Altrincham FC are both excited and proud to announce that it will be continuing into its FOURTH year (2018-19) as a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Centre and will be offering local young people the opportunity to complete the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards via a structured and supportive programme.

As you will be well aware, completing the DofE award will provide young people with an edge in an ever increasingly competitive world. It says something about the character and wider skills of a young person that both further and higher education institutes, as a well future employers, value highly.

Places for our current term are now closed. To register interest for our 2018-19 programme, please scroll further below to find out more information.

For further information on each course, follow the links below. Alternatively, you can call: 0161 928 1045 or email: dofe@altrinchamfootballclub.co.uk

 

Bronze 2018-19
TRAINING (On site at AFC): Sunday evenings 6.00-7.00pm (GROUP A), 7.00-8.00pm (GROUP B)

Phase 1: 13th January 2018 – 10th February 2018

Phase 2: 24th February 2018 – 17th March 2018

BOWDON PRACTICE WALKS:

Group A: Saturday 27th April 4.00 – 6.30pm

Group B: Sunday 28th April 4.00 – 6.30pm

Additional Expedition Planning meetings: tbc prior to expeditions

 

BRONZE 19 EXPEDITIONS

 

PRACTICE EXPEDITION: WHIT HOLIDAY – 1 Night / 1 Day Walk

Group A’s Friday 24th May – Saturday 25th May

Group B’s Saturday 25th May – Sunday 26th May

Participants to be dropped off at camp between 5.00 and 6.00 p.m. on either 24/5 or 25/5

 

QUALIFYING EXPEDITION: 1 Night / 2 Day Walk

Saturday 29th June – Sunday 30th July

Bronze 2018-19
Silver 2018-19
TRAINING (On site at AFC):

Direct Booster: 9/02/18 2.00 – 5.00pm

All Silver: 02/03/18 2.00 – 5.00pm

STOCKPORT PRACTICE WALK:

Saturday 16th March 10.00am – 3.00pm

Additional Expedition Planning meetings: tbc prior to expeditions

 

SILVER 19 EXPEDITIONS

 

PRACTICE EXPEDITION: 2 Night / 2 Day Walk

Friday 29th March – Sunday 31st March

Participants to be dropped off at camp between 5.00 and 6.00 p.m. on 29/3

 

QUALIFYING EXPEDITION: MAY BANK HOLIDAY 2 Night / 3 Day Walk

Saturday 4th May – Monday 6th May

Gold 2018-19
TRAINING (On site at AFC):

Saturday 15th June 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday 13th July 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Hill Training: tbc

Additional Expedition Planning meetings: tbc prior to expeditions

 

Direct Booster sessions:

CLUB BASED: 9/02/18 2.00 – 5.00pm

STOCKPORT PRACTICE WALK: Saturday 16th March 10.00am – 3.00pm

 

GOLD 19 EXPEDITIONS

 

PRACTICE EXPEDITION: Start of school summer holidays 3 Night / 3 Day Walk

Saturday 20th July – Tuesday 22nd July

Participants to be dropped off at camp at 3.00 p.m. on 20/7

 

QUALIFYING EXPEDITION: End of school summer holidays 4 Night / 4 Day Walk

Wednesday 28th August – Sunday 1st September (includes travel by coach on 28/9)

REGISTRATION

We are now accepting registrations of interest for the 2018-19 programme. Any interested participant MUST fill in a registration form, due to high demand, we advise you do this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All registered participants must then attend our open evenings in Autumn, after which, we will offer places out on a first come first served basis.

OPEN EVENINGS

All our open evenings are held at Altrincham FC Community Sports Hall, J.Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8AP. Altrincham FC have a designated DofE leader who will go through all the information and dates that participants will need and also answer any questions you may have. It is essential that participants and parents attend this evening so they fully understand what is entailed in each course.

Bronze: Sunday 23rd September 2018 6.00pm-8.00pm

Silver: Sunday 14th October 2018 6.00pm-7.00pm

Gold: Sunday 14th October 2018 7.00pm-8.00pm

COURSE BASICS

All expeditions are planned around weekend and school holiday periods with an approximate 5-6 week gap between each one for continuity. All expeditions take place in the Peak District, apart from the gold qualifying in the Yorkshire Dales.

Expedition training is delivered and coordinated by our D of E Centre Manager / Expedition Lead either on site in the clubs community sports hall or offsite for planned day walks. Club based Bronze training takes place on Sunday evenings between January and March, whereas training for both the silver and gold awards is more chunked into half day sessions (Saturdays) at specific times of the year. In addition to this there are also pre-expedition meetings which take place at the club aimed at individual practice or qualifying expedition organisation and planning such as mapping and route cards.

Participants who have pre-registered will be given the opportunity to secure a place at the registration evening by making a 25% deposit. To confirm a place, you will be asked to fill in further forms and make remaining payment in full.

Downloads

Timetables – BSG

Kit List

Route Card master

Menu planner

Bronze

Ages 14+

May/June (Whit) and June/July

£210-230 TBC

Silver

Ages 15+

March and April (Easter)

£270-290 TBC

Gold

Ages 16+

July and August (Summer)

£335-355 TBC

Thanks for all your organising and the time the whole family has given to this – it all seemed incredibly well organised!! Thanks for making it such an enjoyable and positive experience for Henry (despite the rain!) Please send my thanks to the volunteer parents too.

We want to thank you for organising the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, and particularly the expedition. Alex has loved being involved and meeting new people, and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the camping trip, which sounded fantastic. We’ve both been hugely impressed with your organisation, patient communication with parents and your ability to manage a group of teenagers! Many, many thanks for giving up your time to do this. It’s much appreciated.

I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work getting the group through this and the way you have kept the parents informed of what is happening. The pictures are great.

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