Sports

We will focus our activities around these core sports but our inclusive environment will also include a range of other fun games and activities.

Tennis

Home to Canterbury Tennis Club with great facilities and coaching, we can offer children a chance to play tennis - whatever standard!

Tag rugby

You will improve your rugby skills and take part in fun team games.

Field games

From rounders to dodgeball, we will do a bit of everything.

Cricket

Home to Canterbury Cricket Club where we will help you improve your batting, bowling and fielding skills.

Hockey

Home to Canterbury Hockey Club, we have some great facilities to help you learn the skills of hockey and play some fun games.

Tennis

Home to Canterbury Tennis Club with great facilities and coaching, we can offer children a chance to play tennis - whatever standard!

Tag rugby

You will improve your rugby skills and take part in fun team games.

Field games

From rounders to dodgeball, we will do a bit of everything.

Cricket

Home to Canterbury Cricket Club where we will help you improve your batting, bowling and fielding skills.

Hockey

Home to Canterbury Hockey Club, we have some great facilities to help you learn the skills of hockey and play some fun games.

Why attend?

Our camps are run by experienced coaches and youth ambassadors associated with Polo Farm. Our primary aim is to ensure the children have fun-filled days developing both sports and social skills whilst participating in some great activities.

About the camp

Camps run from 9am to 3pm during the weekdays. We can also offer a late pick up club until 4:30pm for those that need it*. Children are put in groups based on age. Above all else we want the children to have fun and no levels of ability are expected – everyone is welcome!

*additional costs apply

Facilities

Polo Farm is home to some of the best sporting facilities in Canterbury. With ample parking, loads of outside space and great hockey, tennis and cricket facilities, as well as multi use areas for rugby and field games, we are confident the children will have a great time. We also have access to great indoor facilities so play is guaranteed whatever the weather!

Dates

2022 Camps will be taking place in the Easter and Summer School Holidays

Coaches

We have a team of experienced coaches and youth coordinators. All have the necessary security checks and qualifications to deliver our camps.

Nick Wibberley

Nick is Camp Manager and has been involved with Sports Camps for the past 14 years. He is an LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach, as well as Level 2 Squash and Cricket coach. He has spent time working at summer camps in America and at Kent University, as well as managing and delivering tennis/multi sports camps at Canterbury Tennis Club for the past 6 years, where he is Head Club Coach. In 2019 Nick won the "Kent Tennis Coach of the Year" award.

Harry Carter

Harry will lead our Field Games activities. He has been involved in tennis since the age of 9, from a beginner player to now coaching beginners and returning players. He is an LTA Level 2 Coach and has been working at Polo Farm for 4 years. He is a keen sports person, completing marathons, cycling events and swimming events alongside coaching and education, in which he is studying physiotherapy at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Tom Pullen

Tom will head our Tennis activities. Tennis has been an integral part of his life since a junior, including playing for Kent and recently being on Canterbury's Mens team winning Kent Division 1. He has completed a Sport Development and Coaching degree at Chichester and is currently completing his LTA Level 3 coaching course.

Jarryd Taig

We are delighted to have Jarryd running our cricket activities. Jarryd has achieved many sporting accolades including representing New Zealand at under 17 level, playing for Kent 2nds, Otago Volts (first class NZ team) from 2017-19 and currently coach and player at Canterbury Cricket Club.

Hamish Roberts

Hamish is currently a member of the Scotland Men’s Senior Development Programme and Canterbury HC Men’s 1st XI. Previously, Hamish has won a gold medal at the 2019 Junior EuroHockey Championships II with Scotland U21, and a silver medal at the 2017 England Hockey Men’s Championship Cup with Canterbury HC Men’s 1st XI. In addition, between 2017 and 2020 Hamish was a Hockey Scholar at Loughborough University and a member of the Loughborough University Hockey Performance Squad/1st XI. Alongside his playing career, Hamish has coached hockey at Ashford School, Canterbury Christ Church University and Loughborough Students Men’s Hockey Club.

Jack Long

Jack is currently Head of Boys PE at a local secondary school, having completed his Sports Science BSc and MSc at Kent and Middlesex University. Through his playing days he represented Kent at both age group and senior level. His club rugby includes several seasons in the national leagues with Canterbury and Hertford RFC. His coaching experience ranges from primary school tag rugby through to senior men at various levels

Euan Munday

FAQs

We have compiled a list of the commonly asked questions but please get in touch if you are unsure about anything!

How much is it to attend?

Our camps are £160 for the full 5 days, or you can book individual days at £35 per day.

Late Pick Up club is charged at £8 per day.

What should children bring on the day?

Please send your child in with a filled up water bottle, lunch and some snacks. They need to be wearing trainers and sports clothing. Weather specific items such as sun hat, sun cream and rain jacket should be brought in depending on the days forecast.

What time does the camp begin and end?

Children can be dropped off between 8.30am and 9am with activities starting at 9am. Children need to be collected at 3pm, unless you sign up for the Late Pick Up which extends collection to 4.30pm.

What is the daily programme?

Typical camp day:

8.30am – 9am: Registration

9am – 10am: Activity 1

10.15 – 11.15am: Activity 2

11.30am – 12.15pm: Activity 3

12.15pm – 1pm: Lunch

1pm – 2pm: Activity 4

2.15pm- 3pm: Activity 5

3pm – 4.30pm: Late Pick Up Club (Outdoor sports, indoor board games/movies)

What happens in bad weather?

We have access to great indoor facilities including 3 indoor tennis courts and a sports hall, so we will be going ahead whatever the weather! Activities will be adapted where necessary to fit children safely into the indoor spaces.

Does my child need any previous experience in the sports?

Our coaches will adapt their activities so no matter what your level, your child will be given a suitable challenge so they enjoy and learn from the session.

What happens in the event of a local/national lockdown?

If the camp has to be cancelled due to government restrictions then full refunds (minus payment processing fees) will be issued within 2 weeks.

What measures will be in place for children's safety due to COVID-19?

We will follow government guidelines at the camp and have all necessary precautions in place, including any social distancing rules and hand sanitiser etc.

Location

Polo Farm Sports Club,
Littlebourne Road,
Canterbury, CT3 4AF

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Please see our terms and conditions here for any other queries regarding the camp. If you cannot find the answer, please email us at info@nscamps.co.uk.

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