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19th March 2016: Final Two Weeks of Trust management of Pitch Hire

Islington Council has notified us that it will assume responsibility for the hiring out of the pitch after the Trust's Licence expires on 31st March 2016.

We have no further details of the rates of charge, although we understand that it will use the same booking system as we have: mylocalpitch.com

We believe the Council will shortly be writing to existing users of the pitch with further details.

Bookings for available slots until 31st March will continue to be taken by the Trust.

2nd February 2016:  Trust teams up with Sportmate

To make it easier for unattached players to get a game at Three Corners, we have now partnered with Sportmate, which is  a platform where groups of casual players can collectively book a pitch.  Find out about Sportmate here, download the app to your smartphone, register and then book your game in the slots indicated - at Three Corners and elsewhere.

10th February 2015:  Trust wins tender to run Football Pitch for 2015/16

The Trust has been successful in bidding to Islington Council to manage the hiring out of the 3G Astroturf Pitch at Three Corners from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.

The Trust has run the pitch since it was opened up for public hire in March 2011.

A new system for casual bookings will be introduced in the next few weeks, to make it even easier for local hirers to make use of this excellent local facility.

3rd March 2014:  Work Starts on Toilet/Changing facilities

Construction work has started on the pitch-side toilet and changing block, which will be available for teams hiring the pitch.  The work is expected to be complete before the end of March 2014.

3rd March 2014: Damaged Play Equipment nearly ready after post-fire rebuild

The play structure burned out in the May 2013 arson attack has now been rebuilt and is awaiting final touches before being reopened.

Football Pitch available for hire

The adjacent 5-a-side football pitch is now available for hire outside of times when the Adventure playground is open.  Please see the Aquaterra booking page for further details.  There is further news on this on our Football and Community Sports

Access to Sports and the Trust are creating a programme of sports activities which will be open to a variety of age groups - in addition to those already in progress, such as our Friday evening coached youth football sessions.

The first session is likely to be a coached cricket session, on the pitch, and will take place 4.00pm-6.00pm on Monday 3rd June.  More activities will be announced soon - for example, girls' football, tennis, touch rugby, and more!

Fire Destroys part of Adventure Playground

A major part of the Adventure Playground has been destroyed in a fire which broke out on the evening of 8th May.

One major play structure was completely burnt out and has been demolished.  Another remains, and is only slightly damaged but is not in use.  The football pitch and the building housing the Youth Centre, Adult Learning Centre and internal space of the Playground were undamaged.

The playground has reopened.  Our community sports programme and youth football sessions on Friday evenings are unaffected.

Islington Council has committed to rebuild the damaged playground.   It is not yet known when reinstatement works will start.

Islington has now applied for planning permission to build a better fence between the Playground and the adjacent park.

Youth Sessions Start at Three Corners

Regular Thursday evening youth session have now started at Three Corners. These are:

Transitions Group (11-14 yrs) :  6.00pm - 7.25pm

Youth Club (13-19 yrs):  7.30pm - 9.00pm

Activities on offer this term include Zumba, Cookery, Arts & Crafts and sports.

This service is provided by Islington's Toffee Park Youth Club and further details can be obtained fromm Vikki Ball on 020 7527 1781 or vikki.ball@islington.gov.uk

Follow the Three Corners Trust on Twitter!

We've now joined Twitter, so why not "follow" us there, where we are @3CornersTrust ?

Why not join theTuesday lunchtime Yoga classes at Three Corners?

There is now a weekly Yoga Class in the Youth Centre, on Tuesdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

The classes aim to improve flexibility, strength and posture and, in addition, to help people cope with stress and anxiety.

The classes are suitable for most age groups and levels of ability/experience, and draw on Iyengar, Dru and Viniyoga schools of yoga.  They also include Meir Schneider and Pilates techniques and include exercises for back pain.  The classes usually include pranayama (breath control), meditation and relaxation techniques.

The teacher, Diana Broad, is trained through the British Wheel of Yoga and is a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (Level 3).

She has many years experience and has undertaken courses in stress management, pranayama, and yoga for lower back pain (in preparation for a lower back pain trial conducted by the University of York).

She has taught in many health clubs, schools, government departments and community settings.  Also, she has also undertaken outreach work and one-to-one sessions, and has worked for charities, including  a cancer charity and the Parkinson’s Society.

Just come along to the session.  The cost is £38 for a course of six sessions, or  £30 for anyone on benefits or a full-time student..  For attendance on a drop-in basis, the cost is £7.50 (or £5.50) per session respectively.  For further details please contact Diana on 020 7267 3230 or at diana@diana.entadsl.com

If anyone is interested in a possible Beginner's Yoga Class, probably to be held immediately after the Tuesday lunchtime class ie 1.30-2.30pm please let Diana know.

Football for Boys 13-19 yrs

Three Corners Trust now offers a weekly coached football session for boys on Friday evenings from 6.30pm - 8.00pm, in association with the Access to Sport project.    Sign up by going to the Football page!

Trust considers Future Options

The Trustees are now actively considering what future activities to organise, in the light of the needs of the area and the opportunities to address them that the Three Corners centre presents. The real challenge is  funding.

We are not short of ideas - and heartening offers of help from the surrounding community - but finding how to fund them is the real challenge.  We have a lot of ideas about htis too and  will post further news here as soon as we can.

The Three Corners Youth Centre Summer Programme 2011

In summer 2011, the Trust organised a summer programme of five weeks' activities based in and around the Centre.  85 local children registered for the programme, with some activities oversubscribed.

The activities were Music, Dance, Film, Food, T-shirt design and football.

We held a final Performance Showcase on Friday 26th August, with dance, DJ and displays of the newly-designed T-shirts and consumption of our home-baked food.

The Trust is now considering options for future activities, and all suggestions and offers of help are welcome.

Adventure Playground Opening

The Council's Adventure Playground at Three Corners re-opened on Saturday 9th July 2011.

The 5-a-side astro-turf Football Pitch is now in use by the Adventure Playground users and by our youth footballers (see News and Updates) .

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