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CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS AT I.G.S.

IGS provides facilities to many local clubs and organisations on week day evenings, weekends and school holidays. Please take a look below at the variety of activities on offer and scroll down for more information.

Please note: IGS has no further association with external hirers beyond letting our facilities. For any information regarding credentials and safeguarding measures, including DBS checks, you must refer to the club or organisation direct.

Click here to see Sport England's Advice for Parents and Carers.  

Click here to sign up to the Sports Parent's Promise and see the 5 key questions parents are encouraged to ask when considering a club or organisation for their child.

For enquiries please contact Emma Wood on 01943 608424 or email emma.wood@ilkleygs.co.uk

Aeromodellers

Fitness Training

Music Groups

Athletics

Football

Performing Arts

Badminton

Gymnastics

Pilates

Birthday Parties

Holiday Camps

Pottery & Ceramics

Cricket

Martial Arts

Swimming

Community Events

Minibuses

Aeromodellers

Wharfedale Aeromodellers Flying Club

Our club is over 50 years old and encourages all forms of aeromodelling but we only have facilities for control line flying. We are affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (B.M.F.A.) and conform to their Child and Vunerable Adult Policy. 

All are invited to visit us on our club night or at our Ilkley flying site. Children under eighteen and vulnerable adults must be acompanied by two parents, guardians or carers.

For: Adults & Juniors

Day & Time: Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Venue: Sports Field

Cost:

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Athletics

Junior Ilkley Harriers - Sportshall Athletics

Junior Ilkley Harriers is the junior section of Ilkley Harriers AC and provides training, racing, and social activities for young athletes. The Club colours are red and green.The majority of our sessions have waiting lists so please do not just turn up on the night to any session. Contact Shirley beforehand to check first (shirley@ilkleyharriers.org.uk).

For: Juniors

Sports Hall Monday & Thursday 17:30 - 20:30
Sports Field Wednesday 17:30 - 19:30

Cost:

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Badminton

Evergreen Badminton Club

Have you played badminton before but not for a while? Then why not restart? We are looking for past, or current, players who would like to join a social badminton club.  It’s worth a try. Just arrive on a Monday evening at 8.30pm at the Ilkley Grammar School Sports Hall, off Springs Lane and see Mick Rayner.

For: Adults

Day & Time: Monday 20:30 – 21:45

Venue: Sports Hall

Cost: 2019/20 membership - £70 for approx. 36 weeks play. You can play as a guest for two or three weeks at only £3.00 per week (refundable on joining) and see how you go.

Friday Night Badminton

For: Adults

Day & Time: Friday 19:30 – 21:00

Venue: Sports Hall

Cost:

Ilkley Badminton Coaching

For beginners and experienced juniors. Racquets and shuttles provided. Would your child like to try Junior Badminton? Badminton players are the nation's happiest. FACT! A new YouGov survey puts badminton top of the shop when it comes to sports feel good factor. https://bit.ly/2CyMgWa

For: Juniors

Day & Time: Wednesdays 18:00 – 19:30

Venue: Sports Hall

Cost: A 7 week block for £40 or £7 a week if you want to give it a try.

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Contact: Ian Campbell Mob: 07721 978 143 Email: Ian2408@btinternet.com

Social Badminton

Social Badminton Ilkley is for all ages and abilities looking to play badminton for fun and exercise. This is a non-membership club and is for people that would like to play as and when they can. This is a not a competitive club and is aimed at people that enjoy playing badminton and would like to get some regular exercise. Social Badminton has been set up due to the lack of general badminton clubs in the area. Other clubs require memberships and can be known to take the game a little bit too seriously. Social Badminton Ilkley can be used as a progression club for people that may want to join a club/league in the future but may need to improve their game and brush off the cobwebs. Social Badminton Ilkley is for fun and exercise, all are welcome. “This is a great non-competitive badminton club that welcomes everyone. Social Badminton Ilkley is all about playing badminton for fun and exercise. The pay as you play model makes it a very good option for people that are unable to commit to playing every week.”

For: Adults

Day & Time: Tuesday 20:15 – 21:15

Venue: Sports Hall

Cost: £5 per session (no membership)

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Birthday Parties

Our large indoor sports hall is a perfect venues for a vast array of children's parties and available to hire at a cost of £31.00 per hour + VAT. Other venues are also available. Please email emma.wood@ilkleygs.co.uk or telephone the school to enquire.

Cricket

Ilkley Cricket Club

Established in 1850 Ilkley Cricket Club is a founding member of the Airedale & Wharfedale Senior Cricket League. Today the club brings cricket to the whole community, hosting three senior and five junior teams, playing everyday throughout the summer if the British weather permits. If you're interested in yourself or one of your children playing then don't hesitate to get in touch, we welcome players of all ages and abilities!

For: Juniors

Day & Time: Friday 17:30 - 19:30 (Nov to Dec, Feb to Apr)

Venue: Sports Hall

Cost:

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Community Events

Numerous facilities are available to hire for community events. In the past we have provided venues for art workshops with refugee families, free singing workshops, chamber music performances and town meetings. Please email lettings@ilkleygs.co.uk to enquire.

Fitness Training

Ilkley Harriers - Circuit Training

Ilkley Harriers is a friendly running club based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. We welcome runners of all abilities and running interests and the club provides training and group runs as well as social events for members. Ilkley Harriers compete in a whole range of running events and our Club League encourages friendly competition between members. The Club organises races too. Interested in joining us?

Whilst these sessions are geared towards runners, they are suitable for all those wanting to achieve a general strength and conditioning fitness level for a broad cross section of abilities.

For: Ages 15+

Day & Time: Monday 19:00 - 20:00 (runs September to Easter holiday, excluding 2nd Mondays of each month)

Venue: Gymnasium

Cost: £2.00 per session (no membership required)

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RAF Air Cadets

If you're a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then why don't you consider joining the air cadets? Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country and with a local squadron in Ilkley, you could be one of them.

For: Juniors

Day: 2nd Monday of each month

Time & Venue:

19:00 - 21:00 Gymnasium
19:30 - 21:00 Swimming Pool

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Football

Addingham FC

For: Adults

Day & Time: Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 

Venue: Sports Hall

Cost:

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Ilkley Town FC

Ilkley Town AFC is a Charter Standard Community Football Club with three senior teams, an under 21's & Academy team.
In addition we have an excellent junior set up with boys and girls teams at a variety of age groups.

For: Veterans, men, ladies, and juniors.

Day & Time: Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Venue: Sports Fields

Cost:

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Gymnastics

Ilkley Gym Club

Gymnastics Club providing gymnastics to boys and girls aged 5-18, specialising in Acrobatic Gymnastics. We offer many recreational classes for gymnasts attending sessions once a week. Children are usually split into age appropriate groups and we run a boys-only mixed aged class.All of our sessions are run by qualified British Gymnastics coaches, providing knowledge and experience.

During classes we work on a variety of gymnastics skills, towards British Gymnastics awards and club events.​ Recreational classes are held on a Wednesday evening and Saturday morning during term time. We also run a number of invitational competitive classes. Fees are usually collected termly and charged at £6 for the hours class.

For: Juniors

Day & Time:

Tuesday Competitive sessions 16;30 - 21:00
Wednesday Recreational classes 16:30 - 20:30
Thursday Competitive sessions 18:15 - 21:00
Saturday Recreational classes 09:00 - 10:00
Saturday Competitive sessions 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Gymnasium

Cost:

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Holiday Camps

Kings Camps

Kings Camps has been getting children active, having fun and making friends for three decades. We work with some of the best coaches in the UK to ensure every child is engaged and learning, from the moment they arrive on camp to the last kids' activities of the day.

Unlike most sports camp providers, we're a charity. This means, each time you book a place on our holiday camps, you're helping us to transform the lives of children through sports and active play across the globe.

Don't just take our word for it! We encourage and regularly engage with parent feedback from our members to ensure our summer camps are the best they can possibly be. There's no airbrushing here - Feefo only allows honest, impartial feedback from parents whose children have genuinely experienced our sports camps.

For: Juniors aged 4 - 17

Day: Monday - Friday during Easter and Summer school holidays

Time:

Full Week Standard Hours 09:30 - 16:00
Full Week Extended Hours 08:15 - 17:45
Taster Week Mornings 08:30 - 12.40

Venue: Main school site inc. swimming pool, sports hall and tennis courts.

Cost:

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Martial Arts

Jimmy's School of Martial Arts

Self-defence school, delivering fun, informative martial arts sessions for all ages. Please contact us to book a free trial.

For: Juniors

Day & Time: Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

Venue: Drama Room

Cost: £25 per month

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Minibuses

Local community groups or charities are able to use any of our 3 minibuses for a donation of £30 per minibus per day (to cover basic running costs).

Our minibuses are available for use during term time on Mondays to Fridays from 17:00 till midnight. On weekends and school holidays from 08:30.

Please email lettings@ilkleygs.co.uk to enquire.

Music Group

BMDC Ilkley Music Centre

The Music Service provides a range of music group opportunities for children from all parts of the district to participate in bands and orchestras  of various standards. Being a member of a music group provides a wide range of opportunities for students of all ages and standards, from beginner upwards, to develop musicianship and playing skills.  For most people, music has its greatest impact when played with others.  Concert performances are the goal of most of our music groups and are valuable experiences in their own right.  We try to ensure that each of our music groups has regular performance opportunities.

Participation in these music groups promotes a feeling of team work and encourages a sense of responsibility.

For: Juniors

Day: Saturday

Time:

Intermediate Wind Band  09:00 - 10:00
Acoustic Guitar 09:00 - 10:00
Junior Wind Band 10:00 - 11:00
Rock & Soul Band 10:00 - 11:00

Venue: Music Rooms & Courtyard Cafe

Cost: Free first session then £33 per term.  

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Performing Arts

Stagecoach Ilkley

A very big welcome to Stagecoach Ilkley! Anyone that comes to visit us here agrees that there is a wonderful atmosphere and the sessions are buzzing with energy and excitement.  Stagecoach Ilkley provides children with the opportunity to participate in all three performing arts disciplines - drama classes, dance classes and singing classes.Helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and lots of fun.

Past students have studied performance at various universities, and SLP college Leeds. Students have performed at EuroDisney, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Town Hall, and in touring productions at the Grand Theatre, Leeds.

The School regularly enters students for Lamda and Trinity exams and has an excellent track record of Exam success.

To enrol for a two week taster or arrange a visit to the school, call Heather on 01943 817414.

For: Juniors from ages 4 - 18

Day: Saturday

Time & Cost:

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs) 09:30 - 11:00 Standard: £168.00 Two Week Trial: £25.00
Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs) 10:00 - 13:00

Standard: £336.00

Sibling: £168.00

Two Week Trial: £50.00
Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs) 10:00 - 13:00 Standard: £336.00 Two Week Trial: £50.00

 Venue: B Hall and Drama Rooms

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Pilates

Redds Pilates & Fitness

For: Adults - suitable for all levels & ages

Day & Time: Monday & Wednesday 18:45 - 19:45

Venue: Drama Room

Cost: £7.50

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Pottery & Ceramics

Wharfedale Clay Club

Join art teacher, Keeley Smith, who will teach you all you need to know about hand-built ceramics. Courses run over a number of weeks and are to be paid in full in advance. The cost covers all use of materials and includes refreshments. Maximum 14 places. First come, first served. Please contact Keeley via facebook if you would like to join the club.

For: Adults - including beginners

Day & Time: Thursday 18:00 - 19:30

Venue: Art Room

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Swimming

In Gear Coaching

Providing children of all ages and abilities with new experiences, adventure and discovery. Swimming lessons, Cycle Trail Rides and Holiday Clubs.

For: Juniors 

Day & Time:

Monday 16:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 16:00 - 19:00
Friday 16:00 - 19:30

Cost: 

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Puddle Ducks

Puddle Ducks West Yorkshire delivers individually-tailored swimming lessons for little ones all over North and West Yorkshire. We have the best teachers in the business and our baby, toddler and child swimming programmes are second to none.

For: Juniors

Day & Time:

Saturday 08:15 - 13:00
Sunday 09:00 - 12:45

Cost:

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Sotheby Swim School

The swim school has been teaching children's swimming lessons at Ilkley Grammar School since 1998.

We offer parent and child swimming classes (from age 6 months to 4 years old) and children's learn to swim classes (for complete beginners to bronze, silver and gold Challenge awards). We continually assess children to encourage progress through the swim awards.

Swim teacher, Eddie and Julie Sotheby, are trained, registered and insured with the institute of swimming teachers (www.swimming.org). Eddie is an advanced swimming teacher and registered Fellow of the Institute of Swimming Teachers.

For: Juniors

Day & Time:

Wednesday 16:00 - 20:00
Thursday 16:00 - 20:00

Cost:

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Victoria Spratt & Kelly Cherrington

For: Adults

Day & Time: Tuesday 19:30 - 21:00

Cost:

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