Golf offers so much for young people and has so many health benefits. There are the obvious physical benefits such as: stimulating the heart, burning calories, getting lots of fresh air and improving overall physical fitness. But, also the mental and social benefits: improving communication skills, boosting self-esteem and confidence as well as helping reduce stress and anxiety.

Our junior coaching programme, camps and individual tuition have been designed with this specifically in mind and aims to provide a pathway for a child of any age to come and participate in regular coaching. Whether your child just wants to join in socially and isn’t obsessed with getting better (just having fun), or if they are keen to reach the top of the game then our junior section offers something for everyone.

Our coaching programme is aimed at young people between 5 and 16 years old and any ability. We have a unique levelling system and three different tiers to choose from with no pressure to move up the levels/tiers, merely an option for the more aspiring young golfer.

Weekly classes are 1 hour long on a Saturday or Sunday depending on age/ability level. Each week we aim to cover different aspects of the game as well as getting out on the short course once a month (weather permitting).
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The Harrogate Town AFC Player Development Centre (PDC) allow boys and girls aged 6 -16 the opportunity to access additional high-quality coaching and support, relevant to their development stage.

Our development programmes are not intended to infringe on players representing their local grassroots clubs, but does provide the opportunity for talented players to access extra contact time with professional coaches. The aim of the PDC is to provide coaching within a fun environment to help and support players at the relevant stage of their development. All sessions take place at the CNG Stadium on our state of art 3G pitch, meaning whatever the weather we can still train!

Participants are also given the opportunity to take part in additional development matches against Football League Academies such as Bradford City and Manchester United.

Our lead coaches are FA Qualified to UEFA A/B license standard with support coaches having a minimum FA Level 2 Qualification, while everyone involved in the coaching sessions holds a DBS certification, and up to-date Safeguarding Children qualification and Emergency Aid qualifications.


For further details of the Harrogate Town AFC Player Development Centre please visit – Email:

Cricket Clubs

Beckwithshaw Cricket Club: Killinghall Road, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, HG3 1QL

The club has three senior teams in the Airedale-Wharfedale Cricket League, with Junior teams from All Stars (5-8) & U9’s to U17’s

Bilton Cricket Club: A vibrant community based cricket club offering fantastic facilities and some decent cricket teams at all ages including juniors. Venue available to hire. Plenty of social events throughout the year.

Follifoot Cricket Club: Pannal Road, Follifoot, HG3 1DS

5 junior teams from U9’s right through to U17’s plus 3 senior teams & Evening league. Club house available for hire.

Harrogate Cricket Club: St George’s Road, Harrogate, HG2 9BP
Tel: 01423 561301

Harrogate Cricket Club has 4 senior teams as well as juniors and women & girls cricket. The venue (the Balcony Bar) is also available for private hire.

Knaresborough Cricket Club: Aspin Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 8EP

Senior teams and a thriving junior section that offers cricket coaching and competition for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years of age. Venue available for hire and a busy social fixtures calendar all year round including annual bonfire.

Knaresborough Forest Cricket Club: Thistle Hill, Calcutt, Knaresborough, HG5 8JL

Knaresborough Forest Cricket Club are always looking for new players of all genders, ages and abilities, plus anyone with an interest in cricket and wanting to become either official match scorers or umpires as there is training available for these roles, which you can do even if you have never played. 5 senior teams (including “golden oldies”) Juniors teams starting young with “All Stars” then U9’s & U11’s.

Pannal Cricket Club: Burn Bridge Ln, Harrogate HG3 1PF

4 * Senior teams plus Juniors (U13’s, U15;s, U18’s) . Junior net sessions indoors at St Aidens school

Spofforth Cricket Club: School Lane, Spofforth, Harrogate, HG3 1BA

2 senior teams, plus evening league and juniors from U 9’s

Cricket Tykes

A weekly class for 4-7 year olds teaching cricket skills to develop hand eye co-ordination and movement skills. Classes held across the Harrogate district.

Harrogate Gymnastics Club Teen Sessions


For children in secondary school we are able to offer our Junior Gym classes are for children aged 9+ and last 60 minutes.

For children aged 11+ we run a class called My Club which allows children to set their own pace and work towards their own personal goals in gymnastics with the support of a coach.

For more information can call our reception team on 01423  874793

Mini Athletics Harrogate and York

Weekly 45min classes are on Sunday mornings at Harrogate High School

Teenies (Walking – 2 years)

Diddies (2 – 3½ years)  

Littles (3½ – 5 years)

Minis (5 – 7 years)

Contact Rickie on 07890115217

Ripley Cricket Club

Ripley Cricket Club are recruiting new players in school years 1-10.

Training starts on 22nd April and continues every Friday from 6.15-7.15pm through the summer term. Matches will also take place every week.

To register interest, please call /text / WhatsApp Mark Hardcastle on 07476992792