achieved a 100% pass rate in all examinations over the past 25 years with the majority of pupils receiving distinctions (over 85%).We also offer our Scholar Program (TTSP) for pupils wishing to progress into the Performing Arts as a career. This class teaches a combination of technique and conditioning for pupils wishing to work at the highest possible level. TTSP classes are by audition only. Tel: 07775594452. E-mail: