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 - Camp Manager

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.

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Tom Pullen - Tennis

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.

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Isaac Dilkes - Cricket

Cricket has been a lifelong passion for Isaac since the age of 4. He has been involved with Kent County Cricket Club since he was 10, being a member of the academy programme and second class XI over the past 5 years and having played U19 international Cricket for England’s Young Lions. He is a Level 2 ECB coach with a philosophy of making children athletic and ‘sporty’ at a young age, creating transferable skills and mental attributes that will allow them to succeed in the sporting world and as people.

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Andrew Hurst - Hockey

Andrew has played hockey for over 14 years, representing Canterbury Hockey Club and Canterbury Christchurch University. He has been coaching at Canterbury for over 3 years as well as coaching at County level. His passion for the sport is second to none and he loves to make his sessions engaging for children of all abilities!

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Sandy Haddock - Yoga

Sandy is both a qualified Montessori Nursery School teacher and Yoga teacher, and has also taught Dance at Greenwich Dance Academy. She currently teaches Yoga to groups of children up to 18yrs old and is a firm believer in the benefits of children learning to control their breathing to help them relax as well as learning to stretch effectively to reduce fatigue and improve flexibility.

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Darren Hatton - Athletics

Darren has a wealth of Athletic experience having competed for Great Britain on numerous occasions in the Decathlon and winning National Honours. Unfortunately illness cut his career short, so he dedicates himself to a career in coaching where he now coaches a number of elite athletes up and down the country, as well as running local schools coaching and competition events!

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Julia Butcher - Netball

Julia has a university degree with honours in Sport Science from Brunel University and also gained her PE teaching degree at Canterbury Christchurch University. She has been teaching PE in schools for 15 years. During her younger years Julia was an elite trampolinist, competing at county and national level for many years. Julia has played netball for over 25 years and is a qualified umpire. She also currently coaches netball as part of her job and enjoys delivering fun and challenging sessions to young people.

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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 £165 for the full 5 days, or you can book individual days at £37.50 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, and also bring a gum shield and shin pads for hockey. 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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Joe loved the Summer Camp! He got to try out a range of sports (as well as his preferred tennis activity). Coaches were great, really engaging. Definitely recommend!

Marie Wilson, Summer Camp 2021

My son has had a fantastic time this week. Every day he has come home with a big smile on his face and telling me about all the fun he has had!

Parent - Easter 2022

NS Camps are very well organised, offer a great range of sports and have very friendly staff. We will definitely book again!

Parent - Easter 2022

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