Swinton Angling Project
The Swinton Angling Project been running now for some 6 years. It gives free taster sessions and OCN courses to local children, schools, colleges and specialists groups.
They have six fully-qualified professional angling coaches and three bankside supervisiors in our coaching team.
The lodge has been specifically renovated to include all comers, the angling platforms were designed to BDAA standards and we hold a BDAA gold award for access and facilites.
The club is NOCN accredited and delivers courses in pole angling and bankside supervision to all interested parties.
The whole system is based on volunteers. Coaches receive only expenses and give their time and commitment freely.
It is working, it is attracting new blood to the sport, it is engaging the community, it is helping kids off the couch and away from the computer screens into the out doors in a safe and secure environment.
The project continues to grow and next year during all school holidays they will offer 2 sessions of 2 hrs per day, 5 days per week - all free.
Along with 10 sessions for our local primary schools, there will be an ONC pole angling course for our local High School, and one coaching session per week throughout the year for an innner city Academy.