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Roller Disco fun

On 14.05.16 the volunteer-led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee organised a ROLLER DISCO at Torpoint YMCA


60 Tickets were sold for this community event which was subsidised by Torpoint & Rame CATS – this meant that tickets were only £3.50 per person


Young people of all ages were able to take part as their were two sessions split according to age


Everyone had a great time in a fun and safe environment


The feedback has been very positive with many people saying that they would like a further session. The volunteer-led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee are very pleased although they feel that for a further session to be run, at least double the number of tickets would need to be sold.

Congratulations to all involved in organising and running this community event, especially the staff at Torpoint YMCA, Plymouth Roller Hockey and the volunteer-led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee.

Roller Disco – 14.05.16

EXCITING NEWS from Torpoint & Rame CATS –

Torpoint & Rame CATS are pleased to announce that with the support of Plymouth Roller Hockey there will be a Roller Disco at Torpoint & Rame YMCA on Saturday 14th May, tickets are priced at £3.50 per person. This includes entry to the disco and skate hire. Ticket numbers are limited.

There will be two sessions; the first from 4.30 – 5.30pm for primary aged children, parents & carers, the second session from 6.00 – 7.00pm for secondary aged and above.

We understand that some flexibility is required regarding age groups. Parents/carers are welcome to skate with children but this will be chargeable. A section will be reserved for beginners where parents/carers can assist without skating/charge.

Responsibility with regards to ability remains with individuals/parents/carers. Organisers cannot be held responsible for slips, trips and falls as a result of the nature of the activity.

Tickets can be purchased in person at Torpoint YMCA; please note that tickets cannot be reserved without cash payment.
CATS Contact:


Fun at the NEW Multi-Sports Friday Night Project

CATS staff were lucky enough to be able to attend the NEW Multi-Sports Friday Night Project in Torpoint on 06.05.16. This exciting NEW project is being run by the volunteer-led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee and is being held at Torpoint YMCA. The project aims to enable local young people to be able to access a range of sports based activities in a fun, friendly and safe environment – where cost is NOT a barrier!


On 06.05.16 young people were able to engage with; football, basketball, dodgeball, table tennis and also, the ever popular bouncy castle – lots of fun was had and CATS staff are keen to return on 17th June and 8th July


Sessions cost £1 per person and run from 7 – 8pm for Primary age children and then from 8 – 9pm for Secondary age children. Sessions were/are being held on the following dates; 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July and 8th July 2016


Other sports on offer, on selected dates will also include cricket nets, fit kids and trampolining.


Congratulations to all the volunteer-led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee and Torpoint YMCA staff who have worked hard and continue to work hard to ensure the success of this project.


Attendance figures so far have been steady but there is still room for more young people to attend – particularly in the Secondary age session. So far attendance has been –

22.04.16 = 36 young people

29.04.16 = 37 young people

06.05.16 = 43 young people

13.05.16 = 41 young people


Massive thanks must also go to some of our young CATS volunteers who have been supporting sessions on a regular basis – helping others to access opportunities that otherwise would not be on offer.


NEW Multi-Sports Friday Night Project underway –

Many thanks to all the young people who supported the project on Friday 22nd April at the FIRST session.

37 young people attended and took part in Multi sports, everyone had a great time!

There are still some places available for Primary aged children for the 7-8pm session this Friday (29th April) and we hope to see more students from T.C.C from 8-9pm this Friday.

This week (29th April) we have arranged for Mrs Goodman to coach trampoline, we also have badminton and the new bouncy castle (this proved to be very popular last week).

Registration forms are available from the YMCA and must be completed and returned prior to or at the first session attended.  The project is subsidised by CATS (Community Action Through Sport) so the cost is only £1.00 per person. CATS Contact:


21st April 2016 – Beacon Lighting

Two young volunteers associated with our Torpoint & Rame CATS Community Branch attended the Beacon Lighting on 21st April 2016. They helped the Torpoint Town Mayor light the Beacon at Rendel Park, Torpoint on to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday.


NEW Multi-Sport FRIDAY NIGHT Project

CATS staff attended the Torpoint & Rame CATS committee meeting on 11th April 2016, it was fantastic to catch up with some of our volunteer-led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee and learn more about the  NEW Friday Night Summer Term Project!

Torpoint & Rame CATS have arranged a 10 week sports project at Torpoint YMCA, activities will include multi-sports, badminton, basketball, cricket nets, trampoline, netball, Fit Kids and dodge-ball. The activities have all been shaped by a recent questionnaire that was issued to young people via local schools.

Sessions are to be held on the following Fridays and will run from 7.00 – 9.00pm:
Friday 22nd April

Friday 29th April

Friday 6th May

Friday 13th May

Friday 20th May

Friday 10th June

Friday 17th June

Friday 24th June

Friday 1st July

Friday 8th July

CATS hope that young people will attend all 10 sessions but this is not a requirement.

Primary school children will attend the first session between 7.00 – 8.00pm, followed by Secondary school children, who will attend the second session between 8.00 – 9.00pm

The project is being subsidised by Torpoint & Rame CATS and therefore the charge for each session will only be £1.00.

Consent forms will be available from Torpoint YMCA from Wednesday 13th April, please return completed Consent Forms to the YMCA PRIOR to Friday 22nd April. At the very latest completed consent forms must be handed in the first time your child/young person attends – this scheme will operate a strict no form, no participation policy

CATS staff cant wait to attend on 6th May, 17th June and 8th July!


Young CATS volunteers support Community Beach Clean

On Wednesday 16th March 2016 a group of 9 young volunteers associated with our Torpoint & Rame CATS Community Branch set out to support a Community Beach Clean, organised by Torpoint & Rame Penninsula Lions.

The Beach Clean took place at St John’s Lake in Torpoint and the young people were lucky to have such lovely weather.

A BBC Film crew even attended and a short clip was shown on the evening news.


Well done to all invovled, especially our young volunteers. Thank you to Torpoint & Rame Penninsula Lions for organising the event and allowing / encouraging our young volunteers to support the Beach Clean.

A great example of how community organisations can work together for greater community impact!


Community Planning with Torpoint & Rame LIONS

Take a look at this shot of young volunteers associated with our Torpoint & Rame CATS Branch / Torpoint Community College. They are involved in a Community Planning meeting with Torpoint & Rame Lion – Mary Brinkman.


CATS staff are keen to learn more about what plans were drawn up to support the local community – a great example of how our volunteer-led CATS Community Branches promote collaborative working for community impact!

Young Volunteers support Torpoint & Rame LIONS

On Sunday 06.03.16 a group of young volunteers associated with our Torpoint & Rame CATS Community Branch / Torpoint Community College, gave up their time to support Torpoint & Rame LIONS with their 2016 daffodil picking and selling.


All the money raised from the sales of the daffodils picked will go towards supporting local charities and good causes. Young volunteers braved the elements and worked hard with smiles on their faces to give something back to their community!


A great example of positive youth carrying out positive community action. Well done to all involved


Change of date for 2016 Awards Evening

Due to several key committee members being exceedingly busy in December / January and February, Torpoint & Rame CATS have taken the decision to RESCHEDULE their 2016 Awards Evening – this event will now take place in OCTOBER 2016 – the exact date will be confirmed after the next committee meeting on 11.04.16

Roller Sports UPDATE

Torpoint & Rame CATS are still progressing plans to hold a ROLLER SPORTS TASTER SESSION in 2016, with a view to using this event to gage support for a monthly club – we hope to have further updates, including a date for the TASTER SESSION by 12.04.16 – watch this space!

Roller Sports anyone?

The volunteer led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee are busy exploring the idea of a regular ROLLER SPORTS club

Watch this space for more information in 2016!

Torpoint & Rame CATS set a date for their 2016 Awards Evening

The volunteer led Torpoint & Rame CATS committee have set a date for their 2016 CATS Awards Evening – this inspirational event will take place on 28th April 2016 – watch this space for further updates early in 2016!

A Christmas message from Torpoint & Rame CATS

Merry Christmas from our Gwithti CATS/Lions volunteers.

This is the Christmas Tree they made from pine cones collected on the College grounds throughout the year.

It was entered into the St James Church Tree Festival Competition.

It didn’t win but we all had fun making it.

Merry Christmas,


AGM 2015

Torpoint & Rame CATS held their 2015 AGM on 12.10.15

Torpoint & Rame CATS continue to work in partnership with Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions to ensure that young people are given opportunities to engage, in a positive way, with their community and are rewarded for their volunteer work. They are busy planning support for the 2015 Santa Sleigh events and are looking at a project that will see environmental river clean ups take place in 2016.

Torpoint & Rame CATS are exploring plans to bring the date of their 2016 Awards Evening forward to better align with volunteer availability and pre-planned school events.

Torpoint & Rame CATS are also exploring the possibility of a ROLLER SPORTS session to determine the viability of a regular ROLLER SPORTS club in the future.



2015 Torpoint & Rame CATS’ AGM

The 2015 Torpoint & Rame CATS’ AGM will take place on Monday 12th October 2015 at 1:00pm

Anyone representing YOUTH ORGANISATIONS in the Torpoint and Rame area, is welcome to attend – please contact Karen on 01288 488086 or via in advance of the meeting and to obtain location information.

2015 Awards Evening PRESS

The Torpoint & Rame CATS committee have sent us the following press release after the success of their 2015 Awards Evening, which took place on 25th June –


Yesterday evening Torpoint and Rame CATS (Community Action Through Sport) gathered at Torpoint Community College to recognise the achievements of 70 young people for their volunteering within the Torpoint & Rame Peninsula. Guests who joined us to celebrate included Cassie Patten – 2008 Beijing Olympian, Denise May – MBE and founder of CATS, The Mayor & Mayoress of Torpoint, Torpoint & Rame Lions, Plymouth Raiders Basketball Club and representatives from local organisations and schools. 


Community Action Through Sport aims to ‘promote, recognise and reward young people for positive community action with sports and healthy living awards’. CATS offers young people the opportunity to get involved with their community in a positive way. Projects and activities aim to increase self-esteem, confidence and achievement. By encouraging and rewarding young people for taking responsibility for taking part in and running their own community programmes we help to create responsible adults for the future. 


The categories were School, Sport, Fundraising, Wider Community and Environmental CATS; young people were nominated by members of the local community in recognition of their efforts. The Sports Coaching Award went to Damian Stovell and the Young Person of the Year Award went to Sam Wainwright.


Torpoint & Rame CATS work with Torpoint & Rame Lions and through this positive relationship and mutual support 12 students from Torpoint Community College were also presented with their Lions Silver Young Leaders in Service Awards. 


Entertainment from the Wizard of Oz Company, Coppola School of Preforming Arts and The Torpettes Choir from Torpoint Community College made the evening a fitting event for our amazing young people!


2015 Awards Evening

On 25th June 2015, Torpoint & Rame CATS held their 2015 CATS Awards Evening -an inspirational evening designed to promote, recognise and reward local young people for their volunteer work.



70 young people (aged 5 – 25) in total, were recognised and rewarded on the night!


Entertainment was provided by: –

  • Wizard of Oz Company
  • The Gold Jazz Group  from The Coppola School of performing Arts
  • Torpoint Community College Torpettes


Torpoint & Rame CATS were delighted to welcome Cassie Patten, Olympic swimmer, British and World Championship medalist and bronze medalist in the 10km open water event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to present awards to the fabulous young people


Another successful TRANSITION scheme for Torpoint & Rame CATS!

CATS staff have received the following report from Torpoint & Rame CATS following the successful completion of their 2015 TRANSITION Activity Day on 29.05.15 –

We had an extremely successful Year 6 Activity Day, co-ordinated by Karl Curtis of Torpoint YMCA and utilising both the Torpoint and Plymouth YMCA facilities.

A total of 13 children attended from Millbrook, Antony and Carbeile Junior Schools. Everyone of those that took part were a credit to themselves, their parents and their schools. Despite their physical, academic or social skills each one did their best during every part of the timetable and behaved impeccably.

We started the day at Torpoint YMCA where staff coordinated badminton, volleyball, dodge ball, basketball hot seat  and a spell in the gym. The afternoon was spent at the Plymouth YMCA where a session of wall climbing was arranged. Most of the children were extremely nervous and surprised themselves as to how good they were. There was some good humour throughout the day, socialising, team work and a 100% participation rate.

Torpoint & Rame CATS would like to pass on their thanks to all the staff at both the Torpoint & Plymouth YMCAs and especially to Karl for co-ordinating the day for us. Thanks also to Torpoint Community College for the hire of the minibus which made the day so much easier logistically and to Fran Wells for being our driver.

Letters will be drafted to all the parents of those who took part, to pass on the same message and will also include certificates for the young people.

Many thanks also to all the school staff who have supported this Torpoint & Rame CATS activity.

Take a look at the pictures from this Activity Day by clicking on the below link


Torpoint & Rame CATS 2015 TRANSITION scheme

Torpoint & Rame CATS are running a NEW Transition scheme in 2015, this follows on from the success of their Table Tennis Transition scheme in 2014.

Torpoint & Rame CATS have/will be inviting specific young people to attend and providing parents/carers with the following information about the day, which will take place on FRIDAY 29th MAY 2015 –

Each year CATS branches aim to organise activities to engage young people in sports that might not be easily accessible to them. There are 5 member schools within the Torpoint & Rame Peninsula and we work hard to raise funds for projects, days out and personal rewards for young people in our community.

Year 6 can be a difficult time for some young people especially when they are preparing to leave small primary schools to start their secondary education. All our member schools recognise that transition activities provide invaluable help and support and make the move less daunting. Torpoint & Rame CATS are very pleased to be able to fund a whole day’s activities for 14 children from the 4 primary schools during the May half term. We hope that all the children will not only enjoy the planned activities but also make new friends, improve social skills and gain confidence.

The following is the timetable for Friday 29th May:

09.30 – 10.00 Pick-ups and travel to Torpoint YMCA

10.00 – 12.00 Sports activities at Torpoint YMCA

12.00 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 13.30 Travel to & arrival at Plymouth YMCA

13.30 – 15.00 Climbing wall activity at Plymouth YMCA

15.00 – 16.00 Return to Torpoint and designated drop-offs

The total cost for the day which includes mini-bus hire, mini-bus driver, Torpoint YMCA & Plymouth YMCA is £265.00, this equates to £18.90 per child. All expenses will be paid in full by Torpoint & Rame CATS.

Parents/carers are required to provide the following:

  • Clothing suitable for taking part in sports activities
  • Hardy training shoes suitable for taking part in sports activities and using the climbing wall
  • Packed lunch
  • Drinks
  • Coat if the weather is bad
  • Medication if required for example; asthma inhalers, travel sickness tablets (all of which must be clearly named and labelled with instructions).

Torpoint & Plymouth YMCA staff are all trained and experienced in coordinating the planned activities. The Driver of the mini-bus will be Mrs Frances Wells, she is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Carbeile Junior School. Mrs Wells has completed and passed the County approved mini-bus training course on several occasions. Torpoint & Rame CATS are hiring a mini-bus from Torpoint Community College. Tracey Cullerton is the Torpoint & Rame CATS Treasurer, she has been arranging community activities on their behalf for two years. Tracey is also the  administrator at Carbeile Junior School and part of her role includes Health & Safety and Governance.  Mrs Wells and Tracey will be supervising the group throughout the day; additional expertise and supervision will be provided during YMCA activities.

CATS Volunteers strike again to support LIONS

More pictures of the young volunteers associated with Torpoint & Rame CATS, hard at work supporting the LIONS with their Daffodil picking and selling on 7/8th March and 14/15th March






CATS Volunteers support local LIONS

On 7/8th and 14/15th March 2015, young volunteers associated with Torpoint & Rame CATS will be busy supporting their local LIONS Branch with their 2015 Daffodil picking and selling.

This is in order to help Torpoint & Rame peninsula LIONS raise much needed funds for local charities and good causes

Take a look at a picture of the young volunteers in action during the 7/8th March


NEW Secretary appointed by Torpoint & Rame CATS

Torpoint & Rame CATS are delighted to announce that Claire Blackler has decided to take up the position of Secretary for Torpoint & Rame CATS, she will work closely with Tracey Cullerton (former Secretary for Torpoint & Rame CATS)  over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition and Tracey will remain on hand to offer as much guidance as possible moving forward.

CATS staff would like to welcome Claire on board and look forward to working with her in the future.

CATS staff and Trustees, as well as the Torpoint & Rame CATS committee, would like to thank Tracey for all her efforts and hard work in the past as Secretary for Torpoint & Rame CATS and are delighted that she will remain an active part of the Torpoint & Rame CATS committee moving forwards and continue to fulfil her role as Treasurer for the Branch.

2015 Awards Evening

Torpoint & Rame CATS are now busy planning and preparing for their 2015 CATS Awards Evening – this will be the 4th Annual CATS Awards Evening held by Torpoint & Rame CATS and they hope to replicate the success of the 2014 Awards which saw some 70 young people receive recognition and reward for their positive community action!

The 2015 Torpoint & Rame CATS Awards Evening will take place on 25th June 2015 at Torpoint Community College

This will be an inspirational evening and an an opportunity to recognise and reward young people (aged 5 – 25) from the area for their positive community action.

Young people can be recognised and rewarded for ANY kind of positive community action (volunteering), it does NOT have to be sport related – the sport bit comes in with the reward they receive!

If you know of a young person from the area, aged 5 – 25, who deserves to be recognised and rewarded then please do nominate them NOW.

Closing date for nominations is 25/05/2015

Please click this link to NOMINATE a young person (aged 5 – 25)  CATS-Nomination-Form-Editable

Please return your completed forms to the following address by no later than 25/05/2015

Torpoint & Rame CATS , c/o Carbeile  Junior School, Trevol Road, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2NH

Torpoint & Rame CATS volunteers set to get picking in 2015!

Young volunteers associated with Torpoint & Rame CATS are getting ready to support the annual Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions’ Daffodil Pick – picking and selling daffodils to raise funds to support local charities and organsations.

Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions tell us that picking and selling will take place on 7/8th and 14/15th March 2015, selling will take place at Kernow Mill.

CATS staff look forward to an update and pictures and are hoping for good weather for you all!

Elves in action

Take a look at some of the young community volunteers associated with Torpoint & Rame CATS, they were busy helping Santa out during his busy period and supporting the Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions who report that the 2014 Santa Sleigh Run raised a FANTASTIC £3K+ for local charities and organsations – congratulations to all those involved!


CATS support Lions Santa Sleigh Run

Torpoint & Rame CATS have informed us that young community volunteers associated with their CATS Branch, will be supporting the Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions 2014 Santa’s Sleigh Run, they will be helping out as Elves

Santa will be making his way around The Peninsular in his trusty Sleigh spreading some Christmas cheer


CATS staff are looking forward to seeing the pictures of Santa and his Elves in action

10K Update

CATS staff were also delighted to learn that those taking part in the Plymouth 10K race, to raise funds for Torpoint & Rame CATS and Carbeile Junior School, all survived.

The race took place on 02.11.14 and £400 was raised in total, £200.00 of which will go directly to Torpoint & Rame CATS

Well Done to Miss Warren of Carbeile Junior School, Miss Cullerton of Carbeile Junior School & Torpoint & Rame CATS and also Mr Cullerton –  you all did fantastically!



CATS staff are thrilled to hear from committee members of the Torpoint & Rame CATS Branch that the Swimathon, which took place on 24/25th October 2014 at HMS Raleigh by kind permission of Captain Robert Fancy, was a huge success.

Approximately 30 young people took part in order to raise funds for local organisations including Torpoint & Rame CATS – and we can now confirm that £740.80 was raised in total – Torpoint & Rame CATS were DELIGHTED to receive £370.20 to support their future activities!

WOW, well done to all who took part!

Some of the swimmers are shown below

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10K to raise funds for Torpoint & Rame CATS

On 02.11.14 representatives from Torpoint & Rame CATS committee and community minded members of the public have decided to take part in a 10k race in Plymouth to raise funds for Carbeile Junior School AND Torpoint & Rame CATS – CATS staff and Trustees wish them lots of luck and thanks them in advance


Torpoint & Rame CATS Basketball Club continues until December 2014

CATS staff are pleased to report that thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Torpoint & Rame CATS committee members, funding has been secured to see the Basketball Club continue until at least 02.12.14

CATS staff are busy exploring ways that we can support the future sustainability of this exciting club

The Club is open to young people aged 11 – 15 years and costs only £1 per session

Basketball Team in Huddle


Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions have teamed up with Torpoint & Rame CATS to provide an exciting opportunity for people to be able to take part in sport and raise much needed funds to support the future activities of the Torpoint & Rame CATS Branch!

A Swimathon will take place on 24/25th October 2014 at HMS Raleigh by kind permission of Captain Robert Fancy.

Proceed from sponsorship will be split between Torpoint & Rame CATS / local Youth organisations and Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions.

Huge thanks to Mary Brinkmann for all of her efforts to organise this event.

Good luck in advance to all those taking part!

Man Swimming in Pool

Torpoint & Rame CATS Basketball Club!

Following the success of the 2014 Torpoint & Rame CATS Basketball Diversionary scheme with Plymouth Raiders, it seems that Basketball will continue to have an impact in the form of a NEW CATS Basketball Club

Torpoint & Rame CATS have worked hard in partnership with Plymouth YMCA and Plymouth Raiders to create a Basketball club for young people aged 11 – 15. The First session will take place on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 from 8 to 9pm.

Sessions will run for 5 weeks and will continue (subject to Funding) in the future.

Torpoint & Rame CATS 2014 Table Tennis TRANSITION Scheme

Torpoint & Rame CATS have close links with their Primary and Secondary schools, as such, they are aware that the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 can be a challenging one. In order to address this and to support young people to make successful transitions, Torpoint & Rame CATS secured funding to run a Transition scheme using Table Tennis as a means of engagement.

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16 young participants engaged with the scheme and took part in sessions held at Torpoint Community College. The young participants were given the chance to work towards the Level 1 Butterfly Skills award whilst also learning valuable life skills to help them make successful transitions.


13 of the young participants went on to successfully gain their Level 1 Butterfly Skills award with 5 of these also achieving the Level 2 Butterfly Skills award.

Participants were also thrilled to meet a VIP guest at their last session when Paralympian David Wetherill stopped by to see their progress!!


2014 Torpoint & Rame CATS Awards

All photos are copyright of

Pictures and words by Paul Roper

The 3rd annual Torpoint & Rame CATS Awards Evening took place at Torpoint Community College (TCC) on 26th June. The evening celebrated the achievements of young people in the Torpoint and Rame area and recognised/rewarded their positive community action. Award winners received sports rewards such as Taekwondo membership, golf, swimming, dance, sailing, cricket, horse riding, rugby and skiing sessions.

Guests for the evening included Denise May MBE (Co-Founder of the CATS charity), Karen Hemmings (Project Development Manager for CATS), Torpoint Mayor and Mayoress Mike and Val Pearn, Captain Bob Fancy of HMS Raleigh and Jamie Birchall  (Plymouth Raiders Youth and Development Officer).

Around 250 young people, parents, friends and teachers attended the awards. In total 70 young people were recognised and rewarded on the night.

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Television presenter Alison Johns compered the evening and there was entertainment from Antony Primary School choir, Carbeile Junior School Zumba Squad and the Torpettes Chorus.

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The CATS charity started at Bude in 2005 and there are now 14 CATS Community Branches across Cornwall and Devon.

Young people are rewarded with different level CATS Awards for various types of positive community action involving perhaps just a few hours participation in a voluntary activity through to exceptional action like initiating a project which runs over the course of a year.

The young people nominated each received a certificate and a voucher for a free sporting activity.

Award winners are listed below in the various categories:-

School CATS
Antony C of E Primary School – Sam Bacon, Isobel Taylor, Kate Andrews and Niamh Kelly.

Carbeile Junior School – Ben Bladen, Jose Fritz, Grace Foster, Isabella Hunt, Halle Cox, Amber Moran and Connor Robinson.

Fourlanesend Primary School – Ines and Noah Alvarez, Elfin Rogers-Elleschild, Bertie Mather and Grace De Groot.

Millbrook C of E Primary School – Neve Holland, Tyler Jeffcoate, Nichola Budding, Lucy Woodley, Esme Cannon, Louisa Maunder and Olivia Calladine.

Torpoint Community College-
Chloe Hjarne, Natalie Larrett, Libby Haynes, Loren Pease, Abbie Milliner, Sadie Neighbour, Ryan Carter, Jessie Evans, Mollie McGhee Katie Harvie, Katie Hall, Jennifer Park, Orla Knight, Molly Johnson, Toby Cridland, Ben Craddock, Matt Jenkins, Doug Lucking and Beth Lancaster.

Sports Coaching
Doug Lucking

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Helping in the wider community
Police Cadets Ethan Valerio, Thomas Hicks, Callum McCann, Aiden Belshaw and Budd Badreldien. Also Scouts Katie Martin and Sam Wainwright.

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Basketball sports diversionary project
Ben West, Libby Finch, Meisha Davies, Molly McGhie, Luke Miles, Natalie Larratt, Conor Deighton, Calum Lythe, Luis Sampson, Charlie Elliott, Bailey Stephens, Tamera Finch, Sam Hockaday, Aaron Rust, Thomas Shingler and Bailey Warne.

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Young person of the year award
Beth Lancaster – Nominated by Torpoint Community College, Torpoint and Rame Lions and CATS. Beth has completed her 100 hours Young Leaders in Service Award, a scheme introduced by the Lions.

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2014 Table Tennis Transition Scheme – A First for Torpoint & Rame CATS!

Torpoint & Rame CATS have strong links with their local feeder Primary Schools, as such they are very aware that the Transition from Year 6 to Year 7 can be difficult for some young people.

Torpoint & Rame CATS have worked hard to devise and seek funding to run a sporting scheme which aims to make this Transition more successful. They are using Table Tennis as the sport to engage with the young people, sessions are being run at Torpoint Community College and the young people will be given the opportunity to work towards a sporting qualification as part of the scheme.

Take a look at some of the young people in action!

2014 Basketball Diversionary Scheme with Plymouth Raiders

Torpoint & Rame CATS are once again running a Basketball Sports Diversionary Scheme in association with Plymouth Raiders. CATS Staff were lucky enough to attend the session on 06.05.14 and see the young people in action showing off their skills!


The young people will be working towards a sporting qualification whilst also learning valuable life skills and have fun playing sport.


Plymouth Raiders Coach Jamie Burchill was certainly keeping them on their toes in the session


Massive thanks to Andrew Campfield who was there on the night taking these photos – they were much better than the ones CATS staff took!


Black Prince Celebrations


Torpoint & Rame CATS’ Community Volunteers were out in force on Monday 5th May 2014 in order to support Torpoint & Rame Lions with their Black Prince Celebrations. For more information about the Black Prince Celebrations click here

It certainly looks like our CATS’ Community Volunteers enjoyed helping out!



CATS Community Volunteers get busy picking!

Take a look at some of the press coverage of the Daffodil Pick activities

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On Sunday 23rd March 2014 a group of 12 Torpoint & Rame CATS’ Community Volunteers (all Torpoint Community College students), together with Committee Members, attended the Torpoint & Rame Penninsula Lions Daffodil Pick in order to support and assist The Lions in their efforts.

The sun was shining and there was lots of enthusiasm, the combined efforts of the CATS Community Volunteers and Lions meant that enough Daffodils were picked within 90 minutes – sales from the previous days’ efforts has already raised over £200 for The Lions and with the sun shining, hopes were high that Sundays’ sales could top this figure!

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Excellent work guys, well done to all involved!

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Students from Carbeile Junior School are hoping to support this weekends picking activities – lets hope the sun stays with them!


2014 Torpoint & Rame CATS Awards Evening

Torpoint & Rame CATS will be holding their 2014 Awards Evening on 26th June at 6:30pm. This inspiring event will take place at Torpoint Community College and will be an opportunity to recognise and reward young people (aged 5 – 19) from the area for their positive community action.

Young people can be recognised and rewarded for ANY kind of positive community action, it does NOT have to be sport related – the sport bit comes in with the reward they receive!

If you know of a young person from the area, who deserves to be recognised and rewarded then please do nominate them NOW.

Closing date for nominations is 09/05/14

Please click on the link at the top of this page for a CATS Nomination Form and return your completed forms to the following address by no later than 09/05/14

Tracey Cullerton, Torpoint & Rame CATS Secretary, Carbeile Junior School, Trevol Road, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2NH

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Torpoint & Rame CATS team up with Plymouth Raiders to run a further Basketball Sports Diversionary Scheme in 2014!

After the success of previous schemes, Torpoint & Rame CATS have once again teamed up with Plymouth Raiders Basketball to offer young people in the area the chance to take part in a further CATS Sports Diversionary Scheme. A Taster session took place on 18th March 2014 with young people attending in order to get a taste for the sport and have some fun. The scheme will commence fully on 25th March and will run until 3rd June 2014. Over the 9 weeks the young people will work towards an accredited sporting qualification from England Basketball, whilst also learning valuable life skills such as; team work, communication and commitment. On top of all that, the young people are sure to have lots of fun!

CATS staff are looking forward to attending the session on 6th May to see some of the action in person and to watch the young people show off their new skills!

Torpoint & Rame CATS team up with The Lions!

Torpoint and Rame CATS have recently joined forces with Torpoint & Rame Peninsula Lions Club to launch a student volunteering scheme across Key Stages 2 & 3. 

Our thanks go to the Lions for their generosity in providing ‘Community Volunteer’ t-shirts. The blue t-shirts are embroidered with both the Lions and CATs logos.

Our first joint venture is to support the Mothers’ Day Daffodil Pick in March. Volunteers will be helping to pick, bunch and sell flowers to help raise invaluable funds for the Lions. Just another example of the positive community impact a CATS Branch can have on its Community!


Torpoint & Rame CATS 2014 Awards Evening

Torpoint & Rame CATS are busy planning their 2014 CATS Awards Evening!

The date has been set for 26th June 2014 – further details to follow soon.

This will be an inspirational evening designed to promote, recognise and reward young people from the Torpoint & Rame area for their positive community action. In 2013 Torpoint & Rame CATS recognised and rewarded a total of 43 young people for their positive community action at their Awards Evening and treated guests and VIPs to some great performances!

2013 Torpoint & Rame CATS Awards Evening

Torpoint & Rame CATS held their SECOND ever CATS Awards Evening on 27.06.13 at Torpoint Community College. The evening was a huge success and in total 43 young people were recognised and rewarded for their positive community action!

The Awards Evening was compered by Alison Johns of BBC South West and attended by the Mayor and Mayoress as well as Co-Founder of CATS, Denise May MBE and Plymouth Raiders coach Gavin Love

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During the course of the evening we were treated to a dance performance by “Reactivate”, a drama performance by children from year 5,6,7,8 & 9 who all shone, as well as a performance from the Antony School Choir that got lots of appreciation. Finally we were treated to a musical performance by “The Torpettes” that really got the crowd going!

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It really was an inspirational evening

Huge thanks go to Paul Roper for the photographs taken on the night and used here. All photographs from the evening are copyright

If you would like to get involved with this CATS Branch and help support their activities please email to express your interest.


Torpoint & Rame CATS’ 2013 Sports Diversionary Scheme

As you can see, things are well underway with the Torpoint CATS 2013 Basketball Sports Diversionary Scheme. Thanks to Torpoint CATS for sharing this group shot with us!


We look forward to hearing more news from the sessions in due course.


Torpoint CATS make plans for their 2013 Sports Diversionary Scheme

Torpoint CATS are busy planning their Sports Diversionary schemes for 2013. It is looking likely that they will be running a Basketball Sports Diversionary with Plymouth Raiders again, after the success of the 2012 scheme.

Basketball sessions are due to commence on 19th April 2013 – we can’t wait to see the pictures!

Torpoint are also exploring the possibility of a Fishing based Sports Diversionary scheme which sounds very exciting.

Watch this space for further updates!


2012 Sports Diversionary Scheme

Working with Plymouth Raiders, Torpoint & Rame CATS have now completed their first Diversionary Sports Project, made possible with funding from The National Lottery.  Young people were given the opportunity to take part in 8 Basketball coaching sessions at the end of which they achieved a recognised qualification from the British Basket Ball Association.

The success story of the project is that one of the young people who showed considerable talent was invited to join the Academy Programme.  Four other lads were also given the opportunity to take part in a one off  session in Plymouth because they showed commitment and enthusiasm.


Watch this space for 2013 plans!

2012 Awards Evening

The following write up appeared in the June 2012 Torpoint Policing Team Monthly Bulletin –

On Friday 29th June I was fortunate to be invited to a CATS (Community Action Through Sports) awards evening at Torpoint Town Council Hall. The awards were for young people throughout Torpoint and the Rame Peninsula and recognised their achievements. The categories were; for pupils willing to give up their own time helping others in school, fundraising, taking part in or creating projects outside of school and a diversionary project involving training with a Plymouth Raiders Basket Ball coach. 50 young people received awards. On the night they received a certificate and a voucher for one of 14 different sporting activities ranging from a swim, football coaching, sailing to go karting. The hall was packet with family and friends and had standing room only at the start of the evening. We were treated to dancing from a dance group called “20 degrees” from the Torpoint Youth Centre and singing from the Antony Church of England School choir with 2 guest performers from the Military Wives Choir. It was great to feel and see the energy in the room from the young people of our community, well done to them all. This was the first year of the awards, you can find out more by going to


The below picture was sent to CATS UK by Panny Mather and shows her daughter, Molly, enjoying her reward following the Awards Evening. Molly selected a sailing experience with Cawsand Bay Sailing Club and had a great time!


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