Here at Walmley Golf Academy we are passionate about using golf as a vehicle to help improve people's lives
We work with a number of local community groups and associations to deliver golf to as many people as possible.
If you work with or know of any groups who may benefit from outreach golf please let us know.
Walmley Golf Academy development plan 2017 onwards
Following on from the great success of 2016 we intend to push on and make 2017 an even more successful year.
Below are all of the projects that will take place throughout 2017 across junior, adult and disability platforms, as well as highlight areas of growth the new facility plans will allow.
Over the last 2 years, we have delivered golf coaching sessions in local primary schools that enter a team in the level 2 school games. From this, we see in the region of 300 children all of whom are offered free coaching sessions back at the golf club over the summer holidays, for 2017 we are aiming to double the number schools we visit.
From the last 2 years, 20 children have joined our academy as a direct result of the school games.
Sutton Coldfield Community Games
2017 will see the inclusion of a Walmley golf academy/club stand at the community games. Last year an estimated 10,000.00 people attended the community games. We will be offering free on-site golf lessons and games for all ages as well as literature on the benefits of golf. All attendees who we see will also be offered free sessions back at the golf club over the summer. This is a brilliant forum for us to be involved in and a true community-based event encapsulating everything Walmley Golf club is about.
Following on from the brilliant work of 2016 making golf more inclusive for young people with learning and physical disabilities, we are branching out to offer the same opportunities to adults.
As a club, we ran a very successful crowd funding campaign raising over £2000.00 to support these new projects.
Off the back of this campaign, we have partnered with 3 local disability centres to offer weekly ongoing access to golfing activities.
Midlands Mencap - is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning disabilities and additional needs.
Rowangarth Day Centre - Has been operating in Erdington since 2008, providing a high level of services for adults with a disability or learning difficulties. As well as provide care for adults with Early Onset Dementia.
The Hive College at Wilson Stuart School – A College for students aged between 19 and 25 who have physical and learning difficulties, with the aim to getting young disabled people who can and want to work, into the workplace.
Disability projects repeating in 2017
Action 4 Bullying
After the great feedback received from all who attended the action 4 bullying 2016 summer coaching sessions, we have agreed to re-run this project in 2017.
September 2016 saw the start of a yearlong project working with young people aged 7 to 16 who have been permanently excluded from mainstream school. This project has been a such a success the school is looking forward to renewing the project to run again from September 2017.