Coaching Challenges

Coaching Challenges

Another successful Dreamstore Academy has been delivered, this one at the excellent facilities of the Albrighton Trust near Wolverhampton. Over three weekends at Albrighton Moat, Academy participants worked through the twelve course modules, including the unique Disability Module and a final two days of assessments. Participants were referred from the […]

Academy focuses on disability support

Academy focuses on disability support

Our latest Dreamstore Academy is underway at Albrighton Moat, near Wolverhampton. The first weekend is complete, and just two more weekends to go, one in April, and one in May. This Academy has a particular focus on disability, making the Albrighton Trust facility a perfect location for delivering the course. There […]

Rewarding

Rewarding

In Scotland, the Blairgowrie team for Angling for Youth Development (AFYD) held its annual get together for young people, parents, volunteers and coaches at the end of November. Celebrating another successful year, the AGM was followed by a quiz and refreshments. John Cameron, co-ordinator for Blairgowrie AFYD says: “Acknowledging the […]

Still the best – Albrighton Moat

Still the best - Albrighton Moat

Not only the best, but sadly still one of only a handful of dedicated disability friendly fishing locations in the country. Dreamstore visited Albrighton Moat in the Spring to discuss a project that we had in mind. The place was looking little muddy and forlorn – a building site – […]

Regenerating near Bristol

Regenerating near Bristol

A visit to Mike Robbins, Hartcliffe & Withywood Angling Club, which has for many years undertaken outstanding work with young people on housing estates in Bristol. Mike has provided outdoor diversionary and engagement through angling for young people who have little other way of getting out from the urban environment. […]

A windy Loch Walton

A windy Loch Walton

It was a windy Loch Walton on Sunday 16th September when the Members hosted young people from Blairgowrie, Angling for Youth Development, and the Menteith Cormorants, along with coaches and volunteer supporters. Reports are that the experience fishing from the boats was like fishing in the North Sea, with rain […]

Encouraging new anglers

Encouraging new anglers

Since receiving a small grant from Dreamstore, providing rods and nets and everything a beginner would require to get started, Craigmore Angling Association (CAA) has worked to invite hard-to-reach groups to have a go at angling. One of the successes of this past year has been Ladies Night, when a […]