Altrincham FC are both excited and proud to announce that it will be continuing into its THIRD year 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, please return to this page in July 2018 to fill in the online interest form.

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

Bronze 2017-18

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

Phase 1: 14/01/18 – 04/02/18

Phase 2: 18/02/18 – 11/03/18

BOWDON PRACTICE WALKS:

Group A: Sunday 15th April 4.00 – 6.30pm

Group B: Sunday 22nd April 4.00 – 6.30pm

CASTLETON PRACTICE EXPEDITION:

Planning meetings: Sunday 20th May 6.00-7.00pm (GROUP A), 7.00-8.00pm (GROUP B)

Expedition: Saturday 26th May – Sunday 27th May

MARPLE BRIDGE QUALIFYING EXPEDITION:

Saturday 30th June – Sunday 1st July

Silver 2017-18

TRAINING (On site at AFC):

Direct Booster: 10/02/18 2.00 – 5.00pm

All Silver: 03/03/18 2.00 – 5.00pm

STOCKPORT PRACTICE WALKS:

Saturday 10th March 10.00am – 3.00pm

CASTLETON PRACTICE EXPEDITION:

Friday 23rd March – Sunday 25th March

QUALIFYING EXPEDITION:

Saturday 5th May – Monday 7th May

Gold 2017-18

TRAINING (On site at AFC):

Saturday 16th June 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Planning Meeting: Monday 27th August: GROUP A (4.00pm – 6.00pm), GROUP B (6.00pm – 8.00pm

Additional initial qualifying expedition location/route planning meetings (April/May TBC)

HILL TRAINING:

Saturday 14th July 10.00am – 4.00pm

CASTLETON PRACTICE EXPEDITION:

Saturday 21st July – Tuesday 24th July

QUALIFYING EXPEDITION:

Wednesday 29th August – Saturday 1st September

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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