Youth clubs

SELFA offer a range of after-school clubs, run by Activity Co-ordinators Rachel Casper, Lucy Short and Samatha Pickard.

Details of our tailored after-school clubs for referred secondary-aged children (11-19) is given below. Please contact SELFA if you would like your child/children to attend.

Girls Rock Club

Held at St. Andrew’s Church, Newmarket Street, Skipton on Mondays with check-in between 3.30pm – 4.00pm. Club finishes at 5.30pm.

A weekly club aimed at girls aged 11 to 19 years, who could benefit from engaging with music as a way to boost confidence and self-esteem and raise aspirations.

The club provides an opportunity to learn instruments, form bands, write and record music, and listen to visiting artists. No previous musical experience is necessary.

SELFA Active

Held at Sandylands Sports Centre on Wednesdays from 3.30pm to 5pm.

A relaxed and supportive club making being active, fit and healthy fun. The club runs at Sandylands Sports Centre and gives opportunities to try a range of different fitness classes and sporting activities to get you feeling physically and emotionally good about yourself.


Held at Ings School, Fridays, 5.15pm – 6.45pm.

SPOTLIGHT! is a new after school club being piloted by SELFA for young people who love to perform. From acting to singing and dancing to presenting, we can provide a safe and encouraging environment for those who want to develop a skill or try something completely new.

 Skipton Academy Sports

Held at The Skipton Academy, Mondays 3.45pm – 5.00pm.

A club run by Sam Pickard offering a range of sports including archery, fencing and Ultimate Frisbee at weekly term-time sessions.

Youth Clubs

Weekly clubs aimed at secondary school children who may benefit from a group promoting social interaction.

Sessions include a variety of activities, workshops and trips covering a range of topics.

The sessions are led by the young people to support the development of friendships, life and social skills, with the objectives of boosting confidence and self-esteem and improving the ability to interact with the wider community as well as providing them with valuable skills for the future.

We run 3 separate groups:
• Bentham Youth Café: Mondays from 6.30pm – 8pm
• Skipton: Wednesdays with check-in between 3.30pm – 4.00pm. Club finishes at 5.30pm (Years 7-9)
• Skipton: Thursdays 5.00pm – 6.30pm (Years 10+)