Serving the community in the Elswick, Westgate and Wingrove wards of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job Vacancy – CHEFF Casual Community Worker

Our CHEFF Project (Cooking, Healthy Eating, Fitness and Fun) is expanding and is looking for casual staff to help deliver sessions!  The aim of CHEFF is to encourage families to lead healthier lifestyles by providing nutritional advice, healthy eating classes and fun activities for all the family. If you are interested in this opportunity then […]

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Elswick Community Pool – Training Available

Looking for a New Challenge? How does becoming a life guard sound?  Elswick Community Pool is undergoing refurbishment and will be reopening in September 2019 under community ownership.   The pool currently has 12 FREE places on a Life Guard training course taking place in August, there will be up to 15 job vacancies when the […]

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Volunteering with Hat-Trick

Thinking About Volunteering for Hat-Trick? Read on for a quick glimpse into three volunteer’s recent experience: Between us we have over 6 years’ experience of volunteering for Hat-trick.  This time has not only given us sport qualifications but also allows us to get together as a group and participate in friendly outings.  Recently, the three […]

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Hays Travel Funding Boost for Hat-Trick Volunteers

Hat-Trick volunteers are benefitting from a whopping £7,600 funding boost from Hays Travel.  These funds will allow those on the volunteer programme to develop their coaching opportunities and increase their chances of gaining qualifications and awards leading to further employment opportunities.   Hat-Trick will train young people from the local community to become volunteers who […]

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Elswick Pool – What’s Happening?

At the end of 2017 the group were granted official status as a CIO with the group now being known as Elswick Community Pool and Leisure Centre.  The group continue to meet with the aim to reopen the pool. Elswick Community Pool and Leisure Centre is still made up of representatives from Centre West, the […]

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Wimbledon Winners

Hat-Trick staff members had the opportunity to take some of their volunteers down to Wimbledon for day 2 of the tennis tournament.  Volunteer Co-ordinators, Michael Gardner and Wasim Collins, took the lucky 5 dedicated volunteers down to the famous SW19 postcode on Tuesday. The first game they took in was the all British battle between […]

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Funding Boost for Hat-Trick

Hat-Trick has recently been awarded £16,951 from the People’s Postcode Lottery. This funding boost comes from the Postcode Community Trust and will help Hat-Trick to engage young people to develop their sports coaching skills and increase their chances of gaining qualifications and awards leading to further employment opportunities. Michael Gardner, Hat-Trick’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, said “receiving […]

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Celebrating ten years of Hat-Trick

We’re wishing a very happy birthday to one of Centre West’s most popular and successful initiatives. Set up as a three-year project in 2004, Hat-Trick has made a unique mark in communities in the West End and beyond. Initially led by Mark Oliver, the team has worked with over 16,000 children and young people, using […]

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Hat-Tricks Fitness Friendzy

Hat-Trick recently launched their Fitness Friendzy programme at Moorside Primary School.  Fitness Friendzy is working in partnership with the local primary schools to increase the number of women participating in sport and exercise.   Moorside Primary School hosted the first Fitness Friendzy session where Hat-Trick’s ‘Us Girls’ team put the female parents and carers through […]

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