Young people in South Hams are raving about the Youth Leisure Nights being held at Fusion Lifestyle’s Totnes Leisure Centre, with more sessions planned over the coming months.  This popular health and wellness focussed programme gives young people between 11-19 years the chance to let off steam during term time and enjoy a range of youth-focussed facilities and classes, including: Boxercise, Parkour, swimming, Laser Tag, or to hang out in the chill out room where they can have free snacks, drinks and chat to a youth worker.    

  The Youth Leisure Nights are from 6.15pm – 8.15pm on Fridays during term time, are at the affordable cost of £3.50 per week, with the next sessions planned on 15th March, 26th April, 10th May, and every two weeks following.

  The programme has been made possible with support from TRAYE - Totnes Rural Area Youth Engagement Project, who secured funding for the programme from the National Lottery and the Police and Crime Commission.  The Youth Leisure Nights have become a valuable space for young people to come and try out positive activities and burn off energy, with  young visitors commenting that the Totnes centre has become their ‘favourite youth club of all time' and that 'the positive energy they get from coming to the sessions should be available to all young people'.

  A committed group of six young volunteers  between 14-16 years also help the youth workers at each session.  The volunteers are all currently completing training around youth work skills, safeguarding, first aid and health and safety - all things which will help their skills development and opportunities for a future career in the industry.

  Clare Bill  - Strategic Development Manager from Fusion Lifestyle said “We are delighted to be able to offer young people in the community a place to work out, to swim, to discover and enjoy a new sport and meet new people. We are very grateful for all the support of everyone involved and look forward to welcoming lots of new faces in the coming months”

  Kerry McCabe, Service Manager at TRAYE commented - “This is a wonderful project that clearly enhances young people's lives. TRAYE are proud to be part of it and we thank our funders and Fusion for helping us to continue providing opportunities for young people to feel happy, healthy and well'.   For more details, call: the Totnes Leisure Centre on: 01803 862992, or visit: