OUr Projects

Moors in the Community
Take a look through some of the key projects currently being delivered by Moors in the Community to find out how they benefit the local area and how you could take part or volunteer.

MD Ballers

Our football classes are aimed at younger children aged 3-7 years. The focus is to develop fundamental movement components alongside the progression of
cognitive, social and emotional skills.

Sessions are football based with elements of balance, agility, running, jumping,
kicking etc. Furthermore, children will develop their listening skills and improve their ability to follow instructions.

Most importantly, the focus of Baby Ballers is for the child to have fun.

Friday Sessions
Location: Spennymoor Leisure Centre
Baby Ballers: 5pm – 5.45pm
Mini Ballers: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
Contact Michael Donohue for more information at: [email protected]

School Sport Delivery

School Sport Delivery

We have recently launched our School Sport Delivery sessions for local primary and secondary schools across Spennymoor and the surrounding areas.

The sessions are mainly football-focused – however, we do offer various types of multi-sport activities for the youngsters to enjoy to help encourage as many children as possible to take part in physical activity and exercise.

We have been seeking to further enhance our already strong relationship with the local primary and secondary schools by providing an extra service from which they benefit from when they partner with their local football club.

We have numerous different options available and schools can select where they see Moors in the Community being able to offer assistance:

  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Lunchtime Supervision
  • After-School Clubs
  • 1-2-1 Coaching with team

We are also able to cater for special events such as school fairs and other fundraising initiatives.

Disability Football

Disability Football

Our Disability Football sessions are designed to encourage children aged 7 to 16 with learning disabilities and Autism to participate in physical activity and exercise, with a football-based focus.

Each session is designed to improve key footballing ability and social skills inside a safe and welcoming environment.

Our casual sessions are also tailed to provide enjoyment one day a week with the hope to one day move towards having our own Disability Football Team representing Spennymoor Town!

With support through funding from project sponsors, Guardian Alliance, as well as the National League Trust, we are able to offer affordable football for all on a weekly basis.

We run the sessions 48 weeks of the year with no breaks for the school holidays meaning we can offer maximum amount of fun and enjoyment for the minimum cost!


Foundation Group: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Youth Development Group: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

The sessions take place at Whitworth Park Academy 4G, Spennymoor, DL16 7LN.

The cost is £20 per month payable by direct debit and everyone who joins us will receive first session for FREE, as well as a discounted Spennymoor Town home shirt for training.

Football boots/trainers and shinpads are required.

To book your place, email [email protected]

Christmas Parties

Seasonal Parties

Our seasonal parties take place on special occasions throughout the year to celebrate key events in the calendar and are designed for children aged between 4 and 12.

A live DJ will ensure that everyone who joins us is in the party mood and youngsters will be invited to take part in various fun games with amazing prizes to be won!

For just £3 per child, we also offer a buffet-style food court and promise endless amount of dancing, plus a FREE goodie bag for each guest at the end of the evening.

Our parties typically run between 6pm and 8pm on weekday evening, though we do tend to offer multiple days to ensure the maximum number of children are able to attend.

All parties are hosted in our private lounge at The Brewery Field so if you’re local to County Durham why not come and enjoy them with us?

Parties For 2024

Summer Party: July 2024
Halloween Party: October 2024
Christmas Party: December 2024

For more information or to make a booking email [email protected]

Holiday Camps

Our Holiday Camps run throughout the School Holidays and are hosted at Spennymoor Youth & Community Centre.

We run the camps in partnership with Spennymoor Youth & Community Association, delivering high quality multi-sport activities, arts and crafts with food provided for all the children attending the camps.

One of the key attractions is that we offer Breakfast Clubs for children whose parents work in the early hours of the morning.

All coaches involved in our Camps are Level 2 qualified with enhanced DBS checks, meaning your children will be under the best supervision possible.

Our latest Holiday Camps are being held Tudhoe Community Centre at the end of October so check the dates below and book your places!

Tuesday 31st October (10am – 2pm)
Wednesday 1st November (10am – 2pm)
Friday 3rd November (10am – 2pm)

Book now by emailing [email protected]


Service Times

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays:
11am – 12.30pm


Lydia Tennick
Alan Grainger

Derek Taylor
Dean Ranyard
Chris Wheatley
Sandra Jensen
Graham Clark
Lynn Newby
Pauline Hugill

A weekly menu is available to view online or for more information you can contact Luke on 07309 068 761 or email [email protected]

Community Meals & Warm Hub

Our Community Meals Programme is based within The Brewery Field and supplies elderly residents across the area with a hot meal and dessert twice a week.

The project has been a huge success with over 30 meals going out daily to residents in Spennymoor and surrounding areas.

This massive success story has sparked an interest in the project extending and offering a Thursday as an extra day to receive a meal, so work is ongoing to make that a reality now.

We hope that the project ensures that users receive a high-quality meal for minimal cost, improving the nutrients intake of elderly residents and relieving the stress of busy family members.

Throughout the winter months we have launched our Warm Hub Project based at The Brewery Field, where anyone can come and utilise our facilities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and soon to be Thursdays.

These run alongside our Community Takeaway where attendees can enjoy a warm meal should they wish. If a meal isn’t for them, then they can enjoy our facilities including a Pool Table, Dart Board, multiple board games and three flat screen TVs.

The project has been launched to encourage people to reduce their gas and electricity bills by turning appliances off and using ours instead!

Youth Engagement Sessions

Our Youth Engagement Sessions are projects that we run in partnership with Spennymoor Youth & Community Centre to provide a safe environment for young people aged from 6 to 16 years old.

Moors in the Community are responsible for running the sessions alongside fellow youth workers to provide multi-sport activities, as well as arts and crafts.

We currently have two sessions running weekly for the two different age groups and we’ve enjoying a growing group of regular youngsters attending the sessions.

The project is striving to provide a safe and welcoming environment for young people across the area to improve social skills and help to reduce anti-social behaviour in Spennymoor.


Tudhoe Community Centre
Mondays: 6-11 Year Olds (5pm – 6.30pm)

Spennymoor Community Centre
Wednesdays: 11-16 Year Olds (6pm – 8pm)

Fishburn Community Centre
Mondays & Wednesdays: 7-16 Year Olds (6pm – 8pm)

Cassop Community Centre
Thursdays: 7-16 Year Olds (6pm – 7pm)

Over 50s Walking Football

Our Over 50s Walking Football is one of the most successful, enjoyable and rewarding projects we operate here at Moors in the Community.

We currently have two casual sessions which are open to any male or female, regardless of ability, on a Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 10am until 11am. We have also added an extra session on a Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre.

When we first started the project, we had two players attend the first session. Fast forward less than a year and we have now attracted 25 more who are attending weekly sessions on both the Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

Should you impress at the casual sessions, you may be invited to join our Over 60s Walking Football Team who now play regular fixtures in a competitive league!


Tuesdays: 10am-11am at Spennymoor Leisure Centre, High Street, DL16 6DB

Thursdays: 2pm-3pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre, High Street, DL16 6DB

Saturdays: 10am-11am at Active Life, Coxhoe, DH6 4DW (3G pitch, £3 per session)


Brian Shippen
Gary Watson

Breakfast Buddies

Breakfast Buddies is a project that we have developed in partnership with Spennymoor Youth & Community Centre to provide a safe space for males aged 18 and over.

The lads that attend enjoy a FREE bacon or sausage sandwich and unlimited tea and coffees during the sessions, which are hosted at Spennymoor Youth & Community Centre for the first three weeks of the month, with the final week taking place at The Brewery Field.

When at the Youth & Community Centre, they are able to participate in sporting activities in their sports hall or sit and socialise with their friends.

This project was created with the goal of having a positive impact on men’s mental health, as well as improving the attendees’ social skills and combatting obesity.

Sessions take place every Monday between 10am and 2pm. 


Spennymoor Youth & Community Centre, Rushmoor, DL16 6PP

Spennymoor Town FC, The Brewery Field, Wood Vue, DL16 6JN


Josie Abley